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. This usage presents unique challenges for educators who must not only teach a standard curriculum and help shepherd students into adulthood, but who must also help promote good digital citizenship both in and out of the classroom. Related: How to craft useful, student-centered social media policies.

DOs and DON’Ts of teaching digital citizenship

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Teaching digital citizenship can be a polarizing activity. Firstly, as digital natives, students seldom feel at a disadvantage when it comes to understanding online activities and behavior – leaving teachers often times adrift on a shifting sea of uncertainty. Thirdly, digital citizenship instruction can have a moralistic tone that can have students balking at its constriction and lack of open-mindedness. DOs of teaching digital citizenship.

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

The Innovative Educator

In NYC schools we have social media guidelines created by students and teachers to guide this work. " (Note: #SoMe is the hashtag for social media.) SoMeGuidelinesNYC digital citizenship Padlet social media guidelines social media in education Like it or not, today's students are not just citizens. They are "digital" citizens.

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.

Survey reveals why teachers aren’t embracing social media

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Survey reveals that the majority of classroom educators shy away from social media integration. A new survey finds that just 13 percent of participating educators have used social media as part of their classroom learning. K-12 teachers found that 87 percent of those surveyed said they have not embraced social media platforms. Social media is here to stay, so it is critical to invest in our educators through expanded training,” said Cook.

How Instagram, Facebook and Twitter Foster Digital Citizenship & Safety

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While the photos and videos have not been deemed to violate Instagram’s rules or guidelines, they’ve been recognized as sensitive and will require additional action by the end user to be viewed. Others have made efforts to foster digital citizenship and online safety as well. In particular, I appreciated the page with advice on sharing, friending and reporting, which is an especially great resource for students new to social media. Social Media Student Safety

Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom

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Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom. Social media is a main form of communication and connection used by today’s students. Despite the expansion of EdTech tools as classroom resources, educators have not warmed to the idea of integrating social platforms as quickly as other types of classroom technology. Why the digital disconnect? Tips for teachers in a digital world. Create student social media guidelines.

National Bullying Prevention Month–October

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Cyberbullying occurs on not just social media like Twitter, Facebook, and topical forums, but multiplayer games and school discussion boards. Examples include mean texts or emails, insulting snapchats, rumors posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing photos or videos.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

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Cyberbullying occurs on not just social media like Twitter, Facebook, and topical forums, but multiplayer games and school discussion boards. Examples include mean texts or emails, insulting snapchats, rumors posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing photos or videos. Parents think they’re invading their child’s privacy by monitoring social media accounts and teachers think they don’t have enough time to monitor school-related virtual meeting places.

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

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. We started by developing guidelines "with" students and staff and offered related learning opportunities throughout the year. Visit the article her e.

Why Have A Social Media Policy Anyway? Take 2

The Web20Classroom

Since then I have done a lot of thinking about and talking about social media policy. I repost it now because we are heading into that time of year when people are starting to ask me and the rest of the members of their PLN''s about their best example of social media policies. I have spent a lot of time lately blogging, talking and thinking about Social Media in the classroom. People ask me about examples of good Social Media Policies.

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

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Cyberbullying occurs on not just social media like Twitter, Facebook, and topical forums, but multiplayer games and school discussion boards. Examples include mean texts or emails, insulting snapchats, rumors posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing photos or videos. These clever digital natives take figuring out how to circumvent your protections as a challenge. This is a resource site put out by the popular Commonsense 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. Give them guidelines for how to behave.

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. Teach digital citizenship.

11 Classroom Blogging Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

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What Are Good Guidelines for Younger Bloggers? She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. Blogging Social media listsHere are eleven of the top classroom blogging tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: Can We Eliminate Blogs–Teachers Hate Them! 6 Tips I Wish I’d Known When I Started Blogging.

Protecting Student Privacy on Social Media: Do's and Don'ts for Teachers

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Social media is an increasingly important part of students' lives; in fact, the average teen spends over an hour a day using social media. To be true digital citizens, our students need teachers who model pro-social, creative, and responsible social media use. So why are only one in 10 teachers using social media professionally ? DO: Review the privacy settings on any personal social media accounts.

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

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Cyberbullying occurs on not just social media like Twitter, Facebook, and topical forums, but multiplayer games and school discussion boards. Examples include mean texts or emails, insulting snapchats, rumors posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing photos or videos. These clever digital natives take figuring out how to circumvent your protections as a challenge. This is a resource site put out by the popular Commonsense Media.

