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The 9 essential elements of digital citizenship

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Every digital citizen should have these skills. According to a recent Common Sense Media’s study , 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. And about two in five children under the age of two have used a mobile device. But as a baseline, Ribble also outlines nine essential elements of digital citizenship that every student should know.

6 Ways Teacher-authors Protect Their Online Privacy

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If we humans aren’t giving away our personal information (as we do on FB, Tiktok, Instagram, Twitter and every other social media account), we’re having it stolen without our permission or knowledge and sold to those who mean us harm. Digital Citizenship teacher-author

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What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

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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.

A Gullible Population Is a National Security Issue

The CoolCatTeacher

It was a discussion about a digital literacy issue at the U.S. While this blog is based on verifiable data, some readers may be unhappy with my interpretation. Social media has not shown an ability to “self correct” perhaps because by its very nature, the responses can only be positive and thus, there is no self-correcting mechanism built into its algorithm. Social media is social but it’s also serious.

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.

Digital Privacy is a Civil Right

Indiana Jen

There has been a lot of talk in the news about the weaponization of social media. What is often not discussed in these arguments is the interconnectedness of social media and digital, data privacy. While a great deal of attention has been paid to hacked and/or misused information (such as the Cambridge Analytica fiasco ), the issues with digital privacy are much deeper than the lack of accountability by Facebook or Twitter.

How to Cope with Bullying

Ask a Tech Teacher

It includes not only websites, but cell phones, Nintendo, and Wii, as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites. Examples include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, and fake profiles. The best way to teach cyberbullying is as part of a unit on digital citizenship’s rights and responsibilities. Digital Citizenshi

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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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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.

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

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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. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses.

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

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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. Learn how to promote a healthy environment for students and faculty, including education on device safety and scenarios where they may be at risk; and how to work with local law enforcement to protect devices and data.

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.

The Problem With Expecting Student Access

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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. Do they have tablets or cell phones with data plans? She had high speed internet, but it came with a data cap.

How Parents Can Protect Kid’s Privacy and Safety Online

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When using a public network, your child is vulnerable to data theft and cyber-attacks. It’s highly possible that they venture onto websites that can access their data and use it for illegal activities. You need to understand the importance of data encryption while browsing online.

Digital Parenting BINGO

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when it comes to raising kids in the digital age. When you add a layer of technology to parenting, there are some additional items to be aware of and some “tools” you should have in your digital parenting toolkit. I created the Digital Parenting Bingo card as a way to easily show some talking points for parents that are dealing with either school-issued devices and/or personal mobile devices. Who are they sharing their data with?

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat

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If you are managing the chat or behind the scenes–you could use Tweet Binder to get data on the statistics of the chat. Mobile Learning. Digital Literacy. Digital Citizenship. A Lesson Using Twitter must Have a Social Component. Social Media Technology pd social media twitterA Teacher’s Guide For Creating A Twitter Chat In Your School. by Nellie Mitchell.

JotForm Reports–A Fresh Way to Energize Remote Learning

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You either already use JotForm (as do over 2 million others) or you’ve heard of it as the gold standard for forms creation whether on PCs, Macs, or mobile devices. Completed forms are shared via a link, social media, or integrated into DropBox, Google Docs, and other popular platforms.

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Educating for Democracy in a Digital Age in Oakland

Educator Innovator

Their effort, called Educating for Democracy in a Digital Age (EDDA), is focused on designing and researching new approaches that take up the expanded civic opportunity structures that digital media afford and doing so while still maintaining a focus that builds on the basics to support youth to develop strong academic skills. EDDA is an effort to respond to new research and developing understandings about how politics has changed in the digital age.

With JotForm, Summer Camp Registration Couldn’t Be Easier

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If you’re not familiar with JotForm , it is the gold standard for form creation whether on PCs, Macs, or mobile devices. Once the form is completed, it can be shared via a link or social media, or integrated into DropBox, Google Docs, and many other popular platforms. Camps and social development of youth. Plus, they encourage security in data collection and dissemination. Every school I know offers a summer camp.

5 Ways to Use JotForm Cards With Your Classes

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One of the fastest growing technologies in education is forms–to gather information, curate data, test students, and much more. There are lots of platforms available but for many, JotForm is the gold standard whether on PCs, Macs, or mobile devices. New questions can be dependent upon the user’s response to prior questions and completed forms are shared via a link, social media, or integrated into DropBox, Google Docs, and other popular platforms.

