Smartphones in the classroom

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In my summer digital citizenship classes, the biggest question I get is how to control student cell phone usage. It’s a smartphone that your students are using. Digital devices, especially smartphones and tablets, have become an appendage for schools.

Are Smartphones in the Classroom a Smart Move?

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Liz Kolb reflects upon how far cell phones have come since she wrote one of the first books on cell phones in the classroom. Are Smartphones a good idea? She is passionate about engaging students in education and leveraging learning opportunity through digital technologies.

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How Do We Teach Kids to Use Smartphones Safely?

The CoolCatTeacher

Digital Citizenship Spotlight From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Most students use smartphones with unfiltered access to the Internet. Schools and parents need to get smart about how they talk to kids about smartphones.

The 9 elements of Digital Citizenship your students need to know

Neo LMS

So, existing in this environment, working, learning, doing business, communicating just like we do in real life make us citizens of this digital world. As digital citizens, we have both rights and obligations and that is why learning more about the concept of digital citizenship is crucial.

It’s Not Digital Citizenship—It’s Just Citizenship, Period.

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Citizenship knows no boundaries. The civics lessons we teach our students outside of the digital arena apply to the online world and vice versa. As a classroom teacher and an instructional technologist, I struggled with how to find time in students’ already-busy schedules to incorporate digital citizenship, even though I knew it was important to teach. So I lost the digital. I hope you can begin to “lose the digital," too.

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

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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. By: Robyn Shulman, M.Ed.

The Digital Citizenship Curriculum: Digital Literacy, Cyber Hygiene and More

EdTech Magazine

The Digital Citizenship Curriculum: Digital Literacy, Cyber Hygiene and More. Like good hygiene, good digital citizenship is a set of responsibilities all internet users should practice. For K–12 students, lessons on how to use the internet safely and be effective online citizens are likely part of receiving any new classroom device. “We’re But, what exactly makes up a good digital citizenship lesson.

How to Keep Kids Safe

The CoolCatTeacher

Welcome to episode 296 of the Every Classroom Matters podcast. In this episode, Shannon Mclintock -Miller and I discuss current best practices about digital citizenship and online safety for kids. Why every school should include digital citizenship in their curriculum.

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Why schools shouldn't ban smartphones

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Many teachers are left wondering whether personal technologies such as smartphones actually have a place in education and what risks and threats accompany them. They bring their smartphones into the classroom, and will use them whether schools ban them or not.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

And while they can explore a wide variety of topics from the US Constitution to Ecology and Ancient China, I also like that you can assign these nonfiction texts at three different lexiles to supplement what you’re doing in the classroom. I could still go back in the classroom.

How to Teach Social Media Safety

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All teachers agree that digital citizenship is essential knowledge for students whether they’re going onto college or a career, yet when I ask who in their school teaches it, they always shrug. Lesson Plan for using Twitter in the classroom.

Connecting Parents to Student’s Digital Lives

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike Daugherty is helping connect the parents at his school to the digital lives of students. Connecting Parents to Student’s Digital Lives. So the goal of Help at Home was to help connect parents to their students’ digital lives.

100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

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The post 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Did I actually title this 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom? 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom. Storytelling is a great skill for any classroom.

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.

What a Teacher Can Do About Cyberbullying

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They play a central role in prevention as they are knowledgeable about what is going on in the classroom. 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.

More Smartphones Than Usual: How To Deal with Teens and Phones After Winter Break

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While parents are rejoicing that kids are back in school, and they survived winter break, teachers and administrators might be noticing more students with smartphones. Preparing Students For Smartphone Ownership. Preparing A Classroom For A Smartphone Invasion.

How to go Paperless in Your Classroom

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Every Earth Day, someone in your school, maybe the parent group, raises the question of WHY NOT a paperless classroom? To kickstart your paperless digital classroom requires a modicum of preparation. digital devices for students–Chromebooks, laptops, iPads, or netbooks.

