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. A 6-step digital citizenship plan. Step 2: Focus on digital etiquette, respect, and safety.

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. Today educational organizations rely on computers and tablets to provide a more flexible approach to classroom learning, forming the dynamics of how educators and students interact. A school computer or tablet provides the student with an access point to a vastly infinite amount of content over the internet, some appropriate and some not.

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


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]

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. Your smartphone or tablet is your gateway to the world of music. The app allows the use of either an electric or acoustic guitar, and it employs the tablet or phone’s microphone to hear what the student plays to assess progress. She is the editor/author of dozens of tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

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Study.com Makes the College Dream a Reality for Lots of Students

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The two-hour proctored final exam (required for college credit) must be completed on a computer rather than a mobile device or tablet. These are treated exactly like any other lesson under the Teacher Edition guidelines. 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.

Parenting in the Screen Time Era


Traditionally, multiple health and child development establishments have been advising parents to avoid exposing their children to screens and media tools such as TV, video games, computer, video, smartphones and touchscreen tablets to name a few. In October 2016, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated its recommendation and guidelines for “Screen Time” use for children and adolescents. Is my child having fun and learning in their use of digital media?

What’s all the buzz about Messenger Kids?

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Messenger Kids is a free video calling and messaging app designed for kids under thirteen to connect with others from their tablet or smartphone. These are the kids who love digitally chatting on parent cellphones (or other digital devices) but aren’t old enough for the nuances and maturity required of popular 13+ messaging platforms. Download the free Messenger Kids app to your child’s Wi-Fi enabled phone or tablet.

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

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To be true digital citizens, our students need teachers who model pro-social, creative, and responsible social media use. There's also a huge upside: Many teachers have used social media to share best practices, provide an authentic audience for student work, cultivate digital citizenship among their students, and build more connected school communities. DON'T: Start using social media in your classroom if there are no guidelines or consent forms.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools


MINECRAFT EDUCATION EDITION EXPANSION ( education.minecraft.net ) Students and educators can now use Minecraft: Education Edition on iPads to engage students in STEM, inspire creative projects across subjects, and build important skills in communication, collaboration and digital citizenship.

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What?s New: New Tools for Schools


ASSIST EDUCATION & APEX LEARNING ( assisteducation.com/ ) & ( www.apexlearning.com ) ASSIST Education and Apex Learning enhanced their partnership with the addition of adaptive content and digital tutorials into the ASSIST Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools.

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link] Digital Wish : Two new videos - The Importance of Technology in American Schools and The Need for a Shift to Mobile. Wednesday, March 19th at 7pm Empowering Our Students to Be Digital Citizens with Kelly Mendoza from Common Sense Media, As schools continue to integrate technology, they face increasing challenges with behavioral and ethical issues such as cyberbullying, inappropriate sharing and plagiarism.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

245 registration fee Wednesday, March 12th at 9am at Montclair State University, NJ Common Sense Media - Teaching Digital Citizenship in an iPad Classroom , If you have iPads, you know that teaching digital citizenship is more important than ever. With the tablet classroom in mind, Common Sense Media, well-renowned for their digital citizenship curriculum and resources, now offers resources for teaching digital citizenship in an iPad classroom.