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What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

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As teachers, we all have assumptions -- and likely some opinions -– about teenagers and social media. This research is the second wave in an ongoing study tracking teens' attitudes about social media; we released our original report in 2012.

7 digital citizenship resources for educators and parents

eSchool News

More children than ever have easy access to mobile devices at home and in school, making it critical to impart strong digital citizenship lessons to students. eClassroom News Featured on eSchool News Teaching & Learning digital citizenship

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The 9 essential elements of digital citizenship

eSchool News

Every digital citizen should have these skills. According to a recent Common Sense Media’s study , the percentage of children ages eight and under who’ve used a mobile device nearly doubled from 2011 to 2013, from 38 percent to 72 percent.

Teaching digital citizenship across the whole curriculum

eSchool News

Teaching digital citizenship as a “one-off event” doesn’t lead to changes in behavior, experts say. What’s more, about two in five children under the age of two have used a mobile device. We feel that digital citizenship is something that all students should learn.”.

A Gullible Population Is a National Security Issue

The CoolCatTeacher

It was a discussion about a digital literacy issue at the U.S. Social media has not shown an ability to “self correct” perhaps because by its very nature, the responses can only be positive and thus, there is no self-correcting mechanism built into its algorithm.

Games Can Breed Uncivil Behavior. They Can Also Teach Digital Citizenship.

Edsurge

For most children, online video games offer an early window into social interactions with friends—and strangers. While social games foster collaboration and competition, they have also been home to hostile communities, where harassment and uncivil behavior can run rampant and make headlines. how kids act in games offers a glimpse of how they may act in other digital worlds—and the real one as well. Yet that’s not stopping efforts to create digital citizenship games.

7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about global Kahoots, how she tweets with her class and more global collaborative techniques in this show. Instantly scan and score with any mobile, desktop or document camera. Automatically transfer grades into any digital grade book. Step 1: Teach Digital Citizenship.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

He has worked as a technology entrepreneur in a variety of different fields related to children’s media. Here, we provide an umbrella for these people and these organizations to network and to learn from each other. Steve: Lucy’s our social media guru… Lucy: Yes there is.

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

Graphite Blog

As teachers, we all have assumptions -- and likely some opinions -– about teenagers and social media. This week, Common Sense is releasing its latest research report, Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences , a deep dive into the social media habits of American teenagers. This research is the second wave in an ongoing study tracking teens' attitudes about social media; we released our original report in 2012.

Digital Privacy is a Civil Right

Indiana Jen

There has been a lot of talk in the news about the weaponization of social media. What is often not discussed in these arguments is the interconnectedness of social media and digital, data privacy. Additionally, Park Mobile is not a government app.

Make your LMS a social learning platform

Ask a Tech Teacher

Vivek Singh, education professional and contributor to Ask a Tech Teacher, has some interesting ideas on using your native LMS as a social learning platform. Education, thus, has its roots in the earliest social interactions. What makes your LMS a social learning platform?

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Do mobile devices stunt social-emotional skills?

eSchool News

As more of our lives are consumed with digital technology — social media, texting and smartphones — is it any wonder that our children are growing up with electronic gadgets as companions? Every day he sees the impact on social development with his middle-schoolers.

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

Graphite Blog

As teachers, we all have assumptions -- and likely some opinions -– about teenagers and social media. This week, Common Sense is releasing its latest research report, Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences , a deep dive into the social media habits of American teenagers. This research is the second wave in an ongoing study tracking teens' attitudes about social media; we released our original report in 2012.

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

Graphite Blog

As teachers, we all have assumptions -- and likely some opinions -– about teenagers and social media. This week, Common Sense is releasing its latest research report, Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences , a deep dive into the social media habits of American teenagers. This research is the second wave in an ongoing study tracking teens' attitudes about social media; we released our original report in 2012.

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. The best way to teach cyberbullying is as part of a unit on digital citizenship’s rights and responsibilities.

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Making Digital Citizenship a Key Component of Back-to-School Time

Graphite Blog

It's the time of year to think about school supplies, getting class schedules, and learning about the new teacher. That's why we've worked with California Assemblymember Ed Chau to introduce a resolution, ACR 203, to declare October 16–22 Digital Citizenship Week.

