How Technology Can Improve Digital Citizenship in K–12

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How Technology Can Improve Digital Citizenship in K–12. As technology is further integrated into the classroom, digital citizenship is an essential skill all students need to possess. . Earlier this year in a webinar from edWeb , Jeff Meyer, director of education at, outlined the importance of ingraining digital citizenship in students at a young age, and listed some of the educational tools available to teachers for starting these lessons early.

8 Ways to Support Digital Citizenship Skills with Google

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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.

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Essential Guide to Digital Citizenship for CIPA and E-Rate

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What does E-rate have to do with digital citizenship? USAC online training video series. The E-rate program was put into place to ensure that education institutions have access to the technological resources necessary to keep students and teachers connected.

New Training Courses from Google - DigCit and Accessibility

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Google has some great resources for educators at the Google for Education Training Center. Included are courses on Chromebooks, becoming a Trainer, and Fundamentals and Advanced training for using G Suite in the classroom. The Digital Citizenship and Safety Course helps teachers learn how to help their students stay safe online and become responsible digital citizens. g suite google Google for Educators professional development training

Digital Citizenship: From Compliance to Moral Imperative

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Depending on the make-up of the district, E-rate funds can lower the district's share of equipment costs for routers, switches, fiber-optic cable, access points, etc., Were teachers given training in how to go through these lessons? I challenge schools to make this form of digital citizenship a priority. Technology use needs to be accompanied with digital citizenship where students can become creators, not just consumers, of digital content.

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. Some teachers, administrators, and parents have a reactive approach to digital citizenship, waiting until there's a problem before taking action. We also offered demo lessons and coaching around digital citizenship but didn't have a lot of takers.

Digital Citizenship Moments & Data Collection in Google Classroom

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Using Google Classroom for a digital citizenship modeling and teaching moments. Within the video demonstration you will learn how access deleted posts, comments, and items within Classroom. Apps Chromebook Google Apps for Education Google Chrome Google Classroom Google Drive My Training Videos

How to Teach Presentation Skills, New Technology and Research Using CES

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1 class period) Step 2: Research Using Google Keep Next, I have my students set up their tag in Google Keep as they go through my Google Keep training video. If they turn it in, they lose access, and I want them to create the slides so I can see their progress. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter The Consumer Electronics Show is in Las Vegas this upcoming week, January 7-10, 2020.

Shaping My Classroom’s Culture with Digital Citizenship

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When I first started teaching 18 years ago, I could introduce digital citizenship to my students on my own time line, since primary graders weren't as immersed in the digital world as they are now. Today, our digital citizenship work starts on the first day of school. We want to nurture students who think critically, behave safely and ethically, and participate responsibility in the digital world.

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“Teachers will have access to expanded professional development programs.” In order to impart this knowledge to their students, teachers also had to go through digital literacy training. Now, many schools now provide digital training professional workshops to help teachers integrate online safety best practices in their everyday classrooms. In order to receive this funding, each district must submit a digital classroom plan.

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At CORE we believe that new technologies are the most exciting way to engage 21st century learners across all education and training sectors. Students engage in content creation , with the mantra "Earning your learning", by a variety of iPad apps and accessibility features. Sunday, June 8th at 4pm Common Sense Media: Digital Citizenship - Seeing the Big Picture , with Dr. Jason Ohler. Join Jason on June 9th for a big-picture view of digital citizenship.

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Digital Citizenship Week. We’re proud to be in partnership with Common Sense Education to celebrate the Second Annual Digital Citizenship Week – October 19th -25th. Join us to shine a spotlight on the importance of helping kids learn how to create safe, responsible digital lives. Faculty training does not always acknowledge the fact that digital media literacy continues its rise in importance as a key skill in every discipline and profession.

6 Tech Best Practices for New Teachers

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A study released last year by the National Council on Teacher Quality found that nearly half of the nation’s teacher training programs failed to insure that their candidates were STEM-capable. Knowing that, there are six Best Practices teachers in the trenches suggest for integrating technology into classroom instruction: Digital Citizenship. Many schools now provide digital devices for students, often a Chromebook or an iPad.