Today’s Meet is Closed. What are your Alternatives?

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For many, JotForm is the essential forms creation tool whether on PCs, Macs, or mobile devices. Completed forms are shared via a link, social media, or integrated into DropBox, Google Docs, and other popular platforms. From their dashboard, teachers can monitor who responds and how, display results anonymously on the class screen, and analyze data. It works on most platforms and all digital devices.

10 Options for Polls and Forms in Your Class

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Collecting class data, asking for feedback on activities, and pushing out quizzes used to be laboriously accomplished by passing out paper documents, collecting them as they dribbled in, and then collating the data into a spreadsheet where you could sort and shake to come up with the useful information. data on parents and students. Besides the ease of use and their digital nature, students love forms because they are anonymous.

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

Educational Technology Guy

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. In fact, explicit instruction in digital citizenship , online learning, and online safety may benefit students as they prepare for an increasingly digital future. In addition, many teachers use social media to engage students with academic content.

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! This can be done digitally with an accessible slideshow or clear instructions for students to begin working straight away. Extension activities would be something I think are easily done digitally - there’s so much out there.

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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. 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. If students bring their own devices to class, schools can’t possibly hold control over things like data security, software licences, malware and viruses, and safe browsing.

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Teachers' Essential Guide to Teaching with Technology

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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. You can also promote media balance by making sure students are actively using the technology as opposed to passively consuming media. One way to do this is by encouraging students to learn how to use digital creation tools.

6 Powerful Instructional Coaching Tools

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Tool #1: Mobile Technology. The first, and arguably the most obvious, tool for instructional coaches is some sort of mobile technology. It is important for coaches to have technology that is mobile, because your role as an instructional coach is mobile.

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10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class

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Nearpod is described as a mobile app that allows teachers to create and share interactive multimedia presentations in 1-to-1 device classrooms. Although this list is specifically being written for a math classroom, the nice thing about Nearpod is that they have a library of lessons that covers other subjects as well like ELA, Science, Social Studies, and even Digital Citizenship. and make it super easy for teachers to instantly gather student data on any given subject.

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What Happens When Teachers Connect

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Digital and social media have replaced the landscape for education. Everything–the tools, the audiences, the access to content, the data, the opportunity. You may be able to fool a few teachers that your students practice digital citizenship, or self-direct their own learning, or are doing amazing projects in the community. They learn to socialize their thinking. What Happens When Teachers Connect. by Terry Heick.

5 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Deeper Learning With Personal Devices

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If used intentionally, mobile devices can be an express pass to exploring beyond the walls of our schools. While this form of digital citizenship is a skill set we may not feel comfortable developing in our students, it is one that working adults depend upon for collaboration. To ensure educators maintain a professional demeanor while communicating with students, it's possible to use apps such as Google docs or Evernote rather than basic email/texting on mobile devices.

Learning Revolution Conference Schedule - Online and Free NEXT WEEK

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Mobile users will be able to connect to sessions by going to LearningRevolution.com on your mobile device. Online Faculty- Educational Technology Revolutionize Data Reporting to Revolutionize Data Use - Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D. Former Teacher, Site Admin, & District Admin) Teaching Another Country''s Culture With Mobile Devices - Harry G. Burton, English Language Arts Teacher 4:00pm Digital Citizenship: A Whole-Community Approach - Kelly Mendoza, Sr.

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

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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). Establish a digital repository of Internet filtering studies. Conduct research to explore the educational uses of social media platforms and assess the impact of filtering in schools. Digital Citizenship Curriculum by Common Sense Education.

Viewing Comprehension Strategies: Watching Videos Like You Read A Book

TeachThought - Learn better.

In lieu of these data, inter and intra-media interaction from texts, images, voice, video, and other existing and emerging digital and non-digital forms represents a significant opportunity for innovation and creativity. Books, twitter, YouTube, poems, text messages, Meerkat, tweets, and other physical and digital aesthetics all matter less in form than they do in function–all represent and enable nuanced idea expression. Identify media connections (e.g.,

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The Free and Online 2014 School Leadership Summit Starts Wednesday! (Full Session List)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We have gotten much more mobile-friendly , as there are Collaborate apps for iOS and Android, and the conference schedule and session links can be easily accessed on mobile devices by going to [link] from your mobile device or clicking on the "mobile schedule" link in the Summit menu. Reed 11:00am Making a Better World: Digital Citizenship Resources for K-12 - Kelly Mendoza, Sr.