It’s Not Digital Citizenship—It’s Just Citizenship, Period.

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Citizenship knows no boundaries. The civics lessons we teach our students outside of the digital arena apply to the online world and vice versa. As a classroom teacher and an instructional technologist, I struggled with how to find time in students’ already-busy schedules to incorporate digital citizenship, even though I knew it was important to teach. So I lost the digital. I hope you can begin to “lose the digital," too.

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.

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6 Do’s for Social Media so You Don’t Create a Nightmare!

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I thought most teachers understood social media do’s and don’ts. While many some people feel they can post anything on social media that they want, don’t do it! According to Mike Simpson’s post on NEA , “Newspapers across the country have begun trolling social networking sites for embarrassing and titillating postings by local teachers.” We call this the digital footprint. Seriously.

3 ways to be a better digital citizen, online and IRL

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It has become such a part of what we do and who we are that it become to be defined as a sort of “digitalcitizenship. So what describes a digital citizen? In my book Digital Citizenship in Schools , I define a digital citizen as someone who shares ideas, makes purchases, plans activities, asks for answers, interacts both at work and in play and much more on digital devices (computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc.).

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Now, as a high school student he chooses to be different than his peers when it come to social media. This is a digital citizenship issue. Thanks to my cousin, I am honest with myself about my lack of self-control where social media is concerned.

Digital Literacy–What is it?

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Digital literacy’ is one of those buzz words floated by experts as being granular to 21st century students. ‘Literacy’ is simple: the ability to read and write– so ‘digital literacy’ should be achieving those goals digitally. “the ability to use digital technology, communication tools or networks to locate, evaluate, use and create information” –Digital Strategy Glossary of Key Terms. Social media.

6 Tips I Wish I’d Known When I Started Blogging

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What a wonderful shortcut to save-insert-find media you usually have to do. Then, you get into a rhythm: Jot an idea down as a ‘draft post’ using whatever digital device you like (mobile, iPad, laptop, computer. You have to pay attention to proper writing skills, be careful to not plagiarize content or media, be a friend to your ebuddies, be constantly and brilliantly inspired, and be a tech genius who can fix all those geeky things that make social media work.

100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

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Students can share these slides to create a digital word wall.” The platform gives teachers and administrators the flexibility to mix and match content from a growing number of open educational resources (OER), to digitize existing content, or to build their own. Children can learn reading, language, writing, math, social-emotional development, problem-solving skills, and motor development.

Digital footprint? Try digital tattoo, experts say

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In digital citizenship education, the idea of a digital footprint—the “tracks” students leave behind online as they interact on social media and put information online—is nothing new. But lately, the digital footprint is being replaced by the digital tattoo, to emphasize to students the idea that any information they put online is permanent, just like a tattoo.

10 Tips for Teaching Remotely

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This includes your LMS, virtual meeting tool, cloud accounts, email, scan, social media, and sharing. Have a digital notetaking program–Evernote, OneNote, Notability, or Google Keep for example. Instead, I loaded the document onto my iPad (or laptop) and interacted with it there.

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Inspiring Digital Leaders During Personal Learning Device (PLD) Rollout

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Currently, our 3rd graders each receive an ASUS netbook and our 4th & 5th graders receive an HP laptop. Should I just check it out and do digital citizenship lessons later? I want students to leave our library with their personal learning device feeling like they are digital leaders and changemakers. They don’t all necessarily feature something digital, but the idea of using our technology to foster change was intriguing to me.

How Tech Enhances Class Performance

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Although children are naturally becoming citizens of the digital world , for them to integrate fully and in a positive way in this new society, they still need guidance from teachers. A balanced approach is particularly useful when dealing with the potential negative effects of digital use, and especially social media. Taking sessions in mediation and mindfulness can be a useful technique to manage or reduce the negative effects of social media.

Tech Tip for Teachers: Cover your Webcam

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” One more person who’s security conscious is that poster-boy for social media: Mark Zuckerberg. Another tip: Close your laptop when not in use. 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. Tech Tips is an occasional post on overcoming Tech Dread.

Smartphones in the classroom

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In my summer digital citizenship classes, the biggest question I get is how to control student cell phone usage. Digital devices, especially smartphones and tablets, have become an appendage for schools. Instead, they would rather stick their heads into their smartphones and stay glued to social media or texting their friends. In a time where digital devices are ever-present, it is difficult for kids to not be influenced by them. More on digital devices.

5 Things to teach to develop cyber-savvy students

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If we want our students to become great digital citizens — and we do — we need to teach them to be cyber-savvy as well. Students should only use computers, laptops, tablets or phones that are protected. Read more: 5 Aspects of digital citizenship students must be aware of.

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End-of-Year Maintenance: 16 Steps To A Speedier Computer

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If you have social media, let them notify you of activity once a week instead of daily. ” From Andrew over at Andrew’s View of the Week : Also check the age of any physical computers/devices you own – desktops, laptops, tablets, phones, etc.

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21st Century School — How Technology Is Changing Education

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Tablets, laptops, educational gaming software, and smartphones allow schools to: Personalize the learning experience. Increase student engagement and collaboration through social media, simulations, and games. The physical appearance of primary and secondary school classrooms is changing as many schools trade individual student desks for large tables around which students may sit with their laptops and tablets.

169 Tips That Easily and Quickly Integrate Tech into Your Class

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PCs–includes Windows, laptops (31). Social media (4). 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. A decade ago, in an effort to buttress technology prowess in my classes and with colleagues, I started tracking how often I got the same tech questions from students, teachers, and even parents.