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What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

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Most American teenagers have a smartphone. The number of teens with a smartphone more than doubled since 2012, from 41 percent up to 89 percent. Looking at only 13- to 14-year-olds, 84 percent now have a smartphone, and 93 percent have some type of mobile device such as a tablet.

How to sharpen students’ critical thinking skills online

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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. Monitoring students’ internet access in school won’t help them once they leave the classroom.

Teacher Support in the Digital-Blended Classroom

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I l ike Felicia Zorn’s summary of how that go-nogo decision really has become ‘get with the program’ Teacher Support in the Digital-Blended Classroom. We were the pioneers of the digital era. Now, children are digital natives.

Capturing Classroom Videos

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I haven''t really used videos all the much for flipping my classes because of accessibility and inequity with technology in the classroom, but now that those issues are close to being resolved, I am very interested in learning how to to add videos to my bag of tricks.

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Do mobile devices stunt social-emotional skills?

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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? I knew what Tessa wanted wasn’t a phone but a minicomputer — a smartphone.

What You Might Have Missed in June

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Smartphones in the classroom. Digital Citizenship Curriculum. 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.

Tech Helpful - Untitled Article

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This is a digital citizenship issue. I think my peers would be as surprised as I was to learn the ugly truth: Americans with smartphones, and especially young Americans with smartphones, spend a gratuitous amount of time on their devices.

32 Math Apps for a Rigor-infused Classroom

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Here are some great math apps for iPads and smartphones that add rigor and automaticity to your classroom: AIRR Math –student centered math activities in AIRR Math promote a strong, solid foundation for students’ success throughout their educational experiences.

Sextortion: Your Students Are at Risk, Teachers Can Help

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The time to talk is when they get their smartphone. Today’s Sponsor: Netsmartz Free Teaching Digital Citizenship Course. This free course is designed to help you teach the latest in internet safety and digital citizenship for your students.

4 Factors to Consider When Debating Cell Phones in Schools - Guest Post

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4 Factors to Consider When Debating Cell Phones in Schools Hilary Bird is a digital journalist who writes about the things that fascinate her the most: relationships, technology, and how they impact each other. But do phones have a place in the classroom?

Debunking 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom

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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.

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Virtual Reality in the Classroom: It’s Easy to Get Started

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I was thrilled when Amanda Ronan over at Teach.com suggested that she write a how-to for teachers on getting virtual reality started in their classrooms. If you order a few for your classroom and find yourself using VR more than you thought you would, order a few more.

New Ways to Gamify Learning

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Their approach is good but way down the SAMR pyramid to what can be done today, easily, in classrooms. All you need is a special app that loads onto a tablet or smartphone. Tom’s Digital Breakouts offer free games this teacher created and freely shares with others.

The Ethics of Technology

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The easy access to information due to their smartphone in their back pocket does not make them truly knowledgable.just able to regurgitate facts.or Recently being recognized as a Common Sense Media Certified Digital Citizenship Educator and dealing with some realities of access to Google images for elementary students has caused me to reflect on the ethics of technology usage. digital citizenship ethics responsibilities social media students teachers technology

We're Closing the Digital Divide. Now Let's End the Participation Gap.

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First some good news: the divide in access to digital devices is decreasing. School districts across the country are upgrading networks and integrating more classroom technology, and smartphones have become increasingly ubiquitous across socioeconomic lines. Educators are beginning to take note of a new problem: a digital participation divide. Previously, the digital participation divide seemed to revolve around access time.

How to Set Healthy Screen Time Habits: A Guide for Parents

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Through computers, smartphones, and tablets, we have a wealth of information at our fingertips that can be both entertaining and intellectually stimulating. Today’s children are digital natives, which means that they’ve grown up surrounded by technology from the time they were born.

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CSI: Salinas

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

A student''s smartphone or tablet does not have to just be used for a special occasion in the classroom. Students would create a digital portfolio of crime scene photographs, videos of witness'' testimonies, and/or scenes from the mock trial.

60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom

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60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom. Google Classroom is quietly becoming the most powerful tool in education technology. As such, it scratches the itch for many teachers in many classrooms right here, right now. 60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom.

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