DOs and DON’Ts of teaching digital citizenship

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Teaching digital citizenship can be a polarizing activity. Firstly, as digital natives, students seldom feel at a disadvantage when it comes to understanding online activities and behavior – leaving teachers often times adrift on a shifting sea of uncertainty. Thirdly, digital citizenship instruction can have a moralistic tone that can have students balking at its constriction and lack of open-mindedness. DOs of teaching digital citizenship.

Get Started with Digital Citizenship in Your District

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How should an entire district begin teaching digital citizenship? In “ Roadmap to Districtwide Digital Citizenship Adoption ,” Theresa Ellington, Instructional Technology Manager at Life Schools Charter School in Texas, explained how she was able to implement a digital citizenship curriculum throughout the Title I district with limited time and no money, and shared lessons learned from the district’s first year using a digital citizenship curriculum.

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11 Classroom Blogging Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

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Here are eleven of the top classroom blogging tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: Can We Eliminate Blogs–Teachers Hate Them! 6 Tips I Wish I’d Known When I Started Blogging. 3 Problems to Address Before Blogging at Your School. 7–no 10, wait 12–OK, 13 Skills I Teach With Blogging. Once a Year Blog Maintenance–Are You Up to Date? 5 Great Tech Ed Blogs You May Not Have Heard Of. What Are Good Guidelines for Younger Bloggers?

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

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These clever digital natives take figuring out how to circumvent your protections as a challenge. This is an educational digital storybook that dives into the dangers of cyberbullying and how friends can step up and stop it. You can find age-specific guidelines, videos, and articles that offer advice, resources, and more from parents and experts. 120+ Digital Citizenship Links on 22 Topics. 19 Topics to Teach in Digital Citizenship–and How.

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

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These clever digital natives take figuring out how to circumvent your protections as a challenge. This is an educational digital storybook that dives into the dangers of cyberbullying and how friends can step up and stop it. Digital Citizenship cyberbully

Dear Otto: Can We Eliminate Blogs–Teachers Hate Them!

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I was looking for examples of great classroom blog sites – I do marketing for our school and we had set up “classroom” blog pages for the teachers to control and be able to put up information – i.e. links to great sites relevant to their kids, their bio, hot reference sheets (memory work schedule, etc.) –. We are updating our website and the principal wants to take the blogs down so that it is not so much work for the teachers and they don’t have to take the time to update.

Wanda Terral: 5 Ways to Help Kids Understand Digital Safety Without Scaring Them To Death

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Wanda Terral on episode 305 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Safe experiences with monitoring and support can help children understand digital safety. In today’s show, Wanda Terral talks about how to help kids understand digital safety. 5 Ways to Help Kids Understand Digital Safety Without Scaring Them To Death. Give them guidelines for how to behave. Blog: [link].

Plagiarism: What it is and how to identify it

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This article deals with commonly-accepted international guidelines and specific rules aligned with the laws of the United States. For example, you can’t copy Nelson DeMille’s latest thriller and post it to your blog and think that’s OK because you gave him credit. Building Digital Citizens: Certificate Class. Digital Citizenship ResearchMan is a thinking creature. We like evaluating ideas and sharing thoughts. That’s a good thing.

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How to Cope with Bullying

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90% of teens who report being cyberbullied have also been bullied offline. ( “Seven Fears and the Science of How Mobile Technologies May Be Influencing Adolescents in the Digital Age,” George and Odgers, 2015 ). Use these five digital resources to provide age-appropriate and dynamic education to students: Bullied to Death- -a true story of a teen who commits suicide because of cyberbullying. Right to digital access. More on cyberbullying and digital citizenship.

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9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

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These clever digital natives take figuring out how to circumvent your protections as a challenge. This is an educational digital storybook that dives into the dangers of cyberbullying and how friends can step up and stop it. You can find age-specific guidelines, videos, and articles that offer advice, resources, and more from parents and experts. Digital Citizenship cyberbully

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. delivered digitally to your school or District. Building Digital Citizens. delivered digitally to your school or District.

More on Social Networking Guidelines for Educators

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A couple of months ago I posted ten social networking guidelines for educators that I had come up with in response to a request from colleagues in my district. Today I came across some more detailed guidelines in the making. One is a blog with several thoughtful comments, and the other a wiki that is being collaboratively created. Guidelines for Educators Using Social Networking Sites [link] Social Media Guidelines for Schools [link].

Introducing Your Class to Your Blog

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Blogging is a fabulous way to connect with an authentic audience. Some rights reserved by T Hall Foundations for Blogging Houses need a sturdy foundation to remain standing. Likewise, blogging needs a sturdy foundation of digital citizenship and quality commenting. Digital Citizenship Introducing your class to digital citizenship is the first step. They will learn most of this in the context of blogging.

Tips for Student Comments on Blogs and Forums

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Similarly, it''s important to set guidelines, rules, and expectations for students to comment on blogs and forums. These guidelines should outline appropriate online behavior and internet safety precautions. Wordle Guidelines : These guidelines can simply be borrowed from mine below, or you could create a class project to make your own. Your task is to create those guidelines. Resources : Here are examples of effective blogging rules and guidelines.

Device Rollout in the Age of COVID-19

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We followed CDC and Jefferson County Public Schools safety guidelines in all aspects of our rollout.”. Our teachers and staff were more prepared than others within our district because of the digital teaching practices and systems that were previously established.”.

Creative Communicator: Unpacking ISTE Standard for Students #6

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Creative Communicator : Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals. I know we have already discussed digital citizenship in a prior blog post in this series but I believe communication is one of the most critical parts of being a good steward in the world of technology.

