11 Projects to Teach Digital Citizenship

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This vast landscape of resources is offered digitally, freely (often), and equitably (hopefully), but to take that cerebral trek through the online world, children must know how to do it safely, securely, and responsibly. Best practices now suggest that instead of cocooning students, we teach them to be good digital citizens , confident and competent. Kindergarteners should learn the essence of what it means to be a good digital citizen. More on Digital Citizenship.

Teaching digital citizenship across the whole curriculum

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Teaching digital citizenship as a “one-off event” doesn’t lead to changes in behavior, experts say. Findings like these suggest the need for schools to start teaching good digital citizenship to students at a very young age—and Ribble and many others believe that students should learn these skills throughout the K-12 curriculum. Ribble has written a book about the topic, called Digital Citizenship in Schools , and a new edition is available this fall.

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Tech Tip #118–Top 10 iPad Shortkeys

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Today’s tip: Top 10 iPad Shortkeys. Category: iPads. Here’s a poster with the ten most popular iPad shortkeys found in classrooms: Sign up for a new tip each week or buy the entire 169 Real-world Ways to Put Tech into Your Classroom.

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6 Ways Teacher-authors Protect Their Online Privacy

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we have a access to our income streams on our digital devices. Lots of movies and novel spotlight this invasion of privacy because it has been normalized in the digital world. And, if your digital device of choice is a laptop, when you finish, close it.

Instagram, Middle School, and Digital Citizenship

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On the day I visited, Sarah was teaching the digital citizenship lesson Who Are You Online? SL: So I like to use my iPad to present to a separate display. And when you do that, what it shows the kids is just the slide, but on the iPad it shows you the slide that you're on. Forming an identity is a big part of being a middle schooler. Most students are working it out through experimentation, with plenty of awkward missteps and mistakes along the way.

Digital Citizenship: The Critical Call To Educate and Prepare 21st-Century Learners

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We live in unprecedented times of great digital advances and innovation. Today’s youth are digital natives who are unaware of life without Internet access, instant communication, mobile phones and an abundance of on-demand information sitting in their pockets. Although this generation can navigate the digital world with ease, it is unreasonable to assume young people fully understand how to leverage technology for best possible outcomes. By: Robyn Shulman, M.Ed.

Tech Tip #106–11 Great Typing Timesavers on iPads

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Today’s tip: 11 Great Typing Timesavers on iPads. Category: iPads. Q: Typing on the iPad keyboard is slow. A: Here are eleven time-savers students will appreciate (as will colleagues) when using iPads. Shake the iPad to undo the last word you typed.

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11 Ways to Update Your Online Presence

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Check the appearance of your blog on a smartphone and iPad. If not, consider switching to a responsive theme that auto-adjusts for a variety of digital devices. Blogging Digital Citizenship Teacher resources new year pln

Instagram, Middle School, and Digital Citizenship

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On the day I visited, Sarah was teaching the digital citizenship lesson Who Are You Online? SL: So I like to use my iPad to present to a separate display. And when you do that, what it shows the kids is just the slide, but on the iPad it shows you the slide that you're on. Forming an identity is a big part of being a middle schooler. Most students are working it out through experimentation, with plenty of awkward missteps and mistakes along the way.

Instagram, Middle School, and Digital Citizenship

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On the day I visited, Sarah was teaching the digital citizenship lesson Who Are You Online? SL: So I like to use my iPad to present to a separate display. And when you do that, what it shows the kids is just the slide, but on the iPad it shows you the slide that you're on. Forming an identity is a big part of being a middle schooler. Most students are working it out through experimentation, with plenty of awkward missteps and mistakes along the way.

In the marketplace: Minecraft Education Edition, apps for ELLs, digital citizenship, and more

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Learning Upgrade , an ed-tech company providing digital, differentiated literacy curriculum designed for English language learners (ELLs), launched a mobile app to increase accessibility and expand offerings to a wide range of English learners. The app, designed exclusively for iPad’s, collates information covering students likes & dislikes, learning activities, interests and academic achievements to provide a holistic view of a student’s school career.

Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

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This digital citizenship project is aligned with several Common Core State Standards. PBL Software Review From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Project Pals is a powerful new tool that lets students organize projects. Starting from a template that you’ve designed to guide your students through the project, they can collaborate or work together to explore, learn, brainstorm, and create.

Review: Flipwrite iPad Keyboard

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I’ve read several nonscientific studies that concluded students type equally well whether they use iPads or traditional keyboards ( click here ; scroll to ‘ Keyboarding: iPad vs. Traditional’ ). These results are counter-intuitive to what common sense says is true: that the flat, non-tactile nature of the iPad onscreen keyboards make them less accurate and slower than standard keyboards. Easi-Speak Digital Microphone is Simple.

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How to Take Digital Citizenship Schoolwide During the 2016-17 School Year

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Full integration of digital citizenship (or DigCit) curriculum into every class and every content area—at every grade level—should be the goal to meet this need. Keep in mind that most teacher-prep programs do not incorporate digital citizenship alongside the other elements of teacher education. All stakeholders must have a clear understanding of both the “why” and the “how” of fully integrated digital citizenship.

5 Home and Smart Phone Filtering Options for Parents

The CoolCatTeacher

So as we’re responsible adults, raising children in a digital age — particularly with things like the dark web out there, from my perspective there are just a lot of things that kids are not ready for yet. 5 Idea Friday All Grades Chromebooks Digital Citizenship Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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26 Great Digital Citizenship Links to ? Out, Courtesy of your School Librarian

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The topic was " Digital Citizenship - how does your library program promote it at your school? " We use @CommonSenseEdu Digital Passport https://t.co/r3kFSMGkPr venspired Krissy Venosdale''s Digital Citizenship: It’s More Than a Poster! digcit #TLChat Digital Citizenship Libraries and Librarians PLN Twitter It was such a privilege to co-host the #TLChat Twitter chat for April , with +Linda Dougherty !

End of Year Maintenance: 11 Ways to Update Your Online Presence

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Check the appearance of your blog on a smartphone and iPad. If not, consider switching to a responsive theme that auto-adjusts for a variety of digital devices. Blogging Digital Citizenship Teacher resources new year pln

How to “Fake” Blogging in the Classroom (FREE Template) – SULS0124

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There is so much you can do at any level with this template, and it is a great way to talk about media, blogging, writing, digital citizenship, and more. Receive Access to the Creatively Productive Digital Downloads Doc Locker.

New from Turnitin: iPad app for Feedback Studio

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With all the time students and teachers are spending with iPads, Turnitin Feedback Studio ‘s new iPad app is a welcome addition to their toolkits. Here’s what Jacinta Lujano, attending Naval Postgraduate School, says: “Feedback Studio for iPad makes it really simple to submit my writings and to get on-the-go feedback… It’s really simple and intuitive to use, too. Offline grading: Assignments can by synced between iPad app and desktop grading on- or offline.

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7 Skills Students Need for Today’s Classwork

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You rarely see a lesson that doesn’t ask for online this or digital that. Students are expected to collaborate and share online as young as kindergarten when they read digital books or draw pictures using iPad apps. As soon as students start using digital devices to record and share their thoughts, they need to be able to type without losing their chain of thought. Digital Citizenship. Basics for a digital device.

End of Year Maintenance: Update Your Online Presence

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Check the appearance of your blog –View it on a smartphone, Chromebook, and iPad to see if those venues display properly. If they don’t, consider switching to a responsive theme that auto-adjusts for a variety of digital devices. 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 Digital Citizenship Teacher resources new year pln

7 Strategies I Use When Students Make Apps (or Do Any Genius Projects)

The CoolCatTeacher

Chromebooks Computer Science Teachers Digital Citizenship Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Flat Classroom and Global Collaboration High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides. Innovation iPads IT Coaches and Directors Mac Maker Movement Project Based Learning STEM Teachers Tech Tips Tools Web Tools Windows-PCVicki Davis on episode 307 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I’m so excited!

