5 Things About Effective Digital Citizenship You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike Ribble on episode 460 of the 10-Minute Teacher Mike Ribble, a digital citizenship expert, shares five important things every educator should know about digital citizenship. NetRef offers powerful Internet monitoring software that I recommend for schools. Mike Ribble – Bio As Submitted Dr. Mike Ribble has been writing, speaking and creating information related to digital citizenship for 15 years.

What Educators Need to Know Right Now About Digital Citizenship

The CoolCatTeacher

Anne Collier on Episode 456 and 457 of the 10-Minute Teacher Anne Collier, Founder and Executive Director of The Net Safety Collaborative and SocialMediaHelpline.com , shares what we need to know about social media in this two-part series. NetRef offers powerful Internet monitoring software that I recommend for schools. In 2016, she gave a TEDx talk on “ The Heart of Digital Citizenship ” at the ITU’s WSIS in Geneva.

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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media

edWeb.net

The drawbacks of social media are well-documented—like anonymous trolls posting negative comments just to spark controversy. However, said Jamie Knowles, Senior Manager of Educator Professional Learning Programs at Common Sense Media, social media also has the ability to help users share their stories and shed a positive light on their activities. In addition to negative commentary, Knowles acknowledged other challenges to adopting social media for education.

Get Started with Digital Citizenship in Your District

edWeb.net

How should an entire district begin teaching digital citizenship? In “ Roadmap to Districtwide Digital Citizenship Adoption ,” Theresa Ellington, Instructional Technology Manager at Life Schools Charter School in Texas, explained how she was able to implement a digital citizenship curriculum throughout the Title I district with limited time and no money, and shared lessons learned from the district’s first year using a digital citizenship curriculum.

5 YouTube Features for Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are a few of the many articles Ask a Tech Teacher has published on this topic: What is the best video editing software? She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

The Top 3 Elements of Student Digital Citizenship

EdTech Magazine

The Top 3 Elements of Student Digital Citizenship. Now that we have technology in our classrooms, communities and homes, parents and educators are likely asking themselves, “How do we help children effectively use digital tools?”. Digital citizenship is the answer. The discussion surrounding digital citizenship has been growing, but not everyone can agree on its definition. Some people even define it as knowledge in a digital age.

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. You can only do that if you know how to use technology, especially really fabulous software, which teachers who use technology know how to find. This is not necessarily something you might teach in a classroom, but it’s certainly something that’s relevant to every student and every teacher in our schools, and that’s social media.

7 Skills Students Need for Today’s Classwork

Ask a Tech Teacher

You rarely see a lesson that doesn’t ask for online this or digital that. Students are expected to collaborate and share online as young as kindergarten when they read digital books or draw pictures using iPad apps. As soon as students start using digital devices to record and share their thoughts, they need to be able to type without losing their chain of thought. Digital Citizenship. Let’s face it: Students are on social media or will be soon.

How to “Fake” Blogging in the Classroom (FREE Template) – SULS0124

Shake Up Learning

There is so much you can do at any level with this template, and it is a great way to talk about media, blogging, writing, digital citizenship, and more. Receive Access to the Creatively Productive Digital Downloads Doc Locker.

Want Kids to Be Kind on Social Media? Let Them Chat

Graphite Blog

Someday, I’d like all of my students to grow up to be the kinds of people I would want to friend on Facebook, or Instagram, or Snapchat, or whatever the social media du jour is at the time. Even if they don't seek me out, I'd like to think I'd be proud to include them in my social media circle. As for me, I use the social media aspects of Destiny, my library management software.

The surveillance of our youth

Dangerously Irrelevant

Should we install keystroke logging software or monitor everything that youth search for on the Internet? Or should they immediately and automatically be outed by school software? How do we create eyes on the digital street? Are we creating digital social graphs for our children and then placing them in the hands of commercial vendors? Black Mirror shows who’s really losing their mind in the digital age – parents.

Make your LMS a social learning platform

Ask a Tech Teacher

Vivek Singh, education professional and contributor to Ask a Tech Teacher, has some interesting ideas on using your native LMS as a social learning platform. Education, thus, has its roots in the earliest social interactions. We inadvertently learn from our daily social interactions, with most of our informal learning happens through online sources of information. What makes your LMS a social learning platform?

