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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.

College Credit Class in Digital Citizenship

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Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer four college-credit classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. This one starts next week: Building Digital Citizens. If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens. digital commerce. digital communications. digital footprint, digital privacy. digital rights and responsibilities.

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16+ Websites on Assessments

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Blendsapce –if you create your lesson plans in BlendSpace, it includes opportunities to assess learning. Edulastic –formative assessments; work on any devices (app). Gimkit –gamified assessment, like Kahoot; freemium. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

Schools must lead on developing digital citizenship

Neo LMS

It seems somehow antiquated to speak of technology as if it is a distinct category of life experiences. Of course from an industrial or commercial point of view the distinction makes sense, but from a sociological — and in our case pedagogic — aspect our experience of modern life is practically indistinguishable from technology. Positing that “technology affects our lives” is as redundant as claiming that the alphabet affects our lives.

Digital citizenship: a conceptual model for developing a K-12 curriculum

Neo LMS

Digital citizenship is essential for all people living in a digital economy. Since the economy shapes our lives and our communities, we cannot take part as active citizens in the important events around us without digital skills. I am not trying to demonize technology.

Teaching digital citizenship across the whole curriculum

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Teaching digital citizenship as a “one-off event” doesn’t lead to changes in behavior, experts say. Kids are coming to school having already had some contact with technology,” said Ribble, who works for the Manhattan-Ogden Unified School District 383 in Kansas. When we teach digital citizenship as a one-off event like a presentation or an assembly, everybody gets all hyped up—and then it disappears over time,” he said.

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.

Spotlight: How One Teacher Taught Digital Citizenship Via Student-driven Websites

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Sheila Slawek teaches digital literacy & computer science. I’ve known Sheila a long time and am profoundly impressed by how she passionately and energetically blends technology authentically into the learning lives of her students. I quickly assessed that the teachers didn’t realize that they will provide instructions regarding the technology their students will use. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

How to Assess Digital Literacy

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On my blog, Ask a Tech Teacher , I run a column called Dear Otto where I answer teacher questions about how to integrate technology into their classes. Of late, the most common question is, “How to I assess student digital literacy?” Why assess it?

Quick Digital Citizenship Activities for K–5 Distance Learning

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Digital citizenship will be more important than ever this fall as most students will return to school virtually, in one form or another. All of the videos and games below emphasize the importance of digital citizenship as a foundation for digital learning.

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.

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

eSchool News

Remaining a tech-savvy educator means keeping on top of the myriad changes and trends in education, how technology can support those trends, and how teaching and learning can best benefit from near-constant change. Teq , a Long Island-based educational technology and professional development (PD) company, has received approval from the New York State Department of Education to provide Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE).

Curriculum-based Assessments–A Powerful Diagnostic Tool

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Curriculum-Based Assessment (CBA), often equated with Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM), is any form of assessment that measures progress toward fulfillment of a stated curriculum. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

This classroom might be 1 to 1 or might be using technology to leverage student centered 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. Check out my PBL and Technology Integration Workshop. Digital Citizenship Classroom Posters.

10 More Digital Citizenship Resources: The Web in the Classroom…Part 4

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

This classroom might be 1 to 1 or might be using technology to leverage student centered learning. In this post I would like to introduce 10 more 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. Check out my PBL and Technology Integration Workshop. How to be responsible digital citizens.

7 Authentic Assessment Tools

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Assessments have become a critical piece to education reform. To prepare students well for college and career means they must deeply learn the material and its application to their lives and future learning.That means assessing student knowledge authentically and accountably. Good assessments should verify: that students have unpacked a lesson and applied it rigorously. A well-formed assessment achieves these six characteristics constructively.

In the marketplace: Minecraft Education Edition, apps for ELLs, digital citizenship, and more

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Tech-savvy educators know they must stay on top of the myriad changes and trends in education to learn how teaching and learning can best benefit from technology’s near-constant change. Learning Upgrade , an ed-tech company providing digital, differentiated literacy curriculum designed for English language learners (ELLs), launched a mobile app to increase accessibility and expand offerings to a wide range of English learners.

20 Sites for Authentic Assessments

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Here’s a good collection for both summative and formative assessments: Class badges. Rubrics/Assessments—create–KSchrock. Technology use survey—interactive. More assessment tools: How to Prepare Students for PARCC Tests. 7 Authentic Assessment Tools. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. Teacher resources Websites assessments Grading automatically w G. Docs–Flubaroo. Hollywood Sq/Jeopardy Templates. Jeopardy Labs.

