Are Smartphones in the Classroom a Smart Move?

The CoolCatTeacher

Are Smartphones a good idea? She authored Toys to Tools: Connecting Student Cell Phones to Education (published by ISTE in 2008), Cell Phones in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for the K-12 Educator (published by ISTE in 2011), Help Your Child Learn With Their Cell Phone and Web 2.0

How Do We Teach Kids to Use Smartphones Safely?

The CoolCatTeacher

Digital Citizenship Spotlight From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Most students use smartphones with unfiltered access to the Internet. Schools and parents need to get smart about how they talk to kids about smartphones.

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Smartphones in the classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

In my summer digital citizenship classes, the biggest question I get is how to control student cell phone usage. It’s a smartphone that your students are using. Digital devices, especially smartphones and tablets, have become an appendage for schools.

The 9 elements of Digital Citizenship your students need to know

Neo LMS

So, existing in this environment, working, learning, doing business, communicating just like we do in real life make us citizens of this digital world. Digital citizenship is the continuously developing norms of appropriate, responsible, and empowered technology use.

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

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

edWeb.net

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.

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

EdNews Daily

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. By: Robyn Shulman, M.Ed.

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

Edsurge

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.

The Digital Citizenship Curriculum: Digital Literacy, Cyber Hygiene and More

EdTech Magazine

The Digital Citizenship Curriculum: Digital Literacy, Cyber Hygiene and More. Like good hygiene, good digital citizenship is a set of responsibilities all internet users should practice. We’re seeing a tipping point where schools are realizing that in order to have a successful technology integration, they have to have digital citizenship lessons alongside it,” says Kelly Mendoza, senior director of education programs at Common Sense Education.

Why schools shouldn't ban smartphones

Learning with 'e's

Many teachers are left wondering whether personal technologies such as smartphones actually have a place in education and what risks and threats accompany them. My view is that children can and do use technology to support their learning but they need to be guided to do so responsibly. (It

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. You can find her resources at Structured Learning. Blogging Digital Citizenship Teacher resources new year pln

How to Grow Global Digital Citizens

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With the rise of online games, web-based education, and smartphones that access everything from house lights to security systems, it’s not surprising to read these statistics: In 2013, 71 percent of the U.S. These are the global demands of digital citizenship.

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How to Keep Kids Safe

The CoolCatTeacher

In this episode, Shannon Mclintock -Miller and I discuss current best practices about digital citizenship and online safety for kids. If you’ve ever taught kids who have their own smartphones, you know how quickly social media problems can escalate at school.

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How Much Time Should a Student Spend At School?

The CoolCatTeacher

How much time should a student engage with learning daily? Should most learning time happen while they are physically at school? And while I use cell phones to teach — Nearpod, Quizziz, Edpuzzle, and more are helpful to me – smartphones can be addictive as crack cocaine for some.

Tips for Successful Digital Parenting

The CoolCatTeacher

Should kids put up their smartphones and talk to each other and parents sometimes? Today, for Thought Leader Thursday, Weston KieschnickWeston Kieschnick @wes_kieschnick and I have a conversation about digital parenting. Learn what I do now to make the fall even more wonderful!

How to Teach Social Media Safety

Ask a Tech Teacher

All teachers agree that digital citizenship is essential knowledge for students whether they’re going onto college or a career, yet when I ask who in their school teaches it, they always shrug. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

Connecting Parents to Student’s Digital Lives

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike Daugherty is helping connect the parents at his school to the digital lives of students. We learn how today. Connecting Parents to Student’s Digital Lives. So the goal of Help at Home was to help connect parents to their students’ digital lives.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

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. Learn about AR and VR.

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.

End of Year Maintenance: Update Your Online Presence

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

End of Year Tips: Update Your Online Presence

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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. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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.

End of Year Maintenance: Update Your Online Presence

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

What a Teacher Can Do About Cyberbullying

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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. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

Why Kindergartners Must Learn Technology

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If you missed this article over at ReadiLearn , here are my thoughts about teaching technology in kindergarten: Why Kindergartners Must Learn Technology. Kindergarten is the perfect time to start (for the reasons listed below–they love it and learn fast).

More Smartphones Than Usual: How To Deal with Teens and Phones After Winter Break

Gaggle Speaks

While parents are rejoicing that kids are back in school, and they survived winter break, teachers and administrators might be noticing more students with smartphones. Preparing Students For Smartphone Ownership. Preparing A Classroom For A Smartphone Invasion. Mobile Learning

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

techlearning

Culturally responsive teaching helps students better connect with what they're learning. Most American teenagers have a smartphone. The number of teens with a smartphone more than doubled since 2012, from 41 percent up to 89 percent.

New Ways to Gamify Learning

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The first thing most teachers think about when discussing gamified learning is the online math games kids play. Redefinition: Technology allows for the creation of completely new ways of learning that were previously not possible. 3 Apps Disguised as Games to Help Bolster Learning.

Digital Privacy is a Civil Right

Indiana Jen

What is often not discussed in these arguments is the interconnectedness of social media and digital, data privacy. Even with all of the ink (digital and analogue) spilt on the topic, most individuals do not understand what data privacy is, why it’s important, or how it is used.

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

Shake Up Learning

The post 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Idea Sparks are designed to help teachers create meaningful learning experiences for their students with Chromebooks. Learn more about ASSISTments. Shake Up Learning 2019.

Animoby: Animated Learning for Anybody

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

While Animoby works great on tablets, I wonder if a paired down version could be available for smartphones. Teaching in a BYOD district with most of the students using smartphones, having a screencasting tool for a smartphone would be an asset.

How to teach your students to think before they post

eSchool News

But today, with smartphones, cameras, and social media everywhere, anything they do can be instantly broadcast and recorded—the good, the bad, and the ugly. Related: Digital footprint? Try digital tattoo, experts say. is central to so many aspects of digital citizenship.

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? I knew what Tessa wanted wasn’t a phone but a minicomputer — a smartphone.

What You Might Have Missed in June

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Smartphones in the classroom. 11 Bits of Wisdom I Learned From a Computer. Digital Citizenship Curriculum. 5 Favorite Apps for Summer Learning. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

Tech Helpful - Untitled Article

Tech Helpful

This is a digital citizenship issue. I think my peers would be as surprised as I was to learn the ugly truth: Americans with smartphones, and especially young Americans with smartphones, spend a gratuitous amount of time on their devices.