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5 Things About Effective Digital Citizenship You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike Ribble on episode 460 of the 10-Minute Teacher Mike Ribble, a digital citizenship expert, shares five important things every educator should know about digital citizenship. Join me on Tuesday, March 26 at 4 pm ET for a free webinar, 5 Ways to Help Teachers Progress in Their Use of Technology. Mike Ribble – Bio As Submitted Dr. Mike Ribble has been writing, speaking and creating information related to digital citizenship for 15 years.

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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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. She argues that we’re limiting students when we don’t let them lead using social media. Jennifer is the author of Social LEADia. Social LEADia Book Contest with Jennifer Casa-Todd. *. Digital Leadership with Students and Social Media featuring Jennifer Casa-Todd. VICKI: Today we are thinking about digital leadership.

7 beginner’s steps in digital citizenship for any district

eSchool News

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.

5 Home and Smart Phone Filtering Options for Parents

The CoolCatTeacher

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. Again, I think the way it works — from the technology behind the scenes — I don’t feel like I’ve seen any slowdown whatsoever with any of them. Mike Daugherty is a husband, father, author, technology director, Google Innovator, and possible Starbucks addict.

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Get Started with Digital Citizenship in Your District

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.

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. She’s author of the book Social LEADia.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

He has worked as a technology entrepreneur in a variety of different fields related to children’s media. We think that technology helps that happen, and that’s what our event does. Steve: Lucy’s our social media guru… Lucy: Yes there is. You can take them and travel digitally to other places. She also has worked at the University of Chicago’s Urban Education Institute and the Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education.

Determining “Just Right” Digital Citizenship Lessons for Kids

Gaggle Speaks

Before I became an instructional technology facilitator, I was an early elementary school teacher. As I now try to teach parents and teachers how to gauge the appropriateness of digital citizenship lessons for kids, I use a technique modeled after choosing “just right” books. What about social media ? Tap into those interests and use them as your springboard for raising an awareness of good digital citizenship.

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.

Why Teachers Should Be on Social Media

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I consider myself well-versed in social media. I've given most social media platforms a test run in my classroom and try to keep up-to-date on the latest trends, apps, and uses. Educators tend to meet most social media platforms with skepticism, and it's easy to see why. However, these stories project an unfair sense that all social media use in the classroom is nefarious. You’ll build digital citizens.

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. The video lead to powerful sharing and discussions with my elementary students about trash talking and bullying online. 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.

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. Free Digital Citizenship Webinar: Thursday, May 10 at 5pm ET, join me for the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship sponsored by NetRef AND get a free pilot of NetRef’s internet management and monitoring solution. Use the technology to keep an eye on them.

Engage Your Community with Parent Digital Citizenship Academies

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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. " -- Joshua Harris, Alisal’s director of educational technology. 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

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Many of our parents don't have a lot of exposure to technology -- beyond their cellphones -- in their daily lives. " -- Joshua Harris, Alisal’s director of educational technology. In the Alisal Union School District in Salinas, California, we aim to establish a whole-community approach to digital citizenship. And so we created the Digital Citizenship Parent Academies to fill this space for parent and family education.

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. Educators can deal with these issues because it isn’t as much about technology as most educators think.

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The Ethics of Technology

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Educational technology LMS platforms are spending much money and man hours on creating safeguards against plagiarism. Where should technology start and students end? Where is the line between "technology is an aid to the learning process" and "technology did this by itself" for the ever needed good grade? M ost parents received no training on the ethics of technology use and therefore they don't know how best to guide their children either.

Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom: A Guide for Educators


Technology has done more to change school curriculum and practices than nearly anything else—and in such a short amount of time! While it can be hard to keep up with every trend in educational technology, the mindset you have when it comes to classroom tech matters just as much as which ones you use. So, why and how should you use technology in your classroom? Read on to discover the impact of technology in education and how to get the most from its unique benefits.

Game-Based Digital Literacy with Digital Compass – From Jennifer Carey


This post first appeared on Free Technology for Teachers. Common Sense Media has released Digital Compass , a new tool to teach students about navigating the digital world. The game is targeted at middle school students, an age when most children are getting cell phones and social media accounts (like Facebook and Instagram). Common Sense Media also provides educational material for teachers and parents. Technology in the Elementary Classroom.

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Tech Helpful - Untitled Article

Tech Helpful

A few years ago a new family moved into our school community with a young elementary son named Daniel. 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 believe it is because technology as a concept is a very positive thing.

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. Signing the Common Sense Digital Citizenship Pledge (adaptable to upper grades).

