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Safer Internet Day: Can Social Media Companies be Trusted?

techlearning

As it's Safer Internet Day, perhaps it's apposite to ask this question: can the social media companies be trusted? Internet News Security Social Media TL Advisor Blog

Viral Messaging: Putting Digital Citizenship to the Test

Tech Helpful

Turning A Viral Hoax Into A Lesson on Internet Safety Over the last week, you have probably seen some reference to the “Momo Challenge,” hidden messages in Youtube videos, and calls for technology companies to police their systems to protect kids.

5 Ways to Teach Digital Citizenship (and the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship)

The CoolCatTeacher

I wrote about these in Reinventing Writing and in other articles. Stop, Screenshot, Block, Tell and Share – Free Internet Safety Poster. Safely Involve Students in Social Media and More Student Voice Tips. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

It is available offline; everything but the YouTube videos and hyperlinks will work (those need the Internet), but all other text, comments, notes and PDF’s are available. This is important because you probably don’t want to share all of those pictures and videos on social media.

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Four Steps to Help Students Develop a Healthy Media Diet

edWeb.net

With the proliferation of technology in school and at home, parents are looking for direction on how to keep their kids’ media habits in check. Librarians, who are often at the front lines of media and tech in schools, can provide that crucial guidance.

The 2 Biggest Barriers To Learning in Modern Schools - Consideration 7

The Innovative Educator

Furthermore with companies like Neverware which can turn most any old device into a high-speed Chromebook, cost and tech support are no longer the barriers they once were. When we block social networks, can we be surprised when students don’t use them responsibly?