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7 digital citizenship resources for educators and parents

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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

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.

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

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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. Although this generation can navigate the digital world with ease, it is unreasonable to assume young people fully understand how to leverage technology for best possible outcomes. By: Robyn Shulman, M.Ed.

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. As for smartphones, some claim there is no scientific evidence that technology has improved learning in schools, and I took part in a public debate almost a decade ago where this question was raised. They bring their smartphones into the classroom, and will use them whether schools ban them or not.

Do mobile devices stunt social-emotional skills?

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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? A report on media consumption by the nonprofit Common Sense Media said teens spend an average of nearly nine hours a day using screen media, and children between ages 8 and 12 consume an average of almost six hours a day. Digital Citizenship McClatchy

How to sharpen students’ critical thinking skills online

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With smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices, students have 24/7 access to news, information, and opinions—not all of which are well-informed or well-intentioned. In truth, we are flooded with a constant stream of information online, from legitimate news and facts to websites and social media posts taking sides in intense political debates. 21st Century Skills Digital Citizenship Industry Insights critical thinking digital citizenship hate speech social media

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 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.

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. While a great deal of attention has been paid to hacked and/or misused information (such as the Cambridge Analytica fiasco ), the issues with digital privacy are much deeper than the lack of accountability by Facebook or Twitter.

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

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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. As children get back into the routine of classes, now’s the ideal time to address all those smartphones that were given as gifts for the holidays. Preparing Students For Smartphone Ownership. Walk down any hallway and it’s obvious how prevalent smartphones are with our students. Mobile Learning

4 Factors to Consider When Debating Cell Phones in Schools - Guest Post

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4 Factors to Consider When Debating Cell Phones in Schools Hilary Bird is a digital journalist who writes about the things that fascinate her the most: relationships, technology, and how they impact each other. In fact, explicit instruction in digital citizenship , online learning, and online safety may benefit students as they prepare for an increasingly digital future. In addition, many teachers use social media to engage students with academic content.

5 Must-have tools for Ed Conferences

Ask a Tech Teacher

Now, you might be asked to scan a QR code and visit a website, access meeting documents online, interact digitally, or use a backchannel device to share your real-time thoughts with the presenter. Here are five tools that will make you look and act like the Diva of Digital: Google Maps. Bring the latest version of the Google Maps app on your smartphone or iPad, complete with audio directions. apps for Twitter/FB/G+/LI–or whatever your social media of choice is.

“If that’s where they are, it’s where I must be, too.”

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” by Dawn Casey-Rowe , Smartphone Owner And User Of Analog Clocks. They’re on social media during meetings and conventions. And even though most of us pay a few hundred dollars for a smartphone that brings us status, the truth is, in most countries, you can get a decent one for fifty to seventy-five bucks. Today, many parts of the world and certain demographics are skipping right to mobile phones. A gradebook without integration or a mobile app?

9 Best-in-Class Digital Storytelling Tools

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A digital story is a series of images connected with text and/or a narrated soundtrack — captured by a digital device such as an iPad or smartphone — that tell a story. According to Center for Digital Storytelling , there are seven elements critical to a good digital story: Point of View — What is the perspective of the author? Writing a digital story includes five basic steps: Research the topic so you are clear on presentation.

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Debunking 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom

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Not long ago, mobile devices were considered perfect for any past-time activity, and had no place in the classroom. Students can play games, watch stupid videos, browse inappropriate websites, spend time on social media, or catch up on the latest episodes of their favorite series.

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Summer Reads for Teachers

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We include books, blogs, and newsletters that cover a range of topics from social media and disinformation to Gamergate. As you think about how to continue helping students navigate their digital lives, these resources can enrich that work. This fresh look into young people’s media use offers educators new perspectives on the value of interest-driven learning -- rich food for thought and inspiration for the classroom.

Summer Reads for Teachers

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We include books, blogs, and newsletters that cover a range of topics from social media and disinformation to Gamergate. As you think about how to continue helping students navigate their digital lives, these resources can enrich that work. Digital Citizenship: A Community-Based Approach. In order for schools to successfully integrate technology, they need to create a culture of digital citizenship. Social Media Wellness.

Summer Reads for Teachers

Graphite Blog

We include books, blogs, and newsletters that cover a range of topics from social media and disinformation to Gamergate. As you think about how to continue helping students navigate their digital lives, these resources can enrich that work. Digital Citizenship: A Community-Based Approach. In order for schools to successfully integrate technology, they need to create a culture of digital citizenship. Social Media Wellness.

Teachers' Essential Guide to Teaching with Technology

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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.

Teens and Screens - Recommended Resources for Parents and Teachers

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A Resource List to Jumpstart Screenagers Discussions -- A Work in Progress From Common Sense Media : FAQ • How much screen time is OK for my kid(s)? How do screens -- such as TV and smartphones -- affect my kids’ sleep? • Ramirez - 2012 Action in the Classroom • Effective Digital Citizenship Education - Vicki Davis --A work in progress, check back soon at mauilibrarian2.com - Teens and Screens Tab This post was originally published at mauilibrarian2 in Olinda.