Are You R.E.A.D.Y. as a School to be Good Digital Citizens


Blended and personalized learning with digital tools has flooded classrooms, but most teacher-prep programs do not incorporate digital citizenship as requirements for teacher certification. This leads to a cross roads of districts pushing digital learning into schools with teachers who may not be trained in the use of safe online instruction and hence the problem of a fear of the internet. Then empower students with strategies to be good digital citizens.

How can schools protect student data without training teachers in privacy basics?

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. Gearing up for their district’s password-reset day in October, teachers and school administrators in Raytown, Missouri, watched a spoof video “gym” tour by their tech-support staff, who offered tips for stronger passwords amidst “laptop lunges” and “cross-tech” training. Nationwide, however, such training for teachers and school administrators is surprisingly rare. A few states require such training for people who accesses specific, statewide student databases.).

Today's Newsletter: What Parents Have to do About Edtech


One conversation that kept popping up during our latest Tech&Learning Live event in Boston last week was the role of parents in teaching students proper behaviors when it comes to the use of devices and access to the Internet. District showings of Screenagers seems to be a consensus first step in engaging families in understanding the importance of digital citizenship. Digital Citizenship TL Advisor Blog

A helpline for schools tackling cyberbullying

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The pilot’s largest chunk of financial support was provided by the Digital Trust Foundation , which funds projects that promote online privacy, safety, and security. a risk prevention specialist and co-author of “ Cyberbullying: Bullying in the Digital Age.” And even though teachers get technology training, having a trusted, accessible source to turn to for cyberbullying and related problems can really make a difference.”.

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Initiative (Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow), which is the way we plan to enhance teaching and learning for our students. We have done specific training on implementing and using formative assessments for every teacher. We would be receiving special training throughout the summer and I would be the point person for that and all on going training throughout the year. image from [link] Dark Horse Comics and New Line Cinema.

The Jobs of Today May not Exist Tomorrow – How do we Prepare Students?

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Recently, PEW Research published a report on the Future of Jobs & Job Training. At the same time, recent IT advances offer new and potentially more widely accessible ways to access education.”. Looking at how and when people learn job skills and other training will also need to be examined. Not long ago, I wrote a blog post entitled: Lifelong Learning is an Essential Skill, not a Buzzword.

9 Must-have Tools for Ed Conferences

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These days, you might be asked to scan a QR code and visit a website, access meeting documents online, interact digitally, or use a backchannel device to share your real-time thoughts with the presenter. Here are five tools that will make you look and act like the Diva of Digital: Besides a toothbrush and aspirin, what should you take to your upcoming conference? Here are five tools that will make you look and act like the Diva of Digital: Google Maps. Digital Scanner.

How every school can promote safety in a digital world

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Keeping students safe in the digital era — with its myriad dangers — means a proactive IT strategy. Then search engines arrived, completely revolutionizing the way students accessed and consumed information over the web. Digital solutions such as classroom management, collaboration, and online polls allow teachers to be more productive so they spend less time administrating and more time teaching and interacting with pupils.

5 Must-have tools for Ed Conferences

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Now, you might be asked to scan a QR code and visit a website, access meeting documents online, interact digitally, or use a backchannel device to share your real-time thoughts with the presenter. Here are five tools that will make you look and act like the Diva of Digital: Google Maps. They are geared for people who are manipulating digital device one-handed, half their attention on the phone and the rest on traffic, meaning: they’re simple and straight-forward.

The Ethics of Technology

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The easy access to information due to their smartphone in their back pocket does not make them truly knowledgable.just able to regurgitate facts.or Recently being recognized as a Common Sense Media Certified Digital Citizenship Educator and dealing with some realities of access to Google images for elementary students has caused me to reflect on the ethics of technology usage. digital citizenship ethics responsibilities social media students teachers technology

Byte-sized Potential: Can Compassion & Citizenship Go Viral?

