Effective Digital Citizenship Education

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Digital citizenship education doesn’t work in a lecture format. Dr. Kristen Mattson, author of Digital Citizenship in Action talks about how they’ve integrated digital citizenship into all of their courses at her school and how you can too.

Schools must lead on developing digital citizenship

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So when schools set themselves the task of “incorporating technology”, or “developing digital citizens ” they are in fact revealing the disconnect between education and the rest of the modern world. Schools must lead on developing digital citizenship.

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5 Aspects of digital citizenship students must be aware of

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We have spoken before about what defines a good digital citizen , and today we will extrapolate some more on that definition to include some new emerging trends. Read more: DOs and DON’Ts of teaching digital citizenship. Good digital citizens typically: Use technology legally.

Kinesthetic Lessons in Empathy and Digital Citizenship

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It is a kinesthetic experience that challenges students to develop empathy with the figures being depicted and even fosters conversations about digital citizenship. For this exercise, let’s imagine that we are studying Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump by Joseph Wright.

Viral Messaging: Putting Digital Citizenship to the Test

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As educators, we spend a great deal of time trying to figure out the best way to prepare our students for the challenges they will face, both in the real and the digital worlds. Case Study: What is the #MoMoChallenge?

The 9 essential elements of digital citizenship

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Every digital citizen should have these skills. According to a recent Common Sense Media’s study , the percentage of children ages eight and under who’ve used a mobile device nearly doubled from 2011 to 2013, from 38 percent to 72 percent.

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.

Instagram, Middle School, and Digital Citizenship

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To find out what some actual middle schoolers have to say about this, I visited Sarah Landis ' classroom in San Jose, California, where she teaches ELA and social studies (in addition to a very interesting-sounding Minecraft class!). On the day I visited, Sarah was teaching the digital citizenship lesson Who Are You Online? Forming an identity is a big part of being a middle schooler.

5 Ways Edtech Enhances Social Studies Lessons

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Before I get into how edtech enhances social studies lessons, let’s ask a foundational question: What the heck is Social Studies ? According to Brookings , roughly nine percent of educators consider themselves social studies teachers. More on social studies topics.

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Digital citizenship lessons aren’t going to crack filter bubbles and echo chambers

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C Thi Nguyen said: Jamieson and Cappella’s book is the first empirical study into how echo chambers function. In their analysis, echo chambers work by systematically alienating their members from all outside epistemic sources.

Which Digital Citizenship Skills Do Students Need Most?

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Digital citizenship has emerged as a top priority in U.S. In fact, six out of 10 educators are teaching some kind of digital citizenship skill every month. Though digital citizenship encompasses a range of skills and habits of mind, we've observed that often teachers and schools design digital citizenship instruction with a protectionist approach, emphasizing anti-cyberbullying education and internet safety.

Instagram, Middle School, and Digital Citizenship

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To find out what some actual middle schoolers have to say about this, I visited Sarah Landis ' classroom in San Jose, California, where she teaches ELA and social studies (in addition to a very interesting-sounding Minecraft class!).

Instagram, Middle School, and Digital Citizenship

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To find out what some actual middle schoolers have to say about this, I visited Sarah Landis ' classroom in San Jose, California, where she teaches ELA and social studies (in addition to a very interesting-sounding Minecraft class!).

Building Good Relationships with Your Students’ Parents

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Mike Daugherty, a Director of Technology in Ohio, has been studying this topic and experimenting for the last several years to find optimal ways to communicate with today’s parents.

In the marketplace: Gaming, digital citizenship, PD initiatives, and more

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There are certification tracks on Google, Microsoft, Apple, SMART, among other topics, like online assessment, STEM, ELA, Math, Social Studies, and PBL. Common Sense released its newest report, Connection and Control: Case Studies of Media Use Among Lower-Income Minority Youth and Parents.

5 Great Resources to Teach Digital Citizenship

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Just as we teach our students how to do algebra, analyze historical documents, and write persuasive essays, we must also teach them how to be good digital citizens. Check out these five resources to kick-start digital citizenship in your classroom!

Which Digital Citizenship Skills Do Students Need Most?

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Digital citizenship has emerged as a top priority in U.S. In fact, six out of 10 educators are teaching some kind of digital citizenship skill every month. Though digital citizenship encompasses a range of skills and habits of mind, we've observed that often teachers and schools design digital citizenship instruction with a protectionist approach, emphasizing anti-cyberbullying education and internet safety.

