The 9 elements of Digital Citizenship your students need to know

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So, existing in this environment, working, learning, doing business, communicating just like we do in real life make us citizens of this digital world. As digital citizens, we have both rights and obligations and that is why learning more about the concept of digital citizenship is crucial.

Smartphones in the classroom

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In my summer digital citizenship classes, the biggest question I get is how to control student cell phone usage. Luckily, Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Andrew Carroll, former High School teacher, has a great analysis of the problem and discussion of solutions below: How to control smartphone usage in classroom? It’s a smartphone that your students are using. Digital devices, especially smartphones and tablets, have become an appendage for schools.

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Are Smartphones in the Classroom a Smart Move?

The CoolCatTeacher

Are Smartphones a good idea? She is passionate about engaging students in education and leveraging learning opportunity through digital technologies. The post Are Smartphones in the Classroom a Smart Move? Administrators All Subjects Digital Citizenship Edtech Tool Tuesday Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Teachers Tools

How Do We Teach Kids to Use Smartphones Safely?

The CoolCatTeacher

Digital Citizenship Spotlight From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Most students use smartphones with unfiltered access to the Internet. Schools and parents need to get smart about how they talk to kids about smartphones. In today’s show, we talk with digital citizenship pioneer, Dr. Mike Ribble, about a cutting-edge issue: student smartphone use.

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. Children have access at younger ages– 42 percent of children up to age 8 have their own tablet, 95 percent of families with children in that age range have a smartphone available for that child’s use, and 78 percent have a tablet.

The Digital Citizenship Curriculum: Digital Literacy, Cyber Hygiene, and More

EdTech Magazine

The Digital Citizenship Curriculum: Digital Literacy, Cyber Hygiene, and More. Like good hygiene, good digital citizenship is a set of responsibilities all internet users should practice. We’re seeing a tipping point where schools are realizing that in order to have a successful technology integration, they have to have digital citizenship lessons alongside it,” says Kelly Mendoza, senior director of education programs at Common Sense Education.

6 Ways Teacher-authors Protect Their Online Privacy

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we have a access to our income streams on our digital devices. Lots of movies and novel spotlight this invasion of privacy because it has been normalized in the digital world. And, if your digital device of choice is a laptop, when you finish, close it.

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

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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.

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. 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.

It’s Not Digital Citizenship—It’s Just Citizenship, Period.

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Citizenship knows no boundaries. The civics lessons we teach our students outside of the digital arena apply to the online world and vice versa. As a classroom teacher and an instructional technologist, I struggled with how to find time in students’ already-busy schedules to incorporate digital citizenship, even though I knew it was important to teach. So I lost the digital. I hope you can begin to “lose the digital," too.

11 Ways to Update Your Online Presence

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Check the appearance of your blog on a smartphone and iPad. If not, consider switching to a responsive theme that auto-adjusts for a variety of digital devices. Blogging Digital Citizenship Teacher resources new year pln

Why schools shouldn't ban smartphones

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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.

End of Year Maintenance: 11 Ways to Update Your Online Presence

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Check the appearance of your blog on a smartphone and iPad. If not, consider switching to a responsive theme that auto-adjusts for a variety of digital devices. Blogging Digital Citizenship Teacher resources new year pln

Ways to Build Media Literacy in Your Students, and Why You Should

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The good news is that information is easier to come by than ever before—many students, even at an elementary age, have access to smartphones, the Internet, and a pervasive, never-ending flow of social media. Building Citizenship Skills Through Media Literacy Education.”

How to Grow Global Digital Citizens

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With the rise of online games, web-based education, and smartphones that access everything from house lights to security systems, it’s not surprising to read these statistics: In 2013, 71 percent of the U.S. In fact, despite that the UN considers access to the Internet a human right, many adults and even more kids don’t know how to act as good digital citizens when visiting this sparkly and exciting world. These are the global demands of digital citizenship.

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5 Home and Smart Phone Filtering Options for Parents

The CoolCatTeacher

Children with smartphones have unfiltered access to the Internet unless their parents make a decision to filter. Why Do Students Need Protection on their SmartPhones? So as we’re responsible adults, raising children in a digital age — particularly with things like the dark web out there, from my perspective there are just a lot of things that kids are not ready for yet.

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End of Year Maintenance: Update Your Online Presence

Ask a Tech Teacher

Check the appearance of your blog –View it on a smartphone, Chromebook, and iPad to see if those venues display properly. If they don’t, consider switching to a responsive theme that auto-adjusts for a variety of digital devices. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. Blogging Digital Citizenship Teacher resources new year pln

How to Keep Kids Safe

The CoolCatTeacher

In this episode, Shannon Mclintock -Miller and I discuss current best practices about digital citizenship and online safety for kids. If you’ve ever taught kids who have their own smartphones, you know how quickly social media problems can escalate at school. Why every school should include digital citizenship in their curriculum. How to start conversations about digital citizenship with colleagues who are resistant to including it in the curriculum.

