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129 Digital Citizenship Links on 22 Topics

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a long list of websites to address Digital Citizenship topics you teach in your classroom: Avatars. to promote digital privacy. Copyrights and Digital Law. Copyright and Fair Use –Common Sense Media video. Take the mystery out of copyrights –by the Library of Congress. Common Sense media. Brainpop Digital Citizenship. Digital presence. Digital Communications. Digital footprint.

Moving from digital citizenship to digital leadership

eSchool News

My motto and philosophy for my school library is “expect the miraculous.” Inspired by my favorite author, Kate DiCamillo, I encourage students and educators to keep their eyes open to the world around them to find the miraculous things that happen all the time. But this can be especially hard for educators faced with embracing new technology every year. Taking digital citizenship one step further. Modeling digital leadership.


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To Teach Digital Citizenship Effectively, Educators Say It’s Time to Unblock Social Media


This year, on September 27, 2017, the American Association of School Librarians made a point to encourage their members to raise awareness about “overly restrictive blocking of legitimate, educational websites and academically useful social networking tools in schools and school libraries.”. Teachers and principals also increasingly voice opposition to blocking social websites, noting that schools have an obligation to teach students how to use social media responsibly.

Social Media in the Library: 4 Top Ways to Promote Digital Literacy


The importance of media literacy cannot be understated. Nor can the value of social media as a teaching, learning, and publishing tool. Two principles inform why I engage with my students around social media: Digital literacy doesn’t just naturally develop any more than print literacy does, and. So, my students must have guided practice analyzing and using social media if they are to use it purposefully, productively, and safely.

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


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.

How students can safely search the internet


Many of us remember heading to the library to gather books and printed articles for our school projects. Libraries, of course, still hold a wealth of information, but now learners can go beyond the library walls. How educators can keep students safe on the internet.

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Social Media Ed, Sex Ed, & Digital Responsibility

The Daring Librarian

So having Library Journal use a version of this quote above in the Movers & Shakers article and having had my beloved School Library blog blocked this week has made me super sensitive to the challenges & responsibilities we have teaching our kids digital awareness and responsibility. People, teaching Digital Ed is not OPTIONAL. This Sunday the amazing Kathy Kaldenberg or as I follow her on Twitter@scsdmedia posted several excellent articles on social media.

How to Keep Kids Safe

The CoolCatTeacher

In this episode, Shannon Mclintock -Miller and I discuss current best practices about digital citizenship and online safety for kids. If you’ve ever taught kids who have their own smartphones, you know how quickly social media problems can escalate at school. Why every school should include digital citizenship in their curriculum. I’ve also included some of my favorite free digital citizenship education options.

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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. Social media is something students are going to explore on their own, no matter what. She’s author of the book Social LEADia.

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


You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. Social studies teachers will adore these!

From Banning to Embracing Social Media: #GovTechLive Names #NYCSchoolsTech Facebook Group & Twitter Chat Best in NYC

The Innovative Educator

The New York City Department of Education has come a long way since 2012 when I took a risk and criticized the city's conservative approach to social media. It wasn't long after that I was brought on to help New York City schools embrace social media for teaching and learning. We here at the NYC Department of Education use tweets to engage, enlighten, and encourage. Visit the article her e.

3 Ways to Make Digital Citizenship Part of Your Everyday Teaching

Graphite Blog

We often hear from educators who feel like they don't have the time to address digital citizenship in their classrooms. Or by the media specialist during library time? Sure, many schools find integrating digital citizenship as a stand-alone program within those classes works well and allows for clear and measurable implementation school-wide. However, digital citizenship skills don't have to be presented as targeted lessons.

How to Grow Global Digital Citizens

Ask a Tech Teacher

With the rise of online games, web-based education, and smartphones that access everything from house lights to security systems, it’s not surprising to read these statistics: In 2013, 71 percent of the U.S. 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. These are the global demands of digital citizenship.

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We Spent a Month on Digital Citizenship and Here's What Happened

Graphite Blog

Parents worry about what their children will find and do online, but schools can help students stay safe by teaching them the basics of digital citizenship. This is exactly what my district, Port Aransas ISD in Port Aransas, Texas, is doing: using the month of October to teach digital citizenship lessons at the elementary school, middle school, and high school. High school students got to create digital citizenship posters using Pic Collage , Piktochart , or Canva.

