8 Ways to Support Digital Citizenship Skills with Google

Shake Up Learning

The post 8 Ways to Support Digital Citizenship Skills with Google appeared first on Shake Up Learning. – PART 2: Digital Citizen. If digital tools do not direct us toward an increase in learning, we need to rethink why we are using them. Part 2: Digital Citizenship.

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.

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Tips for Successful Digital Parenting

The CoolCatTeacher

Today, for Thought Leader Thursday, Weston KieschnickWeston Kieschnick @wes_kieschnick and I have a conversation about digital parenting. In today’s show, we’ll discuss: Digital overuse and digital deserts and the need for balance.

How to be Digitally Literate in an Era of Fake News

Indiana Jen

This was the first major election where both sides waged war not simply using traditional means (pounding the pavement, call centers, and mailers), but using online digital tools. I have given up my print subscription to various news and magazines sites in favor of their digital platforms.

How to be Digitally Literate in an Era of Fake News

Indiana Jen

This was the first major election where both sides waged war not simply using traditional means (pounding the pavement, call centers, and mailers), but using online digital tools. I have given up my print subscription to various news and magazines sites in favor of their digital platforms.

End of Year Tips: Update Your Online Presence

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This week, I’ll share three holiday activities that will get your computers, technology, and social media ready for the new year. If they don’t, consider switching to a responsive theme that auto-adjusts for a variety of digital devices.

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


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!

New Media Literacy Skills Empower Learners


Source: MediaOcracy Media Literacy Week just ended a little over a week ago. Does social media help or inhibit our ability to develop our own political values? Are your social media networks actually shrinking your worldview?

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Here’s a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at what educators are clicking on like crazy

The CoolCatTeacher

These reflections and social media tips will help bloggers covering ISTE. I found this resource by Smashing Magazine when learning how to sketchnote. People want trusted sources of digital citizenship info and Richard Byrne wrote a mega-simple post.

Looking for Trusted Advisers? Look No Further

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Social Media: @alicekeeler, YouTube. Alice Keeler is a Google Certified Teacher, New Media Consortium K12 Ambassador, Microsoft Innovative Educator and LEC Admin & Online and Blended certified. Social Media: @cultofpedagogy, iTunes podcast.

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12 Tech Tasks To End the School Year

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Students think learning is synonymous with digital. If you have social media, let them notify you of activity once a week instead of daily. Wrapping up your school technology for the summer is as complicated as setting it up in September.

Personal Statements 2017: Growing Up in the Digital Age


Growing up in the digital age is the hardest part of being a teenager. From social media to cyber bullies to anonymous networking apps and the ubiquitous camera phone, every mistake or embarrassing moment can be captured, shared and relived over and over again. When teaching digital citizenship, we often warn teens of all the dangers that could happen to them online, and how this can happen by, for example, sharing too much with digital strangers.

10 Ideas to Consider Before Using an Internet Resource: The Web in the Classroom…Part 1

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. Perhaps you just read about an amazing tool in a magazine, or possibly a fellow educator from another district shared with you a website that seems just right.

13 Ways to Use Canva in Your Classroom

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Cover pages add just the right amount of professionalism for reports, poetry collections, ebooks, a magazine, or any other project that shares curated knowledge. Magazines. Indigenous Cultures Magazine in Publisher.

How to Use the Vaping and Juuling Trend to Teach Media Literacy

Graphite Blog

Some point to the clever, social media-friendly ad campaigns and marketing efforts of Juul in the early 2010s. The following video, discussion guide, and activity are designed to help students build these key media-literacy skills.

Teachers' Essential Guide to Teaching with Technology

Graphite Blog

How can digital citizenship lessons help me get the most out of teaching with technology? The Common Sense Media article " How much screen time is OK for my kid(s)? The classroom is a great place to model media balance. You can also promote media balance by making sure students are actively using the technology as opposed to passively consuming media. One way to do this is by encouraging students to learn how to use digital creation tools.

Inquiry Hub Secondary School – Confluence and Influence

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

Before we even got started, a team of us designed two Board Authority Authorized (BAA) courses for the school: Foundations of Inquiry and Digital Learning (digital literacy). Applications of Digital Learning 10 – BAA Course (2012). Digital Learning 10 in Abbotsford.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

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It’s taken on multiple meanings too: first used to identify the misinformation that had occurred online surrounding the 2016 election, it was later embraced by President Trump to denigrate and dismiss “the mainstream media.” They struggle with facts about social studies.

The 2018 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K-12 IT Blogs

EdTech Magazine

In the digital age, using your voice has taken on a whole new meaning. Ricky publishes and manages the content on BizTech magazine's website. He's a writer, technology enthusiast, social media lover and all-around digital guy. The target audience is obviously their own educators, but IT teams at other school districts can take notes from FCPS’s IT team on how to digitally engage their own educators. Keller ISD Digital Learning Blog.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” It’s 2017 and many critics agree that social media is full of trolls and harassers, that it helps subvert democracies here and abroad, but hey: “To Teach Digital Citizenship Effectively, Educators Say It’s Time to Unblock Social Media ,” says Edsurge. Via Techcrunch : “ Kudos wants to be a gentle introduction to social media sharing for kids.” (National) Education Politics.


Tonight - A True History of the MOOC

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He has published on open education, Rhizomatic Learning, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), Digital Identity, and practical classroom uses of virtual worlds.


Social and Cultural Literacy Resources for Classrooms

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Teaching and learning happen within cultural, political, and social circumstances. In this collection, you'll find hand-picked, regularly updated resources to help you better understand and practice these important social and cultural literacies.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

platforms are digital infrastructures that enable two or more groups to interact. ” In reviewing Srnicek’s book in March, New York Times media journalist John Hermann wrote , Platforms are, in a sense, capitalism distilled to its essence.

Refreshing your on- and offline spaces with a bit of library eye candy


Social media inspiration. Common Sense Media. The Commonsence Media posters include: Oversharing: Think Before You Post Posters. Digital Citizens Poster. Digital Citizens Pledge Poster. Smore is another g o-to for interactive digital posters.