Every Schools' Obligation

A Principal's Reflections

It is a common misconception that today’s learners can seamlessly transition from the routine use of devices for personal reasons to using them for learning, research, and enhanced productivity. digital citizenship digital footprint digital literacy New Milford High School

Managing And Protecting Digital Identities

The Web20Classroom

Our digital identities are fast becoming, if they haven't already, how we are identified in this 24/7, internet-connected world. For many people that we encounter, both online and off, our digital identity is how we are seen and known. Those digital portfolios, make them public too.

The Evolution of Civic Engagement

EdTechTeacher

These changes have created exciting new opportunities to learn, connect and engage with others, yet have also surfaced new challenges in navigating our complex, hyperconnected and rapidly changing world. The digital revolution has provided many new and enhanced opportunities for civic action.

How One Middle School Gets Creative to Teach Digital Citizenship

Graphite Blog

When entering middle school, the typical tween may have just gotten a mobile device -- or is begging for it -- and doesn't spend a lot of time on social media. The goal: teach middle school students how to be wise digital citizens.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? Social studies teachers will adore these!

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

Ask a Tech Teacher

I learned a lot about writing by doing it and could transfer those lessons to my students. Where was I supposed to learn that? What a wonderful shortcut to save-insert-find media you usually have to do. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

Digital Tools to Mobilize a Community to a Goal

Tech Helpful

Every click we make is monitored by an algorithm that learns us. I've done this using social media, blogging, and various websites. Are we as educators truly teaching our students to add value to the digital world if we don't embrace mediums to do this?

Byte-sized Potential: Can Compassion & Citizenship Go Viral?

Teacher Reboot Camp

It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential. Often, you needed to be part of a certain social class, ethnicity, and profession. I realize many teachers face barriers when teaching citizenship.

3 schools where tech is enhancing engagement

eSchool News

It gives teachers the ability to free themselves up to be mobile and not be stuck to the front of the classroom,” he said. “The smartboards perform a lot of different functions and get students engaged in learning with the ability to interact with tech in the front of the room.”

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EdTechSandyK's Top 5 Posts of 2013

EdTechSandyK

I also learned a lesson from this post: If you go to the trouble to customize a graphic, put your name on it somewhere. And I am interested in others'' experiences with learning via this microblogging tool.

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Citizenship for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

This post, written in collaboration with Diana Ryan , is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. It is necessary to construct the building block of Citizenship within a classroom to better facilitate personalized learning. Qualities of Citizenship.

Citizenship for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

This post, written in collaboration with Diana Ryan , is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. It is necessary to construct the building block of Citizenship within a classroom to better facilitate personalized learning. Qualities of Citizenship.

Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens

MindShift

At least, it does in the social space. In formal centers of learning, old habits die hard. The tension between open, social learning and the formal, enclosed variety is becoming untenable. There are (at least) six powerful motivations fueling learning socially.

Digital Parenting BINGO

techlearning

when it comes to raising kids in the digital age. When you add a layer of technology to parenting, there are some additional items to be aware of and some “tools” you should have in your digital parenting toolkit. News Digital Citizenship TL Advisor Blog Digital Literacy

The Problem With Expecting Student Access

CUE

This wide variety of lifestyle, income, and infrastructure can get in the way of student access to learning or our assessment of our students. There is more and more pressure to eliminate as many non-digital learning activities as possible, both at home and in the classroom.

Maybe Not Tomorrow, but When?

The Principal of Change

In the real world, YouTube is one of the most popular tools for learning. In my own experience, I have seen more schools open up sites like YouTube, and encourage students to not only bring their mobile devices, but encourage them to use them in meaningful ways for learning.

EdTechSandyK's Top Five Posts of 2012

EdTechSandyK

The ideas shared in the comments on the post make it a great resource for schools and districts who are helping parents and students transition to 1:1 learning. The popularity of this post also shows that we''re all looking to learn from the early adopters in the iPad/mobile learning arena.

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Digital Literacy Programs Prepare Students for a Tech-Enabled Future

EdTech Magazine

Digital Literacy Programs Prepare Students for a Tech-Enabled Future. With 95 percent of teenagers in possession of mobile devices, students are constantly sharing and searching through social media platforms. . Students Learn Best from Each Other.

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat

TeachThought - Learn better.

It is essentially a chat room, with everyone sharing and talking and hanging out virtually—discussing learning strategies, classroom management techniques, and technology. Mobile Learning. Personalized Learning. Digital Literacy. Digital Citizenship.