Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Digital citizenship education doesn’t work in a lecture format. Dr. Kristen Mattson, author of Digital Citizenship in Action talks about how they’ve integrated digital citizenship into all of their courses at her school and how you can too. Digital Citizenship that Works. She is a high school library media center director in Illinois and author of the book Digital Citizenship in Action published through ISTE.

Schools must lead on developing digital citizenship

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So when schools set themselves the task of “incorporating technology”, or “developing digital citizens ” they are in fact revealing the disconnect between education and the rest of the modern world. I imagine they smile with bemusement as they simultaneously Google, Twitter and Snapchat below their desk, when a teacher proudly declares her lessons are now available online , or that she has created a group chat for the class. Schools must lead on developing digital citizenship.

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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. Findings like these suggest the need for schools to start teaching good digital citizenship to students at a very young age—and Ribble and many others believe that students should learn these skills throughout the K-12 curriculum. Ribble has written a book about the topic, called Digital Citizenship in Schools , and a new edition is available this fall.

The Digital Citizenship Curriculum: Digital Literacy, Cyber Hygiene and More

EdTech Magazine

The Digital Citizenship Curriculum: Digital Literacy, Cyber Hygiene and More. Like good hygiene, good digital citizenship is a set of responsibilities all internet users should practice. We’re seeing a tipping point where schools are realizing that in order to have a successful technology integration, they have to have digital citizenship lessons alongside it,” says Kelly Mendoza, senior director of education programs at Common Sense Education.

The Digital Citizenship Curriculum: Digital Literacy, Cyber Hygiene, and More

EdTech Magazine

The Digital Citizenship Curriculum: Digital Literacy, Cyber Hygiene, and More. Like good hygiene, good digital citizenship is a set of responsibilities all internet users should practice. We’re seeing a tipping point where schools are realizing that in order to have a successful technology integration, they have to have digital citizenship lessons alongside it,” says Kelly Mendoza, senior director of education programs at Common Sense Education.

How to Assess Digital Literacy

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Of late, the most common question is, “How to I assess student digital literacy?” How do I assess faculty digital literacy so I can teach them what they don’t know?” But before I tell you how, let’s step back and talk about the meaning of “digital literacy” What is digital literacy? In the past, I discussed the eight skills required for students to be considered digitally literate. Why assess it?

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

eSchool News

There are certification tracks on Google, Microsoft, Apple, SMART, among other topics, like online assessment, STEM, ELA, Math, Social Studies, and PBL. Edmentum’s new solution pairs adaptive diagnostic assessments with individualized learning paths. The program is designed by educators for educators to provide targeted, assessment-driven instruction, reinforcement, and support in math, reading, and language arts.

10 Digital Citizenship Resources: The Web in the Classroom…Part 3

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

In this post I would like to explore resources that are available for facilitating proper digital citizenship in the classroom. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. 10 Digital Citizenship Resources: The Web in the Classroom…Part 3 ( https://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com/ ). It is important that educators teach and model proper digital citizenship.

12 Fresh Ways to Assess Student Learning

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Assessing student learning used to be as simple as giving a test that consisted of multiple choice, True/False, short answer, and/or essay. Habits, templates, and routines are much easier than reinventing the assessment wheel but a tool that results in passionate students committed to lifelong learning gets my attention. The uniting characteristics are that all assess: what’s been learned. Google Forms. Self-assessment. Digital Breakouts.

How NOT to Assess Student Writing

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In my school, every teacher assesses writing. Gather relevant information, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism. Whether the student’s skill level is novice or master, it doesn’t matter because soon — by fifth grade probably — handwriting is replaced by digital writing. You want to only assess how well they communicate ideas. Editing is Easier with Digital Writing.

169 Tech Tip #151: 8 Popular Year-long Assessments

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Today’s tip: #151–8 Popular Year-long Assessments. Category: ASSESSMENTS. Assess them anecdotally regularly to track progress. If they don’t understand a term, expect them to use readily-available digital vocabulary tools (right-click tools, a resident dictionary program, and/or a dictionary browser app or extension like the Google Dictionary Chrome extension) during literacy classes to decode unknown words. Tech tips 169 tech tips assessments

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

They support single sign-on with Google and Clever. Learn more about formative assessment. If you want to listen – Monica Burns did a fantastic podcast episode about her Favorite Formative Assessment Tools. If you prefer reading, see Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools (a post I wrote on Edutopia). Google Cardboard costs like, what — $12 – and every kid has a smartphone. We need to use our data to improve learning, with formative assessment.

