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. A 6-step digital citizenship plan.

Essential Guide to Digital Citizenship for CIPA and E-Rate

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What does E-rate have to do with digital citizenship? The E-rate program was put into place to ensure that education institutions have access to the technological resources necessary to keep students and teachers connected. What does E-rate have to do with digital citizenship?

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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.

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.

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. There are guidelines for teachers, slides for presentations and a YouTube Curriculum channel with the videos.

Edutopia’s New Resources on Digital Citizenship

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Digital Citizenship is always a hot topic with both educators and their schools. I have long been critical of the “stranger danger” focus of most digital citizenhsip curricula. I was so happy to see Edutopia’s updated curriculum and guidelines, What Your Students Really Need to Know about Digital Citizenship , crafted by the esteemed educator Vicki Davis.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

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Wikipedia defines “cyberbullying” as: the use of information technology to repeatedly harm or harass other people in a deliberate manner. These clever digital natives take figuring out how to circumvent your protections as a challenge. This is an educational digital storybook that dives into the dangers of cyberbullying and how friends can step up and stop it. 120+ Digital Citizenship Links on 22 Topics. 19 Topics to Teach in Digital Citizenship–and How.

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

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Wikipedia defines “cyberbullying” as: the use of information technology to repeatedly harm or harass other people in a deliberate manner. These clever digital natives take figuring out how to circumvent your protections as a challenge. Digital Citizenship cyberbully

5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year

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If you’re looking for meaningful lessons to wrap up your school year, here are my top picks: Digital Passport. Applied Digital Skills. Digital Passport. Common Sense Media’s award-winning Digital Passport is the gold-standard in teaching digital citizenship to grades 3-5 (or Middle School). Share the Digital Passport leaderboard to show student progress on the class screen. Applied Digital Skills.

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.

Plagiarism: What it is and how to identify it

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This article deals with commonly-accepted international guidelines and specific rules aligned with the laws of the United States. Building Digital Citizens: Certificate Class. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 25 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, and K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. Digital Citizenship Research

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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! So, why and how should you use technology in your classroom? What Is the Proper Role of Technology in the Classroom? Stronger digital literacy.

How to Cope with Bullying

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90% of teens who report being cyberbullied have also been bullied offline. ( “Seven Fears and the Science of How Mobile Technologies May Be Influencing Adolescents in the Digital Age,” George and Odgers, 2015 ). Use these five digital resources to provide age-appropriate and dynamic education to students: Bullied to Death- -a true story of a teen who commits suicide because of cyberbullying. Right to digital access. More on cyberbullying and digital citizenship.

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9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

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Wikipedia defines “cyberbullying” as: the use of information technology to repeatedly harm or harass other people in a deliberate manner. These clever digital natives take figuring out how to circumvent your protections as a challenge. This is an educational digital storybook that dives into the dangers of cyberbullying and how friends can step up and stop it. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 20 years. Digital Citizenship cyberbully

Subscriber Special: July

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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. 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.

What parents should ask teachers about technology

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Technology in education’ has become the buzz phrase for cutting edge classes that are plugged into the latest education trends. When you start at a new school (or classroom, or teacher), it’s important to understand the part technology will take to improve educational experiences for your child. Here are fourteen question you can expect stakeholders to answer — in depth: Who teaches students to use class digital tools?

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.

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. Technology has become a mainstay within the walls of today’s schools. billion on technology this past year, according to IDC , with no sign of a plateau. But as rapid technology adoption continues unabated, the safety of the students who are meant to benefit from these advances is frequently overlooked.

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

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If you believed the headlines, you'd think that technology has created a generation of kids who are impatient, bored, and entitled. 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? Kids today!

Community for Personalized Learning

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Trust – I have previously blogged about the quality of trust ( Learning to TRUST with Responsible Use ) as my school district made the shift from an Acceptable Use Policy to Responsible Use Guidelines. When students are using technology tools and digital resources to engage in personalized learning activities, teachers have to be able to trust that students will be responsible. This post is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning.

