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11 Projects to Teach Digital Citizenship

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Learning has no temporal or geographic borders and is available wherever students and teachers find an Internet connection. This vast landscape of resources is offered digitally, freely (often), and equitably (hopefully), but to take that cerebral trek through the online world, children must know how to do it safely, securely, and responsibly. Best practices now suggest that instead of cocooning students, we teach them to be good digital citizens , confident and competent.

12 Great Lesson Plans for Internet Safety

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Educators' approach to internet safety in the classroom has changed as the technology and our use of it continues to evolve. In the past, digital citizenship lessons on internet safety focused more on dos and don'ts, like do create safe passwords and don't talk to strangers online. Below are the best internet safety lesson plans for students in grades 3–8. 3rd Grade Internet Safety Lesson Plans Password Power-Up.

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23 Great Lesson Plans for Internet Safety

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Educators' approach to internet safety in the classroom has changed as the technology and our use of it continues to evolve. In the past, digital citizenship lessons on internet safety focused more on dos and don'ts, like do create safe passwords and don't talk to strangers online. Below are the best internet safety lesson plans for students in grades K–12. 1st Grade Internet Safety Lesson Plans Pause & Think Online.

What a Teacher Can Do About Cyberbullying

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Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Cassie Phillips, is a consultant and internet security expert. You’ll enjoy her latest article on how to address cyberbullying with your students: Cyberbullying refers to a situation in which a teen, preteen or child is embarrassed, humiliated, harassed, threatened, tormented or otherwise targeted by another on interactive technology such as smartphones or social media. A lot of innocent teasing happens in interactive media.

Which Digital Citizenship Skills Do Students Need Most?

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Digital citizenship has emerged as a top priority in U.S. In fact, six out of 10 educators are teaching some kind of digital citizenship skill every month. Though digital citizenship encompasses a range of skills and habits of mind, we've observed that often teachers and schools design digital citizenship instruction with a protectionist approach, emphasizing anti-cyberbullying education and internet safety.

World Password Day — It’s Today!

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On January 1, 1983, when the Internet was invented, mankind agreed to a binary choice: Invent passwords or forever regret their absence. Digital security protocols require I be more proactive with managing my passwords. Digital Citizenship security

Which Digital Citizenship Skills Do Students Need Most?

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Digital citizenship has emerged as a top priority in U.S. In fact, six out of 10 educators are teaching some kind of digital citizenship skill every month. Though digital citizenship encompasses a range of skills and habits of mind, we've observed that often teachers and schools design digital citizenship instruction with a protectionist approach, emphasizing anti-cyberbullying education and internet safety.

How to Grow Global Digital Citizens

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population age 3 and over used the Internet. 94% of youth ages 12-17 who have Internet access say they use the Internet for school research and 78% say they believe the Internet helps them with schoolwork. 87% of parents of online teens believe that the Internet helps students with their schoolwork and 93% believe the Internet helps students learn new things. A good place to start an Internet education is: There are rules.

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Bullying and Cyberbullying: The Things You Need to Know

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Ann: Well, I think that it’s really important to be clear that it’s far from the epidemic that we sometimes hear about in the news media. Ann: And usually it involves school, right, because most of kids’ waking hours and most of their social lives revolve around school. And once you block, sometimes you lose all that data… so you can’t say and show what’s happening. ’s new social media helpline for schools.

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Are You R.E.A.D.Y. as a School to be Good Digital Citizens

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Blended and personalized learning with digital tools has flooded classrooms, but most teacher-prep programs do not incorporate digital citizenship as requirements for teacher certification. This leads to a cross roads of districts pushing digital learning into schools with teachers who may not be trained in the use of safe online instruction and hence the problem of a fear of the internet. Then empower students with strategies to be good digital citizens.

Why Student Creation is the Hardest/Best Form of Assessment

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These creative projects tend to be the ones students choose to share via digital portfolios or as part of applications to internships or even college. Usually this includes reaching out to our networks, crunching numbers and data, and consulting academic/scholarly suggestions. She’s also the Director of K-12 Education for ConnectSafely.org – internet safety non-profit in Palo Alto, California – a FutureReady Instructional Coach, ASCD Emerging Leader, and EdSurge Columnist.

10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

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Internet Search and Research - educators need to know how to do a proper internet search, using search terms and modifiers. They also need to be able to teach proper internet search skills to their students, no matter what class they are teaching. Teachers should also know how to use things like digital calendars, to-do lists, note taking apps, and more to get organized and get digital. Using the web and social media with students, share proper use with them.