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Resources for Digital Citizenship Week

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October 14-18, 2019 is Digital Citizenship Week. Here are resources from Ask a Tech Teacher and Structured Learning that will help you learn how to teach digital citizenship to your students. Below, you’ll find everything from a full year-long curriculum to professional development for teachers: Resources: Digital Citizenship: What to Teach When (a video). Curricula: K-8 Digital Citizenship Curriculum. More on Digital Citizenship.

11 Projects to Teach Digital Citizenship

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Students can use Google Earth to take a virtual tour of a zoo or a blog to collaborate on class research. This vast landscape of resources is offered digitally, freely (often), and equitably (hopefully), but to take that cerebral trek through the online world, children must know how to do it safely, securely, and responsibly. Best practices now suggest that instead of cocooning students, we teach them to be good digital citizens , confident and competent.

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Resources for Digital Citizenship Week

Ask a Tech Teacher

The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize October 15-19, 2018 as Digital Citizenship Week. Here are resources from Ask a Tech Teacher and Structured Learning that will help you learn how to teach digital citizenship to your students. Below, you’ll find everything from a full year-long curriculum to professional development for teachers: Resources: Digital Citizenship: What to Teach When (a video). Digital Citizenship

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?”.

129 Digital Citizenship Links on 22 Topics

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Here’s a long list of websites to address Digital Citizenship topics you teach in your classroom: Avatars. to promote digital privacy. Copyrights and Digital Law. Copyright and Fair Use –Common Sense Media video. Common Sense media. Brainpop Digital Citizenship. Digital presence. Digital Communications. Digital footprint. Digital Footprint. Digital footprint—clean it up. Digital footprints.

3 Untapped Social Media Resources For Students

The Web20Classroom

Last week I laid out 3 Untapped Social Media Resources for Teachers. This week we take a look at how to leverage social networks for students. She is right in the heart of the age range for kids who use social media the most (13-18 yrs old). Our conversations give me a sense of how kids are using social media and her thoughts on using it for learning, or even if there is a place for it. But we can’t blame the technology.

Is there enough diversity in your social media?

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As we consume more social media, our perspectives are getting less diverse. note : Innovation In Action is a new monthly column from the International Society of Technology in Education focused on exem plary practices in education. I went directly to Yahoo and Google to see what I could learn. And I’m not the only one using social media sites in this way. This is exactly what is happening in social media sites.

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. Ribble has written a book about the topic, called Digital Citizenship in Schools , and a new edition is available this fall.

Common Sense Media digital citizenship refresh

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As educators, we’ve learned to count on the research-based wisdom and guidance of Common Sense Media. Its a destination, always fresh with reviews of apps, video, books and more as well as advice for teaching with technology and outstanding curriculum. I recently sat down with Kelly Mendoza, Senior Director of Education Programs at Common Sense Education, who oversees digital citizenship curricular materials to discuss exciting curriculu m news.

7 beginner’s steps in digital citizenship for any district

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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.

Teaching Students with Autism about Digital Citizenship

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I nstructional Technology Specialist at Cumberland Academy of Georgia Jennifer Liang knows all about digital citizenship. But teaching the fundamentals of digital citizenship to students with High Functioning Autism is all the more important, especially as they prepare to enter college or the workforce. Digital citizenship at Cumberland Academy began when the school started thinking 21st about century social skills. “A

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.

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

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For most children, online video games offer an early window into social interactions with friends—and strangers. While social games foster collaboration and competition, they have also been home to hostile communities, where harassment and uncivil behavior can run rampant and make headlines. how kids act in games offers a glimpse of how they may act in other digital worlds—and the real one as well. Yet that’s not stopping efforts to create digital citizenship games.

Get Started with Digital Citizenship in Your District

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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.

Essential Digital Citizenship Lessons for the Coronavirus Pandemic

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But even if students are comfortable with technology, learning online requires its own norms and procedures, many of which will be new to students who are used to learning in a face-to-face classroom. In addition, teachers and students alike are spending more time checking news and social media in an effort to understand the coronavirus and its effects. News & Media Literacy For many students, the coronavirus pandemic has them worried.

5 Things Every Digital Citizen Should Know #digcit

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Alice Chen @wondertechedu teaches us about digital citizenship. She discusses five things every digital citizen should know. For each digital citizenship item, she gives classroom examples. In today’s show, Alice and I talk about 5 things every digital citizen should know including: Three basic internet safety issues. Want to hear another episode about digital citizenship? The 9 C’s of Digital Citizenship by Alice Chen.