Community for Personalized Learning

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Trust – I have previously blogged about the quality of trust ( Learning to TRUST with Responsible Use ) as my school district made the shift from an Acceptable Use Policy to Responsible Use Guidelines. When students are using technology tools and digital resources to engage in personalized learning activities, teachers have to be able to trust that students will be responsible. This post is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning.

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.” Whether in school or in informal settings, youth need opportunities to develop the skills and knowledge to engage with temporary technology effectively and meaningfully. April 4, 2014 Myths of Technology Series: “Don’t Talk To Strangers” January 7, 2013 Digital Leadership Defined March 15, 2013 See No Evil?

Teachers' Essential Guide to Teaching with Technology

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When and how much should students be using technology in class? How can I make sure I am protecting student privacy when using technology? Which policies and procedures will help me get the most out of teaching with technology? How can digital citizenship lessons help me get the most out of teaching with technology? How can I use technology to support learning outside of school? When and how much should students be using technology in class?

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. When I look to use technology in my classroom, I always start with the purpose behind it.

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Think Before You Comment

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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. Make a connection e.g. if you are reading a post about a school library, special event, or technology tip, you might write, “We also have a TV studio in our school and we are weather nerds, too!” When we comment we model.

11 Classroom Blogging Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

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What Are Good Guidelines for Younger Bloggers? Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 20 years. 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. Here 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.

EdmodoCon 2013 Guest Post #5: J. Karabinas

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Of course, establishing guidelines for appropriate use is extremely important, especially so students and teachers have an understanding about the platform’s purpose and that you will not be sitting at your computer all night at the students’ disposal! digital citizenship edmodo edmodocon technology Guest post #5 is written by Jaclyn Karabinas, a 3rd and 4th grade looping teacher from Hampton Falls, NH. Jaclyn started using Edmodo 1.5

Introducing Your Class to Your Blog

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Likewise, blogging needs a sturdy foundation of digital citizenship and quality commenting. Digital Citizenship Introducing your class to digital citizenship is the first step. However, setting guidelines is important for safety and netiquette expectations. What does a responsible digital citizen look like? 21st Century Learning blog collaboration Digital Citizenship Edublogs Challenges PLN Professional Development

Citing Sources: The Infographic

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EasyBib , the first name most educators think of when citing sources, has created a useful summary on MLA guidelines for citing sources. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 25 years. 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. Digital Citizenship Research infographic

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

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Teach students the correct way to keyboard (posture, habits, hand position–that sort; there are general guidelines in the inset and detailed information in this keyboarding curriculum ). Tech use— evaluate student self-directed use of the technology they have learned in class projects. Self-directed use of vocabulary tools —expect students to use domain-specific tech terms as they use technology. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years.

Mysimpleshow–Online Video Creator for Educators

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The tool provides clear guidelines in each of their many storyline templates, and the Explainer Engine technology automatically suggests images for the most important text, which are called keywords. Below are just a few storyline templates: Once a storyline is selected, entering text is simple due to the structural guidelines provided. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years.

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Building a PBL Environment

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This article will be published in the next edition Digital Learning Magazine. In recent years digital citizenships skills have been added to that list as schools address safe and healthy online behavior. Technology That Supports the Environment of PBL . by Shawn McCusker.

13 Teaching Strategies to Shake up Your Remote Teaching

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This means students have clear guidelines for how to define success over time, making it easy for all stakeholders in a student’s learning to determine if they are accomplishing what must be done for college and career. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

Zapzapmath adds multiplayer option and more to their popular app

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This is perfect for the many different ways students learn math, the wide variety of digital devices being used, and gives a nod toward the lifelong learner who is as likely to play math games because they love learning as that it’s part of teacher-directed activities. The program had me update my login to the new standards and made it easy to add students under the new guidelines. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 20 years.

Can You Show Netflix in Class? Copyright for Teachers Made Simple

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There is no hard-and-fast rule, although some districts may set specific guidelines of their own. And use digital tools to their full potential: Students can do so much more with them than just fill out a worksheet. My go-to resource for all things digital citizenship is Common Sense Media and their K-12 Digital Citizenship curriculum. Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers This PDF resource was created by Hall Davidson.

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