Teaching digital citizenship across the whole curriculum

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Teaching digital citizenship as a “one-off event” doesn’t lead to changes in behavior, experts say. According to Common Sense Media’s study “ Zero to Eight: Children’s Media Use in America ,” the percentage of children ages eight and under who’ve used a mobile device nearly doubled from 2011 to 2013, from 38 percent to 72 percent. What’s more, about two in five children under the age of two have used a mobile device.

Games Can Breed Uncivil Behavior. They Can Also Teach Digital Citizenship.

Edsurge

how kids act in games offers a glimpse of how they may act in other digital worlds—and the real one as well. Students’ digital lives are increasingly becoming indistinguishable from their offline lives, and those two realms are deeply intertwined now,” says Tanner Higgin, a director at nonprofit Common Sense’s education division. And how kids act in games can offer a glimpse into how they may act in other digital worlds—and the real one as well.

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HP Pledges to Invest in Tech to Enhance Education for 100 Million by 2025

EdTech Magazine

By Phil Goldstein Increasingly, tech companies, including Google and Microsoft, see improving internet access for the underserved as part of their corporate social responsibility. Access Points Classroom Digital Citizenship Digital Content Internet Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Wireless

5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year

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If you’re looking for meaningful lessons to wrap up your school year, here are my top picks: Digital Passport. Applied Digital Skills. Digital Passport. Common Sense Media’s award-winning Digital Passport is the gold-standard in teaching digital citizenship to grades 3-5 (or Middle School). Share the Digital Passport leaderboard to show student progress on the class screen. Applied Digital Skills.

Back to School Selfie Adventure for Your Students!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Another option is to upload this template to Google Slides. Selfies are an important part of your students’ digital identities. Their selfies help them humanize their digital experience. Discover many more digital activities like this one by attending my free webinar on Friday, July 31st, Meme Me! The Student’s Concept of Self in a Digital World. Part of the Effective Technology Integration tips category! In a few weeks, school starts again.

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. I am sharing activities, resources, tips, web tools and mobile apps that help students learn to be good people and also get them reading, writing, and more. Get them to brainstorm the digital equivelant of each act like maybe smiling at someone by adding an emoji or sticker. Digital storytelling , by shellyterrell.

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. I am sharing activities, resources, tips, web tools and mobile apps that help students learn to be good people and also get them reading, writing, and more. Get them to brainstorm the digital equivelant of each act like maybe smiling at someone by adding an emoji or sticker. Digital storytelling , by shellyterrell.

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. At a time when anyone with a basic understanding of search engine optimization can have his or her personal website appear atop the results of a Google search, students must be able to discern opinion and bias from fact.

Every Schools' Obligation

A Principal's Reflections

We routinely hear how students use digital tools inappropriately for sexting, cyberbullying, cheating, video recording teachers and fights with peers, and plagiarizing. Unfortunately, these behaviors materialize as schools are not doing their part to educate students on digital responsibility, citizenship, and creating a positive footprint online. digital citizenship digital footprint digital literacy New Milford High School

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The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

Securly

Will more schools embrace student-centric mobile devices? “There will be more momentum for mobile devices in classrooms with an eye toward affordable alternatives to traditional 1:1 rollouts.” Along with Chromebooks came Google Apps for Education – a suite of free, cloud-based productivity tools that allow for easy collaboration and engagement on any device. In order to receive this funding, each district must submit a digital classroom plan.

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Learning Revolution Newsletter - Weekly Free Event Calendar - Conference Keynotes Update - Edcamp USDOE - Digital Citizenship

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Sunday, June 8th at 4pm Common Sense Media: Digital Citizenship - Seeing the Big Picture , with Dr. Jason Ohler. In our community’s next webinar, Dr. Jason Ohler helps us consider how to use digital citizenship to help our students and ourselves navigate our rapidly evolving world. Join Jason on June 9th for a big-picture view of digital citizenship. Tag your questions #eduquestion or post them on our Facebook page or Google+ community.

