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6 steps to promote good digital citizenship for all students

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By the time today’s digital natives enter high school, most of them have already been using devices, computers, the internet, and social media for years. Related: How to craft useful, student-centered social media policies. A 6-step digital citizenship plan.

Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom

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Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom. Social media is a main form of communication and connection used by today’s students. Why the digital disconnect? Tips for teachers in a digital world. Try “closed” social media sites.

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Get Started with Digital Citizenship in Your District

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How should an entire district begin teaching digital citizenship? Life Schools Charter School’s digital citizenship initiative began when they started to notice that many students were posting on social media about their location and other personal details.

7 beginner’s steps in digital citizenship for any district

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How should an entire district begin teaching digital citizenship? Life Schools Charter School’s digital citizenship initiative began when they started to notice that many students were posting on social media about their location and other personal details.

Survey reveals why teachers aren’t embracing social media

eSchool News

Survey reveals that the majority of classroom educators shy away from social media integration. A new survey finds that just 13 percent of participating educators have used social media as part of their classroom learning. K-12 teachers found that 87 percent of those surveyed said they have not embraced social media platforms. Forty-eight perent of those surveyed said they would like to learn more about classroom technology integration.

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! What Are Good Guidelines for Younger Bloggers? How to Use Blogs in Your Classroom. Blogging Social media lists

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

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

From Banning to Embracing Social Media: #GovTechLive Names #NYCSchoolsTech Facebook Group & Twitter Chat Best in NYC

The Innovative Educator

The New York City Department of Education has come a long way since 2012 when I took a risk and criticized the city's conservative approach to social media. It wasn't long after that I was brought on to help New York City schools embrace social media for teaching and learning.

10 Ways to Use Twitter in Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Twitter’s gossipy reputation among administrators and most parents negates its dynamic applications in the classroom. Before unpacking Twitter in your classroom, here are a few guidelines: Clear its use with your administration. Teach digital citizenship.

Why Have A Social Media Policy Anyway? Take 2

The Web20Classroom

Since then I have done a lot of thinking about and talking about social media policy. I repost it now because we are heading into that time of year when people are starting to ask me and the rest of the members of their PLN''s about their best example of social media policies. Districts and district leaders are beginning to see how teachers are using blogs, wikis, Twitter and other tools to create really awesome classrooms and they are scared.

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Pick a topic: Tech infused Teacher/Classroom. Building Digital Citizens. delivered digitally to your school or District. You will actively collaborate, share knowledge, provide constructive feedback to classmates, publish digitally, and differentiate for unique needs.

Want Kids to Be Kind on Social Media? Let Them Chat

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Someday, I’d like all of my students to grow up to be the kinds of people I would want to friend on Facebook, or Instagram, or Snapchat, or whatever the social media du jour is at the time. Google Classroom, Edmodo, Schoology: They all have a chat feature.

Protecting Student Privacy on Social Media: Do's and Don'ts for Teachers

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Social media is an increasingly important part of students' lives; in fact, the average teen spends over an hour a day using social media. To be true digital citizens, our students need teachers who model pro-social, creative, and responsible social media use. So why are only one in 10 teachers using social media professionally ? DO: Review the privacy settings on any personal social media accounts.

Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom: A Guide for Educators

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While it can be hard to keep up with every trend in educational technology, the mindset you have when it comes to classroom tech matters just as much as which ones you use. So, why and how should you use technology in your classroom? Stronger digital literacy.

Think Before You Comment

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Rather than blocking social media sites, or warning against them, I think we need to trust our kiddos but at the same time teach them the right ways to behave online and everywhere! comments digital citizenship empathy kind social media storm troopers stormtroopers true twitter

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. Next time this opportunity arises in your classroom, stretch your students a bit.

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?

TOP TIPS for Classroom Management in the Digital Age

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Classroom Management in the Digital Age: Effective Practices for Technology-Rich Learning Spaces (2016) by Heather Dowd and Patrick Green Cross-posted from Learning Light Bulbs by Nate Gildart Get your own copy of Classroom Management in the Digital Age!

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. When I look to use technology in my classroom, I always start with the purpose behind it. Read more: 6 Awesome AR apps for the classroom.