5 Tips to Avoid Plagiarism

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In this way, the intermingling of outside ideas with one’s assessment is prevented. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. Digital Citizenship plagiarism

5 Great Resources to Teach Digital Citizenship

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Just as we teach our students how to do algebra, analyze historical documents, and write persuasive essays, we must also teach them how to be good digital citizens. Oftentimes, we assume that digital natives will already understand many of these concepts, when in reality, our students need guidance on leaving positive digital footprints that will not hinder them later in life. Check out these five resources to kick-start digital citizenship in your classroom!

169 Tech Tips #160–14 Assessment Strategies

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Today’s tip: #160–14 Assessment Strategies. Category: ASSESSMENTS. These fourteen strategies are well-suited to formative assessment: Does student use prior tech skills to complete current lesson? Does student save to their digital portfolio? Does student [whichever Common Core Standard is being taught with technology. It may be ‘able to identify shapes’ in first grade or ‘able to use technology to add audio’ in fourth grade]?

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. Self-assessment. Digital Breakouts.

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. Tech use— evaluate student self-directed use of the technology they have learned in class projects. Self-directed use of vocabulary tools —expect students to use domain-specific tech terms as they use technology. Effort —assess student tech knowledge based on process not product. Tech tips 169 tech tips assessments

How NOT to Assess Student Writing

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In my school, every teacher assesses writing. Use technology to produce and publish writing. Gather relevant information, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism. Note that nowhere do the Standards mention handwriting, word processing tools, editing typos, or general technology skills. You want to only assess how well they communicate ideas. Editing is Easier with Digital Writing.

Are Smartphones in the Classroom a Smart Move?

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Liz is a clinical assistant professor in education technologies at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. published by ISTE in 2013), Learning First, Technology Second (published by ISTE in 2017). In addition, Liz has published numerous articles and book chapters on new technologies and education in prominent publications such as Education Leadership, School Administrator Magazine, Scholastic, Edutopia, ISTE’s Edtekhub, and Learning and Leading with Technology.

Technology in the Classroom: The Teacher’s Companion

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Technology in the classroom does not intend to compete with teachers, but rather to serve as their companion, helping to make the day a little bit easier. The post Technology in the Classroom: The Teacher’s Companion appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. Inside the Classroom Assessments Digital Citizenship Teacher Resources teaching technology in the classroom

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.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

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If you don’t “get” why technology is important, or know people who don’t, take a listen to understand and learn about transformative practices that work in education. She’s one of the most fantastic people for understanding how technology is being used throughout the world, and she is the former president of ISTE, the International Society for Technology in Education. I wanted to talk today about why I think Teachers Using Technology are Super Heroes.

#110: Publisher 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. Use the assessment either as an indicator of skill level or to follow-up on learning, after teaching the following projects: Publisher magazine: the American Revolution. –reprinted with permission from 55 Technology Projects for the Classroom. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years.

7 Skills Students Need for Today’s Classwork

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Classrooms are infused with technology. 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. As soon as students start using digital devices to record and share their thoughts, they need to be able to type without losing their chain of thought. Digital Citizenship.

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

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You may love what the app can do (like gamify math or quizzify science) but the technology required is more than you can handle or might require hours of time just to learn. Create digital flashcards in the Pro platform. More about assessments. Reviews assessments website revie

#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. –reprinted with permission from 55 Technology Projects, Vol. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. Use it when you start a new class or to determine where are the holes in their learning.

Safely Involve Students in Social Media and More Student Voice Tips

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Heather Callihan’s @ hcallihan students help with their Facebook and Twitter using some technology tools. Today’s Sponsor: GradeCam is a web-based tool that lets you customize assessments with multiple choice, true/false, number grids, rubrics, and more. You can even transfer grades into any digital grade book with the touch of a button. Heather: Well, Vicki, I have a passion for digital citizenship and student voice integrated in there.

Integrating Technology in the Classroom

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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. assessment assignments BYOD Claco digital citizenship edmodo edtech flipclass flipped Google docs literature PBL speaking wordle writing

Digital Leadership with Students and Social Media featuring Jennifer Casa-Todd

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The Unified Classroom brings together the teacher’s grade book, learning management system, student information system, and assessment in one powerful platform with just one log in. Digital Leadership with Students and Social Media featuring Jennifer Casa-Todd. 10-Minute Teacher Podcast Episode 124: Digital Leadership with Students and Social Media featuring Jennifer Casa-Todd. VICKI: Today we are thinking about digital leadership. What is digital leadershp?