6 steps to promote good digital citizenship for all students

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By the time today’s digital natives enter high school, most of them have already been using devices, computers, the internet, and social media for years. They use these tools on their own terms and for their own reasons, many of which aren’t readily apparent to older adults who didn’t grow up with tablets and mobile phones in hand. Here’s how we do it at our district. Related: How to craft useful, student-centered social media policies.

Google Launches YouTube curriculum on Digital Citizenship

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Google has a new curriculum on YouTube that helps teachers educate students on digital citizenship, including online safety, etiquette and more. It is for students aged 13-17 and there are 10 lessons about YouTube’s policies, how to report content, how to protect their own privacy, and how to be responsible YouTube community members and digital citizens. digital literacy google Google for Educators YouTube

It's #SoMe - Great #BacktoSchool Activity for Digital Citizenship

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This means that educators need to spend time with students on ensuring they know how to be responsible online. In NYC schools we have social media guidelines created by students and teachers to guide this work. The professional development includes a fun back-to-school activity called, "It's #SoMe." Here's how the activity works. SoMeGuidelinesNYC digital citizenship Padlet social media guidelines social media in education

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.

How to Cope with Bullying

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Started in 2006, it aims to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention around the world and is supported by hundreds of schools, corporations, and celebrities. While schools can sponsor month-long events, the most popular is to wear orange on October 19th, designated Unity Day. School-based bullying prevention programs decrease bullying by up to 25%. Kids who are cyberbullied are more likely to: Use alcohol and drugs. Be unwilling to attend school.

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Plagiarism: What it is and how to identify it

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In fact, it’s illegal to do this. BUT a single copy may be used for scholarly research (even if that’s a 2nd grade life cycle report) or in teaching or preparation to teach a class.” One out of three high school students admitted that they used the Internet to plagiarize an assignment. This article deals with commonly-accepted international guidelines and specific rules aligned with the laws of the United States. How do you know if you plagiarized?

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How Instagram, Facebook and Twitter Foster Digital Citizenship & Safety

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In efforts to foster a safer, kinder community, tens of thousands of Instagrammers came together a few weeks ago for the Worldwide InstaMeet 15 to share their stories and spread kindness in the world. Instagram also announced enhancements to their app to promote a safer environment. Be sure to visit instagram-together.com to learn more about their initiatives toward user online safety. Did you notice any peculiar trends on Instagram recently?

National Bullying Prevention Month–October

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Bullying is no longer relegated to the playground or the neighborhood. Kids don’t expect that and often don’t know how to handle it. She believed her tormentors’ horrid insults, never thought she could find a way to stop them, and killed herself.

Does Your School Need Digital Citizenship Lessons? The 7 Question Test

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Selfie sticks have also been banned at other public venues, from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art to the Coliseum in Rome. Meanwhile, Russia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs just launched a public health campaign, called the “Safety Selfie,” to reduce deaths and injuries caused by people taking dangerous selfie photos. Like cavemen just discovering fire, we’re still learning how to use our new toys safely.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

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Any adult knows that bullying is no longer relegated to the playground or the neighborhood. Kids don’t expect that and often don’t know how to handle it. She believed her tormentors’ horrid insults, never thought she could find a way to stop them, and killed herself. In fact, according to StopBullying.gov, 52 percent of young people report being cyberbullied and over half of them don’t report it to their parents. How serious is it?

How to Teach Cyber Safety in Kindergarten

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How to Teach Cyber Safety in Kindergarten. But how do you teach a child as young as 5 how to safely navigate such technology? The key to teaching young children about correct online behavior, she says, is to adopt age-appropriate lessons and strategies — and not scare them. K–12 Schools Use Video to Teach Digital Citizenship. The key is to prepare them. We don’t take an anti-tech approach to this,” Mendoza says. “We

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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. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year

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For many, this means, during the last few weeks of school, learning limps to a grinding halt but increasingly, teachers use this time productively to introduce curricular- and standards-aligned activities that “color outside the lines” — step away from the textbook to blend learning with dynamic activities that remind students why they want to be life-long learners. Applied Digital Skills. Digital Passport. How to search.