How to Cope with Bullying

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It includes not only websites, but cell phones, Nintendo, and Wii, as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites. Examples include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, and fake profiles. Cyberbullying— a discussion on what cyberbullying is; for older students or as a guideline for you when teaching the topic. Digital Citizenshi

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Want Kids to Be Kind on Social Media? Let Them Chat

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Someday, I’d like all of my students to grow up to be the kinds of people I would want to friend on Facebook, or Instagram, or Snapchat, or whatever the social media du jour is at the time. Even if they don't seek me out, I'd like to think I'd be proud to include them in my social media circle. As for me, I use the social media aspects of Destiny, my library management software.

Subscriber Special: July

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More on Social Networking Guidelines for Educators

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A couple of months ago I posted ten social networking guidelines for educators that I had come up with in response to a request from colleagues in my district. Today I came across some more detailed guidelines in the making. Guidelines for Educators Using Social Networking Sites [link] Social Media Guidelines for Schools [link]. digital citizenship digital footprint facebook myspace professionalism social networking socialmedia teachers

Protecting or Ignoring?

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Kids are learning a distorted view of the digital world “that reflects the fears of adults rather than the aspirations of youth.” There is this notion that ignoring social media in schools is a way of protecting our kids from the dangers of the web. April 4, 2014 Myths of Technology Series: “Don’t Talk To Strangers” January 7, 2013 Digital Leadership Defined March 15, 2013 See No Evil?

Think Before You Comment

The Daring Librarian

Rather than blocking social media sites, or warning against them, I think we need to trust our kiddos but at the same time teach them the right ways to behave online and everywhere! Commenting with Care Here''s a great set of guidelines to share with kiddos for commenting on blogs inspired and adapted from Bridget Compton-Moen of New Zealand that I use on our Daring School Library blog. When we comment we model.

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. I know we have already discussed digital citizenship in a prior blog post in this series but I believe communication is one of the most critical parts of being a good steward in the world of technology. Your students may not have access to social media but you do.

What’s all the buzz about Messenger Kids?

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When preteen kids see parents and older siblings thumbing away at social media accounts, they want to do it. There have been a few efforts to extend social communication tools to younger kids but mostly, kids don’t like them so end up on apps designed for teens or adults, like Snapchat or Instagram. First and foremost: Messenger Kids is not a social media app. More on social media. Make your LMS a social learning platform.

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. 5 Digital Citizenship Resources for Parents 1) Common Sense Widget for Families Want live, updated information regarding digital citizenship on your website? 2) Live My Digital - Video Series & Fact Sheets Produced in partnership with Digital Awareness UK this video series is designed to help parents keep their children safe online.

5 Edtech tools to try out this year

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Each year I like to explore different digital tools in my classroom to see what kind of an impact they will make on students and learning. There are some digital tools that I continue to use every year because they offer more than just one purpose and continue to add new features or they have integrated with other tools that we are using in our classroom. It has been referred to as a social learning platform and in our experience, helped us to connect globally for our PBL.

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New Posted Resources 03/20/2012

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

Waterford

Many educators aren’t motivated to use digital resources in class, often because they’re unsure how to use them effectively or are unaware of the benefits.[1] Even with the latest and best digital technology, classrooms will not benefit unless the students and faculty understand how to use it.[15] 4] Technology is best used to augment non-digital lessons rather than the other way around. Benefits of Using Tech and Digital Media in Education.

Questions Parents Ask

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Your role as a parent is critical to preparing your children to go online before using social media platforms. Remember this: Few social media websites are vetted for age-appropriateness. Most social media platforms do enforce age limits but these are self-monitored. Read the parental guidelines all social media platforms offer. A good starting point is to describe the digital neighborhood much like your personal neighborhood.

How to Teach Cyber Safety in Kindergarten

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K–12 Schools Use Video to Teach Digital Citizenship. Kelly Mendoza, senior director of education programs for Common Sense Media, says the nonprofit organization launched a revamped, free curriculum in August aimed at educating young children about digital citizenship using cartoon characters — called Digital Citizens — in songs and videos. “We Common Sense Media has 780,000 educators and 70,000 schools registered nationwide. “We

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Building Digital Citizens. Minimum enrollment of 5; delivered digitally to your school or District. In this course, you will use a suite of digital tools to make that possible while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding. Minimum enrollment of 5; delivered digitally to your school or District. Building Digital Citizens.

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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. A recent report from Common Sense Media showed that the percentage of teens with smartphones in the U.S.

What parents should ask teachers about technology

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Here are fourteen question you can expect stakeholders to answer — in depth: Who teaches students to use class digital tools? Many teachers (too many) think students arrive at school as digital natives, with all necessary digital knowledge downloaded into their brains. So it’s a legitimate question: Who teaches students how to use the school’s digital devices and what training do they get to support that responsibility?