Ann Oro: Developing A Digital Citizenship Curriculum

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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?”.

Essential Guide to Digital Citizenship for CIPA and E-Rate

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What does E-rate have to do with digital citizenship? What does E-rate have to do with digital citizenship? The connection between E-rate and digital citizenship may not seem obvious at first. E-rate is complicated.

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How LA Unified Cultivates Districtwide Digital Citizenship

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Not long ago, the term "digital citizenship" connoted cyberbullying, privacy, safety, and security. 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. Digital citizenship can effectively become part of the curriculum when teachers are comfortable in weaving it through their instructional practices.

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

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In this post I would like to introduce 10 more resources that are available for facilitating proper digital citizenship in the classroom. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. 10 More Digital Citizenship Resources: The Web in the Classroom…Part 4 ( https://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com/ ). 10 Digital Citizenship Resource: the Web in the Classroom… Part 3.

5 Home and Smart Phone Filtering Options for Parents

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We sent her the password, and she hopped on, and the minute she hopped on, my filtering policy started to take effect. So as we’re responsible adults, raising children in a digital age — particularly with things like the dark web out there, from my perspective there are just a lot of things that kids are not ready for yet. 5 Idea Friday All Grades Chromebooks Digital Citizenship Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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Bullying and Cyberbullying: The Things You Need to Know

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I think we need to remember that there’s a digital component now to leadership and citizenship. A youth advocate with more than 20 years’ experience researching, writing and speaking about young digital media users, Anne has served on three national task forces on Internet safety and currently serves on the Trust & Safety advisory boards of Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat.

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Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

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You can take them and travel digitally to other places. Currently an education consultant advising a variety of organizations, Lucy Gray previously taught elementary grade levels in Chicago Public Schools and middle school computer science at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. She also has worked at the University of Chicago’s Urban Education Institute and the Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education.

Understanding The Deep Fake: A Troubling Trend

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In 2013-2015 he taught 4th and 5th grade STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) at Independence Elementary in Yukon Public Schools in Oklahoma. He is the author of several books on effectively using digital technologies to communicate and assess learning. His “ Mapping Media to the Curriculum ” book series and digital literacy framework focuses on helping students “show what they know” with media and create digital portfolios.

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Do mobile devices stunt social-emotional skills?

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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? The film, “Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age,” was made by parent and physician Delaney Ruston when she was confronted with the question of whether to purchase a smartphone for her 12-year-old daughter, Tessa. “It Digital Citizenship McClatchy

Tech Helpful - Untitled Article

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Digital Citizenship Toolbox Yesterday, I had the opportunity to talk with third graders about digital citizenship. I love talking about digital citizenship with elementary students because it is such an easy age to influence them to be good digital citizens. This year I changed by “Digital Citizenship Toolbox” to have items that compliment the 9 Elements of Digital Citizenship.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Two Week Calendar Wednesday, March 25th at 4pm Common Sense Media Webinar: Chat and Digital Citizenship , Join us live as we review the newest Remind feature, Chat, and strategies to implement it in your classroom and school community. Adam Welcome , elementary school principal and Remind Advisory Board member from Martinez, California, will share best practices for Chat as well as tips for using Remind''s Scheduled Messages, Attachments, Stamps, and more!

How to Help Kids in Poverty Succeed in Life and Learning

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One of the schools that I taught at, Cooke Elementary, had a 98% free and reduced lunch and served most of the kids in the city that were homeless because it was a school on the beach. There’s courses about digital citizenship, connected learning. Administrators All Grades All Subjects Policy Makers Poverty Social Emotional Learning Society and Ethics Teachers Thought Leader Thursday

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Yes, Kinder CAN Use Chromebooks!

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This book is loaded with practical, use-tomorrow lesson ideas, learning activities powered by G Suite, and proven strategies that will not only help transform elementary classrooms but also open your mind to what’s possible in K-12 education. You will learn how to get everything set up in your classroom for success, including the dreaded login process, device handling, digital citizenship, and workflow. See: Copyright Policy.

4 Steps towards digital wellness for students

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As Oxford professors put it , “The debate over digital technology and young people needs less shock and more substance”. This type of data can help educators, parents, or policy makers better understand how students interact with technology, particularly how to create a healthy relationship with it. What is digital wellness? Why we need digital wellness in schools. Read more: Digital literacy vs. Computer literacy: Students need to develop both.

Teacher Support in the Digital-Blended Classroom

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I l ike Felicia Zorn’s summary of how that go-nogo decision really has become ‘get with the program’ Teacher Support in the Digital-Blended Classroom. We were the pioneers of the digital era. Now, children are digital natives. There are countless strategies and resources at your fingertips, but this article will spotlight the importance of digital teacher support for your blended learning environment.

LAUSD Making a Comeback with Instructional Technology

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One way in which the district is addressing these challenges is through “practitioner schools” where teachers can share best practices and lessons learned on a digital platform. Finally, the district will focus on cultivating a culture of digital citizenship that supports college and career success for all learners. In practice, ITI will support 20 schools in each local district to become Common Sense Education (CSE)-Digital Citizenship Certified each year.

How to Build Your PLN

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Through virtual colleagues, you know what’s important in their corner of education, how they handle digital textbooks, what they do about students who don’t have an internet connection at home, and where to get a grant for a 3D printer or class set of Chromebooks. That way, people who visit will not have to wade through your kid’s soccer game and the unseasonably warm weather in Florida to find out how to build an Acceptable Use Policy.