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How One Middle School Gets Creative to Teach Digital Citizenship

Graphite Blog

When entering middle school, the typical tween may have just gotten a mobile device -- or is begging for it -- and doesn't spend a lot of time on social media. But by the time they turn from tween to teen, the average student spends an hour and 11 minutes using social media every day. The teaching interns facilitate activities and discussions on digital safety and responsibility and create opportunities for teachers to learn how to talk about digital citizenship.

Becoming Digital Citizens in the Classroom

edWeb.net

Teaching students how to become digital citizens is essential as technology assumes a greater place in their lives. Learners with opportunities to think critically about what they see online; recognize the benefits and risks of sharing information; and balance screen time with other activities will become digitally aware and responsible. Co-developing an anchor chart with the teacher highlighting digital expectations, e.g., citing online resources, not surfing the internet in class.

Using Social-Emotional Learning to Combat Digital Stress

edWeb.net

But that 24/7 environment has also brought increased stress to students’ lives as issues they encounter at school, especially on social media, follow them home. They become stressors, though, because of how students navigate the digital space.

How our district uses tech to fight cyberbullying

eSchool News

It involves creating positive school climates, adopting rigorous reporting systems, and educating students and parents about digital citizenship and how to use social media responsibly. The role of monitoring software. Another way schools can get in front of the issue is by using monitoring software to keep an eye on what students are doing while on the school network. This includes using monitoring software.

Digital Parenting BINGO

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when it comes to raising kids in the digital age. When you add a layer of technology to parenting, there are some additional items to be aware of and some “tools” you should have in your digital parenting toolkit. I created the Digital Parenting Bingo card as a way to easily show some talking points for parents that are dealing with either school-issued devices and/or personal mobile devices. Spot check the photo roll – Many of today’s social media apps are very photo-driven.

Technology is Here to Stay: Now What?

Ask a Tech Teacher

My approach was to pilot any software application, if possible, for at least 90 days. Finally, once purchased, I followed social media posts on the product’s upgrades, especially if the product incorporated some type of social-emotional component.

Program Combatting Privacy and Tech Overuse Encourages Students to Take Control

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Dignity—it’s not a word often associated with social media and online interaction. Parents need to learn what privacy really means in the digital world. Reputational Harm and Digital Footprint. Here, the conversation centers around students’ digital footprints and a healthy technology balance. In addition to the parents working with their children, they are also encouraged to work together to tackle digital access uses.

Educators as Empowered Citizens (Unpacking the ISTE Standards for Educators)

Tech Helpful

Citizen- Educators inspire students to positively contribute to and responsibly participate in the digital world. Educators: Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community. Establish a learning culture that promotes curiosity and critical examination of online resources and fosters digital literacy and media fluency. Digital literacy.

How Parents Can Protect Kid’s Privacy and Safety Online

Ask a Tech Teacher

You need to protect your child from inappropriate content, malicious software, cyberbullying , phishing emails, and cyberstalkers. Many parental control tools will help you monitor the activities on social media platforms such as Facebook, TikTok, and Snapchat.

"Don't be a Troll" meme contest - calls on students to help combat internet trolling

Educational Technology Guy

The contest, organized by Impero Software, is a way to promote empathy and digital citizenship, and to bring attention to the issue of online “trolls” in a creative, fun way.

12 Tech Tasks To End the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

Update software. Students think learning is synonymous with digital. If you have social media, let them notify you of activity once a week instead of daily. Wrapping up your school technology for the summer is as complicated as setting it up in September.

Tech 101 for Teachers

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Update any software that needs it. If you have social media, let them notify you of activity once a week instead of daily.

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End-of-year Maintenance: Image and Back-up Digital Devices

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. Today: Image and Backup Your Digital Devices. Every time you download from a website or open an email attachment or update one of your online tools, you collect digital dust and grunge that affects the speed and efficiency of your computer. I forget which software I have (sure, I remember MS Office, but what about Celestia?)

End-of-year Maintenance: Image and Back-up Digital Devices

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. Today: Image and Backup Your Digital Devices. Every time you download from a website or open an email attachment or update one of your online tools, you collect digital dust and grunge that affects the speed and efficiency of your computer. I forget which software I have (sure, I remember MS Office, but what about Celestia?)

