Effective Digital Citizenship Education

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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.

Should we radically change the way we teach digital citizenship?


In other words, how to be a digital citizen. While digital citizenship has been a trend for many years, not all schools have a comprehensive program to address the most critical topics that affect almost every young person today. Digital citizenship for building communities.


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7 beginner’s steps in digital citizenship for any 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.

8 Ways to Support Digital Citizenship Skills with Google

Shake Up Learning

The post 8 Ways to Support Digital Citizenship Skills with Google appeared first on Shake Up Learning. – PART 2: Digital Citizen. Digital Citizenship skills are a must for today’s modern society, but figuring out how and when to teach these skills to our students can be a challenge. Google has tons of free tools and training that will help us support the Digital Citizenship ISTE Standards and prepare our students for the future.

New Digital Citizenship Lessons for Your Classroom

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Students need digital citizenship skills to participate fully in their communities and make smart choices online and in life. Common Sense Education's K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum prepares students to think critically and use technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate. In the eight years since we launched the K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum, we've seen educator needs and concerns grow with the evolving digital landscape.

Class Tech Tips: Teaching Digital Citizenship with Adobe Spark


Digital citizenship is an essential topic for students to understand. Many schools have adopted digital citizenship curriculums to help introduce students to these concepts. Students should see how everything they do in school connects to the world outside of the classroom. As students create websites , movies , and graphics with Spark, they can apply digital citizenship skills. Connect this feature back to your digital citizenship curriculum.

Essential Guide to Digital Citizenship for CIPA and E-Rate

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What does E-rate have to do with digital citizenship? What does E-rate have to do with digital citizenship? The connection between E-rate and digital citizenship may not seem obvious at first. Document. E-rate is complicated.

New Digital Citizenship Lessons for Your Classroom

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Students need digital citizenship skills to participate fully in their communities and make smart choices online and in life. Common Sense Education's K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum prepares students to think critically and use technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate. In the eight years since we launched the K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum, we've seen educator needs and concerns grow with the evolving digital landscape.

Plagiarism Checkers: The Benefits Students Fail to See

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Additionally, Unicheck is integrated with major LMS systems, including Canvas, Google Classroom, Brightspace, and Moodle. Modifind discovers the changes made to increase originality scores, including character replacements, white characters, special symbols, and even multiple document layers.

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

11 Things I Think I know About Digital Citizenship

The Playground Advocate

As far as I can tell, one of the big missing pieces in technology integration in the classroom is related to teaching digital citizenship. Of course the problem with this is that without a healthy conversation about digital citizenship, schools are leaving the door open for all kinds of struggles and embarrassing moments. Of course, back then, I was just teaching citizenship.

What to do when you lose a digital document

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With classwork and homework now heavily digital, the days of “the dog ate my homework” are gone. It’s right on the student’s LMS account or in their digital portfolio, somewhere in the cloud. But the latest excuses are even more frightening — “Someone stole it from my digital file” or “The cloud ate it” Every adult I know (myself included) has lost a critical, time-sucking digital file.

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How LA Unified Cultivates Districtwide Digital Citizenship

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Not long ago, the term "digital citizenship" connoted cyberbullying, privacy, safety, and security. Much like the term has continued to evolve, the Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LA Unified) efforts, known as #DigCitLA , have expanded with the growth of digital citizenship awareness. Digital citizenship can effectively become part of the curriculum when teachers are comfortable in weaving it through their instructional practices.

7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Instantly scan and score with any mobile, desktop or document camera. Automatically transfer grades into any digital grade book. Overview of Vickie Morgado’s Global Collaboration in Her 3rd Grade Classroom. We have connected with different classrooms. How Vickie Morgado Uses Social Media in Her Classroom. Describe how that works in your classroom. Vickie Morgado: Basically I have my own classroom handle, @ mrsmorgado1.

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!

How to Teach Presentation Skills, New Technology and Research Using CES

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Assignment in Google Classroom: students all edit the template and add their information. (1 Assignment in Google Classroom: The Google Keep tutorial is one assignment. (1 They turn their slides into Google Classroom.

World Password Day — It’s Coming!

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Passwords are now required to access websites, banking, email, social media, favorite shopping sites, chat venues like iMessenger, and even certain documents. Digital security protocols require I be more proactive with managing my passwords. More on digital safety.

Engage Your Community with Parent Digital Citizenship Academies

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"Teacher Voices": This article is part of a series of from-the-classroom perspectives. In the Alisal Union School District in Salinas, California, we aim to establish a whole-community approach to digital citizenship. We've had great results with our Digital Citizenship Academies for teachers but found that working with educators alone wasn't enough to help our students' families grasp these relatively new and critical concepts.

Here’s the Easiest Way to Check for Plagiarism

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One of the biggest problems facing digital natives as they grow into adults is understanding how to maneuver the vastness of the Internet ethically, safely, and to serve their needs. It can operate as a stand-alone web-based tool or be integrated into an LMS like Google Classroom or Moodle. The tool can be fully integrated into Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas. Digital Citizenship Reviews security website review

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How to Empower Students With Timely Knowledge Using “The Week”

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” Instead of reporters going to “cover” events, they instead survey and read through many sources of news and summarize the most important into a simple-to-read 42-page document. The Week subscription for schools comes to your classroom in both print and digital at $1.09 The Week is a valuable current events resource with timely information that helps students build their knowledge of current events.

