Is it time to double down on digital citizenship training?

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With so many young people having increasing access to technology, is it time for schools to take digital citizenship training more seriously? . What is digital citizenship? Before we dive into why digital citizenship is important, let’s begin with discussing what it is.

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.


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BYOD Begins With Trust and Respect

A Principal's Reflections

I have written extensively over the past couple of years about our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative at New Milford High School at the Huffington Post and on my own blog. It has been interesting to look back at all my blog posts to see how far we have come with BYOD at NMHS. It was during the summer that Ron Watson , the NM District IT Director, and I met to discuss the future of BYOD at NMHS. What do you think are the keys to a successful BYOD initiative?

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Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them [Part 1]


BYOD at school is more than the latest buzz phrase you hear at every corner of the teacher’s rooms or along school hallways. More and more schools adopt BYOD policies and allow students to bring their own mobile phones, tablets, eBooks, and other devices in the classroom, and use them as tools to enhance learning. But failure BYOD stories exist as well, and they rarely hit the headlines as often. But this shouldn’t stop schools from giving BYOD at least a chance.

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Partnering Tech Integration with Digital Citizenship

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It requires creating a culture of digital citizenship that involves students, faculty, and parents -- a whole-community approach. I talked with Kelly Mendoza, senior director of learning and engagement for Common Sense Education, about digital citizenship, new resources available to professional development leaders in districts, and how educators can get started in their own school communities. We strongly advocate a whole-community approach to digital citizenship.

Debunking 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom


BYOD — Bring Your Own Device — has gained some momentum in today’s education system. From temp teachers to entire school districts, more and more educational staff debate about or seriously consider the adoption of BYOD in their instruction. Adopting BYOD in schools seems like a win-win situation. But as with all things belonging to the real world, that one Murphy’s law that says “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong” applies to BYOD as well.

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Teaching Students Digital Civility Goes Hand-in-Hand with Tech Rollouts

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By David Andrade One-to-One and BYOD programs should begin with a conversation about online behavior. Classroom Digital Citizenship Internet

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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. 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. Basics for a digital device.

Integrating Technology in the Classroom

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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.

COMING ATTRACTIONS! Edmodocon Recaps! Guest Posts!

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My only stipulation is that you demonstrate appropriate and professional digital citizenship. njed BYOD digital citizenship edmodo edmodocon flipped flipping paperless teaching I am so awed, overwhelmed, and overjoyed with presenting at Edmodocon 2013 and meeting phenomenal, inspiring educators. Let me just say, I am BEAMING and get GOOSEBUMPS every time I talk about it with my home PLN. It was just. No words, just beaming smiles and goosebumps.

Animoby: Animated Learning for Anybody

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Teaching in a BYOD district with most of the students using smartphones, having a screencasting tool for a smartphone would be an asset. BYOD digital citizenship education flipped flipping teaching technology whiteboards For those of you looking for a whiteboard video creation tool to use on any tablet, check out Animoby. Android App Apple App Similar to other whiteboard screencast tools, Animoby lets users create multipaged screencasted videos.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017


Given that many children were acquiring iPads for personal use, some schools adopted a Bring Your Own Device ( BYOD) Policy. 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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My EdcampNJ Highlights

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I use a mix of devices with some days in the class being BYOD and others using the school''s computers and netbooks (as available). I also use QR Codes, Socrative and InfuseLearning for other BYOD activities, and Today''s Meet for backchanneling. njed BYOD BYOT digital citizenship edtech Google docs teaching

Every Schools' Obligation

A Principal's Reflections

We routinely hear how students use digital tools inappropriately for sexting, cyberbullying, cheating, video recording teachers and fights with peers, and plagiarizing. Unfortunately, these behaviors materialize as schools are not doing their part to educate students on digital responsibility, citizenship, and creating a positive footprint online. digital citizenship digital footprint digital literacy New Milford High School

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Tell Me All About it with Tellagami

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This is a cool tool for BYOD students and teachers to use for animated project videos. Students could also embed the Gami in a digital portfolio such as a Google Site or a blog. BYOD BYOT digital citizenship edmodo edtech flipclass Tellagami is a mobile app that lets users create a short animated video using any mobile device.

