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How to Teach Social Media Safety

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All teachers agree that digital citizenship is essential knowledge for students whether they’re going onto college or a career, yet when I ask who in their school teaches it, they always shrug. Create a social media contract.

How Do We Teach Kids to Use Smartphones Safely?

The CoolCatTeacher

Digital Citizenship Spotlight From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Most students use smartphones with unfiltered access to the Internet. Schools and parents need to get smart about how they talk to kids about smartphones.

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Smartphones in the classroom

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In my summer digital citizenship classes, the biggest question I get is how to control student cell phone usage. It’s a smartphone that your students are using. Digital devices, especially smartphones and tablets, have become an appendage for schools.

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 research is the second wave in an ongoing study tracking teens' attitudes about social media; we released our original report in 2012.

7 digital citizenship resources for educators and parents

eSchool News

More children than ever have easy access to mobile devices at home and in school, making it critical to impart strong digital citizenship lessons to students. eClassroom News Featured on eSchool News Teaching & Learning digital citizenship

5 Home and Smart Phone Filtering Options for Parents

The CoolCatTeacher

Children with smartphones have unfiltered access to the Internet unless their parents make a decision to filter. Why Do Students Need Protection on their SmartPhones?

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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.

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It’s Not Digital Citizenship—It’s Just Citizenship, Period.

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Citizenship knows no boundaries. The civics lessons we teach our students outside of the digital arena apply to the online world and vice versa. As a classroom teacher and an instructional technologist, I struggled with how to find time in students’ already-busy schedules to incorporate digital citizenship, even though I knew it was important to teach. So I lost the digital. I hope you can begin to “lose the digital," too.

Tips for Successful Digital Parenting

The CoolCatTeacher

Should kids put up their smartphones and talk to each other and parents sometimes? Today, for Thought Leader Thursday, Weston KieschnickWeston Kieschnick @wes_kieschnick and I have a conversation about digital parenting. The challenges faced by parents in today’s digital age.

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. Google Cardboard costs like, what — $12 – and every kid has a smartphone.

Why schools shouldn't ban smartphones

Learning with 'e's

Many teachers are left wondering whether personal technologies such as smartphones actually have a place in education and what risks and threats accompany them. Progress within education is not a new dilemma, and has been discussed for generations.

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. Digital privacy is not a partisan issue, it’s an American one.

How Much Time Should a Student Spend At School?

The CoolCatTeacher

A Global Search for Education, Cathy Rubin, Post From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. In the age of electronic media, a school could be everywhere, or it could possibly be nowhere. Can social media consume less time?

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.

How to Grow Global Digital Citizens

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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. A good place to start an Internet education is: There are rules.

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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. So the goal of Help at Home was to help connect parents to their students’ digital lives. Use his research to educate yourself.

How to sharpen students’ critical thinking skills online

eSchool News

With smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices, students have 24/7 access to news, information, and opinions—not all of which are well-informed or well-intentioned. 21st Century Skills Digital Citizenship Industry Insights critical thinking digital citizenship hate speech social media

Sextortion: Your Students Are at Risk, Teachers Can Help

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Get Netsmartz, the free program to help educate teachers, parents and students. Educate yourself. The time to talk is when they get their smartphone. Today’s Sponsor: Netsmartz Free Teaching Digital Citizenship Course.

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.

Tweens & The Cell Phone Conversation

Indiana Jen

I feel comfortable telling parents that a child should not have their own device if they are younger than double digits. It would be easiest if I could tell parents that X age is the right age for their child to get a smartphone. A smartphone is a big responsibility.

What a Teacher Can Do About Cyberbullying

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Cyberbullying and aggression in schools can only promote a culture of violence and negatively impact education. A lot of innocent teasing happens in interactive media. Delete them from your social media contacts.

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.

3 ways to be a better digital citizen, online and IRL

eSchool News

note : Innovation In Action is a new monthly column from the International Society of Technology in Education focused on exem plary practices in education. It has become such a part of what we do and who we are that it become to be defined as a sort of “digitalcitizenship.

More Smartphones Than Usual: How To Deal with Teens and Phones After Winter Break

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While parents are rejoicing that kids are back in school, and they survived winter break, teachers and administrators might be noticing more students with smartphones. Preparing Students For Smartphone Ownership. Preparing A Classroom For A Smartphone Invasion. Educate yourself.

Weapons of mass deception?

Learning with 'e's

The media seems full of reportage on how social media carries content designed to deceive users. How much of these problems are actually the fault of the social media, and to what extent are Facebook, Twitter and other popular platforms actually culpable?

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

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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. A great collection of free, ready-made digital breakouts can be found over at Tom’s Digital Breakouts.

100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

Shake Up Learning

By the way, this resource is excellent for any Google for Education school that uses the Chrome browser, not just Chromebooks! Educators Resource Page – a resource page with tips and resources for educators, including guides to privacy and safety. Educator Resources.

How to teach your students to think before they post

eSchool News

But today, with smartphones, cameras, and social media everywhere, anything they do can be instantly broadcast and recorded—the good, the bad, and the ugly. Related: Digital footprint? Try digital tattoo, experts say. Digital citizenship lessons.

The Ethics of Technology

Tech Helpful

Educational technology LMS platforms are spending much money and man hours on creating safeguards against plagiarism. The easy access to information due to their smartphone in their back pocket does not make them truly knowledgable.just able to regurgitate facts.or I've done it, I've been asked questions regarding certain educational topics, I've quickly googled it and was able to sound knowledgable but in honesty, my level of comfortability wasn't there.

Do mobile devices stunt social-emotional skills?

eSchool News

As more of our lives are consumed with digital technology — social media, texting and smartphones — is it any wonder that our children are growing up with electronic gadgets as companions? I knew what Tessa wanted wasn’t a phone but a minicomputer — a smartphone.

21st Century School — How Technology Is Changing Education

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The technological advances of the past two decades have changed the world, and education is no exception. Students who use technology in the classroom perform better, and emerge from their educations better prepared for the challenges of adult life. Higher Education Has Changed, Too.

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. But cell phones can pose some social risks.

Education, Training Quell Online Sexting Concerns

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By Larry Graff, Education Daily® The advent of smartphones and social media has rapidly increased the prevalence of sexting incidents where students and staff have shared pornographic images through electronic devices. By educating students, staff, and parents about the dangers and consequences of sexting, you can take strides to eradicate negative online behaviors.

What’s all the buzz about Messenger Kids?

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When preteen kids see parents and older siblings thumbing away at social media accounts, they want to do it. Messenger Kids is a free video calling and messaging app designed for kids under thirteen to connect with others from their tablet or smartphone. More on social media.