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Is it Time for a Social Media Awareness Class?

Ask a Tech Teacher

However, with the continued issue of social media’s influence on our teens, I think it is time to address this, especially in light of the recent massacre in Uvalde. Teachers understand the influence social media has had on students. Social media Christian Miraglia

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. Join me on Tuesday, March 26 at 4 pm ET for a free webinar, 5 Ways to Help Teachers Progress in Their Use of Technology. NetRef offers powerful Internet monitoring software that I recommend for schools.

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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. Join me on Tuesday, March 26 at 4 pm ET for a free webinar, 5 Ways to Help Teachers Progress in Their Use of Technology. NetRef offers powerful Internet monitoring software that I recommend for schools.

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

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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? Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. Social media Videos

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?”. As technology leaders, our goal should be to help our students become their best selves online. Digital citizenship is the answer. Some people even define it as knowledge in a digital age.

10 Reasons to Think Before You Share Photos of Children Online – SULS0153

Shake Up Learning

This question comes up a lot in a book I’m reading, Growing Up Shared: How Parents Can Share Smarter on Social Media—and What You Can Do to Keep Your Family Safe in a No-Privacy World. Sharenting : the habitual use of social media to share news, images, etc.

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.

7 Skills Students Need for Today’s Classwork

Ask a Tech Teacher

Classrooms are infused with technology. 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.

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.

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 use the technologies that we have to protect them rather than focusing on punishing them? 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?

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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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. Signing the Common Sense Digital Citizenship Pledge (adaptable to upper grades).

What parents should ask teachers about technology

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Technology in education’ has become the buzz phrase for cutting edge classes that are plugged into the latest education trends. When you start at a new school (or classroom, or teacher), it’s important to understand the part technology will take to improve educational experiences for your child. Here are fourteen question you can expect stakeholders to answer — in depth: Who teaches students to use class digital tools?

Using Social-Emotional Learning to Combat Digital Stress

edWeb.net

24/7 access to technology has brought many benefits, from online collaboration to improved parent-teacher communication. 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.

21st Century School — How Technology Is Changing Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

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. Technology can also help students better understand a concept and provide extra help for them. The How''s, Why''s and Value of Educational Technology 1. Knowing how to find funding for technology or find free technology is very important.

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. News Digital Citizenship TL Advisor Blog Digital Literacy

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.

Program Combatting Privacy and Tech Overuse Encourages Students to Take Control

edWeb.net

Dignity—it’s not a word often associated with social media and online interaction. Overall, the goal is to educate students and parents about privacy and technology overuse. During the recent edWebinar, “ Educating Students and Parents About Privacy and Technology Overuse ,” they explained it’s counterproductive to become another authority figure telling students what not to do. Parents need to learn what privacy really means in the digital world.

"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. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

How Parents Can Protect Kid’s Privacy and Safety Online

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many people witnessed the change in technology from dial-up modems to broadband. However, a child born in this technological era permeates every activity they do. It is highly important to understand children’s addictive behavior when it comes to technology.

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.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

I’ll look in more details at the insecurity of education data in the next article in the series – but recognize, this is one of the grave problems with digital technologies currently, whether they’re platforms or not: they rely on data as the central element of their business model – extracting data, controlling data, selling data… and far too often losing data during security breaches. Are any education technologies, for that matter?

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.

12 Tech Tasks To End the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

Wrapping up your school technology for the summer is as complicated as setting it up in September. 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.

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

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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. 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?)

Tech 101 for Teachers

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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. Update any software that needs it. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

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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?)

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

A version of this post was originally published on November 25, 2019, in Education Technology. With educational technologies taking over the classroom, the virtual learning environment needs to be a safe space for students as well.

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12 Tech Tasks To End the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

Wrapping up your school technology for the summer is as complicated as setting it up in September. 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.

11 Bits of Wisdom I Learned From a Computer

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As a teacher-author who relies on technology to bring my dreams to life, even I am surprised by how often technology can be applied to life. My goal is to demystify technology, a topic that remains for many confusing and intimidating. 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:

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

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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. 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. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

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

Ask a Tech Teacher

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. Update any software that needs it. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

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Humorous Look at What I Learned from my Computer

Ask a Tech Teacher

As a teacher on a mission to infuse technology into my classes, I’m often surprised how often technology can be applied to teaching and life. My goal is to demystify technology, a topic that remains for many confusing and intimidating. 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:

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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. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

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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. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 15 years.

Four Steps to Help Students Develop a Healthy Media Diet

edWeb.net

With the proliferation of technology in school and at home, parents are looking for direction on how to keep their kids’ media habits in check. Librarians, who are often at the front lines of media and tech in schools, can provide that crucial guidance. The discussions shouldn’t focus on denying technology, though, said Michelle Cooper, Library Media Specialist, White Oak ISD, TX in the edWebinar “ Achieving Media Balance in a Tech-Immersed World.”