What Educators Need to Know Right Now About Digital Citizenship

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NetRef offers powerful Internet monitoring software that I recommend for schools. A youth advocate with more than 20 years’ writing and speaking about youth and digital media, Anne has served on three national task forces on Internet safety, including the Obama administration’s 2009 Online Safety & Technology Working Group, which she co-chaired. In 2016, she gave a TEDx talk on “ The Heart of Digital Citizenship ” at the ITU’s WSIS in Geneva.

[Free Digital Citizenship Webinar] The 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship

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On Thursday, May 10 at 5pm ET, join me for a free webinar on the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship. Digital citizenship is a range of behaviors our students must learn. However, it isn’t content that can be “delivered” -- it works best when “lived” out through age-appropriate digital experiences and guidance by wise digitally literate adults. Digital Citizenship This webinar is sponsored by NetRef and taught by Vicki Davis.


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How Technology Can Improve Digital Citizenship in K–12

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How Technology Can Improve Digital Citizenship in K–12. As technology is further integrated into the classroom, digital citizenship is an essential skill all students need to possess. . Responsible technology use is imperative for maintaining a safe learning environment and preparing students to be capable users in a technology-enabled workforce. . MORE FROM EDTECH: See how digital literacy programs prepare students for a tech-enabled future.

What is the best video editing software?

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Here are some good suggestions: What is the best video editing software for professionals? But having average video editing software is one thing, and professional, high-quality software that makes your videos stand out is another thing.

Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

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PBL Software Review From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. 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. This digital citizenship project is aligned with several Common Core State Standards. Project Pals is a powerful new tool that lets students organize projects.

Strengthen Digital Citizenship This Summer With These Tips


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.

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


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.

NetSupport joins The Digital Citizenship Institute


Today, NetSupport and The Digital Citizenship Institute announced a strategic partnership aimed to help schools and their stakeholders reignite the digital citizenship discussion. NetSupport’s latest software solution, NetSupport DNA, helps schools and districts to promote a culture of good digital citizenship. Curran, Founder and Executive Director of the Digital Citizenship Institute.

The Top 3 Elements of Student Digital Citizenship

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The Top 3 Elements of Student Digital Citizenship. Now that we have technology in our classrooms, communities and homes, parents and educators are likely asking themselves, “How do we help children effectively use digital tools?”. Digital citizenship is the answer. The discussion surrounding digital citizenship has been growing, but not everyone can agree on its definition. Some people even define it as knowledge in a digital age.

10 Reasons to Think Before You Share Photos of Children Online – SULS0153

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The post 10 Reasons to Think Before You Share Photos of Children Online – SULS0153 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. 5 Identify Theft & Digital Kidnapping . Have you heard of digital kidnapping? Digital citizenship is more important than ever.

10 More Digital Citizenship Resources: The Web in the Classroom…Part 4

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This classroom might be 1 to 1 or might be using technology to leverage student centered learning. In this post I would like to introduce 10 more resources that are available for facilitating proper digital citizenship in the classroom. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. Upcoming Opportunities: Are you traveling to Learning Forward Conference in Washington DC in December?

Best Software Programs for Desktop Publishing

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One of the most popular products that were drastically improved by the presence of technology is printed materials, which were commercially printed from a single file that was created using desktop publishing software. Printing digital files can be performed in a short period of time, with the finished product being bound with the help of a strong type of glue or screw posts , which securely holds the pages together. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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?

Protecting Students in a Digital World – SULS0143

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The post Protecting Students in a Digital World – SULS0143 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Kasey and Al discuss how to protect students online and the ever-growing need for digital citizenship skills. Protecting Students in a Digital World. Digital Risk.

Google Extends Digital Literacy Training to Teachers

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Classroom Digital Citizenship Game-based Learning Gamification Internet Management Software TrainingBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez The tech giant’s Be Internet Awesome campaign now includes a free course for teachers.

10 Popular Educational Trends and What You Need to Know


Some, like social-emotional learning and digital citizenship, have long been important—and they may require even more focus this year. Others, like genius hour and bite-sized learning, are recently arrived educational trends that may have a helpful place in your classroom.

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5 Tips to Avoid Plagiarism

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Grammatical errors: Software aided checking services are highly useful in detecting and correcting grammar mistakes in an academic paper. Thus, using high-quality plagiarism software for detecting plagiarism in a paper is a proper step to erase all kinds of plagiarism issues in the paper.