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3 Ways to Make Digital Citizenship Part of Your Everyday Teaching

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We often hear from educators who feel like they don't have the time to address digital citizenship in their classrooms. Sure, many schools find integrating digital citizenship as a stand-alone program within those classes works well and allows for clear and measurable implementation school-wide. However, digital citizenship skills don't have to be presented as targeted lessons. Model digital citizenship on social media.

Make a Difference in the World as a Citizen Scientist

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Students achieve reading, writing, and digital research standards and see their learning make a real impact on the world. I’m so excited about the rich learning experience citizen science offers our students that I’ve dedicated one of the missions in my newest book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom, to facilitating students in their role as “citizen scientists” who share their field research with the world.

7 Strategies I Use When Students Make Apps (or Do Any Genius Projects)

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Each nominee and nominator will be entered to win a classroom technology package. The winning nominator and his or her nominee each win a $20,000 package including one 7000 series SMART Board and SMART Document Camera, 30 Chromebooks, and SMART training and implementation. Also in this document, have them do research before they can create their app and get the green light. I actually require every single student to put in three items of research in the document.

Classroom collaboration: Learning together


In most classrooms today, students are seen working together in small groups, perhaps in learning stations in the classroom, and taking a more active role in learning. Collaborative learning has been a common teaching method in classrooms for many years, the main changes have been in the tools that are used, with so many digital choices available. We have to think about what will work in our classrooms and with our students. Beyond the classroom space.

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.

Use the SAMR Model to Spearhead Technology in Your Classroom

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This is a question I get often from teachers: Technology is always an extra layer of work in my classroom. When I first addressed this issue fifteen years ago, it was all about replacing traditional classroom tools with one on a computer. Teachers didn’t know how to use the digital tools and there was never enough training to untip that balance. Classroom management Education reform SAMR

The Easy Way to Teach Internet Skills

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Students go to one of many online websites to build their personal avatar and then use that with any online registration, webtool, or even appended to documents (to remind them of Internet safety). is an excellent digital storytelling tool that uses the vehicle of comics to create visual stories. be aware of your digital footprint. Here’s a good poster you can tape to your classroom wall: Digital Search and Research.

Back To Basics: Device Tips For #BackToSchool

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Students would loose work, teachers had to spend hours trying to figure out which document belonged to whom and we’d see lots of devices in the shop for repair. Of course technology allows us to do things truly transformational and we will deviate from the documented ways tools are to be used.) We might believe that students are “ digital natives ” when in reality they are trying to figure this stuff out just like the adults in the room are.

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The Tech-infused Classroom

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Several times a year, I teach an online class called the Tech-infused Classroom. One of my students, Matthew DiSiena, a PK-8 grade tech teacher in Queens New York, wrote a top-notch description of what he sees as the tech-infused classroom: The tech-infused classroom is a place where we use technology. To me, these are all examples of what a tech-infused classroom is. We are digital citizens! Classroom management Education reform

4 Great Alternatives to Google Classroom

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In today’s K-12 education ecosystem, most classroom management tools have moved online. 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. shared classroom space. Designed by Freepik.

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It’s Time to Make Your Classroom Paper-free

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Now, beyond the moral and ethical persuasiveness of a paperless classroom, there is compelling evidence that the time is right to eliminate paper from the classroom: the high cost of printing : Yale University noted that “Every 2.5 Schools who replace paper with a digital distribution of newsletters, announcements, homework, and anything else possible may not increase recycling but do dramatically reduce the amount of paper they use. digitally submit homework.

Padlet: A Versatile Classroom Tool

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It can be accessed via a direct link that is posted or emailed, or an embed in any digital platform that accepts these HTML codes (such as a blog, website, or wiki). This creates a completed document that is platform-neutral. Padlet is a powerful learning tool in classrooms that is highly-adaptable, intuitive, and fun to use. Here are some samples: More on collaborative classroom tools: 22 Digital Tools You Must Have in Your Classroom.

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Why is HUE HD a Must for your Classroom?

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The award-winning HUE HD Pro USB camera and visualiser is one of the most versatile, flexible, affordable document cameras I’ve ever tested. It will quickly become an essential device for your classroom inquiry. Besides displaying documents to your laptop and class screen, you can record video or audio which can be uploaded to YouTube (or emailed), annotate and edit images, and even make Skype/Google Hangout calls. Applications for the Classroom.

Must-Have Google Skills for Teachers (Part 2 – Google Classroom) – SULS0104

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The post Must-Have Google Skills for Teachers (Part 2 – Google Classroom) – SULS0104 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this episode, I’m sharing the must-have Google skills for teachers who use Google Classroom. Must-Have Google Classroom Skills for Teachers.

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media


The drawbacks of social media are well-documented—like anonymous trolls posting negative comments just to spark controversy. Knowles recommended that at least one school board member be involved in the plan and that schools leverage students, teachers, and community members as digital ambassadors. Using it in the school is an opportunity to teach kids about digital citizenship and to prepare them for their life outside the classroom.