Becoming Digital Citizens in the Classroom

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. Jennifer Ehehalt, Pittsburgh regional manager at Common Sense Education, focused on full school community involvement in digcit practices.

How to Blend Learning with Play for a Kid-friendly Summer

Ask a Tech Teacher

Using the websites below, kids will think they’re playing games while actually engaging in the leading [mostly] free games and simulations in the education field. Here are two gamified options that can be tweaked to address any topic: Digital Breakouts — Players of all ages use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles that ultimately enable them to achieve a goal. The importance of reading to education success is well-documented.

The Problem With Expecting Student Access


Other classrooms provide instruction through Google Apps for Education. 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.

Essential Tech Tools for the History Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Christian Miraglia, former teacher and now education consultant, has suggestions for apps to help the history class: Essential Tech Tools for the History Class. Social media has over a thousand posts on how awesome it is.

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New Resources Supporting the Integration of Minecraft: Education Edition into Classroom Instruction Now Available from Discovery Education

eSchool News

SILVER SPRING, MD (Tuesday, May 3, 2022) — Discovery Education today announced the availability of a host of new resources designed to support the integration of Minecraft: Education Edition (M:EE) into classroom instruction. Discovery Education serves approximately 4.5

How Online Learning Can Improve Your Teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

Online learning has become not only a common alternative to physical classes, but a well-regarded change maker in the education ecosystem. Neither of these is a good solution and they certainly aren’t where the education ecosystem is headed. Communicate With Social Media.

What is the future you would like to create?

The Principal of Change

As my first form of business, I think that the library should go. My belief is that dealing with technology and social media is not something we can simply use “hope for the best” as a strategy. Dan Haesler wrote a great post on the notion that it would be crazy to teach driving the way we teach social media in many schools. Picture this… I have been appointed the new principal of your school.

10 Things to Think About Before You Post

The Daring Librarian

Common Core State Standards ) We''ve been using their Week in Rap news feature in our MHTV school TV studio since they landed on the hip hop education scene in 2008 ! So, when I heard that they were teaming up with the awesome Common Sense Media people, to put out a music video about Digital Citizenship, - I was SO excited! This video is good to use with both students and teachers about making good choices across all social media outets.

Encourage Creativity in the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

They also need to understand how to be social, how to create connections, and how to develop their creativity. All you need is a reliable supplier of educational resources, such as Springboard Supplies. .

8 Digital tools for engaging classroom presentations


Integrating presentations in teaching is an accessible way to bring technology to the classroom and make the best digital tools available. Digital tools for engaging classroom presentations. Read more: 4 Ways to promote collaboration in digital spaces.

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A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat

TeachThought - Learn better.

A twitter chat is an amazing resource for professional development AND gives educators the option to participate in their PJs, from the comfort of their own home! A twitter chat can help teachers develop their PLN—as they figure out whom to follow, find great infographics and articles, and connect with other educators locally and globally. Digital Literacy. Digital Citizenship. A Lesson Using Twitter must Have a Social Component.

Teens Now Turn to TikTok More Than Google — But Not for Schoolwork

ED Surge

Translated, it means that the video-based social media platform is biting into the search engine’s popularity. That makes it second only to YouTube in social media popularity. The educators we asked responded with a resounding—nope.

Library 2.017 Mini-Conference: DIGITAL LITERACY & FAKE NEWS

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our second of three Library 2.017 mini-conferences: "Digital Literacy + Fake News," which will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, June 1st, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Invited panelists and presenters will look deeply at the foundational relationship of libraries and librarians to media, information, and digital literacy. Please also join the Library 2.0

Project:Connect empowers young web makers to make the web a better place

Educator Innovator

On May 9, programmers, designers, educators and learning innovators came together in New York to hack for a better web. The Project:Connect hackathon — hosted by the MacArthur Foundation, Facebook, the Family Online Safety Institute and Mozilla — kicked-off this year’s Digital Media and Learning Competition. The competition brought together teams to develop prototypes for social tools, including apps, badges, and curriculum in pursuit of a better web.

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.


A delegation of educators traveled to Washington D.C. CUE members Pam Hernandez (SLOCUE) and Micah Studer (CapCUE) joined CEO Mike Lawrence and Legislative Policy Consultant John Cradler as part of the Ed Tech Advocacy and Policy Summit hosted by ISTE, CoSN and SETDA with support from SIIA, the Center for Digital Education and Discovery Education. Officials from the Office of Education Technology at the U.S.