The Evolution of Civic Engagement

EdTechTeacher

Since one of the historical roles of public education is to prepare students for their role in our democratic society, a shift in civic engagement invariably means a shift in how we prepare students for modern citizenship. Anyone who has been part of a social network, or engaged in a google search, has been affected by personalized results and filter bubbles. The digital revolution has provided many new and enhanced opportunities for civic action.

Managing And Protecting Digital Identities

The Web20Classroom

Our digital identities are fast becoming, if they haven't already, how we are identified in this 24/7, internet-connected world. For many people that we encounter, both online and off, our digital identity is how we are seen and known. Therefore, we have to do all that is possible to take control of our digital identity and manage it constantly. As parents we are in control of not only our digital identities but those of our kids as well. So Google yourself.

Students Learning by Creating Digital Gifts

Teacher Reboot Camp

See my slideshow and infographic below with ideas, mobile apps, and resources. Students can make digital slideshows with Photopeach. Students can make a digital book with web tools, like Storybird, Little Bird Tales, and ToonDoo. Find a Google Draw template to edit here and a coupon generator here. Students can send digital greetings with these web tools and apps- Yakit for Kids , EduBuncee , Animoto, Fotobabble , Red Stamp , and Sincerely Ink.

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10 Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning

Shake Up Learning

The post 10 Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Many teachers are jumping on board with Google Classroom right now, sink or swim! So in this post, I am going to give you 10 Google Classroom tips for remote learning.

Digital Privacy is a Civil Right

Indiana Jen

What is often not discussed in these arguments is the interconnectedness of social media and digital, data privacy. While a great deal of attention has been paid to hacked and/or misused information (such as the Cambridge Analytica fiasco ), the issues with digital privacy are much deeper than the lack of accountability by Facebook or Twitter. Residents will receive a discount if they register with the Park Mobile app. Additionally, Park Mobile is not a government app.

5 Ways Ed-tech Can Enhance Social Studies Lessons

Ask a Tech Teacher

It uses tools already popular in your school — Google Classroom or MS Office 365, a browser, and an app (iOS or Android). When you click on ClassroomScreen.com, it opens a blank screen that is a digital board ready to be displayed on your class smart screen.

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

NeverEndingSearch

Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

The Problem With Expecting Student Access

CUE

Birthplace of Apple, Facebook, and everyone’s favorite edtech company, Google. 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.

It’s Not About Google (Part 4) – SULS047

Shake Up Learning

The post It’s Not About Google (Part 4) – SULS047 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Even when we love technology and Google tools, we have to remember that it’s NOT about Google. Also works on mobile.). Dynamic Learning with Google (Part 3).

5 Ways to Use the Google Docs Explore Tool

Shake Up Learning

The post 5 Ways to Use the Google Docs Explore Tool appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The Google Docs Explore tool brings you quick access to your Drive files, web search, images, recommendations and more. The features vary across applications so this post will focus on how this tool works inside Google Docs. In this post, you will learn 5 Ways to Use the Google Docs Explore Tool. 5 Ways to Use the Google Docs Explore Tool! Google Docs Cheat Sheet.

What is Google Keep and Why Use it in Your Classroom?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Until I found Google Keep. You can add thoughts by typing or speaking (mobile devices only), as a narrative note or a bullet list, and include images from your collection, your camera roll, or by taking one with the native camera (mobile devices only). As in Google Reminders, you can set a location-based reminder to pull up your grocery list when you get to the store or a time-based reminder to make sure you never miss a parent conference.

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10 Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning

Shake Up Learning

The post 10 Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Many teachers are jumping on board with Google Classroom right now, sink or swim! So in this post, I am going to give you 10 Google Classroom tips for remote learning.

60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom. Google Classroom is quietly becoming the most powerful tool in education technology. It may not be as forward-thinking as we’d like here at TeachThought, but Google Classroom excels in providing solutions for a broad swath of teachers who have a variety of expertise and comfort level with education technology. It also uses Google’s familiar template that many teachers have used for years.

If We Could Write 10,000 Words.

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

David Blixt - Author 6 hours ago via mobile I''ve been asked, due to how much I''m able to produce, if I sleep. For story writing, I''ve stumbled upon Google''s Story Builder which uses text, music, and video to build a creative story that has moved beyond the bounds of paragraph structure. Here is an example from Google and the characters of 30 Rock, which is better than any example I tried to create, and frankly, captures the process I went through.

