Strengthen Digital Citizenship This Summer With These Tips

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Whether it’s summer or not, digital citizenship skills are something that adults and children alike should be practicing every day as citizens of the world. Common Sense Media identifies six areas of digital citizenship, including digital footprint, media balance, cyberbullying, online privacy, communications, and news and media literacy. Common Sense’s games and Google’s Interland are great ways for families to plug in and learn about digital citizenship.

ISTE issues Digital Citizenship Week challenge

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The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) will leverage Digital Citizenship Week (Oct. 16-20) to raise awareness of the importance of teaching digital citizenship to students of all ages. ISTE challenges students, educators and parents to take time each day during Digital Citizenship Week to explore what it means to be good citizens in a digital world. The need to teach digital citizenship skills has never been greater.

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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.

How to Become a Digital Citizenship Certified School

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Are you teaching stu dents to be safe, responsible, and respectful as they participate in the digital world? Are you engaging parents in helping their kids be good digital citizens? Join the hundreds of schools and educators that have become Digital Citizenship Certified by Common Sense Education. Attendees learned about the benefits of certification and how their schools can be rec ognized for helping kids be safe and smart digital citizens!

Teaching Students with Autism about Digital Citizenship

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I nstructional Technology Specialist at Cumberland Academy of Georgia Jennifer Liang knows all about digital citizenship. But teaching the fundamentals of digital citizenship to students with High Functioning Autism is all the more important, especially as they prepare to enter college or the workforce. Digital citizenship at Cumberland Academy began when the school started thinking 21st about century social skills. “A

ISTE 2018: New Standards for Leaders Focus on Equity, Digital Citizenship

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ISTE 2018: New Standards for Leaders Focus on Equity, Digital Citizenship. The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has released new standards for education leaders , which focus on equity, digital citizenship, team and systems building, continuous improvement and professional growth, the organization announced. That is not digital citizenship,” Culatta said. ISTE U Promises Unique Learning Opportunities.

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.

New, free digital citizenship curriculum helps students become responsible tech users

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A strong understanding of digital citizenship is essential for students of all ages to be able to make smart choices online and in life. The new, free K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum from Common Sense Education has lessons for all ages to address the current technology landscape. While the first three may cover some of the more obvious issues seen today, digital well-being examines screen time in general and what kids are using that time for.

Indiana Digital Citizenship

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Digital Learning Professional LearningGuest Post from Michelle Green, eLearning Development Specialist for the Office of eLearning at the Indiana Department of Education As districts across Indiana prepare to. read more.

In the marketplace: Gaming, digital citizenship, PD initiatives, and more

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Remaining a tech-savvy educator means keeping on top of the myriad changes and trends in education, how technology can support those trends, and how teaching and learning can best benefit from near-constant change. Below, we’ve gathered some of the latest and most relevant marketplace news to keep you up-to-date on product developments, teaching and learning initiatives, and new trends in education. Do K-12 educators have the power to shape their professional learning destinies?

12 Professional Learning Curriculum Buckets for Teaching and Learning with Tech

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But there are certain behaviors/professional learning that MLTI would like to promote and encourage because they have been linked to fostering a quality, learning-focused 1to1 technology initiative (of course many of those items from the first list would fall nicely into these categories!). These become our 12 buckets that would make up our professional learning curriculum for teachers. Make learning progressions clear?

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

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Since our students are using technology to play, learn, and communicate while at home and at school, they should be learning how to use that technology responsibly. 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.

Preservice Teacher Virtual Co-Op Program

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This program not only helps her preservice teachers learn while doing authentic work, but it helps teachers get help for their classrooms. For over 30 years, Advancement Courses has been a leader in professional development, providing expertly-crafted, classroom-applicable courses to thousands of teachers across the country. Click to learn about Advancement Courses Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

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If you don’t “get” why technology is important, or know people who don’t, take a listen to understand and learn about transformative practices that work in education. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. Idea #1: Use Formative Data to Improve Learning. Kecia: So, the first thing that make a teacher a superhero is the way they use data to improve learning and mastery for their students. Learn about AR and VR.

Using Social-Emotional Learning to Combat Digital Stress

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In the edWebinar “ How Digital Stressors Impact Student Learning,” Jamie Nunez, Bay Area Regional Manager at Common Sense Media, explained what digital stressors are and how social-emotional learning (SEL) can be used to combat them. They become stressors, though, because of how students navigate the digital space. In order to help students deal with digital stressors, educators must first understand the main issues.

Becoming Digital Citizens in the Classroom

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Teaching students how to become digital citizens is essential as technology assumes a greater place in their lives. Learners with opportunities to think critically about what they see online; recognize the benefits and risks of sharing information; and balance screen time with other activities will become digitally aware and responsible. Co-developing an anchor chart with the teacher highlighting digital expectations, e.g., citing online resources, not surfing the internet in class.

Learning Revolution Newsletter - Weekly Free Event Calendar - Conference Keynotes Update - Edcamp USDOE - Digital Citizenship

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update June 3rd, 2014 Discovery is seeing what everyone else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought. Albert Szent-Gyorgi The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. Interested in becoming a Learning Revolution Partner?