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Three Digital Equity Leaders Call to Action for Students Without Home Internet Access

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The Student Access to Digital Learning Resources Outside the Classroom Report , by the Department of Education, identified the three main causes of digital inequity as access and cost of high speed broadband and the lack of understanding by school families as to the importance of internet to support their students’ education. Bearden, “There is no silver bullet for addressing digital equity in school communities.” 1 at the elementary level.

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

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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. The work of Denise Hardoy, middle school science teacher and CUE member, from San Antonio Elementary School in Lockwood was highlighted.

Must Read Educational Sites for Summer – from Jennifer Carey

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They cover topics from professional development to digital citizenship initiatives. They may cover school policies, digital equity, or teacher pay disparities. Meghan Zigmond – Meghan is an elementary school teacher whose blog primarily focuses on iPads, but there are a lot of tools that you can employ with different tools. This post first appeared on Free Technology for Teachers.

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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How New Research on Kids and Media Can Inform Your Teaching

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For teachers, this big-picture perspective can help inform classroom management, teaching strategies, content choices, homework policies, and much more. It's never too early to start teaching digital citizenship skills. If you thought digital citizenship instruction was just for middle and high school teachers, think again. Resources to try: K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum ? Digital Passport™?.

The Internet Can Be a Force for Good. Here’s How.

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And of course, today’s kids still hear all these messages, too, but they live in a world that is so much more complicated than in years past because they’re so steeped in today’s digital landscape. All of this amounts to what is essentially a new frontier in society, and it’s often called “digital citizenship.” According to Curran, digital citizenship is less about a list of online dos and don’ts and more about promoting social responsibility and human connection.

Teachers' Essential Guide to Cyberbullying Prevention

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Cyberbullying is the use of digital media (such as websites, apps, and text messages) to intimidate, upset, or harm someone. It's also harder to detect because so much of kids' digital media use is unmonitored by adults. School, district, and/or state policies might dictate what actions you take once you've verified that cyberbullying has in fact occurred. Advocate for a school- or district-wide digital citizenship program. What is cyberbullying?

The 4 essential elements of any successful one-to-one program

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This roadshow was held at representative elementary, intermediate, and high schools in the district, and students “road tested” a variety of mobile devices and gave feedback about selection. Digital citizenship for students. At school meetings held for parents, this information also included a review of the district’s mobile device use policy, and parents were given the opportunity to choose whether or not their child would bring the mobile device home to extend learning.

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

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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. The work of Denise Hardoy, middle school science teacher and CUE member, from San Antonio Elementary School in Lockwood was highlighted.

Program Combatting Privacy and Tech Overuse Encourages Students to Take Control

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Parents need to learn what privacy really means in the digital world. Reputational Harm and Digital Footprint. Here, the conversation centers around students’ digital footprints and a healthy technology balance. Again, the presenter doesn’t lecture the parents and tell them to keep their kids offline; the presenter will acknowledge the good in the digital world, like communication and access to information. edWeb Blog digital literacy Social Media Technology

PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

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I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. Perhaps a digital learning journal could be employed to promote reflection. In a Blended Learning Environment the physical and digital classroom become integrated.

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State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

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SETDA’s latest research, Navigating the Digital Shift 2018: Broadening Student Learning Opportunities , highlights how state policies are supporting the transformation to digital learning. Many states provide guidance for the implementation of digital materials in districts to help ensure that they are available to all learners. Of course, schools can’t make the switch to digital overnight. The district is also a Digital Citizenship Certified District.

Putting the “T” in STEM! 60+ Resources for Teaching Children with Technology!

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They also love technology, but we must ensure that children learn early on balance and digital safety. Currently, I am the Computer and Technology Teacher for over 450 elementary students at a STEM Charter School. Remember to ask parent permission and have a Digital Use Policy signed by parents and students when integrating technology. Buncee to create digital stories, digital posters, and more! 3D printing with elementary students?

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10 Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning

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For elementary, this may be an all-subject checklist. Learn more about Digital Differentiation with Google Classroom here. TIP : When discussing the use of student posts and comments, use this as a teachable moment to discuss online etiquette and digital citizenship skills. See: Copyright Policy. The post 10 Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning appeared first on Shake Up Learning.

Teachers' Essential Guide to Cyberbullying Prevention

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Cyberbullying is the use of digital media (such as websites, apps, and text messages) to intimidate, upset, or harm someone. It's also harder to detect because so much of kids' digital media use is unmonitored by adults. School, district, and/or state policies might dictate what actions you take once you've verified that cyberbullying has in fact occurred. Advocate for a school- or district-wide digital citizenship program. What is cyberbullying?

Teachers' Essential Guide to Cyberbullying Prevention

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Cyberbullying is the use of digital media (such as websites, apps, and text messages) to intimidate, upset, or harm someone. It's also harder to detect because so much of kids' digital media use is unmonitored by adults. School, district, and/or state policies might dictate what actions you take once you've verified that cyberbullying has in fact occurred. Advocate for a school- or district-wide digital citizenship program. What is cyberbullying?

Why Teachers Should Be on Social Media

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You’ll build digital citizens. Digital citizenship is one of the most important skills for 21st-century learners to be aware of, yet too often, we don't see it as our role to teach students how to behave online. I use one profile because I want to model good digital citizenship, demonstrate appropriate social media use for students, and still be an authentic person for students online. Subscribe to our weekly Digital Classroom newsletter

The 2018 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K-12 IT Blogs

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In the digital age, using your voice has taken on a whole new meaning. He's a writer, technology enthusiast, social media lover and all-around digital guy. The target audience is obviously their own educators, but IT teams at other school districts can take notes from FCPS’s IT team on how to digitally engage their own educators. The organization’s blog offers useful insights and advice on classroom technologies, digital citizenship, personalized learning and more.

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