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. Create a social media contract.

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.

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. It’s a smartphone that your students are using. Digital devices, especially smartphones and tablets, have become an appendage for schools.

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.

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

Talking Social Media With Your Children

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Social media is one of the main ways of communication and our world morphs ever so slightly into different most popular choices. As a mom on the cusp of the social media world with adolescents I protected my children maybe too much at times. If I had pre-teens today I definitely wouldn't let them have social media accounts (to me the risk outweighs the gain) but I would start the social media world with my 13 year olds as soon as I could with accountability and talks.

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. 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.

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. They bring their smartphones into the classroom, and will use them whether schools ban them or not.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. Google Cardboard costs like, what — $12 – and every kid has a smartphone. She’s author of the book Social LEADia.

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.

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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. The challenges faced by parents in today’s digital age.

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. Digital privacy is not a partisan issue, it’s an American one.

What’s all the buzz about Messenger Kids?

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When preteen kids see parents and older siblings thumbing away at social media accounts, they want to do it. Messenger Kids is a free video calling and messaging app designed for kids under thirteen to connect with others from their tablet or smartphone. More on 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.

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

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 Much Time Should a Student Spend At School?

The CoolCatTeacher

In the age of electronic media, a school could be everywhere, or it could possibly be nowhere. 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.

Sextortion: Your Students Are at Risk, Teachers Can Help

The CoolCatTeacher

The time to talk is when they get their smartphone. Today’s Sponsor: Netsmartz Free Teaching Digital Citizenship Course. This free course is designed to help you teach the latest in internet safety and digital citizenship for your students.

Tweens & The Cell Phone Conversation

Indiana Jen

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.

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. These are the global demands of digital citizenship.

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End of Year Maintenance: Update Your Online Presence

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This week, I’m sharing three holiday activities that will get your computers, technology, and social media ready for the new year. Check the appearance of your blog –View it on a smartphone, Chromebook, and iPad to see if those venues display properly.

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.

End of Year Maintenance: Update Your Online Presence

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This week, I’m sharing three holiday activities that will get your computers, technology, and social media ready for the new year. Check the appearance of your blog –View it on a smartphone, Chromebook, and iPad to see if those venues display properly.

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Now, as a high school student he chooses to be different than his peers when it come to social media. This is a digital citizenship issue. Thanks to my cousin, I am honest with myself about my lack of self-control where social media is concerned.

Weapons of mass deception?

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The media seems full of reportage on how social media carries content designed to deceive users. How much of these problems are actually the fault of the social media, and to what extent are Facebook, Twitter and other popular platforms actually culpable?

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 short: living within a digital world. Digital Citizenship Featured on eSchool News Social Media Top News

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. Check the appearance of your blog on a smartphone , Chromebook, and iPad to see if those venues display properly.

End of Year Maintenance: Update Your Online Presence

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, I’ll share three holiday activities that will get your computers, technology, and social media ready for the new year. Check the appearance of your blog –View it on a smartphone, Chromebook, and iPad to see if those venues display properly.

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.

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. Preparing Students For Smartphone Ownership. Preparing A Classroom For A Smartphone Invasion.

What a Teacher Can Do About Cyberbullying

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A lot of innocent teasing happens in interactive media. Delete them from your social media contacts. Report the bully to websites and social media they are using. Digital Citizenship Guest post Parent resources cyberbully internet safety

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. Related: Digital footprint? Try digital tattoo, experts say. Digital citizenship lessons.

How to Blend Learning with Play for a Kid-friendly Summer

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Here are two gamified options that can be tweaked to address any topic: Digital Breakouts — Players of all ages use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles that ultimately enable them to achieve a goal. Teach Digital Citizenship with … Minecraft.

The Ethics of Technology

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The easy access to information due to their smartphone in their back pocket does not make them truly knowledgable.just able to regurgitate facts.or Recently being recognized as a Common Sense Media Certified Digital Citizenship Educator and dealing with some realities of access to Google images for elementary students has caused me to reflect on the ethics of technology usage. digital citizenship ethics responsibilities social media students teachers technology

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. But cell phones can pose some social risks.

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? I knew what Tessa wanted wasn’t a phone but a minicomputer — a smartphone.

Education, Training Quell Online Sexting Concerns

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By Larry Graff, Education Daily® The advent of smartphones and social media has rapidly increased the prevalence of sexting incidents where students and staff have shared pornographic images through electronic devices. “We have to teach our children to protect their digital footprint,” said Rich Wistocki, a detective with the Naperville (Ill.)

We're Closing the Digital Divide. Now Let's End the Participation Gap.

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First some good news: the divide in access to digital devices is decreasing. School districts across the country are upgrading networks and integrating more classroom technology, and smartphones have become increasingly ubiquitous across socioeconomic lines. Educators are beginning to take note of a new problem: a digital participation divide. Previously, the digital participation divide seemed to revolve around access time.