Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Digital citizenship education doesn’t work in a lecture format. Dr. Kristen Mattson, author of Digital Citizenship in Action talks about how they’ve integrated digital citizenship into all of their courses at her school and how you can too.

5 Ways to Teach Digital Citizenship (and the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship)

The CoolCatTeacher

What are the essential things we need to teach students about digital citizenship? How can we simply help them understand using examples and research (because we know lecture doesn’t work so well on this topic.) All of the nine topics that I like to teach begin with P: passwords, property, photographs, permissions, privacy, professionalism, permanence, and protection. Go to advancementcourses.com/give to submit your project today.

Ann Oro: Developing A Digital Citizenship Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

Ann Oro helped her diocese develop curriculum standards for digital citizenship by grade level. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Ann Oro: A Digital Citizenship Curriculum. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e314. They want it to be sticky.

[Free Digital Citizenship Webinar] The 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship

The CoolCatTeacher

On Thursday, May 10 at 5pm ET, join me for a free webinar on the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship. Digital citizenship is a range of behaviors our students must learn. In this webinar I'll teach you how! Check the link to get a recording.

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. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e245. Vicki: Today we’re talking to Mike Dougherty from Ohio.

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The Digital Citizenship Curriculum: Digital Literacy, Cyber Hygiene, and More

EdTech Magazine

The Digital Citizenship Curriculum: Digital Literacy, Cyber Hygiene, and More. Like good hygiene, good digital citizenship is a set of responsibilities all internet users should practice. For K–12 students, lessons on how to use the internet safely and be effective online citizens are likely part of receiving any new classroom device. “We’re But, what exactly makes up a good digital citizenship lesson.

The Digital Citizenship Curriculum: Digital Literacy, Cyber Hygiene and More

EdTech Magazine

The Digital Citizenship Curriculum: Digital Literacy, Cyber Hygiene and More. Like good hygiene, good digital citizenship is a set of responsibilities all internet users should practice. For K–12 students, lessons on how to use the internet safely and be effective online citizens are likely part of receiving any new classroom device. “We’re But, what exactly makes up a good digital citizenship lesson. How did the message make me feel?

4 fresh ideas for teaching digital citizenship sooner

eSchool News

So why do digital citizenship courses focus on middle school and above? Recently, I was reflecting on how we as parents and teachers account for all of our children when we are in public areas. Throughout my career, I’ve taught the use of technology to elementary students.

Bullying and Cyberbullying: The Things You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

We talk about targets, those who bully and how to respond when helping those embroiled in this situation. October is the month we work to take a stand against bullying, so this is a topic of emphasis this month for many of us. To learn more about Wriq go to www.texthelp.com/wriq.

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Virtual Valentines and 2 Other Cool, Easy Collaborative Ideas for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dyane Smokorowski talks about Virtual Valentines, the Awesome Squiggles Project, and a fun trip with teachers to the San Diego Zoo this summer.

Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Starting from a template that you’ve designed to guide your students through the project, they can collaborate or work together to explore, learn, brainstorm, and create. In this post, I’ll share how this app works and my thoughts on how you can use it in your classroom.

Kyle Pearce: How to Make Math Visual

The CoolCatTeacher

Kyle Pearce talks about how to make math visual for students. Discussing current theories supporting effective math teaching, Kyle helps us understand how to improve math understanding with kids who struggle. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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10 Digital Citizenship Resources: The Web in the Classroom…Part 3

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the third article in a series devoted to facilitating proper student internet interaction in the classroom. This classroom might be 1 to 1 or might be using technology to leverage student centered learning. January is a great time to travel to Orlando and FETC.

10 More Digital Citizenship Resources: The Web in the Classroom…Part 4

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the fourth article in a series devoted to facilitating proper student internet interaction in the classroom. This classroom might be 1 to 1 or might be using technology to leverage student centered learning. January is a great time to travel to Orlando and FETC.

Determining “Just Right” Digital Citizenship Lessons for Kids

Gaggle Speaks

Before I became an instructional technology facilitator, I was an early elementary school teacher. A great portion of my time was allotted to reading instruction. One critical skill that I taught students, as well as their parents, was how to choose a “just right” book—one that wasn’t too easy or too hard but was perfectly matched to an individual’s reading interests and abilities. I would first ask a child to look at the cover of a book.

Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards and Flipgrid Reading Circles

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn more about how Laura’s classroom has become more modern and simplified with these valuable tools. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e317. See Hyperdocs: How To’s and Tips for Teachers. How does that work?

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How LA Unified Cultivates Districtwide Digital Citizenship

Graphite Blog

Not long ago, the term "digital citizenship" connoted cyberbullying, privacy, safety, and security. Over the years, the term has grown to encompass so much more, such as empowerment, community, and collaboration. Much like the term has continued to evolve, the Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LA Unified) efforts, known as #DigCitLA , have expanded with the growth of digital citizenship awareness.

Wanda Terral: 5 Ways to Help Kids Understand Digital Safety Without Scaring Them To Death

The CoolCatTeacher

Safe experiences with monitoring and support can help children understand digital safety. In today’s show, Wanda Terral talks about how to help kids understand digital safety. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e305.