Idioms, Not Idiots, for Promoting Speaking Skills

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Using OMM & BYOD for Recording Student Voices As an introductory activity for John Steinbeck''s novella, Of Mice and Men , students worked in groups to record a quick conversation using idioms (not idiots) from the 1930''s. I''m figuring out the BYOD as I go, so if you, dear reader, have more efficient techniques, please share! assignments BYOD BYOT digital citizenship edmodo edtech flipclass flipping speaking

CSI: Salinas

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The final project can be completed on paper, using word processing skills and completed using a student''s BYOD device. For the BYOD component and to make up for not doing an actual mock-trial, students would work in groups comprised of people with the same court case and position. Students would create a digital portfolio of crime scene photographs, videos of witness'' testimonies, and/or scenes from the mock trial.

Quick Customizing of QR Codes

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BYOD BYOT digital citizenship edtech The artist in me likes to look at the world in color, and QR codes by themselves are rather bland, but do a Google search for customizing QR codes and there will be a myriad of posts--most of which use technical jargon and various programs--to insert logos and other visual elements. The inserted logo or visual element will provide a visual cue to remember the purpose of the code.

Digital Dashboard Document

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So, to get things started, I created a Digital Dashboard Google Document on which my students will see what sites we will be using consistently, the rationale for using that site, and have an area in which they will type in login information not their actual password, but hints or clues in case they forget. digitallearning #flipblogs #flipclass #fln apps blended learning digital digital citizenship digital literacy edmodo flnhub Google ISTE


Remind-- Class Announcements & Benedictions

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What if I still do the quote cards, but now have a digital version too? announcements digital citizenship inspiration remindRemind has been a very useful tool for keeping my parents and students up to date on class announcements. The one-direction text messaging makes it easy for me to blast out class room changes, reminders to study, or general messages. My senior students especially appreciated the text messages I sent the night of their prom.

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Link to Posts in Edmodo

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digital citizenship edmodo participation writingEvery post in Edmodo has an unique URL. Grabbing the link to a post in Edmodo is a simple process as shown in the video below. Why would you want to grab a link to a post? This is an easy way to track student participation in a group. Rather than trying to tally up how many times a student posted or replied in a group, create an assignment where the student turns in the links to either the posts they created or replied to.

The Intersection of Project Share, BYOD, and PBL #SXSWedu


Focuses on digital citizenship. Teaches digital citizenship, problem solving, higher level thinking, meets needs of all types of learners. BYOD goal was simple: turn on a device and automatically connect to the network. With PBL and BYOD, everything changes! BYOD pbl sxswedu Notes from SXSWedu 2012 Concurrent Session Region XIII and Rockdale ISD Dr. Howell Wright, Superintendent of Rockdale , made an appearance by pre-recorded video.


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

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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.

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In the Teacher's Lounge: Using Edmodo to Teach Digital Literacy

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I had the pleasure on Tuesday last week to give a webinar on how I use Edmodo to teach my students digital literacy skills and help prepare them for digital assessments. There are lots of Easter eggs hidden in the slides, so use your digital literacy skills and explore! Interested in crowd-sourcing a catalog of digital tools that target specific skills? collaboration common core digital citizenship edmodo

Capturing Classroom Videos

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BYOD BYOT connecting with students cross-curricular digital citizenship discussions edmodo education flipclass flipped flipping literature narrative terms paperless speaking teaching writing Screencasting Using the FREE and super easy Screencast O Matic web tool and a $25 headset, I''ve started to create videos that will supplement my explanation of concepts studied in class.

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Creating Student Community Writing Spaces

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General digital citizenship rules apply as students demonstrate collegial communication skills. blogging digital citizenship edmodo writingUsing Kidblog , I tried blogging with my students during the 2013-14 school year, and while they did fine writing, we struggled with finding an authentic audience to comment on the 130 individual blogs.


Film & the Back Channel

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Students must demonstrate digital citizenship and use school appropriate language. flipclass digital citizenship discussions edtech film TodaysMeet My classes are wrapping up the year reading Shakespeare''s Romeo and Juliet which includes viewing the 1968 Zeffirelli film version.


EdmodoCon 2013 Guest Post #7: L. Neumann from SWEDEN!