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

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She believed her tormentors’ horrid insults, never thought she could find a way to stop them, and killed herself. In fact, according to the anti-bullying website NoBullying.com, 52 percent of young people report being cyberbullied and over half of them don’t report it to their parents. Wikipedia defines “cyberbullying” as: the use of information technology to repeatedly harm or harass other people in a deliberate manner. How serious is it?

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

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She believed her tormenters’ horrid insults, never thought she could find a way to stop them, and killed herself. In fact, according to the anti-bullying website NoBullying.com , 52 percent of young people report being cyberbullied and over half of them don’t report it to their parents. Wikipedia defines “cyberbullying” as: the use of information technology to repeatedly harm or harass other people in a deliberate manner. How serious is it?

How to Blend DoK into Lesson Plans without a Comprehensive Rewrite

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I recently got a question from a reader asking how the lessons in my K-8 curriculum supported Dr. Norman Webb’s Depth of Knowledge philosophy — an integral concept to her school’s mission. It got me thinking about lesson plans in general — how far we’ve come from lecture-test-move on. Like the SAMR Model, involvement grows with each level from a basic recall of knowledge to the ability to use that information in new circumstances.

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Subscriber Special: July

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Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. Building Digital Citizens. delivered digitally to your school or District. The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. You will actively collaborate, share knowledge, provide constructive feedback to classmates, publish digitally, and differentiate for unique needs.

Learn How to Play a Musical Instrument on Your Smart Phone

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AATT contributer, Sara Stringer, is looking at digital music tools this month. After you read this, I’d love to hear your thoughts on her choices and any she didn’t mention you love. Do you want to learn how to play an instrument or sing? Your smartphone or tablet is your gateway to the world of music. In addition to the apps listed below, you could also find a music teacher to help advance your artistic abilities.

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Why is the Supreme Court So Important — and How to Explain That to Students

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That’s all true, but there’s more to maintaining law and order than a podium and a gavel. The Judicial (all the courts in the United States from the local courts to the Supreme Court) judges whether the laws and their execution abide by the nation’s Constitution. Once approved, they serve for life, the hope being that this allows them to judge apolitically, based on the merits of the case rather than political leaning. a quiz to test knowledge.

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How to Keep Kids From Being Mean Online

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There are endless distractions for kids these days—from games to music and social media. And as technology platforms have accelerated over the years, her job has increasingly involved keeping up with the ways young people use social media, and advising parents, teachers and even tech companies about what they need to know. Listen to the discussion on this week’s EdSurge On Air podcast. went from 41 percent in 2012 to 89 percent in 2018.

Creative Communicator: Unpacking ISTE Standard for Students #6

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Creative Communicator : Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals. ISTE Standard for Students) So this may seem like a hard standard to pull off in a non-techie classroom but bear with me. Or worse yet, we don't have the verbalization skills to share the great work that is being done. I'm preaching to myself here.)

How every school can promote safety in a digital world

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Keeping students safe in the digital era — with its myriad dangers — means a proactive IT strategy. One-to-one computing is enhancing and enriching the student experience, transforming the way we teach and the way we learn. K-12 schools were expected to spend approximately $4.7 billion on technology this past year, according to IDC , with no sign of a plateau. Ultimately, you must be able to prove good stewardship for the funding you receive.

5 Parent Resources to Support Children in Being Safe & Responsible Digital Citizens

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It is up to the adults in their worlds to ensure we raise kids who know how to be safe and responsible digital citizens. Below are the resources they suggested schools can share to support parents in keeping their children safe online. 5 Digital Citizenship Resources for Parents 1) Common Sense Widget for Families Want live, updated information regarding digital citizenship on your website? Kids today!