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Googlios tags: google ePortfolio googleapps favorite What can Twitter do for your school?

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Questions Parents Ask

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I’ve been asked by a wonderful parent organization called Konstella to serve as an expert for parents on topics of technology in the classroom. Your role as a parent is critical to preparing your children to go online before using social media platforms.

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Pick a topic: Tech infused Teacher/Classroom. Building Digital Citizens. Minimum enrollment of 5; delivered digitally to your school or District. Student joins a Google Classroom-based class and meets weekly with instructor to discuss class activities and assignments.

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How to Teach Cyber Safety in Kindergarten

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One reality of the increasingly connected K–12 classroom is even the youngest students are routinely going online, using email and engaging with mobile apps that collect their information. K–12 Schools Use Video to Teach Digital Citizenship.

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Social and Cultural Literacy Resources for Classrooms

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Teaching and learning happen within cultural, political, and social circumstances. Each of us -- teachers and students alike -- enter classrooms from different perspectives and points of view. Jump down to a section Social and Cultural Literacy Curricula.

What parents should ask teachers about technology

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When you start at a new school (or classroom, or teacher), it’s important to understand the part technology will take to improve educational experiences for your child. Who teaches digital citizenship? . Is student time on digital devices meaningful or babysitting?

How to Keep Kids From Being Mean Online

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There are endless distractions for kids these days—from games to music and social media. And as technology platforms have accelerated over the years, her job has increasingly involved keeping up with the ways young people use social media, and advising parents, teachers and even tech companies about what they need to know. A recent report from Common Sense Media showed that the percentage of teens with smartphones in the U.S.

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

The Innovative Educator

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?

Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

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Digital devices, be they iPads, laptops, Chromebooks, Macs, or PCs, give students access to endless amounts of web-based resources for research, inquiry, collaboration, sharing, and more. One of the leaders in this field is Digital Promise. Who is Digital Promise?

10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class

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Just a disclaimer though, I am a high school math teacher, so a few of the tech-tools I reference in this post belong mostly in a secondary math classroom, but with a little elbow grease and ingenuity, there are ways to fit them into any K-12 math curriculum as well.

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Free Lesson Plans and Other Resources to Prevent Cyberbullying and Promote Online Safety

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She believes we need to teach students about digital safety “and how to make appropriate choices online.” At Learning.com , we work hard to do just that, by supporting educators with a positive, researched-based curriculum that offers a rich exploration of digital citizenship topics. A Safer Digital World As educators, it is our job to arm students to succeed in the digital community in which they’re growing up.

Teachers' Essential Guide to Teaching with Technology

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What is the best way to set up my classroom for device use? Are there benefits to allowing student phones in the classroom? How can digital citizenship lessons help me get the most out of teaching with technology? The Common Sense Media article " How much screen time is OK for my kid(s)? The classroom is a great place to model media balance. One way to do this is by encouraging students to learn how to use digital creation tools.

Reducing Online Security and Privacy Risk in Your School

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Student privacy and school security are growing concerns in schools that can have consequences from negative media attention to losing parent and student trust. Read your school’s social media guidelines and review your privacy settings.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Connect With the Learning Revolution Project on Social Media. The Learning Revolution, as a new project, could use some help building our social media presence and credibility. From the development of its Proficiency Guidelines, to its leadership role in the creation of national standards, ACTFL focuses on issues that are critical to the growth of both the profession and the individual teacher. How can we help kids make a better digital world?

Teachers' Essential Guide to Cyberbullying Prevention

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What lesson plans and classroom resources are available to address cyberbullying? Cyberbullying is the use of digital media (such as websites, apps, and text messages) to intimidate, upset, or harm someone. It's also harder to detect because so much of kids' digital media use is unmonitored by adults. Pay attention to what's happening for students socially at lunchtime, in the hallways, or in other areas of your school campus.

Messaging - Tool of Engagement or Weapon of Mass Distraction?

The Innovative Educator

That is the question for some teachers when it comes to allowing messaging (text or instant) in the classroom. A good start are the social media guidelines and digital citizenship responsibilities developed by students and teachers in New York City.