7 Skills Students Need for Today’s Classwork

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You rarely see a lesson that doesn’t ask for online this or digital that. Students are expected to collaborate and share online as young as kindergarten when they read digital books or draw pictures using iPad apps. By middle school, they work in online groups through forums, wikis, and Google Apps. Doing a project that uses Google Docs or MS Word doesn’t mean students will apply that knowledge to the year-end PARCC and SB tests. Digital Citizenship.

9 Ways to Use AI-Powered Quillionz to Assess Student Understanding

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It improves close reading, assesses understanding, is intuitive to roll out and use, and does much more than replace something you already have. If you use Quillionz, you have a lot of choices: Create short, focused formative assessments to determine the student level of understanding during a unit of inquiry. Students create their own self-assessment review questions (using the free version) to see if they understand the content and identify areas of improvement for their study.

#109: MS Word Skills Assessment for Grades 3-8

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This assessment is comprehensive, designed not to test students. but assess their knowledge as an aid to you in determining where to begin. If your classes don’t cover all of these skills, adapt the assessment to your needs. If you use Google Docs, adapt it to that program. She is the editor/author of over one hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

Digital Literacy–What is it?

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Digital literacy’ is one of those buzz words floated by experts as being granular to 21st century students. ‘Literacy’ is simple: the ability to read and write– so ‘digital literacy’ should be achieving those goals digitally. “the ability to use digital technology, communication tools or networks to locate, evaluate, use and create information” –Digital Strategy Glossary of Key Terms.

Google Classroom Comments: All You Need to Know! – SULS086

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Classroom Comments: All You Need to Know! Feedback is a crucial part of the learning process, and with Google tools and Google Classroom, giving feedback on digital assignments has never been easier. Google Classroom Comments: All You Need to Know!

Subscriber Special: July

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Building Digital Citizens. delivered digitally to your school or District. In this course, you will use a suite of digital tools to make that possible while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding. Student joins a Google Classroom-based class and meets weekly with instructor to discuss class activities and assignments.

Bullying and Cyberbullying: The Things You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: WriQ from Texthelp is a new FREE Add-on for Google Docs that helps teachers easily assess student writing and track progress over time by automatically scoring students’ spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors. This handy free Google Docs add-on tracks things like: time spent writing, spelling-grammar-and punctuation error rates and pulls it into a clear graphical view in your teacher dashboard.

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100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

Shake Up Learning

By the way, this resource is excellent for any Google for Education school that uses the Chrome browser, not just Chromebooks! While I can’t actually fit 100 ideas into this blog post and podcast episode, I can offer you a FREE Google Chromebook resource that is loaded with ideas, lessons, apps, and more! I want to introduce you to the Chromebook App Hub from Google. Each Idea Spark includes the name of the author, their location, and their Google Certifications.

Fake News Lesson Plan Ideas with Jennifer Carey

The CoolCatTeacher

And so that’ll be everything from the print media, which is now digitized, to television news. And while Facebook and Google have been working very hard to start tackling this issue, they’re never going to stay ahead of it. I completely agree and that’s just part of that bigger critical thinking, critical assessment component that we want all of our students to have.

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

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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? The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. These assessments might be used to engage learners in discussion before an inquiry.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

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“More tech-based monitoring and assessment tools will be incorporated into to the instructional mix.” Along with Chromebooks came Google Apps for Education – a suite of free, cloud-based productivity tools that allow for easy collaboration and engagement on any device. In order to impart this knowledge to their students, teachers also had to go through digital literacy training. In order to receive this funding, each district must submit a digital classroom plan.