Think Before You Comment

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When we Tweet professionally, we show our kiddos how they should behave online by our example. I think it''s important to teach our kiddos the right and wrong ways to interact. Let''s focus on choosing to do the right thing in real life as well as online. How to react with empathy to haters & people who provoke. Would you want it said to you? The literary history of this goes back over a hundred years to a children''s poem (See kids?

11 Classroom Blogging Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

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Here are eleven of the top classroom blogging tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: Can We Eliminate Blogs–Teachers Hate Them! 3 Problems to Address Before Blogging at Your School. Once a Year Blog Maintenance–Are You Up to Date? What Are Good Guidelines for Younger Bloggers? How Blogs Make Kids Better Writers. What’s it Like to Be a Blogger? How to Use Blogs in Your Classroom.

Infographics in Education with Eileen Lennon

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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. Visit www.coolcatteacher.com/econ for more information and remember to tweet out your pics about how you teach your students using #PowerofEcon. They wanted to look at things.

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EdmodoCon 2013 Guest Post #5: J. Karabinas

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According to Jaclyn, "The possibilities with Edmodo are endless. This was my first ever post about Edmodo, reflecting on what I started to notice about how it joined my students together and helped students to communicate." As you read, think about how Edmodo can fuel your classroom. HOW EDMODO FUELED DIFFERENTIATION IN MY CLASSROOM Posted by Jaclyn Karabinas (soulstrikers.wordpress.com) on March 4, 2012 · Can you think of a time when you had a question?

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

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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. By learning to view it as a means of enhancing your lessons and resources, you can provide your students with tools and opportunities they may not otherwise access.

169 Tech Tip #151: 8 Popular Year-long Assessments

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In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to so many daily tech-infused education. Make it clear to students that wherever they use a computer, use good habits. Assess them anecdotally regularly to track progress.

10 Ways to Wrap Up the School Year

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You want to shake things up so students are excited and motivated and feel interested again. I include Prezi, Google MapMaker, Scratch, Voice Thread, Glogster, and Tagxedo, These will be tools they don’t know how to use (and maybe you don’t either). They work in groups to learn the tool (using help files, how-to videos, and resources on the site), create a project using the tool (one that ties into something being discussed in class), and then teach classmates.

Websites for Hour of Code by Grade

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This December will again host the Hour of Code , a one-hour introduction to programming designed to demystify the subject and show that anyone can be a maker, a creator, and an innovator. The 200,000+ teachers involved came away believing that, of all their education tools, coding was the best at teaching children to think. logic – go through a problem from A to Z. How do I program a series of activities — and why? Grade-levels below are guidelines.

11 Ways to Wrap Up the School Year

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You want to shake things up so students are excited and motivated and feel interested again. Change your approach to teaching. I include Prezi, Google MapMaker, Scratch, Voice Thread, Glogster, and Tagxedo, These will be tools they don’t know how to use (and maybe you don’t either). Challenge students to notice similarities between their chosen tools and others that they know how to use. Easily adapted to grades 3-12.

10 Ways to Use Twitter in Class

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For anyone who missed the April announcement, Twitter switched its app category from ‘social media’ (where it consistently ranked in the top ten with Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Pinterest) to ‘news’ (now ranked #1, ahead of apps like CNN, Fox News, and Reddit). Before unpacking Twitter in your classroom, here are a few guidelines: Clear its use with your administration. Here’s one for a first-grade class to get you started.

7 Apps That Inspire Students

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You probably found dozens of new apps over the holidays that you can’t wait to try out in your classes. You may have decided to try one a week — or one a month — or some other method of doling them out in measurable quantities that won’t overwhelm you or students.

13 Teaching Strategies to Shake up Your Remote Teaching

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As we struggle with adapting our classes to remote learning, I know lots of teachers who are realizing that their normal approach isn’t suited for remote teaching. They need to come up with a transformative tool that will reach students more comprehensively, more rigorously, more granularly online. Read through them then think how they might be applied to solve the problems you’re having with online teaching.