6 steps to promote good digital citizenship for all students

eSchool News

By the time today’s digital natives enter high school, most of them have already been using devices, computers, the internet, and social media for years. Related: How to craft useful, student-centered social media policies. A 6-step digital citizenship plan.

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers


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.

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

The 9 essential elements of digital citizenship

eSchool News

Every digital citizen should have these skills. According to a recent Common Sense Media’s study , the percentage of children ages eight and under who’ve used a mobile device nearly doubled from 2011 to 2013, from 38 percent to 72 percent.

Teaching digital citizenship across the whole curriculum

eSchool News

Teaching digital citizenship as a “one-off event” doesn’t lead to changes in behavior, experts say. What’s more, about two in five children under the age of two have used a mobile device. We feel that digital citizenship is something that all students should learn.”.

Games Can Breed Uncivil Behavior. They Can Also Teach Digital Citizenship.


For most children, online video games offer an early window into social interactions with friends—and strangers. While social games foster collaboration and competition, they have also been home to hostile communities, where harassment and uncivil behavior can run rampant and make headlines. how kids act in games offers a glimpse of how they may act in other digital worlds—and the real one as well. Yet that’s not stopping efforts to create digital citizenship games.

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.

How students are using social media to change the world

FETC Converge

The Parkland students have been using Twitter and other social platforms to mobilize teens (and adults) to fight for stricter gun laws. But the Parkland students aren’t the only ones using social media to do more than watch videos and memes. Across the country, high school students are figuring out other ways to use social media positively. Uncategorized digital citizenship SEL social media Student activitism

Byte-sized Potential: Can Compassion & Citizenship Go Viral?

Teacher Reboot Camp

Often, you needed to be part of a certain social class, ethnicity, and profession. Individuals can take classes from MIT professors or connect with the greatest minds, like Neil Degrasse Tyson , through social media. Part of the category, Byte-sized Potential.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

He has worked as a technology entrepreneur in a variety of different fields related to children’s media. Steve: Lucy’s our social media guru… Lucy: Yes there is. You can take them and travel digitally to other places.

7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Instantly scan and score with any mobile, desktop or document camera. Automatically transfer grades into any digital grade book. How Vickie Morgado Uses Social Media in Her Classroom. Step 1: Teach Digital Citizenship.

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. Additionally, Park Mobile is not a government app.

How One Middle School Gets Creative to Teach Digital Citizenship

Graphite Blog

When entering middle school, the typical tween may have just gotten a mobile device -- or is begging for it -- and doesn't spend a lot of time on social media. The goal: teach middle school students how to be wise digital citizens.

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.

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.

How to sharpen students’ critical thinking skills online

eSchool News

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. 21st Century Skills Digital Citizenship Industry Insights critical thinking digital citizenship hate speech social media

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? Every day he sees the impact on social development with his middle-schoolers.

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!

Every Schools' Obligation

A Principal's Reflections

We routinely hear how students use digital tools inappropriately for sexting, cyberbullying, cheating, video recording teachers and fights with peers, and plagiarizing. We then transitioned into online conduct in social media spaces and how that can impact college acceptances and employment.

The Evolution of Civic Engagement


Since one of the historical roles of public education is to prepare students for their role in our democratic society, a shift in civic engagement invariably means a shift in how we prepare students for modern citizenship. Information and Media Literacy.

Making Digital Citizenship a Key Component of Back-to-School Time

Graphite Blog

That's why we've worked with California Assemblymember Ed Chau to introduce a resolution, ACR 203, to declare October 16–22 Digital Citizenship Week. Interested in learning more about our advocacy efforts around digital citizenship and media literacy?

How to Cope with Bullying

Ask a Tech Teacher

It includes not only websites, but cell phones, Nintendo, and Wii, as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites. The best way to teach cyberbullying is as part of a unit on digital citizenship’s rights and responsibilities.

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The Complexities of 'Belonging' in the Digital Age, Part 1

The Playground Advocate

We do seem to live in a time of social isolation in which we have fewer institutional options for finding our tribe while, simultaneously, we have many more individual options for doing so. It may have never been more critical that we teach our students media literacy than it is today.

