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6 steps to promote good digital citizenship for all students

eSchool News

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. They use these tools on their own terms and for their own reasons, many of which aren’t readily apparent to older adults who didn’t grow up with tablets and mobile phones in hand. Related: How to craft useful, student-centered social media policies. A 6-step digital citizenship plan.

Teaching digital citizenship across the whole curriculum

eSchool News

Teaching digital citizenship as a “one-off event” doesn’t lead to changes in behavior, experts say. According to Common Sense Media’s study “ Zero to Eight: Children’s Media Use in America ,” the percentage of children ages eight and under who’ve used a mobile device nearly doubled from 2011 to 2013, from 38 percent to 72 percent. What’s more, about two in five children under the age of two have used a mobile device.

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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. I think we’ve learned how to use social media in just a really positive way, and learned to communicate and build a global audience, and shared our learning, and learned with others.

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

techlearning

As teachers, we all have assumptions -- and likely some opinions -– about teenagers and social media. This week, Common Sense is releasing its latest research report, Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences , a deep dive into the social media habits of American teenagers. This research is the second wave in an ongoing study tracking teens' attitudes about social media; we released our original report in 2012.

Games Can Breed Uncivil Behavior. They Can Also Teach Digital Citizenship.

Edsurge

For most children, online video games offer an early window into social interactions with friends—and strangers. While social games foster collaboration and competition, they have also been home to hostile communities, where harassment and uncivil behavior can run rampant and make headlines. how kids act in games offers a glimpse of how they may act in other digital worlds—and the real one as well. Yet that’s not stopping efforts to create digital citizenship games.

Digital Citizenship: The Critical Call To Educate and Prepare 21st-Century Learners

EdNews Daily

We live in unprecedented times of great digital advances and innovation. Today’s youth are digital natives who are unaware of life without Internet access, instant communication, mobile phones and an abundance of on-demand information sitting in their pockets. Although this generation can navigate the digital world with ease, it is unreasonable to assume young people fully understand how to leverage technology for best possible outcomes. By: Robyn Shulman, M.Ed.

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

Graphite Blog

As teachers, we all have assumptions -- and likely some opinions -– about teenagers and social media. This week, Common Sense is releasing its latest research report, Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences , a deep dive into the social media habits of American teenagers. This research is the second wave in an ongoing study tracking teens' attitudes about social media; we released our original report in 2012.

How to sharpen students’ critical thinking skills online

eSchool News

With smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices, students have 24/7 access to news, information, and opinions—not all of which are well-informed or well-intentioned. In truth, we are flooded with a constant stream of information online, from legitimate news and facts to websites and social media posts taking sides in intense political debates. Monitoring students’ internet access in school won’t help them once they leave the classroom.

Do mobile devices stunt social-emotional skills?

eSchool News

As more of our lives are consumed with digital technology — social media, texting and smartphones — is it any wonder that our children are growing up with electronic gadgets as companions? A report on media consumption by the nonprofit Common Sense Media said teens spend an average of nearly nine hours a day using screen media, and children between ages 8 and 12 consume an average of almost six hours a day. debating the use of technology in the classroom.

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

Graphite Blog

As teachers, we all have assumptions -- and likely some opinions -– about teenagers and social media. This week, Common Sense is releasing its latest research report, Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences , a deep dive into the social media habits of American teenagers. This research is the second wave in an ongoing study tracking teens' attitudes about social media; we released our original report in 2012.

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

Graphite Blog

As teachers, we all have assumptions -- and likely some opinions -– about teenagers and social media. This week, Common Sense is releasing its latest research report, Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences , a deep dive into the social media habits of American teenagers. This research is the second wave in an ongoing study tracking teens' attitudes about social media; we released our original report in 2012.

Make your LMS a social learning platform

Ask a Tech Teacher

Vivek Singh, education professional and contributor to Ask a Tech Teacher, has some interesting ideas on using your native LMS as a social learning platform. Education, thus, has its roots in the earliest social interactions. We inadvertently learn from our daily social interactions, with most of our informal learning happens through online sources of information. What makes your LMS a social learning platform?

