11 Projects to Teach Digital Citizenship

Ask a Tech Teacher

This vast landscape of resources is offered digitally, freely (often), and equitably (hopefully), but to take that cerebral trek through the online world, children must know how to do it safely, securely, and responsibly. This used to mean limiting access to the Internet, blocking websites, and layering rules upon rules hoping (vainly) to discourage students from using an infinite and fascinating resource. Have them draw a picture of themselves as a digital citizen.

Stop Blaming Social Media

The Web20Classroom

We can’t blame the media that reports them. We can’t blame social media or the tools used to access them. Social media didn’t create fake facts and the media didn’t invent fake news. Social media has long been the scapegoat for adults to blame the ills of kids and students on. Kids can’t focus because of social media. Kids stare endlessly at their devices because all they care about is their social status.

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Safely Involve Students in Social Media and More Student Voice Tips

The CoolCatTeacher

You can even transfer grades into any digital grade book with the touch of a button. Safely Involve Students in Social Media and More Ways to Give Students a Voice. Heather: Well, Vicki, I have a passion for digital citizenship and student voice integrated in there. So, we have, obviously — across the United States and the world — we’ve got this push for social media and schools sharing their story.

To Teach Digital Citizenship Effectively, Educators Say It’s Time to Unblock Social Media

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This year, on September 27, 2017, the American Association of School Librarians made a point to encourage their members to raise awareness about “overly restrictive blocking of legitimate, educational websites and academically useful social networking tools in schools and school libraries.”. Teachers and principals also increasingly voice opposition to blocking social websites, noting that schools have an obligation to teach students how to use social media responsibly.

6 steps to promote good digital citizenship for all students

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By the time today’s digital natives enter high school, most of them have already been using devices, computers, the internet, and social media for years. This usage presents unique challenges for educators who must not only teach a standard curriculum and help shepherd students into adulthood, but who must also help promote good digital citizenship both in and out of the classroom. Related: How to craft useful, student-centered social media policies.

7 digital citizenship resources for educators and parents

eSchool News

More children than ever have easy access to mobile devices at home and in school, making it critical to impart strong digital citizenship lessons to students. Children have access at younger ages– 42 percent of children up to age 8 have their own tablet, 95 percent of families with children in that age range have a smartphone available for that child’s use, and 78 percent have a tablet.

Getting schooled in social media

The Hechinger Report

Joe Sanfelippo, superintendent of Fall Creek school district in Wisconsin, leads a social media campaign for his schools using the hashtag #gocrickets. This nonstop digital pep rally is about more than school spirit. Schools need to get better at telling the story of the good things happening in classrooms,” said Steven Anderson, a former teacher and instructional technology director who now consults with districts about venturing into social media.

Is there enough diversity in your social media?

eSchool News

As we consume more social media, our perspectives are getting less diverse. And I’m not the only one using social media sites in this way. According to the Pew Research Center, more than 50 percent of American adults get their news from social media sites, and this percentage is much higher for Millennials. At the 2015 Digital Media and Learning Conference, Van Jones made a poignant comment, “We pretend to have diversity in the United States.

The 9 essential elements of digital citizenship

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Every digital citizen should have these skills. According to a recent Common Sense Media’s study , the percentage of children ages eight and under who’ve used a mobile device nearly doubled from 2011 to 2013, from 38 percent to 72 percent. Whether they have a knowledge of how to use it appropriately is another question,” said Ribble, the author of Digital Citizenship in Schools and the chair of ISTE’s digital citizenship PLN.

Teaching digital citizenship across the whole curriculum

eSchool News

Teaching digital citizenship as a “one-off event” doesn’t lead to changes in behavior, experts say. According to Common Sense Media’s study “ Zero to Eight: Children’s Media Use in America ,” the percentage of children ages eight and under who’ve used a mobile device nearly doubled from 2011 to 2013, from 38 percent to 72 percent. Ribble has written a book about the topic, called Digital Citizenship in Schools , and a new edition is available this fall.

Teach Middle Schoolers About Social Media with Fun Online Sim

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As physical distancing becomes a feature of students' everyday lives, social media has emerged as an important outlet for them to stay connected with friends and family. Yet, having a conversation with young people about how they use social media can be a daunting task.

How to Teach the 9 Themes of Digital Citizenship

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What is digital citizenship? Digital citizenship refers to how we conduct ourselves on the web. With the advent of social media, this issue is becoming increasingly important, especially for today’s youth. The Rise of Social Media Growing up in the late 80s and early 90s, digital citizenship wasn’t something that I, my parents, or my teachers really thought.