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How to Teach Social Media Safety

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All teachers agree that digital citizenship is essential knowledge for students whether they’re going onto college or a career, yet when I ask who in their school teaches it, they always shrug. These days, teachers should introduce students to the world of social media so they can begin to develop the skills they need to live a safe digital life. Kids often feel freer to taunt or bully someone online because they feel protected behind the computer or smartphone screen.

End of Year Maintenance: Update Your Online Presence

Ask a Tech Teacher

Check the appearance of your blog –View it on a smartphone, Chromebook, and iPad to see if those venues display properly. If they don’t, consider switching to a responsive theme that auto-adjusts for a variety of digital devices. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. Blogging Digital Citizenship Teacher resources new year pln

End of Year Maintenance: Update Your Online Presence

Ask a Tech Teacher

Check the appearance of your blog –View it on a smartphone, Chromebook, and iPad to see if those venues display properly. If they don’t, consider switching to a responsive theme that auto-adjusts for a variety of digital devices. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. Blogging Digital Citizenship Teacher resources new year pln

End of Year Tips: Update Your Online Presence

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Check the appearance of your blog on a smartphone , Chromebook, and iPad to see if those venues display properly. If they don’t, consider switching to a responsive theme that auto-adjusts for a variety of digital devices. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. Blogging Digital Citizenship Teacher resources new year pln

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

How Much Time Should a Student Spend At School?

The CoolCatTeacher

And while I use cell phones to teach — Nearpod, Quizziz, Edpuzzle, and more are helpful to me – smartphones can be addictive as crack cocaine for some. Administrators All Grades All Subjects Digital Citizenship Education Parents Productivity School Counselors Social Emotional Learning Society and Ethics Students TeachersA Global Search for Education, Cathy Rubin, Post From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Tips for Successful Digital Parenting

The CoolCatTeacher

Should kids put up their smartphones and talk to each other and parents sometimes? 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. The challenges faced by parents in today’s digital age. Experiences and observations about digital overuse and misuse.

Connecting Parents to Student’s Digital Lives

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike Daugherty is helping connect the parents at his school to the digital lives of students. Connecting Parents to Student’s Digital Lives. So the goal of Help at Home was to help connect parents to their students’ digital lives. Mike: We’ve started a weekly email to about 400 parents so far, where we’re covering topics like digital citizenship, security, filtering, social media — everything that really relates to how students should use technology today.

Digital Literacy–What is it?

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Digital literacy’ is one of those buzz words floated by experts as being granular to 21st century students. ‘Literacy’ is simple: the ability to read and write– so ‘digital literacy’ should be achieving those goals digitally. “the ability to use digital technology, communication tools or networks to locate, evaluate, use and create information” –Digital Strategy Glossary of Key Terms.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

Google Cardboard costs like, what — $12 – and every kid has a smartphone. Dr. Ray is the Executive Director of the Center for Digital Education and an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University. 5 Idea Friday Administrators All Grades All Subjects Assessment Data Driven Instruction Digital Citizenship Flat Classroom and Global Collaboration Game Based Learning Get Connected (PLN Building) Social Media STEM Teachers Technology

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.

What a Teacher Can Do About Cyberbullying

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You’ll enjoy her latest article on how to address cyberbullying with your students: Cyberbullying refers to a situation in which a teen, preteen or child is embarrassed, humiliated, harassed, threatened, tormented or otherwise targeted by another on interactive technology such as smartphones or social media. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

How to teach your students to think before they post

eSchool News

But today, with smartphones, cameras, and social media everywhere, anything they do can be instantly broadcast and recorded—the good, the bad, and the ugly. In our 24/7 digital world, kids come of age, learn, and make mistakes just like they always have, but the stakes are so much higher than in generations past. Related: Digital footprint? Try digital tattoo, experts say. is central to so many aspects of digital citizenship. Digital citizenship lessons.

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? And, ownership of smartphones — mobile devices with an internet connection — has tripled in recent years among young people. In 2011, 22 percent of students starting high school had a smartphone; by 2015, the number rocketed to 68 percent. Digital Citizenship McClatchy

3 ways to be a better digital citizen, online and IRL

eSchool News

It has become such a part of what we do and who we are that it become to be defined as a sort of “digitalcitizenship. So what describes a digital citizen? In my book Digital Citizenship in Schools , I define a digital citizen as someone who shares ideas, makes purchases, plans activities, asks for answers, interacts both at work and in play and much more on digital devices (computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc.).

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

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Most American teenagers have a smartphone. The number of teens with a smartphone more than doubled since 2012, from 41 percent up to 89 percent. 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.

Tweens & The Cell Phone Conversation

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I feel comfortable telling parents that a child should not have their own device if they are younger than double digits. It would be easiest if I could tell parents that X age is the right age for their child to get a smartphone. A smartphone is a big responsibility. Have a Conversation About the Responsibility of a Smartphone. But the reality is that, like driving a car, getting a smartphone is a big responsibility. Will parents be monitoring smartphone use?