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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. That’s why educators should teach children digital etiquette , starting with the “What Would Grandma Say?”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Technology is moving and changing rapidly across the world while connecting us in unforeseen ways. 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. Online, teens are not more digitally literate or skilled than adults. By: Robyn Shulman, M.Ed.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t “get” why technology is important, or know people who don’t, take a listen to understand and learn about transformative practices that work in education. This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. I wanted to talk today about why I think Teachers Using Technology are Super Heroes. 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. Why every school should include digital citizenship in their curriculum. I’ve also included some of my favorite free digital citizenship education options.

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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? Are we using technology too much as parents? 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.

Why schools shouldn't ban smartphones

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I was asked to write an opinion piece for the Western Morning News earlier this week as a response to the comments from Ofsted and their advisers on the use of technology in schools. Many teachers are left wondering whether personal technologies such as smartphones actually have a place in education and what risks and threats accompany them. My view is that children can and do use technology to support their learning but they need to be guided to do so responsibly. (It

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

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This week, I’ll post my updated suggestions for three holiday activities that will get your computers and technology ready for the blitz of teaching that starts after the New Year. Check the appearance of your blog on a smartphone and iPad.

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.

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. If they aren’t taken care of, we are left wondering why our teacher blog or website isn’t accomplishing what it does for everyone else, why our social media Tweeple don’t answer us, and why our TPT materials languish. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

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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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.

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.

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. If they aren’t taken care of, we are left wondering why our teacher blog or website isn’t accomplishing what it does for everyone else, why our social media Tweeple don’t answer us, and why our TPT materials languish. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 15 years.

End of Year Maintenance: Update Your Online Presence

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, I’m sharing three holiday activities that will get your computers, technology, and social media ready for the new year. If they aren’t taken care of, we are left wondering why our teacher blog or website isn’t accomplishing what it does for everyone else, why our social media Tweeple don’t answer us, and why our TPT materials languish. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

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

eSchool News

note : Innovation In Action is a new monthly column from the International Society of Technology in Education focused on exem plary practices in education. Walk down the street, look around in a restaurant, or watch people waiting in line and you’ll notice how fully technology has become integrated into our daily lives. Views of technology and its place in society can be seen in movies, television, and cultural references. So what describes a digital citizen?

The Ethics of Technology

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Educational technology LMS platforms are spending much money and man hours on creating safeguards against plagiarism. Where should technology start and students end? Where is the line between "technology is an aid to the learning process" and "technology did this by itself" for the ever needed good grade? 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

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Now, as a high school student he chooses to be different than his peers when it come to social media. We, as educators, need to be speaking to students about using technology for human flourishing and the pitfalls of mindless surfing. This is a digital citizenship issue.

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. If they aren’t taken care of, we are left wondering why our teacher blog or website isn’t accomplishing what it does for everyone else, why our social media Tweeple don’t answer us, and why our TPT materials languish. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years.

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. Here are a few of the definitions I found: “ the ability to find, evaluate, utilize, share, and create content using information technologies and the Internet. Social media.

Connecting Parents to Student’s Digital Lives

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Mike Daugherty is helping connect the parents at his school to the digital lives of students. Connecting Parents to Student’s Digital Lives. Vicki: Today we are talking with Mike Daugherty @MoreThanATech , Director of Technology in Ohio. He also won 2016 Outstanding Technology’s Administrator of the Year for Ohio. So the goal of Help at Home was to help connect parents to their students’ digital lives.

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. 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?

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. A lot of innocent teasing happens in interactive media. Delete them from your social media contacts.

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. Digital Breakouts are an update to the traditional and popular webquests that have students explore the web as they gather content in a particular field — history, math, literacy, or others. 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.

21st Century School — How Technology Is Changing Education

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The technological advances of the past two decades have changed the world, and education is no exception. But that’s not the only way technology is making it easier for students to learn. Students who use technology in the classroom perform better, and emerge from their educations better prepared for the challenges of adult life. Technology in the Classroom Keeps Kids in School, Helps Them Learn. 10 Tips for Teachers who Struggle with Technology.

100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

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Students can share these slides to create a digital word wall.” Encourage students create a doll of themselves by using ratios, proportions and technology. First, I was specifically searching for a math-related spark since so many math teachers struggle with integrating technology. Children can learn reading, language, writing, math, social-emotional development, problem-solving skills, and motor development.

Do mobile devices stunt social-emotional skills?

eSchool News

As more of our lives are consumed with digital technologysocial 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

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. There have been a few efforts to extend social communication tools to younger kids but mostly, kids don’t like them so end up on apps designed for teens or adults, like Snapchat or Instagram. Messenger Kids is a free video calling and messaging app designed for kids under thirteen to connect with others from their tablet or smartphone.

10 Tips for Teaching Remotely

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Here’s what I currently use to teach from home or can easily arrange: Have necessary apps on iPads and smartphones. This includes your LMS, virtual meeting tool, cloud accounts, email, scan, social media, and sharing.

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