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Making Digital Citizenship a Key Component of Back-to-School Time

Graphite Blog

That's why we've worked with California Assemblymember Ed Chau to introduce a resolution, ACR 203, to declare October 16–22 Digital Citizenship Week. The goal of Digital Citizenship Week is to raise awareness about the importance of digital citizenship as a set of defined, teachable skills for kids in the 21st century. Interested in learning more about our advocacy efforts around digital citizenship and media literacy?

The Evolution of Civic Engagement

EdTechTeacher

Since one of the historical roles of public education is to prepare students for their role in our democratic society, a shift in civic engagement invariably means a shift in how we prepare students for modern citizenship. Anyone who has been part of a social network, or engaged in a google search, has been affected by personalized results and filter bubbles. The digital revolution has provided many new and enhanced opportunities for civic action.

3 schools where tech is enhancing engagement

eSchool News

Walk into a Cleveland County Schools classroom today, and chances are you won’t find a traditional chalk board or an old-school overhead projector, but instead, laptop computers and touch-screen smartboards. With technology at the forefront of education, classrooms are ever-evolving, and educators have begun to adapt and change their teaching approach to better suit 21st century classrooms filled with 21st century learners.

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Byte-sized Potential: Can Compassion & Citizenship Go Viral?

Teacher Reboot Camp

Often, you needed to be part of a certain social class, ethnicity, and profession. Individuals can take classes from MIT professors or connect with the greatest minds, like Neil Degrasse Tyson , through social media. In addition to having access to incredible learning, we have the potential to impact the world through social media. If our messages and digital behavior have an audience, then we need to make them matter.

Managing And Protecting Digital Identities

The Web20Classroom

Our digital identities are fast becoming, if they haven't already, how we are identified in this 24/7, internet-connected world. For many people that we encounter, both online and off, our digital identity is how we are seen and known. Therefore, we have to do all that is possible to take control of our digital identity and manage it constantly. As parents we are in control of not only our digital identities but those of our kids as well. It started with some tweets.

6 Tips I Wish I’d Known When I Started Blogging

Ask a Tech Teacher

What a wonderful shortcut to save-insert-find media you usually have to do. Then, you get into a rhythm: Jot an idea down as a ‘draft post’ using whatever digital device you like (mobile, iPad, laptop, computer. You have to pay attention to proper writing skills, be careful to not plagiarize content or media, be a friend to your ebuddies, be constantly and brilliantly inspired, and be a tech genius who can fix all those geeky things that make social media work.

Using Facebook Stories in the Classroom

Gaggle Speaks

” This is certainly true of the Stories feature on social media—made popular by Snapchat—which has recently been implemented by Facebook. Educators need to be able to refer to past content, in case students abuse the functionality and need to receive a lesson on Digital Citizenship. Years ago, I remember when parents and educators were more concerned about mobile apps that allow students to send and receive “temporary” communications.

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

NeverEndingSearch

SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. 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.

The Problem With Expecting Student Access

CUE

When flipping the classroom , for example, students gain knowledge away from the classroom through video, text selections, podcasts, etc., Other classrooms provide instruction through Google Apps for Education. There is more and more pressure to eliminate as many non-digital learning activities as possible, both at home and in the classroom. In an increasingly digitized classroom, it’s important to consider these tech-less students.

The Complexities of 'Belonging' in the Digital Age, Part 1

The Playground Advocate

We do seem to live in a time of social isolation in which we have fewer institutional options for finding our tribe while, simultaneously, we have many more individual options for doing so. There are still plenty of controversial ideas, and they are pitted against one another daily on cable news, in our mobile news feeds, and through social media. It may have never been more critical that we teach our students media literacy than it is today.

Maybe Not Tomorrow, but When?

The Principal of Change

In my own experience, I have seen more schools open up sites like YouTube, and encourage students to not only bring their mobile devices, but encourage them to use them in meaningful ways for learning. It should not be teaching plus a mobile device, but it should significantly change the way learning looks like in the organization.

Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens

MindShift

At least, it does in the social space. The tension between open, social learning and the formal, enclosed variety is becoming untenable. Today’s students often have more computing power in their pockets, on their mobile phones, than the PCs in the outdated computer lab–-but they are usually prevented from using it. There are (at least) six powerful motivations fueling learning socially. Projects, forums and social movements are often marked by a sense of playfulness.