5 Parent Resources to Support Children in Being Safe & Responsible Digital Citizens

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It is up to the adults in their worlds to ensure we raise kids who know how to be safe and responsible digital citizens. 5 Digital Citizenship Resources for Parents 1) Common Sense Widget for Families Want live, updated information regarding digital citizenship on your website? 2) Live My Digital - Video Series & Fact Sheets Produced in partnership with Digital Awareness UK this video series is designed to help parents keep their children safe online.

Community for Personalized Learning

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Trust – I have previously blogged about the quality of trust ( Learning to TRUST with Responsible Use ) as my school district made the shift from an Acceptable Use Policy to Responsible Use Guidelines. When students are using technology tools and digital resources to engage in personalized learning activities, teachers have to be able to trust that students will be responsible. This post is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning.

Community for Personalized Learning

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Trust – I have previously blogged about the quality of trust ( Learning to TRUST with Responsible Use ) as my school district made the shift from an Acceptable Use Policy to Responsible Use Guidelines. When students are using technology tools and digital resources to engage in personalized learning activities, teachers have to be able to trust that students will be responsible. This post is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning.

Class Blogging and Family Participation

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As part of the Edublogs Challenge , I am learning how to start a class blog. I used Kathleen Morris'' fabulous example to guide me in creating my letter to introduce the class blog. Here is the first letter that I''m sending home with the students in the class : Dear Families , I am proud to announce Mrs. Martinez’s class blog. This blog is for both of her language arts classes. On the left are the blog posts, and on the right is the tool bar to help us use the blog.

5 Edtech tools to try out this year

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Each year I like to explore different digital tools in my classroom to see what kind of an impact they will make on students and learning. Initially I used it only for curating blogs and other resources that I wanted to quickly find.

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Think Before You Comment

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Commenting with Care Here''s a great set of guidelines to share with kiddos for commenting on blogs inspired and adapted from Bridget Compton-Moen of New Zealand that I use on our Daring School Library blog. Poem picture - public domain tweaked by me with the @PicMonkeyApp Harry Potter quotes Blog Comment Guidelines Adapted with permission from the amazing Christchurch New Zealand classroom blog 8C Happenings by Bridget Compton-Moen @ BridgetLCM.

Building a PBL Environment

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This article will be published in the next edition Digital Learning Magazine. In recent years digital citizenships skills have been added to that list as schools address safe and healthy online behavior. by Shawn McCusker.

Citing Sources: The Infographic

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EasyBib , the first name most educators think of when citing sources, has created a useful summary on MLA guidelines for citing sources. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. Digital Citizenship Research infographic

Remind Takes Student and Stakeholder Engagement to a New Level

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Building Community and Digital Citizenship Using mobile communication to build school community and facilitate learning brings an opportunity to teach digital citizenship. Students use texting as a social activity, but it can also be practice to build a positive digital footprint. Also, check out their blog post to find out more around their dedication to safety. Communication Digital Leadership Remind

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

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Teach students the correct way to keyboard (posture, habits, hand position–that sort; there are general guidelines in the inset and detailed information in this keyboarding curriculum ). 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.

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13 Teaching Strategies to Shake up Your Remote Teaching

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This means students have clear guidelines for how to define success over time, making it easy for all stakeholders in a student’s learning to determine if they are accomplishing what must be done for college and career. 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.

Mysimpleshow–Online Video Creator for Educators

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The tool provides clear guidelines in each of their many storyline templates, and the Explainer Engine technology automatically suggests images for the most important text, which are called keywords. Below are just a few storyline templates: Once a storyline is selected, entering text is simple due to the structural guidelines provided. I love hearing from colleagues about tools they discover that make a difference in their classroom.

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Zapzapmath adds multiplayer option and more to their popular app

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This is perfect for the many different ways students learn math, the wide variety of digital devices being used, and gives a nod toward the lifelong learner who is as likely to play math games because they love learning as that it’s part of teacher-directed activities. The program had me update my login to the new standards and made it easy to add students under the new guidelines.

10 Ways to Wrap Up the School Year

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Digital Citizenship. Discuss Digital Citizenship topics appropriate to the age group. These include cyberbullying, digital commerce, digital footprints, digital rights and responsibilities, netiquette, and more. For example, if you’re discussing digital privacy, create avatars using Minecraft or Legos. Here’s a long list of digital citizenship resources to scaffold your discussions. It’s the end of school.

11 Ways to Wrap Up the School Year

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Have them work in teams and blog about their progress–problems they faced, how they solved them.This is a fun STEM activity that students will mistake for a game. Digital Citizenship. Discuss Digital Citizenship topics appropriate to the age group. These include cyberbullying,digital commerce, digital footprints, digital rights and responsibilities, netiquette, and more. It’s the end of school.

Looking for a Summer Volunteer Opportunity?

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Note: School guidelines vary depending upon their missions. in conjunction with integrating technology into classwork (creating the digital explainer videos). She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. I have written in the past about mysimpleshow , an easy and clever way educators can create explainer videos.

Websites for Hour of Code by Grade

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Grade-levels below are guidelines. Before starting, review the digital citizenship associated with visiting an online site (such as privacy, staying on the assigned website, and not talking to strangers). Popular shortkeys are to open programs, activate tools, and take screenshots using the digital device’s native tool. Adapt these MS Word directions to your digital device: Click View – Macros – Record Macros. Digital Doodle drawing app.

Subscriber Special: Group PD at a great price

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Building Digital Citizens. Minimum enrollment of 5; 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. Minimum enrollment of 5; delivered digitally to your school or District. Building Digital Citizens.

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