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How teachers address cell phones in class

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Too often, school digital devices can’t connect, or can’t connect in the volume required to run a class. When students want to do quick research on a topic, look up a word, run a calculation, or review a concept, they can hop on a cell phone much faster than logging into a Chromebook or laptop. Fifth, students want to use digital tools. Finally, cell phones have become a small version of a computer be it a laptop, Chromebook, or iPad (especially an iPad).

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7 Must-have Tools for Ed Conferences

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Now, you might be asked to scan a QR code and visit a website, access meeting documents online, interact digitally, or use a backchannel device to share your real-time thoughts with the presenter. Here are five tools that will make you look and act like the Diva of Digital: Waze. They are geared for people who are manipulating digital device one-handed, half their attention on the phone and the rest on traffic, meaning: they’re simple and straight-forward.

9 Must-have Tools for Ed Conferences

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These days, you might be asked to scan a QR code and visit a website, access meeting documents online, interact digitally, or use a backchannel device to share your real-time thoughts with the presenter. Here are five tools that will make you look and act like the Diva of Digital: Besides a toothbrush and aspirin, what should you take to your upcoming conference? Here are five tools that will make you look and act like the Diva of Digital: Google Maps. Digital note-taking.

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?

5 Must-have tools for Ed Conferences

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Now, you might be asked to scan a QR code and visit a website, access meeting documents online, interact digitally, or use a backchannel device to share your real-time thoughts with the presenter. Here are five tools that will make you look and act like the Diva of Digital: Google Maps. They are geared for people who are manipulating digital device one-handed, half their attention on the phone and the rest on traffic, meaning: they’re simple and straight-forward.

Need a New Job? Here’s What You Do

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Digital portfolio sites. Rather than a two-page printed document that can be lost and serves only one user, a digital portfolio posts your resume online, in an easy-to-understand format. Here are suggestions for digital portfolio sites: Wix. A free site that lets you collect all the pieces of your experience into one nicely-formatted digital place. Set up a digital portfolio that includes the following categories: Teaching philosophy.

Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

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Digital devices, be they iPads, laptops, Chromebooks, Macs, or PCs, give students access to endless amounts of web-based resources for research, inquiry, collaboration, sharing, and more. shareable , with evaluators, posted on social networks, displayed within the schools learning management system (LMS), curated on professional blogs, and added to resumes to demonstrate the educator’s specific skillset. One of the leaders in this field is Digital Promise.

5 Image Apps for your Classroom

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Canva not only works on iPads, but desktops and laptops. Using the frame layout option, students can create a collage of photos for sequencing activities or digital portfolios. For youngers, PicCollage has a setting to disable social media, website images, and ads. The only downside with this app is it’s not available on desktops and laptops. For those digital devices, students will need a different tool.

Adobe Spark — All-purpose Desktop Publishing Tool for the Classroom

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Project templates include social memes, mini websites, narrated tutorials, presentations, reports, posters, how-to videos, and more. It works equally well on your desktop, laptop, Chromebook, Mac, iOS device, and mobile device and syncs between all with ease. In this way, your work will be automatically saved to your file and synced across all of your digital devices. Spark Post is intended for students old enough for a presence on social media.

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Debunking 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom

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Students can play games, watch stupid videos, browse inappropriate websites, spend time on social media, or catch up on the latest episodes of their favorite series. Read more: DOs and DON’Ts of teaching digital citizenship. Myths No 3: BYOD will deepen the digital divide.

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10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

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Teachers should also know how to use things like digital calendars, to-do lists, note taking apps, and more to get organized and get digital. It''s also important to look at different ways of providing technology in schools, whether it is through computer labs, 1-1 laptops, or Bring Your Own Device (students bring own tech). Many educators are use social media for their personal life, but not enough are using it in their professional life.

Learning for the Always-On Generation (Part 3)

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In my previous article, Learning for the Always-On Generation, readers were introduced to several learning attributes of the digital generations. The third attribute examines how digital learners prefer processing pictures, sounds, color, and video before they process text.

The Internet According to 9th Graders

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To start off the year, I decided to make sure that all of my 9th graders understand what the Internet really is and how it works before they get their Internet-ready laptops in a few weeks. I told them that most people use the internet for all of things the students said they did (social media, pictures, music.),

6 Powerful Instructional Coaching Tools

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This can be a laptop computer, a chromebook, an iPad, or even just your cell phone (though something more conducive to complex work is encouraged). Again, some coaches may prefer paper calendars, but there are several benefits to using a digital calendar that paper cannot provide.

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Parenting in the Screen Time Era

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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. Starting from eighteen months to two years parents willing to introduce digital technology may introduce well selected high-quality programming and apps as an interactive family activity.

Classrooms Without Walls- Connect Your Classroom With The World.

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My last post on 10 Powerful Media Tools Every Educator Show Be Using Yesterday was all about how educators need to create a Personal Learning Network, but our students need authentic audiences too. tools, such as Social Media. Social Media tools are changing how people, including our students interact with the world. 1- The dog chewed my laptop. Classrooms Without Walls- Connect Your Classroom With The World!

Media Literacy Resources for Classrooms

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Media literacy is a way for us to better understand our world and have our say in it. It involves understanding how -- and why -- a media message is constructed as well as its impact on the world. Jump down to a section Media Literacy Courses and Curricula. Media Manipulation.