20 Posts To Help You Integrate Technology the Right Way!

Teacher Reboot Camp

We have a generation of digital learners who need guidance on how to navigate the web, be good digital citizens, and problem solve and collaborate with their digital devices. Digital Activities & Icebreakers for Gen Y. 20+ Incredible Digital Research Apps. 10+ Ways to Spark Collaboration with Google Hangouts. Teach Digital Citizenship: 20+ Tips & Resources. 21+ Digital Poster Tools & Tips. “Technology is just a tool.

Maybe Not Tomorrow, but When?

The Principal of Change

Here is a sample of some of what she listed as the world’s current realities: In the real world, we look things up on Google. In the real world, my job does not ask me things I can Google. In my own experience, I have seen more schools open up sites like YouTube, and encourage students to not only bring their mobile devices, but encourage them to use them in meaningful ways for learning.

3 schools where tech is enhancing engagement

eSchool News

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. It gives teachers the ability to free themselves up to be mobile and not be stuck to the front of the classroom,” he said. 21st Century Skills Digital Citizenship McClatchy Social Media engagement

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May this Gobstopper (Now Called Curriculet) be Ever Lasting!

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

While I''ve written quite a bit about assessing writing (ad nauseum) via digital means, reading instruction and assessment have remained a primarily paper-based enterprise in my class. While students can create projects, take quizzes, write responses digitally via BYOD and 1:1 using Google forms and docs, I''ve been missing a digital method for close reading of texts in my bag of instructional tricks. Gobstopper is MOBILE!

Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens

MindShift

Along with Google search, Wikipedia has become the first point of reference for most of us. Today’s students often have more computing power in their pockets, on their mobile phones, than the PCs in the outdated computer lab–-but they are usually prevented from using it. Most societies teach their children to cross the road safely; we do not ban cars–yet that seems to be the equivalent strategy when it comes to digital safety. Getty By David Price.

Tell Me All About it with Tellagami

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Tellagami is a mobile app that lets users create a short animated video using any mobile device. Teachers could have students turn in their Gami by submitting the URL on a class Google form or turning the URL in via an assignment on Edmodo. Students could also embed the Gami in a digital portfolio such as a Google Site or a blog. BYOD BYOT digital citizenship edmodo edtech flipclass

Class Tech Tips: Spark Video Activities for Google Classroom

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Are you using Google Classroom this school year? Spark Video is a fantastic, web-based and mobile movie-making tool for students. If your students are using Google Classroom, they can easily share their Spark Video creations with classmates before showing off their work to the world! Spark Video Google Classroom Activities You may already have an established workflow for using Google Classroom this school year. Video Google Apps TL Advisor Blog Graphic Arts

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Google Apps for Education Tips, Tricks, and our Favorite Chrome Extensions | #TechEducator 101

TeacherCast

In this Episode, we discuss and demonstrate our favorite Google Apps for Education Tips, Tricks, and Chrome Extensions. Google Apps for Education Tricks Mentioned on Todays Show. Turn any Google Doc or item in your Google Drive into a fantastic looking WordCloud. Great way to incorporate digital citizenship. Checker Plus for Google Calendar. Easily access your Google Calendar with this powerful extension Tweet This. Download.

How to (Not) Fill a Blank White Page

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Morris , Mr. Lindgren-Streicher , and Mr. Thomasson back in August and similar in concept to Google''s 20% time projects , the Blank White Page Project was conceived as a way to connect students and teachers through questioning and self-directed learning. One of the teachers in the group creates a Google form for recording and a Google site for housing the questions. We have 6 computer and mobile labs for 2000+ students right now and students'' home access is inconsistent.

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The Complexities of 'Belonging' in the Digital Age, Part 1

The Playground Advocate

I'm a Google user. There are still plenty of controversial ideas, and they are pitted against one another daily on cable news, in our mobile news feeds, and through social media. Are there sensible choices we can make to repair the isolation our digital world can create? Belonging Brand Digital Citizenship Digital Literacy Education Media Literacy Social Media