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Learning Revolution Newsletter - Weekly Free Event Calendar - Conference Keynotes Update - Edcamp USDOE - Digital Citizenship

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Sunday, June 8th at 4pm Common Sense Media: Digital Citizenship - Seeing the Big Picture , with Dr. Jason Ohler. In our community’s next webinar, Dr. Jason Ohler helps us consider how to use digital citizenship to help our students and ourselves navigate our rapidly evolving world. Join Jason on June 9th for a big-picture view of digital citizenship. Tag your questions #eduquestion or post them on our Facebook page or Google+ community.

Fantastic Apps I Use Every Day

The CoolCatTeacher

I can include quick formative assessment tools, drawing or brainstorming contributions from everyone and even 3d and virtual field trips. While you could do them in non-Google Tools (I guess) typically they are Google tools. I love using them in Google Docs and Google Slides. Here are some digital citizenship hyperdocs you can use of mine. Office 365 At my school we’re a Google school and Office 365 school.

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How to Use Google Forms in the Classroom

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Among the teachers I know who are always looking for ways to save their limited pennies, Google Forms is a run-away favorite. Responses are collected to a Google Spreadsheet that can be private or shared with participants and can be sorted and analyzed like any other spreadsheet. Google Forms integrates well with Google Apps for Education, Google Classroom and many LMSs such as Blackboard. Google Forms is simple to use. How do I teach Google Drive to K/1?

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4 Great Alternatives to Google Classroom

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This includes typical LMS (Learning Management Systems) functions like homework, classwork, schedules, quizzes, resources, and gradebooks so stakeholders–teachers and students–can access them from any location and any digital device. The first ‘lite’ option that most educators think of is Google Classroom. If you have an LMS you love, Google Classroom often won’t work well with it because it isn’t well-aligned with industry standards.

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Integrating Technology in the Classroom

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

assessment assignments BYOD Claco digital citizenship edmodo edtech flipclass flipped Google docs literature PBL speaking wordle writing Using Screencast-O-Matic and Windows Live Movie Maker, here is a "quick" tour of how I integrate technology in my classroom. Be sure to check out the complete list of projects and resources by clicking on the Integrating Technology tab.

Understanding The Deep Fake: A Troubling Trend

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. He is the author of several books on effectively using digital technologies to communicate and assess learning. His “ Mapping Media to the Curriculum ” book series and digital literacy framework focuses on helping students “show what they know” with media and create digital portfolios.

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

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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.

Writing about Grading Writing (Again)

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Progressive : students peer edit and self assess using guided structure provided by teacher Techie Traditional : teacher uses Google forms with the Autocrat , Doctopus , and Goobric scripts, as well as other online rubric tools to assess student work. Techie Progressive : teacher designs the rubric and assessment process on a Google form using the Autocrat script and the students peer edit each other.

10 Ways Google Certification Can Support Remote Learning – SULS063

Shake Up Learning

The post 10 Ways Google Certification Can Support Remote Learning – SULS063 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Sink or swim, teachers and educators across the globe have clung to tools like Google Classroom and Google Meet to survive school closures and remote learning. Building capacity and increasing your Google skills is more important than ever. Let’s dive into 10 Ways Google Certification Can Support Remote Learning. I don’t work for Google.

May this Gobstopper (Now Called Curriculet) be Ever Lasting!

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

While I''ve written quite a bit about assessing writing (ad nauseum) via digital means, reading instruction and assessment have remained a primarily paper-based enterprise in my class. While students can create projects, take quizzes, write responses digitally via BYOD and 1:1 using Google forms and docs, I''ve been missing a digital method for close reading of texts in my bag of instructional tricks.

Silent Reading vs. Independent Reading: What’s the Difference? (plus digital tools to assess IR)

Reading By Example

Teacher monitoring, assessing, and support during IR. Assessing Independent Reading. The challenge then is: how do I assess independent reading? Next is a list of tools that I have observed teachers using for assessing independent reading. This information can be backed up to Google Drive, Evernote, and other cloud storage options. Google Forms. Teachers can set up a digital form to capture any type of information.

The Problem With Expecting Student Access

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Birthplace of Apple, Facebook, and everyone’s favorite edtech company, Google. This wide variety of lifestyle, income, and infrastructure can get in the way of student access to learning or our assessment of our students. Other classrooms provide instruction through Google Apps for Education. There is more and more pressure to eliminate as many non-digital learning activities as possible, both at home and in the classroom.