Partnering Tech Integration with Digital Citizenship

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It requires creating a culture of digital citizenship that involves students, faculty, and parents -- a whole-community approach. I talked with Kelly Mendoza, senior director of learning and engagement for Common Sense Education, about digital citizenship, new resources available to professional development leaders in districts, and how educators can get started in their own school communities. We strongly advocate a whole-community approach to digital citizenship.

In the marketplace: Minecraft Education Edition, apps for ELLs, digital citizenship, and more

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Learning Upgrade , an ed-tech company providing digital, differentiated literacy curriculum designed for English language learners (ELLs), launched a mobile app to increase accessibility and expand offerings to a wide range of English learners.

How PS1X in the Bronx Does Digital Citizenship

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In 2014, Vargas was looking for resources to provide her grades K-5 students and their families with much-needed media-literacy and digital citizenship support. When Vargas brought the Common Sense Digital Citizenship Curriculum back to her colleagues and administration, they were all on board. The principal of PS1X, Jorge Perdomo, was optimistic that digital citizenship instruction would greatly benefit their students.

What Factors Influence Your Tendency to Plagiarize in School?

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The British Journal of Educational Psychology has produced multiple studies indicating that fear of failure determines the methods that students use to reach their goals – and that those methods often involve plagiarism. Teaching Digital Rights and Responsibilities.

How Much Time Should a Student Spend At School?

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And while some students are not often engaged with learning, others have the opposite problem and are always studying. They may get on the bus at 4 pm but, once they are home, they are studying far into the night.

3 Apps to Build Solid Study Skills

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For that, students require study. This is as close as you’ll get to pen-and-paper and be digital. Students can create a group Realtime Board to work on projects, study, or share research. Choose either the study or browse mode.

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Digital Leadership with Students and Social Media featuring Jennifer Casa-Todd

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Digital Leadership with Students and Social Media featuring Jennifer Casa-Todd. 10-Minute Teacher Podcast Episode 124: Digital Leadership with Students and Social Media featuring Jennifer Casa-Todd. VICKI: Today we are thinking about digital leadership. What is digital leadershp?

Tips for Successful Digital Parenting

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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.

Studying for Finals: 5 Collaborative Online Methods to Try in Your Classroom

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If you’re looking for new approaches to studying for finals that will excite your students, check out my article over on Hey Teach! Here’s a sneak peak: Studying for Finals: 5 Collaborative Online Methods to Try in Your Classroom . Study Tools.

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Bullying and Cyberbullying: The Things You Need to Know

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So they looked at a whole range of research – lots of different studies – and that was the range of kids who were affected by it, in both cases. I think we need to remember that there’s a digital component now to leadership and citizenship.

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Making Digital Citizenship a Key Component of Back-to-School Time

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That's why we've worked with California Assemblymember Ed Chau to introduce a resolution, ACR 203, to declare October 16–22 Digital Citizenship Week. Interested in learning more about our advocacy efforts around digital citizenship and media literacy?

7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

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Automatically transfer grades into any digital grade book. Step 1: Teach Digital Citizenship. At the beginning, I do a lot of work on digital citizenship — that we behave on social media the way we do in real life.

6 Tech Best Practices for New Teachers

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A study released last year by the National Council on Teacher Quality found that nearly half of the nation’s teacher training programs failed to insure that their candidates were STEM-capable. Many schools now provide digital devices for students, often a Chromebook or an iPad.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

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This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. Dr. Ray is the Executive Director of the Center for Digital Education and an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University.

Fake News Lesson Plan Ideas with Jennifer Carey

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And I’ll say that I got very interested in this when I read– it was a study published at Stanford that stated that most students cannot identify fake news sources and it was pretty alarming.

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10 Space Websites That Will Launch Your Class Study

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They choose what science their satellite will study, select the wavelengths, instruments, and optics that will be required, and then build! Use this game when studying space, problem solving and critical thinking. Space units are always exciting.

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A new resource guide from Kiddom: Standards-based Grading for ELA and Social Studies

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English Language Arts and social studies standards are often tangled webs of both skills and content, not so easily separated. Click here for free download of Standards-Based Grading for ELA and Social Studies.

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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.