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.

6 steps to promote good digital citizenship for all students

eSchool News

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. Related: How to craft useful, student-centered social media policies. A 6-step digital citizenship plan.

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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

Get Started with Digital Citizenship in Your District

edWeb.net

How should an entire district begin teaching digital citizenship? Life Schools Charter School’s digital citizenship initiative began when they started to notice that many students were posting on social media about their location and other personal details.

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

TeachThought - Learn better.

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. Why the digital disconnect? Tips for teachers in a digital world. Try “closed” social media sites.

How Instagram, Facebook and Twitter Foster Digital Citizenship & Safety

Gaggle Speaks

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 reveals why teachers aren’t embracing social media

eSchool News

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.

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.

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.

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

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. 5 Ways to Help Kids Understand Digital Safety Without Scaring Them To Death.

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.

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 lists

10 Ways to Use Twitter in Class

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Before unpacking Twitter in your classroom, here are a few guidelines: Clear its use with your administration. Be prepared to educate them on why what seems to be social media is actually educational. Teach digital citizenship.

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

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

How to Cope with Bullying

Ask a Tech Teacher

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. Cyberbullying— a discussion on what cyberbullying is; for older students or as a guideline for you when teaching the topic.

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Subscriber Special: July

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Building Digital Citizens. delivered digitally to your school or District. You will actively collaborate, share knowledge, provide constructive feedback to classmates, publish digitally, and differentiate for unique needs. delivered digitally to your school or District.

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

Graphite Blog

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. As for me, I use the social media aspects of Destiny, my library management software.

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.

More on Social Networking Guidelines for Educators

EdTechSandyK

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?

The Principal of Change

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.

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! comments digital citizenship empathy kind social media storm troopers stormtroopers true twitter

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. Your students may not have access to social media but you do.

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?

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. First and foremost: Messenger Kids is not a social media app. More on social media. Make your LMS a social learning platform.

5 Edtech tools to try out this year

Neo LMS

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. 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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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]

New Posted Resources 03/20/2012

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Googlios tags: google ePortfolio googleapps favorite What can Twitter do for your school?

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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.

Subscriber Special: Group PD at a great price

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Building Digital Citizens. Minimum enrollment of 5; delivered digitally to your school or District. You will actively collaborate, share knowledge, provide constructive feedback to classmates, publish digitally, and differentiate for unique needs. Building Digital Citizens.

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How to Teach Cyber Safety in Kindergarten

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Schools Use Video to Teach Digital Citizenship. The curriculum focuses on media balance and well-being, privacy and security, building an online reputation, bullying and more. Common Sense Media has 780,000 educators and 70,000 schools registered nationwide. “We

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What parents should ask teachers about technology

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

How to Keep Kids From Being Mean Online

Edsurge

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.

Acceptable or Responsible? What’s Your Use Policy?

Tom Murray

Concern about student safety while online and use of digital tools is undoubtedly valid. We believe it is our moral obligation as educators to keep students safe, while simultaneously enabling them to create responsible digital footprints. Promote the responsible use of social media.