Learn how this district uses tech to combat cyberbullying

eSchool News

It involves creating positive school climates, adopting rigorous reporting systems, and educating students and parents about digital citizenship and how to use social media responsibly. The role of monitoring software. This includes using monitoring software.

5 Things to teach to develop cyber-savvy students

Neo LMS

If we want our students to become great digital citizens — and we do — we need to teach them to be cyber-savvy as well. Antivirus software does an amazing job of protecting devices from all sorts of malware. Read more: 5 Aspects of digital citizenship students must be aware of.

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12 Tech Tasks To End the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

Update software. Students think learning is synonymous with digital. If you have social media, let them notify you of activity once a week instead of daily. And, you’ll be thrilled with the difference it makes in your ease of use, security, and comfort with the digital device that is so much a part of your job. Wrapping up your school technology for the summer is as complicated as setting it up in September.

End-of-Year Maintenance: 19 Steps To A Speedier Computer

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. Keep your antivirus software active. Update any software that needs it. If you have social media, let them notify you of activity once a week instead of daily. Here’s what you’ll get: 19 Ways to Speed Up Your Computer. Update Your Online Presence. Backup and Image your computer.

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Acceptable or Responsible? What’s Your Use Policy?

Tom Murray

As a former technology director (Tom) and high school principal (Eric), we’ve seen some fascinating ways that students have tried to bypass the filter, have seen search terms that would make even college students blush, and have had a vast array of conversations with students about the appropriate use of digital tools. Concern about student safety while online and use of digital tools is undoubtedly valid. Promote the responsible use of social media.

11 Bits of Wisdom I Learned From a Computer

Ask a Tech Teacher

The term “workaround” became popular in the latter half of the 20 th century as a method to circumvent a software problem but today, it applies any time you need to find an unusual and creative solution to a problem. #5: Garbage collect” is where computer folks search out code or processes that are no longer relevant and delete them to optimize the software or app.

End-of-Year Maintenance: 16 Steps To A Speedier Computer

Ask a Tech Teacher

Update any software that needs it. If you have social media, let them notify you of activity once a week instead of daily.

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End-of-Year Maintenance: 19 Steps To A Speedier Computer

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. Keep your antivirus software active. Update any software that needs it. If you have social media, let them notify you of activity once a week instead of daily. Here’s what you’ll get: 19 Ways to Speed Up Your Computer. Update Your Online Presence. Backup and Image your computer.

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Humorous Look at What I Learned from my Computer

Ask a Tech Teacher

The term “workaround” became popular in the latter half of the 20 th century as a method to circumvent a software problem but today, it applies any time you need to find an unusual and creative solution to a problem. #5: Garbage collect” is where computer folks search out code or processes that are no longer relevant and delete them to optimize the software or app.

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End-of-year Maintenance: Image and Back-up Digital Devices

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. Today: Image and Backup Your Digital Devices. Every time you download from a website or open an email attachment or update one of your online tools or software, you collect digital dust and grunge that affects the speed and efficiency of your computer.

End-of-Year Maintenance: 19 Steps To A Speedier Computer

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. Keep your antivirus software active. Update any software that needs it. If you have social media, let them notify you of activity once a week instead of daily. 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.

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End-of-year Tips: Image and Back-up Digital Devices

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. Today: Image and Backup Your Digital Devices. Every time you download from a website or open an email attachment or update one of your online tools or software, you collect digital dust and grunge that affects the speed and efficiency of your computer.

What parents should ask teachers about technology

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are fourteen question you can expect stakeholders to answer — in depth: Who teaches students to use class digital tools? Many teachers (too many) think students arrive at school as digital natives, with all necessary digital knowledge downloaded into their brains. So it’s a legitimate question: Who teaches students how to use the school’s digital devices and what training do they get to support that responsibility?

Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them [Part 1]

Neo LMS

BYOD deepens the digital divide. Even when schools provide for these students — like making them beneficiaries of a BYOD funding program, or letting them check out a device from the school’s library — the digital divide doesn’t disappear completely. These students just don’t need another social status symbol tied to their persona. Yes, mobile devices allow kids to play games, watch funny videos, or chat online on social media channels.

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