Kayla Delzer: 3 Ways to Promote Student Leadership in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Kayla Delzer motivates us to relinquish control and empower students with three powerful examples. From student-led social media to students calling parents with score reports and student-led conferencing, these three ideas can help empower students in your classroom. It has to be kind.

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Digital Leadership with Students and Social Media featuring Jennifer Casa-Todd

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Jennifer Casa-Todd @JCasaTodd opens our minds to social media leadership with students. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. For information on the guests and items mentioned in this show, scroll down to the bottom of this post. What is digital leadershp?

Infographics in Education with Eileen Lennon

The CoolCatTeacher

Today, infographic pro, Eileen Lennon, shares how she uses infographics, creates them, and why they’re such a powerful tool. To join the celebration, tune into the Twitter chat with me, fellow teachers, and the CME Group’s chief economist on April 26th at noon Eastern Time, using #PowerofEcon.

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Engage Your Community with Parent Digital Citizenship Academies

Graphite Blog

Many of our parents don't have a lot of exposure to technology -- beyond their cellphones -- in their daily lives. That's why it's incumbent upon us as educators to educate our whole community on this new area of knowledge, not just our students. It's opened up the door to conversations we wouldn't have otherwise been able to have." And so we created the Digital Citizenship Parent Academies to fill this space for parent and family education.

Engage Your Community with Parent Digital Citizenship Academies

Graphite Blog

This article is part of Common Sense Education's Teacher Voices series, which provides a platform for diverse perspectives on teaching in the digital age. Many of our parents don't have a lot of exposure to technology -- beyond their cellphones -- in their daily lives. That's why it's incumbent upon us as educators to educate our whole community on this new area of knowledge, not just our students. All they had to do was give us a date, time, and location.

5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology. These creative ways will help you think about how to help children, particularly those who struggle with handwriting and typing. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

How to Build Your PLN

Ask a Tech Teacher

’ You might even understand the purpose of a PLN–to provide educators with a collaborative learning environment–but think you don’t need one, or staff development provided by your school is all you can handle. According to D. How to build a PLN.

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7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about global Kahoots, how she tweets with her class and more global collaborative techniques in this show. Automatically transfer grades into any digital grade book. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. We were both participating, and I was new to the second grade.

Helping Learners to be Kind Online and Offline

Teacher Reboot Camp

I like to focus on getting students to spread kindness and feel the benefits of being kind versus being mean to others. To help students reflect more on how their words and actions impact others our objective this month is, “How to be kind online and offline!”

Creating an Elementary Tech Team

Tech Helpful

For a couple of years I've been trying to figure out a way to have an elementary tech team.I wanted an opportunity to mentor a few "go to" kids that have a natural bent towards all things techie. Lesson one was all about digital citizenship.

How to Teach STEM Every Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

Science is our natural world, from the land we live on to the oceans and space we aspire to visit. It’s the weather that changes our picnic plans to the natural disaster that destroyed a town in our own state. According to the U.

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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. The high school principal asked specifically that issues relating to social media be addressed.

How to Prepare for the SAT

Ask a Tech Teacher

For many, it represents a last desperate attempt to qualify for the college of their dreams. I’ve based my selections on the following criteria: ease of use — accounts are easy to set up with access to both the site and materials quick and intuitive.

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How to Teach Mouse Skills to Pre-Keyboarders

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many students enter kindergarten with a basic knowledge of digital devices like iPads and smartphones, but this rarely includes the use of a mouse. These are not intuitive, starting with how to hold the mouse. Students pick one of three games to practice basic mouse skills.

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Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Go to globaleducationconference.com to join in. Today we talk about the conference, what people can expect from the conference and how to sign up. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. For guests and hyperlinks to resources, scroll down.

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. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. So how hard is it?

Teach Them Kindness

Teacher Reboot Camp

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! Teaching citizenship isn’t an additional part of the curriculum. These skills are important for their development and necessary to be successful in life. Subscribe for FREE to receive regular updates!

The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Today he reflects on the implications for educators and how he’s talking about the Cambridge Analytica scandal with other educators. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout for 20% off any course. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

How to Qualify Online Tutoring Services

Ask a Tech Teacher

At some point in your child’s education journey, you’re going to feel the need for tutoring. She lives in Illinois with her two-year-old Bridgette (who already knows how to count from one to ten) and a pet dog. Request to Interview the Tutor.

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Teach Them Kindness

Teacher Reboot Camp

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! Teaching citizenship isn’t an additional part of the curriculum. These skills are important for their development and necessary to be successful in life. Subscribe for FREE to receive regular updates!

How to Teach the Human Body and 16 Sites to Help

Ask a Tech Teacher

For many, study of the human body starts in second grade with an introduction to what’s inside that stretchy, durable skin that coats our bodies. This lesson plan, though, adds a few digital native twists. Click to view slideshow. How the Body Works.

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Elementary Technology Favorites by Grade Level

Tech Helpful

Recently one of our fifth grade teachers, Alice Sikkema, was chosen to present in the poster sessions at Georgia Education Technology Conference (GaETC). One of the things shared was the list of "tried and true" technology usage by grade level at our elementary school.