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat

TeachThought - Learn better.

It is essentially a chat room, with everyone sharing and talking and hanging out virtually—discussing learning strategies, classroom management techniques, and technology. Mobile Learning. Digital Literacy. Digital Citizenship. Q2 (8:15) What new things have you discovered over the summer that you are excited to try in your classroom? A Lesson Using Twitter must Have a Social Component. Social Media Technology pd social media twitter

TOP TIPS for Classroom Management in the Digital Age

EdTechTeam

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! Something I really enjoyed about this book is the emphasis that it’s not about classroom discipline, and acknowledges that student behaviour hasn’t really changed all that much. The nature of classrooms has.

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EdTechSandyK's Top Five Posts of 2012

EdTechSandyK

I was largely incredulous that a school would even ask such a thing in the year 2012, and also sad that they were choosing to address problems by trying to bury them rather than attempting to work with parents and students to help them appropriately navigate our social media saturated world. The popularity of this post also shows that we''re all looking to learn from the early adopters in the iPad/mobile learning arena.

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Debunking 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom

Neo LMS

Not long ago, mobile devices were considered perfect for any past-time activity, and had no place in the classroom. There are plenty of concerns about implementing BYOD in the classroom, which makes many educators unwilling to plunge in this still new pool. Top 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom. Students can play games, watch stupid videos, browse inappropriate websites, spend time on social media, or catch up on the latest episodes of their favorite series.

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10 Ways to Use Thinglink in the Inquiry-based Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

I follow a lot of tech ed forums (like Larry Ferlazzo , Richard Byrne , and Alice Keeler ) as a way of keeping up with tech ed trends and what teachers are using in their classrooms. Before I get into those, let me back up and explain Thinglink: It is an interactive media platform that allows students to use multimedia content and links to share their knowledge and tell their story by tagging images or videos with hotspots that include additional information.

Adobe Spark — All-purpose Desktop Publishing Tool for the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Project templates include social memes, mini websites, narrated tutorials, presentations, reports, posters, how-to videos, and more. The desktop app gives access to all three in one spot while a mobile device requires the download of three different free apps. It works equally well on your desktop, laptop, Chromebook, Mac, iOS device, and mobile device and syncs between all with ease. Spark Post is intended for students old enough for a presence on social media.

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Protect, Deter, Recover: Data Risks in K12 Schools #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Protect, Deter, Recover: Data Risks in K12 Schools SXSWedu 2017 Panel Hosted by Absolute: Empower K-12 staff, parents and community by learning best-practices for digital citizenship, including device safety and security, cyberbullying and Internet crime. Digital Citizenship Schools and districts often have curriculum for digital citizenship, but it is just as often not implemented because it's not tested.

Q&A: Tarah Luster Explains How to Teach K–12 Students Digital Responsibility

EdTech Magazine

Q&A: Tarah Luster Explains How to Teach K–12 Students Digital Responsibility. With easier access to social media platforms through mobile devices, students are spending significantly more time online. The realities of social media, both good and bad, spurred organizations like Project B3 to step in to teach students how to participate online in a healthy, thoughtful and safe way. . We want to stay relevant because social media is constantly changing.

Citizenship for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

It is necessary to construct the building block of Citizenship within a classroom to better facilitate personalized learning. Teachers can purposefully help students understand the rights and responsibilities of a digital citizen. Each child has various traits that influence the development of their social personas, whether digitally or physically. Teaching and modeling digital age skills through technology can nurture the traits of contributing citizens.

Citizenship for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

It is necessary to construct the building block of Citizenship within a classroom to better facilitate personalized learning. Teachers can purposefully help students understand the rights and responsibilities of a digital citizen. Each child has various traits that influence the development of their social personas, whether digitally or physically. Teaching and modeling digital age skills through technology can nurture the traits of contributing citizens.

How teachers address cell phones in class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Protocols for these mobile devices have little in common today with how they were addressed a decade ago. Too often, school digital devices can’t connect, or can’t connect in the volume required to run a class. Because mobile devices are faster, it satisfies student curiosity and builds their passion to be lifelong learners. Fifth, students want to use digital tools. Mobile phones can do pretty much everything a computer can via apps and Internet access.

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