What to Consider When Assigning Homework

Ask a Tech Teacher

To many, the shortfalls mean homework should be excised from the education experience. If you are committed to the value of homework, here are six suggestions for how to make it more aligned with student education goals: Make homework relevant. After all, isn’t that exactly what education is supposed to do — prepare students for life? In fact, almost all studies of successful educational programs reinforce the idea that students do better if parents are involved.

10 Ways to Rejuvenate and Learn This Summer

Cool Cat Teacher

Art Based Strategies for Literacy Instructions The Learning Science of Music Teaching Life Skills and Financial Literacy Shaping Global Citizens through World Crisis Education. Take a Social Media. You have to relate to educate.

On INFOhio’s light


INFOhio , Ohio’s PreK-12 Digital Library, knows how important it is to spread light–in knowledge and in leadership–by reaching out to the education community. The small, but mighty, INFOhio staff is composed primarily of former school librarians who work closely with many partners across the state, including regional Information Technology Centers, Educational Service Centers and Educational Technology Centers.

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Refreshing your on- and offline spaces with a bit of library eye candy


When it comes time for a bit of library refreshing, in the form of posters and bulletin boards, there are so many wonderful shared options. As I mentioned back then, every year, as we move back into our libraries and classrooms, we search for meaningful, inspiring, attractive visuals to fill our display cases, to grace our bulletin boards, to embed on our websites and most importantly, to engage and inspire those who visit. Social media inspiration. Common Sense Media.

12 Rules of effective Instructional Technology Coaching


Technology coaches usually have a Masters in Education, and are seasoned teachers who have taken their passion for technology to the logical next step, and become specialist coaches for instructional technology. Expect resistance: As a person passionate about education technology, you may be surprised by how resistant many teachers can be to the change. Think of interesting titles such as: Digital Citizenship for Today, Using Social Media to Teach or Mastering Emerging EdTech.

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Part 4: Facilitating Inquiry in the Classroom… Exploring Search Engines and Data Bases

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I will be at Alan November’s BLC19 in Boston (July) presenting workshops and sessions to support educators and students. The Social Media Search Engine. When educators ask students to search and find information on the internet… it is not to just get the answer. Sweet Search – Human Reviewed – It is owned by Dulcinea Media, a company committed to supplying students with a search engine that returns results that are accurate, reliable, safe, and understandable.

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Student Online Safety: A Son (and Mom’s) Perspective

Gaggle Speaks

Our story as a mother-son digital citizenship team began long before we created our combined @CurranCentral account almost a year ago. As an associate professor and the faculty member on record for a university’s educational technology program, my toddler was always an integral part of my teaching. We put these words into action and, as a mother/son team, we co-moderate Twitter chats on digital citizenship and student voice.

Cyberbullying Facts and Other Student Safety Concerns That Will Astound You

Gaggle Speaks

Students are creating an increasing amount of digital drama on social media, email, mobile apps and online collaboration tools. ” Diana Graber, co-founder of Cyberwise, an online resource for adults seeking to help kids be safe and productive online, started the webcast with some statistics and information about her middle school digital citizenship media literacy program called Cyber Civics. “It all starts with education,” she said.

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.


A delegation of educators traveled to Washington D.C. CUE members Pam Hernandez (SLOCUE) and Micah Studer (CapCUE) joined CEO Mike Lawrence and Legislative Policy Consultant John Cradler as part of the Ed Tech Advocacy and Policy Summit hosted by ISTE, CoSN and SETDA with support from SIIA, the Center for Digital Education and Discovery Education. Officials from the Office of Education Technology at the U.S.

Looking for Trusted Advisers? Look No Further

Ask a Tech Teacher

Today, I want to talk about podcasts, webinars, and screencasts of knowledgeable educators who quickly can become your trusted advisors on a wide variety of education topics. Social Media: @alicekeeler, YouTube. Alice Keeler is a Google Certified Teacher, New Media Consortium K12 Ambassador, Microsoft Innovative Educator and LEC Admin & Online and Blended certified. Books: The Teacher’s Guide to Tech 2017, Hacking Education.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

This is part four of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Way back in 2012, I chose “ The Platforming of Education ” as one of my “Top Ed-Tech Trends.” 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.