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11 Projects to Teach Digital Citizenship

Ask a Tech Teacher

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. Kindergarteners should learn the essence of what it means to be a good digital citizen. More on Digital Citizenship.

Ann Oro: Developing A Digital Citizenship Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

Ann Oro helped her diocese develop curriculum standards for digital citizenship by grade level. Ann Oro: A Digital Citizenship Curriculum. Now she is working as Director of K-12 Instructional Technology for the 93 schools in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, and really working with their digital citizenship initiative. So today we’re going to talk about, “What should we be teaching kids about digital citizenship?”.

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5 Aspects of digital citizenship students must be aware of

Neo LMS

We have spoken before about what defines a good digital citizen , and today we will extrapolate some more on that definition to include some new emerging trends. To recap, digital citizenship encompasses the ability to operate and “be” in the online world in a responsible manner that demonstrates respect for others, as well as their rights to privacy and safety. Read more: DOs and DON’Ts of teaching digital citizenship. Use technology in a positive way.

Digital citizenship: a conceptual model for developing a K-12 curriculum

Neo LMS

Digital citizenship is essential for all people living in a digital economy. Since the economy shapes our lives and our communities, we cannot take part as active citizens in the important events around us without digital skills. I am not trying to demonize technology.

The 9 essential elements of digital citizenship

eSchool News

Every digital citizen should have these skills. To hear author Mike Ribble tell it, kids are entering school with some exposure to technology—meaning schools won’t be making a first impression. 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. Digital literacy: “Learners must be taught how to learn in a digital society,” Ribble writes.

3 Untapped Social Media Resources For Students

The Web20Classroom

Last week I laid out 3 Untapped Social Media Resources for Teachers. This week we take a look at how to leverage social networks for students. She is right in the heart of the age range for kids who use social media the most (13-18 yrs old). Our conversations give me a sense of how kids are using social media and her thoughts on using it for learning, or even if there is a place for it. And we have the data to back her up.

Common Sense Media digital citizenship refresh

NeverEndingSearch

As educators, we’ve learned to count on the research-based wisdom and guidance of Common Sense Media. Its a destination, always fresh with reviews of apps, video, books and more as well as advice for teaching with technology and outstanding curriculum. I recently sat down with Kelly Mendoza, Senior Director of Education Programs at Common Sense Education, who oversees digital citizenship curricular materials to discuss exciting curriculu m news.

Digital Citizenship & Data Collection

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

With all this use of technology and the notion that prospective employers and college admissions officers are researching applicants, students should learn how to be responsible digital citizens and consider the effects of their digital footprints. Students tracking their digital footprint could make for a horrifying or surprising project and very relevant in this world where social media puts one''s actions on full display.

6 Ways Teacher-authors Protect Their Online Privacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

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

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.

Get Started with Digital Citizenship in Your District

edWeb.net

How should an entire district begin teaching digital citizenship? In “ Roadmap to Districtwide Digital Citizenship Adoption ,” Theresa Ellington, Instructional Technology Manager at Life Schools Charter School in Texas, explained how she was able to implement a digital citizenship curriculum throughout the Title I district with limited time and no money, and shared lessons learned from the district’s first year using a digital citizenship curriculum.

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.

Technology is Here to Stay: Now What?

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He has some interesting reflections on technology’s place in education: Remember the days of Oregon Trail on the old Apple IIe’s or students drawing pictures with Kid Pix. Much has changed since technology has made inroads into education, and much has not.

The Top 3 Elements of Student Digital Citizenship

EdTech Magazine

The Top 3 Elements of Student Digital Citizenship. Now that we have technology in our classrooms, communities and homes, parents and educators are likely asking themselves, “How do we help children effectively use digital tools?”. As technology leaders, our goal should be to help our students become their best selves online. Digital citizenship is the answer. Some people even define it as knowledge in a digital age.

Which Digital Citizenship Skills Do Students Need Most?

Graphite Blog

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. This research gives a unique window into today's classrooms, including the challenges and opportunities teachers see in managing technology and using it to enhance student learning. Make news and media literacy education a priority. Model and encourage media balance in the classroom.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t “get” why technology is important, or know people who don’t, take a listen to understand and learn about transformative practices that work in education. This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. I wanted to talk today about why I think Teachers Using Technology are Super Heroes. Idea #1: Use Formative Data to Improve Learning.