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

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But the reality is also that we’re going to have to prepare for a fall that – whatever it looks like – will include an online learning component. Even if we go back to face-to-face learning, we will all have to be prepared to teach online, and the best way to do this is to first educate ourselves with research and pedagogy. Learning online will also help us become better teachers and now is the perfect time to take an online course. Blended learning is not new.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 14th, 2014 In some cases we learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself. Lloyd Alexander The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. Digital Citizenship Week.

Introducing Verizon Innovative Learning schools Connection

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Digital Promise and Verizon Innovative Learning are excited to introduce Verizon Innovative Learning schools Connection —a web app designed to connect members of the Verizon Innovative Learning schools community to each other and to key resources. The app brings features from several third-party platforms together in one place, making it a “one-stop shop” for participating educators to access all things Verizon Innovative Learning schools. “We

How Online Learning Can Improve Your Teaching

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Online learning has become not only a common alternative to physical classes, but a well-regarded change maker in the education ecosystem. After a weekly one-hour session, students feel closer to classmates and often add them to their ongoing PLN (Professional Learning Network). If the tech is intimidating, students will avoid it, will not learn the lessons, and will not enjoy your class. What Online Teachers Have Learning From Teaching Online.

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media

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However, said Jamie Knowles, Senior Manager of Educator Professional Learning Programs at Common Sense Media, social media also has the ability to help users share their stories and shed a positive light on their activities. Knowles recommended that at least one school board member be involved in the plan and that schools leverage students, teachers, and community members as digital ambassadors. Enhance student learning: Social media is ubiquitous.

5 Things Everyone Should Include In Their Digital Portfolio

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Creating a digital portfolio is one of the most important choices you can make for your career. Here are five pieces you should include to create a digital portfolio that will get you noticed. Do you have a professional learning network? Can you share an example of how you communicate and collaborate with other people in a professional setting? If you have a professional learning network, everyone will be able to follow your story as it develops.

4 terrific teacher communities for summer PD

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The summer break is a great time for teachers to take advantage of those professional development (PD) opportunities that are hard to fit in during the school year. We put together a list of our favorite online professional learning networks (PLNs) for you to check out over the break. Formerly Digital Is, The Current is an open-publishing media-literacy website created and curated by a community of educators.

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

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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? The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

How Instructional Technology Coaching Can Help Teachers Create Powerful Learning Experiences

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“Technology use must, first and foremost, be designed to support learning goals, not the other way around.”. Ottenbreit-Leftwich in their 2013 study of authentic technology-enabled learning, highlights the main challenge coaches face when trying to support teachers using technology. It was tempting to let that excitement get in the way of what really matters: learning. Students need technology that will help them meet their existing learning goals.

Navigating Obstacles to Discover Innovation

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Jennie Magiera urges teachers to launch edventures, pursuing innovations that boost student engagement, build class culture, differentiate, promote digital citizenship and more. Laura Von Staden also likes Magiera's plentiful ideas about professional learning. Book Reviews Innovation class culture Corwin differentiation digital citizenship discoveries edventures explorers innovation Jennie Magiera Laura Von Staden professional development student voice

Turn tech PD into a casual trip to the CAFE with this new model

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Casual, ongoing professional development on technology makes a difference at one district. At the Carson City School District’s Professional Development Center, CAFÉ means more than just providing coffee and snacks: It refers to the ongoing, personalized professional development teachers need to transform their teaching and their students’ learning with technology.

Developing SEL Competencies Through Technology

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As I write this post, many have begun the year with remote learning, while others have opted for a hybrid model where a certain amount of kids are still learning at home. Over the past few months, many kids turned to digital tools such as social media or games to pass the time.

My EdcampNJ Highlights

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On December 1st, 2012, educators from NJ and surrounding areas congregated at Linwood Middle School in North Brunswick for EdcampNJ''s free day of professional development. Photo Credit: Kevin Jarrett High & Low-tech for Optimal Learning Not only teachers able to share ways to integrate technology in the classroom, but I also learned some low-tech techniques as well. njed BYOD BYOT digital citizenship edtech Google docs teaching

Every Student Should Publish for the World!

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appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The reality is this is a real-world skill and can be a very important and authentic learning experience for students of all ages. I still can’t believe how many school districts do not allow students to share, communicate, collaborate, and share their learning online. This is depriving students of authentic learning experiences that they need in order to be a part of the twenty-first-century workforce. Shake Up Learning 2017.

Where Will You Go? Get Global with your Students

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Teachers don’t need “one more thing,” they need a learning opportunity that integrates several skills, a variety of entry points, and something that is of interest to students. This may mean focusing on certain elements of digital citizenship like relationships & communication as well as digital footprints. Up until now, it may feel like you, the teacher, are doing a lot of behind the scenes work to make these global learning opportunities happen.

Trying to Ban Facebook is Not the Answer.

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Image Source It is our professional opinion that you get your child off Facebook. It is hard to cultivate the positive environment required for teaching and learning if social issues are causing continuous disruption. We would not want to try to teach nor have our own children/students learn in such an environment. I''ve written on my own blog about using Facebook for professional learning and recently presented a workshop on using Twitter for professional learning.

Esports Emerge as Learning and Social Catalyst in Schools

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They can sit with people who are equal to or maybe a bit better at gaming to learn from them, putting ego aside. Esports is also a professional industry that in 2018, generated $906 million in revenue, and has the potential of reaching $3 billion by 2022. In this position, he works with the school districts in Riverside County as they implement programs such as online and blended learning, personalized learning, and California State Standards and assessments.