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

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

Edsurge

Yet games are an enduring medium; more than 90 percent of teens play video games, according to a 2018 Pew survey. how kids act in games offers a glimpse of how they may act in other digital worlds—and the real one as well. Students’ digital lives are increasingly becoming indistinguishable from their offline lives, and those two realms are deeply intertwined now,” says Tanner Higgin, a director at nonprofit Common Sense’s education division.

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Make a Difference in the World as a Citizen Scientist

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students achieve reading, writing, and digital research standards and see their learning make a real impact on the world. I’m so excited about the rich learning experience citizen science offers our students that I’ve dedicated one of the missions in my newest book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom, to facilitating students in their role as “citizen scientists” who share their field research with the world.

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

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Looking at only 13- to 14-year-olds, 84 percent now have a smartphone, and 93 percent have some type of mobile device such as a tablet. As with any digital tool, even if we aren't experts ourselves, understanding where our students are coming from can make our guidance beneficial.

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

NeverEndingSearch

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?

First Raw Results from the Technology + Learning Survey at modernlearning.com

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Today I'm publishing the survey results at ModernLearning.com for the 2017 Learning Revolution 's survey on technology and learning, which is the initial part of a larger effort to create a worldwide online conference on this topic. As you can see, even though I'm using ModernLearning.com to host the survey results, that wasn't the favorite name for the conference!) The original survey is on the site and you are welcome to fill it out.

How teachers address cell phones in class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Protocols for these mobile devices have little in common today with how they were addressed a decade ago. In 2009, a National Center for Education Statistics survey showed that about 90% of schools prohibited cell phones during school hours. Fifth, students want to use digital tools.

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Educating for Democracy in a Digital Age in Oakland

Educator Innovator

Their effort, called Educating for Democracy in a Digital Age (EDDA), is focused on designing and researching new approaches that take up the expanded civic opportunity structures that digital media afford and doing so while still maintaining a focus that builds on the basics to support youth to develop strong academic skills. EDDA is an effort to respond to new research and developing understandings about how politics has changed in the digital age.

Today’s Meet is Closed. What are your Alternatives?

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polls, forms, or surveys. It is a robust, intuitive tool that makes forms and surveys easy to create for teachers and a snap to join for students (for example, no login required — just a class code). Polls, forms, and surveys. Survey Monkey.

Highly-versatile, Easy-to-use Form Creator–and it’s free!

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Everywhere outside of the education industry (which seems to focus on Google Forms), JotForm is the gold standard for creation of forms whether on PCs, Macs, or mobile devices. push out polls or surveys on upcoming or past events. Compare JotForm and Survey Monkey.

10 Options for Polls and Forms in Your Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

polls and surveys on upcoming or past events. Besides the ease of use and their digital nature, students love forms because they are anonymous. Survey Monkey. For those with a Google account, it is free, online, and available on all platforms and all digital devices.

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Making Sense of the Common Sense Census

Gaggle Speaks

We were talking about how Gaggle and Common Sense Education could work together to draw attention to the need to teach Digital Citizenship and further protect students when they use school- or district-provided technology.

3 Whiteboard Apps for Teachers and Students

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While it isn’t collaborative, students can grab the IP address (a URL like 192.168.1.132:8080 ), paste it into their digital device’s browser, and see the whiteboard from their device.

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Innovative Ways to Encourage Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

Have them take the following surveys: Edutopia’s Multiple Intelligences quiz . Paint Studio –fully featured art tool for mobile devices. Glogster –digital posters that include text, images, video, and more. Knowledge is meant to be shared.

7 Innovative Writing Methods for Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Have them take the following surveys: Edutopia’s Multiple Intelligences quiz . Paint Studio –fully featured art tool for mobile devices. Glogster –digital posters that include text, images, video, and more. Knowledge is meant to be shared.

What is the VARK model of Student Learning?

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The questionnaire is deliberately short (thirteen-sixteen questions, depending upon which version you take) in order to prevent student survey fatigue. If you use the VARK model of Student Learning , you know why I’m excited about it.

How Intrinsic Motivation Helps Students Manage Digital Distractions

Edsurge

Before my first visit, I provided the school with a survey to give to students. Many school information technology professionals have admitted that the former approach tends to be ineffective since students have multiple workarounds, including personal hotspots when using mobile devices.

Grammar Check Websites and Apps That Save Your Writing

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Global Lingo surveyed 1,029 people and found that 59% “would not use a company that had obvious grammatical or spelling mistakes on its website or marketing material”. The mobile apps are free. I confess, I cringe when I come across spelling and grammar errors on websites or blogs.

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6 Powerful Instructional Coaching Tools

EdTechTeam

Tool #1: Mobile Technology. The first, and arguably the most obvious, tool for instructional coaches is some sort of mobile technology. It is important for coaches to have technology that is mobile, because your role as an instructional coach is mobile.

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Tapping Tech-Savvy Students for IT Support and Digital Learning

EdTech Magazine

But there are options for districts that want to foster students’ digital skills and steer them away from more mischievous or devious outlets for their hacking. There are a growing number of ways to help students push their technology interests further by earning industry-recognized certifications or using their digital schools for community service projects. This generation grew up with mobile technology, and many received their first mobile phone as preteens.