Digital citizenship lessons aren’t going to crack filter bubbles and echo chambers

Dangerously Irrelevant

Their research centres on Rush Limbaugh, a wildly successful conservative firebrand in the United States, along with Fox News and related media. His constant attacks on the ‘mainstream media’ are attempts to discredit all other sources of knowledge. This provides a social buffer against any attempts to extract the indoctrinated person from the cult. Limbaugh’s followers have full access to outside sources of information.

Talking Social Media With Your Children

Tech Helpful

Social media is one of the main ways of communication and our world morphs ever so slightly into different most popular choices. As a mom on the cusp of the social media world with adolescents I protected my children maybe too much at times. If I had pre-teens today I definitely wouldn't let them have social media accounts (to me the risk outweighs the gain) but I would start the social media world with my 13 year olds as soon as I could with accountability and talks.

8 Ways to Support Digital Citizenship Skills with Google

Shake Up Learning

The post 8 Ways to Support Digital Citizenship Skills with Google appeared first on Shake Up Learning. – PART 2: Digital Citizen. Digital Citizenship skills are a must for today’s modern society, but figuring out how and when to teach these skills to our students can be a challenge. Google has tons of free tools and training that will help us support the Digital Citizenship ISTE Standards and prepare our students for the future.

Navigating Social Media as a Parent

Tech Helpful

We live in a world where the access to technology is virtually ubiquitous. This means that access to information, images, and relationships that can be both uplifting and demoralizing is at our fingertips as well. Recently I attended an e-parenting workshop at a local school here in Chattanooga and the speaker shared a great social media rating guide: This can be found at www.safesmartsocial.com. Follow your kids on social media.

Survey reveals why teachers aren’t embracing social media

eSchool News

Survey reveals that the majority of classroom educators shy away from social media integration. A new survey finds that just 13 percent of participating educators have used social media as part of their classroom learning. K-12 teachers found that 87 percent of those surveyed said they have not embraced social media platforms. Social media is here to stay, so it is critical to invest in our educators through expanded training,” said Cook.

Teaching Students with Autism about Digital Citizenship

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I nstructional Technology Specialist at Cumberland Academy of Georgia Jennifer Liang knows all about digital citizenship. But teaching the fundamentals of digital citizenship to students with High Functioning Autism is all the more important, especially as they prepare to enter college or the workforce. Digital citizenship at Cumberland Academy began when the school started thinking 21st about century social skills. “A

How Do We Teach Kids to Use Smartphones Safely?

The CoolCatTeacher

Digital Citizenship Spotlight From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Most students use smartphones with unfiltered access to the Internet. In today’s show, we talk with digital citizenship pioneer, Dr. Mike Ribble, about a cutting-edge issue: student smartphone use. Dr. Mike Ribble @ digcitizen , author of the books Digital Citizenship in Schools (3rd Ed.)

5 Home and Smart Phone Filtering Options for Parents

The CoolCatTeacher

Children with smartphones have unfiltered access to the Internet unless their parents make a decision to filter. We may install things on their Chromebooks, but when they are on their phones, they are getting unfiltered access to the internet. You know, parents may have a filter at home, and we may have a filter at school, but once they go on their data on their cell phone, typically they have unfettered access to the internet.

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Essential Digital Citizenship Lessons for the Coronavirus Pandemic

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In addition, teachers and students alike are spending more time checking news and social media in an effort to understand the coronavirus and its effects. Now more than ever, students need key digital citizenship skills, including news and media literacy, the ability to recognize and respond to cyberbullying, and an understanding of how their media habits affect them. News & Media Literacy For many students, the coronavirus pandemic has them worried.

Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom

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Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom. Social media is a main form of communication and connection used by today’s students. Despite the expansion of EdTech tools as classroom resources, educators have not warmed to the idea of integrating social platforms as quickly as other types of classroom technology. Why the digital disconnect? Tips for teachers in a digital world. Create student social media guidelines.

Digital Citizenship & Data Collection

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With all this use of technology and the notion that prospective employers and college admissions officers are researching applicants, students should learn how to be responsible digital citizens and consider the effects of their digital footprints. Students tracking their digital footprint could make for a horrifying or surprising project and very relevant in this world where social media puts one''s actions on full display.