Image Copyright Do’s and Don’ts

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There are five topics to be reviewed when exploring the use of online images: digital privacy. digital law and plagiarism. Digital privacy. Here’s a general collection of websites addressing copyrights and digital law: Copyright and Fair Use. Photoshop app (on iPads). Before the year is out, students will understand the do’s and don’ts of image copyrights and accept them as the normal actions of a good digital citizen.

End of Year Maintenance: Update Your Online Presence

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Check the appearance of your blog –View it on a smartphone, Chromebook, and iPad to see if those venues display properly. If they don’t, consider switching to a responsive theme that auto-adjusts for a variety of digital devices. 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 Digital Citizenship Teacher resources new year pln

Tech Tip #106: Auto-add a Period, Caps Lock, When Typing on an IPad

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Q: Typing on the iPad keyboard is slow. A: Here’s one time-saving tip: IPads and most Smartphones will add a period (which inconveniently is on the second screen) if you double-space. 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. Education reform ipads

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Safely Involve Students in Social Media and More Student Voice Tips

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You can even transfer grades into any digital grade book with the touch of a button. Heather: Well, Vicki, I have a passion for digital citizenship and student voice integrated in there. This tool empowers students to be digital leaders, but it also makes the social media easy for schools. Helping students develop their voice through digital portfolios. Heather: One of the other things that we had done was incorporated some digital portfolios.

Want to Code on an IPad? Here are 3 Great Apps

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Most programming classes, training, and games take place on websites, but with the popularity of iPads, developers created apps to put the learning where kids live. The game approach feels much like typical games youngers are already playing on their iPads and Smartphones. 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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Teach Them Kindness

Teacher Reboot Camp

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! Teaching citizenship isn’t an additional part of the curriculum. Get them to brainstorm the digital equivelant of each act like maybe smiling at someone by adding an emoji or sticker. Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app for iPad. ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics.

Picture Surfing for Students and Teachers

Class Tech Integrate

Camera Chromebooks curate digital citizenship edtech education graphic design innovation iPad ipaded motivation photography production SAMR technology integrationPart of the purpose for student usage of technology in the classroom is to allow students to become creators not just consumers. A large part of this creative process for our learners is the resources that they find to put into their product. In this case we are talking about visual resources, or images.

Tech Tip #104: Need a File on Your iPad? Try This

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Q: I have a video on my classroom computer I want to use on my iPad. A: There are ways to do that–email it to your iPad, open through DropBox–but those have issues: emailing requires extra steps and time you may not have. I use Carbonite to make data available to my iPad. To access these same files from the iPad, all you have to do is install the Carbonite app, open it, and access the materials in your backed up drives.

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End of Year Maintenance: Update Your Online Presence

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Check the appearance of your blog –View it on a smartphone, Chromebook, and iPad to see if those venues display properly. If they don’t, consider switching to a responsive theme that auto-adjusts for a variety of digital devices. 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 Digital Citizenship Teacher resources new year pln

End of Year Tips: Update Your Online Presence

Ask a Tech Teacher

Check the appearance of your blog on a smartphone , Chromebook, and iPad to see if those venues display properly. If they don’t, consider switching to a responsive theme that auto-adjusts for a variety of digital devices. 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 Digital Citizenship Teacher resources new year pln

Teach Them Kindness

Teacher Reboot Camp

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! Teaching citizenship isn’t an additional part of the curriculum. Get them to brainstorm the digital equivelant of each act like maybe smiling at someone by adding an emoji or sticker. Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app for iPad. ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

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These were the pressing questions of the time – a time 8-months after the release of the first iPad and 6-months before the release of the first Chromebook. Then there was the iPad. Appealing to all ages for all occasions, the iPad topped the market in the following years after its release. Given that many children were acquiring iPads for personal use, some schools adopted a Bring Your Own Device ( BYOD) Policy.

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Tips for Successful Digital Parenting

The CoolCatTeacher

Today, for Thought Leader Thursday, Weston KieschnickWeston Kieschnick @wes_kieschnick and I have a conversation about digital parenting. In today’s show, we’ll discuss: Digital overuse and digital deserts and the need for balance. The challenges faced by parents in today’s digital age. Experiences and observations about digital overuse and misuse. How to Turn Blue Light Off on Your Phone and iPad – a quick tutorial.