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What Students Want Teachers—and Facebook—to Know About Digital Citizenship

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In some hands, social media tools are blights on society, tools for bullies and misinformation campaigns. Facebook and The International Society for Technology in Education, or ISTE, organized the event as part of their work with DigCitCommit, a campaign to promote digital citizenship.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

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This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. This is not necessarily something you might teach in a classroom, but it’s certainly something that’s relevant to every student and every teacher in our schools, and that’s social media. Social media is something students are going to explore on their own, no matter what. She’s author of the book Social LEADia.

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Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

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He has worked as a technology entrepreneur in a variety of different fields related to children’s media. Steve: Lucy’s our social media guru… Lucy: Yes there is. You can take them and travel digitally to other places. In her consulting life, she has led CoSN’s Leadership for Mobile Learning initiative, developed strategic plans and content for companies, provided professional development coaching to school districts, and presented at numerous conferences.

Becoming Digital Citizens in the Classroom

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Teaching students how to become digital citizens is essential as technology assumes a greater place in their lives. Learners with opportunities to think critically about what they see online; recognize the benefits and risks of sharing information; and balance screen time with other activities will become digitally aware and responsible. Co-developing an anchor chart with the teacher highlighting digital expectations, e.g., citing online resources, not surfing the internet in class.

The Problem With Expecting Student Access

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Birthplace of Apple, Facebook, and everyone’s favorite edtech company, Google. There is more and more pressure to eliminate as many non-digital learning activities as possible, both at home and in the classroom. Teaching in a rural area opened my eyes to the students who don’t participate in the digital world when they are outside of school. In an increasingly digitized classroom, it’s important to consider these tech-less students.

Four Steps to Help Students Develop a Healthy Media Diet

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With the proliferation of technology in school and at home, parents are looking for direction on how to keep their kids’ media habits in check. Librarians, who are often at the front lines of media and tech in schools, can provide that crucial guidance. The discussions shouldn’t focus on denying technology, though, said Michelle Cooper, Library Media Specialist, White Oak ISD, TX in the edWebinar “ Achieving Media Balance in a Tech-Immersed World.”

How to Use the Vaping and Juuling Trend to Teach Media Literacy

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Some point to the clever, social media-friendly ad campaigns and marketing efforts of Juul in the early 2010s. As Robert Jackler points out , these ads reworked and updated versions of tried-and-true -- and since banned -- techniques used by old-school cigarette companies. The following video, discussion guide, and activity are designed to help students build these key media-literacy skills. Teach the Clicks for Cash lesson from our Digital Citizenship Curriculum.

Edtech’s Blurred Lines Between Security, Surveillance and Privacy

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With safeguarding students’ online and physical safety as a top priority, schools are leaning on a variety of digital services. Last year, RealNetworks, a Seattle-based company, offered its facial recognition software to schools, and a few have pioneered the tool. To improve these systems, it comes as no surprise to Bill Fitzgerald, a researcher at New Knowledge, that some companies are offering such technology gratis. Social-Emotional Learning: The New Surveillance?

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Are Deepfake Videos a Threat to Democracy?

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Every day, teens engage with countless images and videos that have been edited or digitally altered. From simple Snapchat filters to short, lighthearted, or ironic TikTok videos, it's clear that young people are pretty savvy when it comes to consuming -- and creating -- manipulated media. And in a lot of ways, seeing altered media is just part of being online today. "Deepfakes are really the latest incarnation of manipulated media.

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Insta-Fame, Sell-Outs, and Selfies: New Digital Bytes Topics for Teens

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How do you make something like digital tracking, product placement, or consumerism fun and compelling to learn about? Better yet, how does can you get a teen to think deeply about how gender roles in the mass media influence their relationships and self esteem? Common Sense's Digital Bytes , a teen facing program, does just that. Teens learn from the experiences of their peers, then create collaborative projects with a library of new tools.

ISTE Librarians’ Takeaways (Crowdsourced)

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Our own Kristina Holzweiss shared the Wakelet on Wakelet she co-presented, as well as her blog post on library uses of the platform. Among the MANY items in my own digital tote is Denise Henry-Orndorff’s Periodic Table of Google Extensions. And there was Google Tools You Aren’t Using, But Should be in Your Library with librarian friends James Allen, Sherry Gick, Nancy Jo Lambert, Nikki Robertson, and Tiffany Whitehead. 10 reasons to use the library.

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A guest post from AASL’s Banned Websites Awareness Day Committee

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The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) designated the Wednesday of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Banned Books Week as Banned Websites Awareness Day (BWAD, pronounced bee-wad ). Its purpose is to raise awareness of how overly restrictive Internet filtering can impede student learning by blocking access to legitimate educational websites and participatory learning tools (including social media). Digital Citizenship Curriculum by Common Sense Education.

5 Must-Have Google Search Tips for Students

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For those of us who remember a time before the internet, using Google for research might feel strange -- like being thrust from the cozy confines of a favorite library straight into the Wild West of the web. Click the link to view our digital citizenship resources!

5 Must-Have Google Search Tips for Students

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For those of us who remember a time before the internet, using Google for research might feel strange -- like being thrust from the cozy confines of a favorite library straight into the Wild West of the web. It’s still best to combine Googling with other forms of research, like visiting a library or using an academic database. Say you come across a meme on social media and find yourself wondering, Did Abraham Lincoln really say that?

Media Literacy Resources for Classrooms

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Media literacy is a way for us to better understand our world and have our say in it. It involves understanding how -- and why -- a media message is constructed as well as its impact on the world. Jump down to a section Media Literacy Courses and Curricula. Media Manipulation.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

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This leads to the “innovator’s dilemma,” described recently in The Economist as “the difficult choice an established company faces when it has to choose between holding onto an existing market by doing the same thing a bit better, or capturing new markets by embracing new technologies and adopting new business models.” Increasingly formal use of social media by education institutions. Rapid change in the demands for media forms (e.g.,

?3 Types of Summer PD That Won’t Sacrifice Your Vacation

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Digital Citizenship. Learn more about the ways students—and teachers—can responsibly access, evaluate and use online resources and social media. Educational software company Vernier , for example, makes finding training opportunities as easy as searching by zip code. You’re bound to find several additions for your professional library.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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At the time, I wrote about the importance of APIs; the issues surrounding data security and privacy; the appeal of platforms for users and businesses; and the education and tech companies who were well-positioned (or at least wanting) to become education platforms. I was inspired, I think, to select that topic because talk of “platforms” was incredibly popular in Silicon Valley – it had been for a while – as companies strove to become “the next Facebook.”

Telestream Screenflow: An Podcasters Guide to Creating Professional Screencasts and Tutorials

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Throughout the entire digital media lifecycle, from capture to viewing, for consumers through high-end professionals, Telestream products range from desktop components and cross-platform applications to fully-automated, enterprise-class digital media transcoding and workflow systems. Telestream customers include the world’s leading media and entertainment companies: content owners, creators, and distributors. The company is privately held.

Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!

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will concentrate on causes and consequences as well as sustainable ways to avoid it and decode it as content and media prosumers living in the connected global village. DIRECTIONS: The presentation is available at the time given for interaction with global participants and before and after the event to view it and share ideas and reflections in comments as reflective feedback to help us grow as media literate citizens. Global Debates- Debate topics sourced from media headlines.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

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It’s taken on multiple meanings too: first used to identify the misinformation that had occurred online surrounding the 2016 election, it was later embraced by President Trump to denigrate and dismiss “the mainstream media.” It’s also an opportunity – surprise, surprise – for lots of folks to try sell us some sort of “digital literacy” product.). But blaming social media is too easy and too simplistic.