Are Smartphones in the Classroom a Smart Move?

The CoolCatTeacher

Are Smartphones a good idea? Liz is a clinical assistant professor in education technologies at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. published by ISTE in 2013), Learning First, Technology Second (published by ISTE in 2017).

Smartphones in the classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

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.

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 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.

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

edWeb.net

A strong understanding of digital citizenship is essential for students of all ages to be able to make smart choices online and in life. Meanwhile, technology is constantly changing and becomes outdated quickly, so there are always new and important skills that must be taught.

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. Online, teens are not more digitally literate or skilled than adults. By: Robyn Shulman, M.Ed.

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

Edsurge

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

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. But why is technology still a bone of contention? Many children have a natural affinity with technology.

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? Mike Daugherty is a husband, father, author, technology director, Google Innovator, and possible Starbucks addict.

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Kindergartners need Technology too!

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I’m off to visit good efriend Norah Colvin over at ReadiLearn to discuss how important technology is even for kindergartners. When I started teaching technology almost twenty years ago, I taught K-8, three classes in each grade every week. Hi all!

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. I wanted to talk today about why I think Teachers Using Technology are Super Heroes.

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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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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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.

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. Vicki: Today we are talking with Mike Daugherty @MoreThanATech , Director of Technology in Ohio.

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

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. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years.

Digital Privacy is a Civil Right

Indiana Jen

What is often not discussed in these arguments is the interconnectedness of social media and digital, data privacy. Even with all of the ink (digital and analogue) spilt on the topic, most individuals do not understand what data privacy is, why it’s important, or how it is used.

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.

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.

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.

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.

More Smartphones Than Usual: How To Deal with Teens and Phones After Winter Break

Gaggle Speaks

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 New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

techlearning

But how -- and how much -- teens use social media has evolved almost as quickly as the technology itself. 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.

What a Teacher Can Do About Cyberbullying

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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. 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.

The Ethics of Technology

Tech Helpful

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

10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

Educational Technology Guy

Overall, educators need to understand some basics about technology and that it is not a be-all-end-all solution to everything in a classroom. Technology can help teachers differentiate and provide new experiences for their students.

4 Factors to Consider When Debating Cell Phones in Schools - Guest Post

Educational Technology Guy

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. School may be one of the best places to teach technology management skills.

What You Might Have Missed in June

Ask a Tech Teacher

Smartphones in the classroom. Digital Citizenship Curriculum. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. Here are the most-read posts for the month of June: 4 Innovative Ways to Co-Author a Book. What’s Changed in Lesson Planning.

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.

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. Views of technology and its place in society can be seen in movies, television, and cultural references.

Tech Helpful - Untitled Article

Tech Helpful

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. I believe it is because technology as a concept is a very positive thing.

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. Technology in the Classroom Keeps Kids in School, Helps Them Learn.

Animoby: Animated Learning for Anybody

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

While Animoby works great on tablets, I wonder if a paired down version could be available for smartphones. Teaching in a BYOD district with most of the students using smartphones, having a screencasting tool for a smartphone would be an asset.

Technology Helps Teachers Prevent and Mitigate Bad Behavior in the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

Technology Helps Teachers Prevent and Mitigate Bad Behavior in the Classroom. But innovations in education technology can equip teachers with the tools to help students stay on a good path and get the most out of their academics. .

Kids Don’t Always Love Technology

Edsurge

Many adults simply accept the idea that “kids love technology” without interrogating it further. Kids don’t always want the latest gadget or app, nor do they love technology unreservedly. They love the ways they can learn, collaborate, create and share with technology. On the other hand, they find technology to be frustrating and difficult at times—just like adults do. Smartphone Stress. Digital devices can “invite” cheating as well.

The Value of Googleable Questions?

Tech Helpful

At that point in her school life, she didn't have easy accessibility to technology. She didn't own a smartphone or iPad because they were not yet invented. Educational technology was not even a strong game at that point.

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

Edsurge

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.