5 Home and Smart Phone Filtering Options for Parents

The CoolCatTeacher

You know, parents may have a filter at home, and we may have a filter at school, but once they go on their data on their cell phone, typically they have unfettered access to the internet. Mike: Sure, and Circle will tackle that for you, so that even when they’re on their unfiltered data access, the content is still filtered. So, for example, I know that 20% of the time, they’re surfing and on social media, while 10% of the time they’re actually playing online games.

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World Password Day — It’s Today!

Ask a Tech Teacher

Passwords are now required to access websites, banking, email, social media, favorite shopping sites, chat venues like iMessenger, and even certain documents. Digital security protocols require I be more proactive with managing my passwords. Digital Citizenship security

A Free New Digital Citizenship Resource from Pivot TV and NAMLE

Educator Innovator

The National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) has partnered with Participant Media’s Pivot TV network to create, promote, and support a free, new digital citizenship resource for high school educators. Pivot has been a great home for creative digital and media literacy programming—including Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s HitREcord, which just won a NAMLE Media Literate Media Award at the NAMLE 2015 conference in Philadelphia.

Which Digital Citizenship Skills Do Students Need Most?

Graphite Blog

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. This research gives a unique window into today's classrooms, including the challenges and opportunities teachers see in managing technology and using it to enhance student learning. Make news and media literacy education a priority. Model and encourage media balance 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.

7 Easy Ways to Get Families on Board with Digital Citizenship

Graphite Blog

Whether you're teaching digital citizenship lessons on your own or are including them as part of a district-wide program, getting families involved and on board is essential. And teachers can help students navigate the digital dilemmas they face in and out of school. Depending on your school's community, parents' and caregivers' responses to digital citizenship may vary. Here are seven ways to get families on board with digital citizenship: 1.

World Password Day — It’s Coming!

Ask a Tech Teacher

Passwords are now required to access websites, banking, email, social media, favorite shopping sites, chat venues like iMessenger, and even certain documents. Digital security protocols require I be more proactive with managing my passwords. More on digital safety.

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.

7 Easy Ways to Get Families on Board with Digital Citizenship

Graphite Blog

Whether you're teaching digital citizenship lessons on your own or are including them as part of a district-wide program, getting families involved and on board is essential. And teachers can help students navigate the digital dilemmas they face in and out of school. Depending on your school's community, parents' and caregivers' responses to digital citizenship may vary. Here are seven ways to get families on board with digital citizenship: 1.

7 Easy Ways to Get Families on Board with Digital Citizenship

Graphite Blog

Whether you're teaching digital citizenship lessons on your own or are including them as part of a district-wide program, getting families involved and on board is essential. And teachers can help students navigate the digital dilemmas they face in and out of school. Depending on your school's community, parents' and caregivers' responses to digital citizenship may vary. Here are seven ways to get families on board with digital citizenship: 1.

Helping Learners to be Kind Online and Offline

Teacher Reboot Camp

Many children play social games, such as Roblox and Fortnite, and experience cyberbullying much more than we did in the past. Common Sense Curriculum – The Digital Citizenship lesson plans and resources by Common Sense are full of engaging ways to get students to reflect on the choices they make online. Citizen Science Projects – This is one of the student digital missions in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning with Missions.

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 Grow Global Digital Citizens

Ask a Tech Teacher

In fact, despite that the UN considers access to the Internet a human right, many adults and even more kids don’t know how to act as good digital citizens when visiting this sparkly and exciting world. In fact, over half of parents say it’s essential especially when looking at data showing kids don’t know how to stay safe or why they should (from Smart Social ): 92% of teens post their real name on their online profiles. Digital Citizenship webinar.

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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. Vicki: Today we are talking with Mike Daugherty @MoreThanATech , Director of Technology in Ohio. He also won 2016 Outstanding Technology’s Administrator of the Year for Ohio. So the goal of Help at Home was to help connect parents to their students’ digital lives.

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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Digital Literacy–What is it?

Ask a Tech Teacher

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. Here are a few of the definitions I found: “ the ability to find, evaluate, utilize, share, and create content using information technologies and the Internet. Social media.

Tech Helpful - Untitled Article

Tech Helpful

Now, as a high school student he chooses to be different than his peers when it come to social media. We, as educators, need to be speaking to students about using technology for human flourishing and the pitfalls of mindless surfing. This is a digital citizenship issue. I came to find a small piece of my identity in my skill at the social media game and therefore put a lot of effort into my online appearance.

Bullying and Cyberbullying: The Things You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

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. And it really isn’t as much about technology as it is about humanity. 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.

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