7 digital citizenship resources for educators and parents

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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. eClassroom News Featured on eSchool News Teaching & Learning digital citizenship

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. Students also participated in a privacy survey.

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In the marketplace: Gaming, digital citizenship, PD initiatives, and more

eSchool News

Teq Online PD offers educators unlimited access to over 200 live and archived professional development sessions focused on the effective integration of technology into instruction. In a nationwide survey of more than 500 principals and teachers, the resounding answer is “not enough.”

How to Empower Students With Timely Knowledge Using “The Week”

The CoolCatTeacher

As I’ve reviewed The Week, I believe this is a valuable resource for teachers to use because the week surveys a variety of news sources that students can access and read. The Week subscription for schools comes to your classroom in both print and digital at $1.09

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How to Grow Global Digital Citizens

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With the rise of online games, web-based education, and smartphones that access everything from house lights to security systems, it’s not surprising to read these statistics: In 2013, 71 percent of the U.S. These are the global demands of digital citizenship.

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information?

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. The University of Phoenix College of Education survey of 1,002 U.S. K-12 teachers found that 87 percent of those surveyed said they have not embraced social media platforms.

7 Ways We're Confronting Internet Access Challenges—and Our Own Blind Spots

Edsurge

Alex’s excitement was palpable as this was the first computer to ever enter his home: He was now participating in digital learning and exploration, and he appeared as enthusiastic as anyone. In the following weeks, I noticed that he was not taking part in many online discussions and the contributions to his digital portfolio of work was minimal. After three months, Alex finally told me that he did not have internet access at home.

12 key components of today’s digital classroom

eSchool News

Most teachers today view edtech as an essential part of an increasingly digital classroom, and a new report from Common Sense sheds light on the role these edtech tools play in teaching and learning. Twelve observations about today’s digital classroom.

Allsides: Curating diverse perspectives (or looking at news from most sides now)

NeverEndingSearch

Ironically, while we have access to more information than ever before, we may see fewer perspectives in our search results. Registered teachers access a host of tools, lesson plans and assessments, as well as email updates.

We're Closing the Digital Divide. Now Let's End the Participation Gap.

Edsurge

First some good news: the divide in access to digital devices is decreasing. Educators are beginning to take note of a new problem: a digital participation divide. Previously, the digital participation divide seemed to revolve around access time. Wealthier students traditionally had more access at home, while students of poverty had less access due to a variety of economic factors. Now the quality of digital participation is coming into question.

What are the key components of a digital classroom?

eSchool News

Most teachers today view edtech as an essential part of an increasingly digital classroom, and a new report from Common Sense sheds light on the role these edtech tools play in teaching and learning. Twelve observations about today’s digital classroom.

The Nuts and Bolts of Digital Civic Imagination

Educator Innovator

There was no technology connecting me to other young people and communities experiencing the same kinds of abuse, no digital tools enabling the community to document the story of that abuse. In response to a prompt about how he might use digital media he responded, “I can’t think of any way.

Getting schooled in social media

The Hechinger Report

This nonstop digital pep rally is about more than school spirit. To encourage more thoughtful feedback, she gave her class a “digital citizenship” lesson, encouraging comments that ask a question, give a compliment or offer a suggestion.

Their Space: Educating Digitally Ethical Teens #sxswedu #theirspace

EdTechSandyK

20% of the 6th graders they surveyed in their Seattle school had Facebook accounts. They are unaware of the digital tattoo - the permanence of data. If you ask a 10 year old if they have a digital identity, they will say no, even if they''ve been on Club Penguin. Digital identity is part of their total identity, not separate. Adults think their digital representations should line up with who they really are.

How Is Cloud Computing Revolutionizing the Education Industry?

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Implementing a cloud storage platform at a school is a great way to gather all this knowledge into one unified place that can be accessed by students. Extended Access to Education. When I started teaching, syncing work between school and home was impossible.

Smartphones in the classroom

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In my summer digital citizenship classes, the biggest question I get is how to control student cell phone usage. Digital devices, especially smartphones and tablets, have become an appendage for schools. Using a digital device for educational purposes should be encouraged.

Today’s Meet is Closed. What are your Alternatives?

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polls, forms, or surveys. It is a robust, intuitive tool that makes forms and surveys easy to create for teachers and a snap to join for students (for example, no login required — just a class code). Polls, forms, and surveys. Survey Monkey.