Digital Citizenship: The Critical Call To Educate and Prepare 21st-Century Learners

EdNews Daily

We live in unprecedented times of great digital advances and innovation. Today’s youth are digital natives who are unaware of life without Internet access, instant communication, mobile phones and an abundance of on-demand information sitting in their pockets. Although this generation can navigate the digital world with ease, it is unreasonable to assume young people fully understand how to leverage technology for best possible outcomes. By: Robyn Shulman, M.Ed.

Curriculum includes 10 lessons for digital citizenship

eSchool News

ESSDACK, GoEnnounce launch digital citizenship curriculum. ESSDACK has collaborated with GoEnnounce to build an affordable digital citizenship curriculum for secondary students titled Your Digital Footprint. The curriculum includes 10 lessons focusing on the importance of building a positive digital image for students to carry into their future. Every post, like, comment and interaction we have online leaves a digital footprint.

National Bullying Prevention Month–October

Ask a Tech Teacher

Cyberbullying occurs on not just social media like Twitter, Facebook, and topical forums, but multiplayer games and school discussion boards. Examples include mean texts or emails, insulting snapchats, rumors posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing photos or videos.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. And they look at that data, every single moment of the day, and they analyze it, and they decide what needs to be done to redirect construction, to regroup, to reteach, to enrich, to enhance – all on the spur of the moment, because they have ready access to the data. And you can move so much faster through mastery when you have access to that.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

All sessions are recorded so you can access later. He has worked as a technology entrepreneur in a variety of different fields related to children’s media. They felt like they had a front-row audience with experts that they would not normally have access to, So it’s going to give you… It’s free, first of all. It’s online, so you don’t have to go anywhere, and you can attend in your pajamas if you want to, and it’s all recorded so that you can access it at any time afterward.

7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Automatically transfer grades into any digital grade book. I think we’ve learned how to use social media in just a really positive way, and learned to communicate and build a global audience, and shared our learning, and learned with others. How Vickie Morgado Uses Social Media in Her Classroom. So now you had your second graders and now this year your third graders using social media. Step 1: Teach Digital Citizenship.

The Top 3 Elements of Student Digital Citizenship

EdTech Magazine

The Top 3 Elements of Student Digital Citizenship. Now that we have technology in our classrooms, communities and homes, parents and educators are likely asking themselves, “How do we help children effectively use digital tools?”. Digital citizenship is the answer. The discussion surrounding digital citizenship has been growing, but not everyone can agree on its definition. Some people even define it as knowledge in a digital age.

Develop Teacher Leaders with Digital Citizenship Academies

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In the Alisal Union School District, a TK–sixth-grade district with about 9,000 students in Salinas, California, we're trying to shift the needle of digital citizenship. During our 1-to-1 rollout, we've seen a little bit of everything, from an online clown scare to issues with students bullying each other on social media. We also offered demo lessons and coaching around digital citizenship but didn't have a lot of takers.

Develop Teacher Leaders with Digital Citizenship Academies

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This article is part of Common Sense Education's Teacher Voices series, which provides a platform for diverse perspectives on teaching in the digital age. In the Alisal Union School District, a TK–sixth-grade district with about 9,000 students in Salinas, California, we're trying to shift the needle of digital citizenship. We also offered demo lessons and coaching around digital citizenship but didn't have a lot of takers.

Fake News Lesson Plan Ideas with Jennifer Carey

The CoolCatTeacher

I honestly think it’s the proliferation of social media. It happened so quickly and we’ve had such a rapid transition away from print media that we haven’t had the time and the experience to really develop the skill set of analyzing media content. First Step: Understand Traditional Media. So the first thing that we do is we start going over traditional news media.

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How LA Unified Cultivates Districtwide Digital Citizenship

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Not long ago, the term "digital citizenship" connoted cyberbullying, privacy, safety, and security. Much like the term has continued to evolve, the Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LA Unified) efforts, known as #DigCitLA , have expanded with the growth of digital citizenship awareness. Digital citizenship can effectively become part of the curriculum when teachers are comfortable in weaving it through their instructional practices.

Dr. Alec Couros on Spearfishing, Citizenship, and Lateral Reading

The CoolCatTeacher

Citizenship encompasses digital citizenship and the importance of lateral reading are three of the motivating topics tackled today with education thought-leader Dr. Alec Couros. Dr. Alec Couros – Bio as Submitted Alec Couros is a professor of educational technology and media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina, in Saskatchewan, Canada.