Tapping Tech-Savvy Students for IT Support and Digital Learning

EdTech Magazine

But there are options for districts that want to foster students’ digital skills and steer them away from more mischievous or devious outlets for their hacking. There are a growing number of ways to help students push their technology interests further by earning industry-recognized certifications or using their digital schools for community service projects. This generation grew up with mobile technology, and many received their first mobile phone as preteens.

Tapping Tech-Savvy Students for IT Support and Digital Learning

EdTech Magazine

But there are options for districts that want to foster students’ digital skills and steer them away from more mischievous or devious outlets for their hacking. There are a growing number of ways to help students push their technology interests further by earning industry-recognized certifications or using their digital schools for community service projects. This generation grew up with mobile technology, and many received their first mobile phone as preteens.

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

Graphite Blog

Looking at only 13- to 14-year-olds, 84 percent now have a smartphone, and 93 percent have some type of mobile device such as a tablet. As with any digital tool, even if we aren't experts ourselves, understanding where our students are coming from can make our guidance beneficial. Sure, kids are using social media more than ever, but they're also recognizing some of the consequences, including digital distraction in the classroom.

10+ new products from TCEA 2020

eSchool News

In addition to sessions and presentations, edtech companies made major announcements and launched new products aimed at everything from network security and communication to digital portfolios and mobile devices.

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What Happens When Teachers Connect

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Digital and social media have replaced the landscape for education. You may be able to fool a few teachers that your students practice digital citizenship, or self-direct their own learning, or are doing amazing projects in the community. What Happens When Teachers Connect.

60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom

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Let students create their own digital portfolios of their favorite work. Design more mobile learning experiences for your students–in higher ed, for example. Encourage digital citizenship via peer-to-peer interaction that is documented. Administer digital exit slips.

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What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

Graphite Blog

Looking at only 13- to 14-year-olds, 84 percent now have a smartphone, and 93 percent have some type of mobile device such as a tablet. As with any digital tool, even if we aren't experts ourselves, understanding where our students are coming from can make our guidance beneficial. Sure, kids are using social media more than ever, but they're also recognizing some of the consequences, including digital distraction in the classroom.

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

Graphite Blog

Looking at only 13- to 14-year-olds, 84 percent now have a smartphone, and 93 percent have some type of mobile device such as a tablet. As with any digital tool, even if we aren't experts ourselves, understanding where our students are coming from can make our guidance beneficial. Sure, kids are using social media more than ever, but they're also recognizing some of the consequences, including digital distraction in the classroom.

Free Digital Formative Assessment Tools… Important Thoughts Before Implementing

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

First, to ensure you do not miss a valuable post or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. Create A Survey.

What New Research on Young Kids’ Media Use Means for Teachers

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For educators, the survey data help us better understand what’s going on at home and can guide our thinking about the role teachers play in shaping students’ media use. Mobile Access Is Nearly Universal Perhaps it’s no surprise to learn that mobile device use has become nearly universal, with 98 percent of kids age 8 and under living in a home with some type of mobile device. Introduce digital citizenship skills early.

A guest post from AASL’s Banned Websites Awareness Day Committee

NeverEndingSearch

Establish a digital repository of Internet filtering studies. In 2012, Lightspeed Systems, a school web filtering and mobile management company, published Web Filtering and Schools: Balancing IT and Educator Needs , a guide that explains in layman’s terms what CIPA does and does not require, filtering pros and cons, and best practices. Opportunities for authentic digital literacy instruction arise when students access social networking sites in educational settings.

The Free and Online 2014 School Leadership Summit Starts Wednesday! (Full Session List)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We have gotten much more mobile-friendly , as there are Collaborate apps for iOS and Android, and the conference schedule and session links can be easily accessed on mobile devices by going to [link] from your mobile device or clicking on the "mobile schedule" link in the Summit menu.

Learning Revolution Week's Events - Evernote in the Classroom - Yong Zhao - Google+ vs. Ning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Thursday, June 12th at 10:30am in Madison, WI GLS 10 Conference - Games in the Classroom , A panel discussion on surveys about games and learning: what surveys can and can''t tell us about this topic, what we learned via survey data, and implications for practice. How can we help kids make a better digital world? Second, learn how to evaluate and review the learning potential of digital tools through the lens of three important dimensions.

Early Literacy in the U.S.: Building a Pathway to Opportunity for All

Graphite Blog

Recent research is fueling debate about the role that digital media may play in strengthening educational opportunities for all students. Common Sense has been among the nation’s pivotal advocates in promoting digital citizenship and inclusion and in leading efforts to reverse the " app gap." Digital equity now is essential. How do we propose solving the reading crisis and positioning digital media as an equity driver?

Early Literacy in the U.S.: Building a Pathway to Opportunity for All

Graphite Blog

Recent research is fueling debate about the role that digital media may play in strengthening educational opportunities for all students. Common Sense has been among the nation’s pivotal advocates in promoting digital citizenship and inclusion and in leading efforts to reverse the " app gap." Digital equity now is essential. How do we propose solving the reading crisis and positioning digital media as an equity driver?