How teachers address cell phones in class

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In 2009, a National Center for Education Statistics survey showed that about 90% of schools prohibited cell phones during school hours. What do you do about personal devices that circumvent the school security to access the Internet? Fifth, students want to use digital tools.

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Cutting-Edge Tech To Improve Music Teaching

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In a recent survey, 93% of Americans said that learning music is an important part of getting a well-rounded education. There are a number of innovative piano apps on the market that make this possible – you don’t have to have access to an actual piano.

10 Options for Polls and Forms in Your Class

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polls and surveys on upcoming or past events. Besides the ease of use and their digital nature, students love forms because they are anonymous. Survey Monkey. For those with a Google account, it is free, online, and available on all platforms and all digital devices.

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6 Student Suggestions to Improve Web Filtering

Securly

The following are real student responses from an international survey we conducted during Summer 2015. Note: our survey participants included both Securly and non-Securly users. Digital Citizenship Education. “I

Highly-versatile, Easy-to-use Form Creator–and it’s free!

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Users of the free account have access to all of the same features as paid users but with lower limits on how many forms they can create, form submissions are allowed, form views available, upload space and submission storage allotted, and the number of sub-user accounts permitted.

30 Ideas To  Consider When Implementing School Online and Offline During The Coronavirus

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

As the Coronavirus has changed the landscape of education, I have become more and more aware of inequity and the digital divide. In my reflection, I have attempted to present ideas for all schools across the digital divide. Welcome to a post that has taken be a while to write.

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A guest post from AASL’s Banned Websites Awareness Day Committee

NeverEndingSearch

It’s happened to all of us– we’re at school trying to access the perfect website for a learning activity at school and… it’s blocked. While banning books is commonly recognized by librarians as detrimental to the student educational experience, restricted website access isn’t on everyone’s radar. Establish a digital repository of Internet filtering studies. Digital Citizenship Curriculum by Common Sense Education. Digital Citizenship by OSAPAC.

Great Activities for the First Week of School

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I’ve also included a few general back-to-school activities with a digital spin to get you back into school quickly and agilely. Digital forms have become a go-to activity for polls, bell-ringers, exit tickets, quizzes, and more.

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Parent Questions About Edtech

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One survey published on EdTechReview states that 87% of the parents polled feel that the implementation of effective technology in schools is an important element in helping their children succeed. What access will my child have to technology tools at school?

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4 tips for developing effective professional development for blended learning

The Christensen Institute

The study included interviews with teachers and administrators, a survey, observations of classrooms and professional development sessions, and an extensive literature review on blended learning.

How to Keep Students at the Center of Your Digital Transformation

Edsurge

While there’s no exact formula for a seamless digital transformation, certain school districts are providing examples of how to take this on while keeping learners at the center of everything. Carnill says his team relies heavily on focus group data from all stakeholders and survey results.

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CoSN 2019: How Teachers Can Revolutionize the Future of Education

EdTech Magazine

When designing education for the future, student agency, collaboration and problem-solving are the three essential components that must be included, said Karen Cator, president and CEO of Digital Promise , a nonprofit research organization that promotes innovation in education.

What is the VARK model of Student Learning?

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The questionnaire is deliberately short (thirteen-sixteen questions, depending upon which version you take) in order to prevent student survey fatigue. If you use the VARK model of Student Learning , you know why I’m excited about it.

Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

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Digital devices, be they iPads, laptops, Chromebooks, Macs, or PCs, give students access to endless amounts of web-based resources for research, inquiry, collaboration, sharing, and more. One of the leaders in this field is Digital Promise. Who is Digital Promise?

Teaching Kids Social Responsibility in a Connected World

Graphite Blog

Let’s face it: There are few tools more powerful or with more reach than digital technology. According to a 2016 Pew Research Center survey , nearly eight in 10 Americans have at least a desktop computer, and 77 percent of Americans across all demographics own a smartphone. Digital access for our students is everywhere, all the time, affecting how our students live, socialize, work, play, contribute, and learn.

60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Let students create their own digital portfolios of their favorite work. Encourage digital citizenship via peer-to-peer interaction that is documented. ” Communicate digitally with students who may be hesitant to “talk” with you in person.

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How to Teach Kids Social Responsibility in a Connected World

Graphite Blog

Let’s face it: There are few tools more powerful or with more reach than digital technology. According to a 2016 Pew Research Center survey , nearly eight in 10 Americans have at least a desktop computer, and 77 percent of Americans across all demographics own a smartphone. Digital access for our students is everywhere, all the time, affecting how our students live, socialize, work, play, contribute, and learn.