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A thousand years ago, books were accessible to a select few. I feel incredibly blessed to live at a time when technological developments continue to strive to provide access to the entire world. In addition to having access to incredible learning, we have the potential to impact the world through social media. If our messages and digital behavior have an audience, then we need to make them matter. What are learners currently doing with their access? .

Protect, Deter, Recover: Data Risks in K12 Schools #SXSWedu


Protect, Deter, Recover: Data Risks in K12 Schools SXSWedu 2017 Panel Hosted by Absolute: Empower K-12 staff, parents and community by learning best-practices for digital citizenship, including device safety and security, cyberbullying and Internet crime. There's also an expectation that we protect students when we give them access to devices and send devices home with them. Digital citizenship cannot be taught one time in drive-by lessons.

3 Ways Schools can Help Users to Protect their Accounts from Malware, Phishing, & Cyber-scams.

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nefarious document then gave the sender access to your whole account, including your directory, enabling it to spread. As such, it’s especially important to include some cyber-security basics as soon as students start to have access to digital tools. Two factor authentication is a security measure that grants you access to your account or device only after you have presented two methods of authentication (e.g.

Digital Literacy Programs Prepare Students for a Tech-Enabled Future

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Digital Literacy Programs Prepare Students for a Tech-Enabled Future. K–12 students have more access to the internet than ever, thanks to the multitude of personal devices at their fingertips. . Because students are inevitably exposed to the online world, it is important that adults teach them how to be responsible digital citizens — to protect both themselves and their peers. MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out these top three elements of digital citizenship.

The Kids are Alright: The Internet is NOT Destroying a Generation

Indiana Jen

As an ancient historian by training, I can tell you of the Egyptian Papyri from 1500 BCE that complained that “kids these days” don’t respect their elders or worship the gods. The answer to helping children that are acting out online is not to condemn the tool or ban its access (prohibition never works to begin with), but engage children and adolescents with empathy. When I tell people what I do for a living, I get a mix of responses.

How 1:1 provides digital equity during COVID-19

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Digital equity, as defined by ISTE , involves “making sure students have equal access to technology like devices, software, and the internet, and that they have trained educators to help them navigate those tools.”. But creating digital equity has historically been a challenge for many school districts – especially those with high need student populations. Related content: What the pandemic has revealed about digital equity.

7 Apps That Inspire Students

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If neither of you can self-train on an app, find a different one. These sorts of digital tools are not more complicated to use or more expensive. Students can quickly access classmate thinking on a subject and teachers can add comments and/or assess understanding.

Their Space: Educating Digitally Ethical Teens #sxswedu #theirspace


They are unaware of the digital tattoo - the permanence of data. In their school, they now have 8th graders who do presentations for parents (after a great deal of training). 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.

Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom: A Guide for Educators


By learning to view it as a means of enhancing your lessons and resources, you can provide your students with tools and opportunities they may not otherwise access. Many educators aren’t motivated to use digital resources in class, often because they’re unsure how to use them effectively or are unaware of the benefits.[1] Even with the latest and best digital technology, classrooms will not benefit unless the students and faculty understand how to use it.[15]

Q&A: Tarah Luster Explains How to Teach K–12 Students Digital Responsibility

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Q&A: Tarah Luster Explains How to Teach K–12 Students Digital Responsibility. With easier access to social media platforms through mobile devices, students are spending significantly more time online. EdTech sat down with Tarah Luster, director of Project B3, to learn more about the organization’s unique approach to getting students invested in digital literacy campaigns. EDTECH: What is Project B3’s program and how does it help cultivate proper digital citizenship?

3 Apps That Energize Learning

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make access from digital devices easy and intuitive. Record lessons that students can access anytime, anywhere. Provide training videos for both faculty and students. Offer a fun, unique approach to digital storytelling. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. Let’s face it.

What is Cheating in the Digital Age?

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So I ask, what is cheating in this digital age? Today we are training students how to code starting in preK because the future wants this skill in the workplace. Yesterday I had a conversation with a super vigilant parent that works hard to create safeguards for his children not to access parts of the internet that can lead to moral degradation. Access to information makes some tests seem irrelevant at best. What is cheating in the digital age?