3 schools where tech is enhancing engagement

eSchool News

With technology at the forefront of education, classrooms are ever-evolving, and educators have begun to adapt and change their teaching approach to better suit 21st century classrooms filled with 21st century learners. Tim Wease, CCS director of technology, said classrooms are now equipped with standard smartboards, and many teachers have begun using other technology-based, interactive tools such as Apple TV, online applications, Google Classroom, iPads and Chromebooks.

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A Novel Idea For Student Writing


There are workbooks available for purchase for high school, middle school, and both upper and lower elementary school, but teachers may also download the workbooks for free.). But it turns out there is so much more to NaNoWriMo than writing a novel, and technology is central to its power and success. Digital citizenship: since our novel-writing is supported by an interactive website, our students learn how to work, participate, and contribute to an online community.

Do mobile devices stunt social-emotional skills?

eSchool News

As more of our lives are consumed with digital technologysocial media, texting and smartphones — is it any wonder that our children are growing up with electronic gadgets as companions? A report on media consumption by the nonprofit Common Sense Media said teens spend an average of nearly nine hours a day using screen media, and children between ages 8 and 12 consume an average of almost six hours a day. Digital Citizenship McClatchy

Digital Literacy Programs Prepare Students for a Tech-Enabled Future

EdTech Magazine

Digital Literacy Programs Prepare Students for a Tech-Enabled Future. With 95 percent of teenagers in possession of mobile devices, students are constantly sharing and searching through social media platforms. . Because students are inevitably exposed to the online world, it is important that adults teach them how to be responsible digital citizens — to protect both themselves and their peers. MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out these top three elements of digital citizenship.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

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. Just for one example, we have student-led social media accounts in our classroom. My social media is all about teaching, and my students are on Instagram and Twitter as @topdogkids. Student-led social media accounts. You’re an elementary teacher right?

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Program Combatting Privacy and Tech Overuse Encourages Students to Take Control

Dignity—it’s not a word often associated with social media and online interaction. Overall, the goal is to educate students and parents about privacy and technology overuse. During the recent edWebinar, “ Educating Students and Parents About Privacy and Technology Overuse ,” they explained it’s counterproductive to become another authority figure telling students what not to do. Parents need to learn what privacy really means in the digital world.

Media Savviness Makes for Civic Mindedness

Being an informed contributor to America’s democratic practices and principles requires strong media literacy skills. Jeff Knutson, Common Sense Education Content Strategist and Senior Producer, recognizes how challenging it is for students to negotiate media. By Michele Israel.

Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds With @CoolCatTeacher & @JulieLindsay


Tapscott was writing Grown Up Digital and also contacted them and helped spread the word with what they were doing. Also, there is no excuse to not reach every child with today''s technology. Don Tapscott talks about customization of digital tools which leads to customization of learning environments. It is important for teachers to look at their own practice and how technology affects their every day lives personally and professionally.

4 Steps towards digital wellness for students


The media loves sensational tech stories. This is just one example of the many articles that warn us of the latest shocking discoveries about the dangers of technology. As Oxford professors put it , “The debate over digital technology and young people needs less shock and more substance”. However, we can’t ignore the extent of technology use in our lives. By this time you might be wondering: what does a healthy relationship with technology look like?

Using the Tools Appropriately: Unpacking ISTE Standard #2

Tech Helpful

ISTE Student Standard #2 Digital Citizen: Students recognize the rights, responsibilities, and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical. Helping students to develop appropriate digital citizenship skills is an imperative part of the educational process not only for their own safety and legal obligations but for the care of others as well.

How to Build Your PLN

Ask a Tech Teacher

The engine of a PLN is social media. 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. It takes more than joining Google +’s 112,000-strong Education Technology Community or showing up for Twitter’s every-other Wednesday #digcit TweetUp.

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Parents as #Edtech Partners

Kyle Pace

A partnership with parents is critical to all success in our schools and classrooms; technology or not. Looking specifically through the lens of technology, however, we must pay careful attention to the partnerships we’re hopefully already forming with our parents. Is it solely a school district’s job to educate parents about technology, social media, digital citizenship, etc.? Yes, elementary students too.

Parenting in the Digital Age

Tech Helpful

As an educator I speak on finding balance and I teach digital citizenship skills on a regular basis, starting as young as kindergarten. Honestly I start most lessons with elementary students this way: "Do you ever try to talk to your parent and they don't listen because they are busy doing something on their phone?" I think it's important to start talking to students about the why of unplugging from technology at a young age when they still think adults know some things!

Ward’s Science–So Many STEM Resources

Ask a Tech Teacher

Basically, it’s because there aren’t enough education opportunities that require that sort of skill and those there are, usually rhyme with ‘math’ or ‘science’ which to many kids are “just too complicated” Enter STEM–Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. “I You can reach their social media platforms here: [link] com/wardsci. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

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