Digital Tools to Mobilize a Community to a Goal

Tech Helpful

I've done this using social media, blogging, and various websites. Are we as educators truly teaching our students to add value to the digital world if we don't embrace mediums to do this?

EdTechSandyK's Top 5 Posts of 2013


As an advocate for digital citizenship for people of all ages, I admit to becoming easily irritated by the inaccurate information that is constantly propagated online, and my patience in this area continues to erode.

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Make your LMS a social learning platform

Ask a Tech Teacher

Vivek Singh, education professional and contributor to Ask a Tech Teacher, has some interesting ideas on using your native LMS as a social learning platform. Education, thus, has its roots in the earliest social interactions. What makes your LMS a social learning platform?

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Digital Literacy Programs Prepare Students for a Tech-Enabled Future

EdTech Magazine

Digital Literacy Programs Prepare Students for a Tech-Enabled Future. With 95 percent of teenagers in possession of mobile devices, students are constantly sharing and searching through social media platforms. .

3 schools where tech is enhancing engagement

eSchool News

It gives teachers the ability to free themselves up to be mobile and not be stuck to the front of the classroom,” he said. 21st Century Skills Digital Citizenship McClatchy Social Media engagementEducators share how tech is pushing engagement in novel ways.

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Digital Parenting BINGO


when it comes to raising kids in the digital age. When you add a layer of technology to parenting, there are some additional items to be aware of and some “tools” you should have in your digital parenting toolkit. News Digital Citizenship TL Advisor Blog Digital Literacy

6 Tips I Wish I’d Known When I Started Blogging

Ask a Tech Teacher

What a wonderful shortcut to save-insert-find media you usually have to do. Then, you get into a rhythm: Jot an idea down as a ‘draft post’ using whatever digital device you like (mobile, iPad, laptop, computer.

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat

TeachThought - Learn better.

Mobile Learning. Digital Literacy. Digital Citizenship. A Lesson Using Twitter must Have a Social Component. Social Media Technology pd social media twitterA Teacher’s Guide For Creating A Twitter Chat In Your School.

The Problem With Expecting Student Access


There is more and more pressure to eliminate as many non-digital learning activities as possible, both at home and in the classroom. Teaching in a rural area opened my eyes to the students who don’t participate in the digital world when they are outside of school.

EdTechSandyK's Top Five Posts of 2012


I was largely incredulous that a school would even ask such a thing in the year 2012, and also sad that they were choosing to address problems by trying to bury them rather than attempting to work with parents and students to help them appropriately navigate our social media saturated world.

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Protect, Deter, Recover: Data Risks in K12 Schools #SXSWedu


Protect, Deter, Recover: Data Risks in K12 Schools SXSWedu 2017 Panel Hosted by Absolute: Empower K-12 staff, parents and community by learning best-practices for digital citizenship, including device safety and security, cyberbullying and Internet crime.

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Using Facebook Stories in the Classroom

Gaggle Speaks

” This is certainly true of the Stories feature on social media—made popular by Snapchat—which has recently been implemented by Facebook. Here’s a popular and ever-growing list of “Top Social Networks & Apps Your Kids Use.” Social Media Student Safet

Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens


At least, it does in the social space. The tension between open, social learning and the formal, enclosed variety is becoming untenable. There are (at least) six powerful motivations fueling learning socially. Getty By David Price.

Who Is Responsible for Tech Abuse?


Tom Whitby Digital Citizenship To hold kids accountable for their use of mobile devices and social media, let's accept the permanence of these tools and model instead of restricting their use

How Young People Are Changing Civics, by Any Media Necessary

Educator Innovator

He explained how his parents immigrated to the United States when he was 3 years old, and detailed the difficulties of being undocumented, including being rejected from his dream university because he lacked a Social Security number.

Got Twitter? Make it Better! #TCEA14


For example, the #mlearning hashtag will bring up Tweets related to mobile learning, and #txed will bring up Tweets related to Texas education. Diigo keeps all of your bookmarks online, or "in the cloud", allowing you to access them from any computer or mobile device.

Why schools shouldn't ban smartphones

Learning with 'e's

Teachers are wary of the darker side of mobile phones. Recently there have also been warnings from Ofsted that mobile phones are distracting children from their lessons. blogging education learning ofsted robots smartphones social media Special Educational Needs Technology