Plagiarism Checkers: The Benefits Students Fail to See

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How exactly does this piece of software know if the work is original or plagiarised? Unicheck is committed to the principles of academic integrity and is on a mission to create community-driven software that enhances education. Teaching Digital Rights and Responsibilities.

8 Reasons for and 8 Against Revisiting Software in the Classroom

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I recently chatted with a tech coordinator on the East coast who asked about software alternatives to the webtools we were discussing. Usually, teachers want free, easily-accessible-from-anywhere webtools in place of expensive, installed software. When you purchase software, you get the entire program. Once you purchase software, you own it for as long as you want to use that version. When you’re using software, it lives on your local drive.

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

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The post How to “Fake” Blogging in the Classroom (FREE Template) – SULS0124 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. 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.

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. By 3rd grade, play music while students type so they learn to type in a paced rhythm.

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. Students can use software such as KidPix, Paint, Photoshop, and GIMP, or an image creation tool like: BigHugeLabs. More on digital citizenship: Lesson plan for Image Copyright Do’s and Don’ts.

Why Kindergartners Must Learn Technology

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Many teachers, even administrators, use that as the reason why technology training isn’t needed for them, arguing, “They’re digital natives.” Kindergarten is the perfect time to start (for the reasons listed below–they love it and learn fast).

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

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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?

Using Social-Emotional Learning to Combat Digital Stress


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.

A Helping Hand: Assistive Technology Tools for Writing

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Besides tools that can help students with cryptomnesia, there are also tools that offer benefits to students with dyslexia and dysgraphia, since they are considered to be among the most common learning challenges nowadays. How do students with cryptomnesia benefit from this software? The Define feature is actually dictionary software. Ghotit : This software was developed in order to improve reading and writing skills in students with dyslexia and dysgraphia.

How One Middle School Gets Creative to Teach Digital Citizenship

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That's why the Mitchell Scarlett Teaching & Learning Collaborative's yearly Digital Citizenship Project targets middle schoolers -- specifically, the sixth- to eighth-graders at Scarlett Middle School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The teaching interns facilitate activities and discussions on digital safety and responsibility and create opportunities for teachers to learn how to talk about digital citizenship.

Impero Software partners with Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program to Provide Schools with Student Safety and MDM Software


6, 2018 – Impero Software, global specialists in remote monitoring and management software for education, has partnered with the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program, a statewide cooperative of Illinois K-12 educational entities, to provide Illinois schools with student safety software and mobile device management solutions. Founded in 2002, Impero software is now accessed by over 1.5 Austin, TX, Sept.

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.

Becoming Digital Citizens in the Classroom


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.

Long List of Shortkeys to Help Your Keyboarding

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Here’s a great list of shortkey helps for keyboarding on the Internet, software, or anywhere else: More articles: Computer Shortkeys That Streamline Your Day. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

Multimedia content personalizes learning

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Josemaria and I share the belief that “…[technology] must be transparent, like a lens; otherwise, it hinders learning.” ” Here’s his take on the use of videos in education: Multimedia content as a way to learning process personalization.

6 Digital storytelling tools for hybrid learning environments


Throughout the school year, we have many opportunities to engage students in digital storytelling. Years ago, I would assign the exact same projects to my students and leave little room for their own choices for how to show what they had learned. E-learning

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6 Tech Best Practices for New Teachers

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That means new teachers must learn how to teach science, technology, engineering and math on-the-job. Knowing that, there are six Best Practices teachers in the trenches suggest for integrating technology into classroom instruction: Digital Citizenship. Many schools now provide digital devices for students, often a Chromebook or an iPad. Can you point to the person responsible for turning your students into good digital citizens?

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. Many teachers, even administrators, use that as the reason why technology training isn’t needed for them, arguing, “They’re digital natives.” Kindergarten is the perfect time to start (for the reasons listed below–they love it and learn fast). Kindergartners learn technology fast.

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. The SAMR Model directly relates to the evolution of games in education, from simply substituting online drills for worksheets to creating new ways to learn that students love. He also offers a Digital Breakout Template that can be downloaded.

5 YouTube Features for Teachers

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Here are a few of the many articles Ask a Tech Teacher has published on this topic: What is the best video editing software? Multimedia content personalizes learning. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

Vector Solutions Wins in the Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence Program for its Student Safety & Wellness Courses

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Tampa, FL – September 29, 2021 – Tech & Learning, an industry-leading education outlet, has named Vector Solutions’ Student Safety & Wellness Courses a winner in its 2021 Awards of Excellence Back to School.

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media


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.

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NOT Included: Standard software assumed part of a typical edtech set-up. Get it here: Structured Learning. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.