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The school has been 1:1 since 2010, and Lotta is fortunate enough to be able to work with the finding and implementation of digital resources and best practices. But then I was just slightly curious about the Digital Citizenship talk, and got stuck in the interesting discussion. edtech #flipclass digital citizenship edmodo edmodocon global learning


Hey Edmodo Users, Are Your Groups Secure?

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As an Edtech advocate, I''m always willing to try out new tools and I''m adamant about teaching digital citizenship. My students learn long before they enter my classroom what is appropriate online behavior, but I''m guilty of being too trusting and assuming that my students know one basic rule about digital citizenship: don''t share passwords, or in the case of Edmodo, group codes. digital citizenship edmodo security students

Enough Time for Two

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edtech #flipclass apps digital citizenship education extensions time So it is summer time and I''m supposed to have lots of time to do lots of things: blog, write content, create presentations, read, catch up on laundry, organize closets, clean those not regularly cleaned areas, watch movies, go on vacation. As I''m sure for many of us, there is struggle between devoting enough time to work, home, and self.

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If We Could Write 10,000 Words.

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assignments common core connecting with students digital citizenship edtech education flipclass flipped flipping Google docs peer evaluation teaching technology twitter writing I''ve been thinking about writing and how to evolve my students into better writers, but to be honest, I don''t really consider myself an accomplished writer. The irony should be slapping you, dear reader, in the face: I am an English teacher, so shouldn''t I be an accomplished writer?

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Voki: A Tool for Bringing Characters to Life

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edtech #njed assignments digital citizenship flipclass speaking students technology voice Voki is a free web 2.0 tool used to create talking avatars. Characters can be customized to look like historical figures, animals, cartoons, and even one''s self. For a fee, users can join Voki Classroom for more access to options and the ability to control privacy settings.


Writing about Grading Writing (Again)

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ELAFlip art assessment assignments autocrat common core digital citizenship edtech education feedback flipclass flipped flipping Google Google docs Google Forms scripts teaching writing I''m constantly writing about the dilemmas of student writing and how to grade student academic writing in an efficient and effective manner. This is probably borderline obsessive. but, I am the type of learner who when faced with an issue/problem/question, obsesses until.

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Remote Desktop Just a Tab Away

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Chrome digital citizenship education RDP technology When at home I use the Remote Desktop Connection to access the remote servers at school for all the curricular content I''ve created over the years.

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#OdysseyExperts & Showcasing Student Work

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ELAFlip #njed connecting with students digital citizenship education feedback flipclass flipped flipping Google docs Google Forms writing In my last post , I discussed that academic writing needs to be put on display and showcased to motivate students to write well. Writing is meant to be read, not to be locked up in a folder in a file cabinet or later tossed in the trash after the grade received.


Heroes & Big Huge Labs (I'm not talking about Brody)

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Big Huge Labs has nothing to do with dogs (as far as I know) or my therapy dog, Brody , but it is a FREE, useful site for creating quick digital projects. Quick digital projects such as these will show whether students have "gotten it." assessment assignments connecting with students digital citizenship edtech education flipped flipping image search literature paperless PBL photograph Reading teaching writing


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


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.

My PLN: Eye See You.

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njed digital citizenship edmodo edtech education flipclass flipped flipping teaching Randomized Word Cloud created using an uploaded picture of my eye on Tagxedo. I can not claim responsibility for placement and size of names! :-) Who do you see? My eye, really. People and collaborative places make up my Personal Learning Network. Facebook, Twitter , and Edmodo are central to my online community.


EdmodoCon Guest Post #2: N. Dale

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Let students digitize their work samples by having them take a picture of their written work for assessment.( digital citizenship edmodo edmodocon Our 2nd guest blog post in the series is by Nira Dale , a 9th grade English teacher in Florence, Alabama, and a very active member of the Language Arts community on Edmodo. You can follow Mrs. Dale''s educational adventures on her very impressive blog : Mrs. Dale is a whiz with implementing tech tools in her classroom.


Tagxedo: A Tuxedo for Word Clouds

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connecting with students digital citizenship edmodo edtech flipclass LBI reflection tagxedo technology wordle Tagxedo is another nifty free tool for creating customized word clouds. Compared to Wordle , Tagxedo has more options and the ability to customize the shape of the word including uploading a picture of your own choice. Tagxedo will also use one''s blog, tweets, website, and other sources for the content of the cloud. Think of Tagxedo as a way for dressing up word clouds.