The Top 3 Elements of Student Digital Citizenship

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The Top 3 Elements of Student Digital Citizenship. Now that we have technology in our classrooms, communities and homes, parents and educators are likely asking themselves, “How do we help children effectively use digital tools?”. As technology leaders, our goal should be to help our students become their best selves online. Digital citizenship is the answer. Some people even define it as knowledge in a 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. This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. They support single sign-on with Google and Clever. I wanted to talk today about why I think Teachers Using Technology are Super Heroes.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

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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. Lucy also has received the distinctions of Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Innovator.

Develop Teacher Leaders with Digital Citizenship Academies

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In the Alisal Union School District, a TK–sixth-grade district with about 9,000 students in Salinas, California, we're trying to shift the needle of digital citizenship. Over the last five years, we've slowly been rolling out our 1-to-1 take-home technology program, starting with one school and moving across the district. We also offered demo lessons and coaching around digital citizenship but didn't have a lot of takers.

Fake News Lesson Plan Ideas with Jennifer Carey

The CoolCatTeacher

I honestly think it’s the proliferation of social media. It happened so quickly and we’ve had such a rapid transition away from print media that we haven’t had the time and the experience to really develop the skill set of analyzing media content. First Step: Understand Traditional Media. So the first thing that we do is we start going over traditional news media.

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Develop Teacher Leaders with 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. In the Alisal Union School District, a TK–sixth-grade district with about 9,000 students in Salinas, California, we're trying to shift the needle of digital citizenship. We also offered demo lessons and coaching around digital citizenship but didn't have a lot of takers.

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.

Resources, stories, and connections with those who use social media in today’s k-12 classrooms

The Innovative Educator

Thank you to the 300+ folks from around the world who joined me for the Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship webinar on EdWeb. In case you missed it, the webinar was called “Social Media: An Essential Tool for Today’s Classroom.” Below are the people behind the stories I mentioned, how to learn more and a way to reach each of them via social media. social media in education

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.

From Banning to Embracing Social Media: #GovTechLive Names #NYCSchoolsTech Facebook Group & Twitter Chat Best in NYC

The Innovative Educator

The New York City Department of Education has come a long way since 2012 when I took a risk and criticized the city's conservative approach to social media. It wasn't long after that I was brought on to help New York City schools embrace social media for teaching and learning. Notice how nicely Google Photos allows you to display photos, video, and text.) I tried a lot of different things: Ning, Yammer, Edmodo, Google+. Visit the article her e.

The Continued Struggle Between “Balance” and Technology Usage

The Principal of Change

I was recently asked about my thoughts on using technology use in the classroom and the connection to the word “balance.” ” I did a Google search for something I wrote in the past, and I found this post I wrote titled, “ …they were born in another time.”

Helping Learners to be Kind Online and Offline

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Many children play social games, such as Roblox and Fortnite, and experience cyberbullying much more than we did in the past. 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. The lesson plans come with Google Slides you can edit, objectives, and reflective activities and handouts. This is one of the student digital missions in my book.

World Password Day — It’s Coming!

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Passwords are now required to access websites, banking, email, social media, favorite shopping sites, chat venues like iMessenger, and even certain documents. That’s more than anyone can keep track of and why it’s popular to link logins to social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter being the most common) or Google accounts. Digital security protocols require I be more proactive with managing my passwords. More on digital safety.

7 Skills Students Need for Today’s Classwork

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Classrooms are infused with technology. You rarely see a lesson that doesn’t ask for online this or digital that. Students are expected to collaborate and share online as young as kindergarten when they read digital books or draw pictures using iPad apps. By middle school, they work in online groups through forums, wikis, and Google Apps. Digital Citizenship. Let’s face it: Students are on social media or will be soon.

Digital Privacy is a Civil Right

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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. 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.

3 Ways to Make Digital Citizenship Part of Your Everyday Teaching

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We often hear from educators who feel like they don't have the time to address digital citizenship in their classrooms. With an already overloaded to-do list of annual teaching objectives, setting aside a week (or even a day) to focus on responsible technology use -- let alone making time to plan those extra lessons -- feels challenging. Or by the media specialist during library time? Model digital citizenship on social media.

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

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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.