Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Kristen Mattson on episode 242 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Digital citizenship education doesn’t work in a lecture format. Digital Citizenship that Works. Twitter: @DrKMattson.

Schools must lead on developing digital citizenship


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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Kinesthetic Lessons in Empathy and Digital Citizenship


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

Tech Helpful

When the MOMO Challenge reared its ugly head last week, I reached out on Twitter to other technologists to find out what they were hearing and what their thoughts were. Case Study: What is the #MoMoChallenge? You can follow him on Twitter at @ajpodchaski.

Teaching digital citizenship across the whole curriculum

eSchool News

Teaching digital citizenship as a “one-off event” doesn’t lead to changes in behavior, experts say. When we teach digital citizenship as a one-off event like a presentation or an assembly, everybody gets all hyped up—and then it disappears over time,” he said.

10 Ways to Use Twitter in Class

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It makes sense; tweets and twitter streams have been part of hard-core news reports for years as an effective way for leaders and politicians to reach their constituents and pollsters to gauge what interests people. Establish rules for Twitter use. Group study session.

How Much Time Should a Student Spend At School?

The CoolCatTeacher

A Global Search for Education, Cathy Rubin, Post From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. And while some students are not often engaged with learning, others have the opposite problem and are always studying.

Tips for Successful Digital Parenting

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Weston Kieschnick on the 10-minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today, for Thought Leader Thursday, Weston KieschnickWeston Kieschnick @wes_kieschnick and I have a conversation about digital parenting.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 124 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Digital Leadership with Students and Social Media featuring Jennifer Casa-Todd. VICKI: Today we are thinking about digital leadership.

Bullying and Cyberbullying: The Things You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

Anne Collier on episode 169 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. 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.

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5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 135 from the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners.

7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Vickie Morgado on episode 177 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Automatically transfer grades into any digital grade book. Step 1: Teach Digital Citizenship. Personal Twitter: @ vickiemorgado1.

Fake News Lesson Plan Ideas with Jennifer Carey

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 123 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We all see that Facebook status update or Twitter tweet. And so that’ll be everything from the print media, which is now digitized, to television news.

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Digital Literacy–What is it?

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

Incorporating Social Media and Digital Citizenship in the First-Year Experience Course


Of course, we can’t dictate how the faculty teach their course but it’s likely that most faculty would use and build on well-constructed, useful materials (handouts, case studies, example exercises, etc.) First, students and faculty will discuss social media using (a) properties of social media identified by researchers and (b) case studies. Students will then write their own case study.

A Helping Hand: Assistive Technology Tools for Writing

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You can follow her on Twitter: @ roserose_sc. Carl Jung studied this issue and discovered that cryptomnesia is a common part of the memory processes. More on special needs: 3 Great Special Needs Digital Tools. Digital Citizenship Guest post special needs

Learning Revolution Free PD - Michael Stephens Live Keynote - Follett Challenge - Digital Citizenship Week - K12 Online Starts

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Digital Citizenship Week. We’re proud to be in partnership with Common Sense Education to celebrate the Second Annual Digital Citizenship Week – October 19th -25th. Join us to shine a spotlight on the importance of helping kids learn how to create safe, responsible digital lives. Faculty training does not always acknowledge the fact that digital media literacy continues its rise in importance as a key skill in every discipline and profession.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information?

Social Media in the Library: 4 Top Ways to Promote Digital Literacy


Two principles inform why I engage with my students around social media: Digital literacy doesn’t just naturally develop any more than print literacy does, and. And I have discovered that to effectively accomplish these goals, I must co-exist as digital neighbors with my students, inhabiting and interacting in shared social media spaces. Our travel, relationships, communication, shopping and free time are all mediated by digital content.

Remind-- Class Announcements & Benedictions

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

The one-direction text messaging makes it easy for me to blast out class room changes, reminders to study, or general messages. What if I still do the quote cards, but now have a digital version too? announcements digital citizenship inspiration remind

Is there enough diversity in your social media?

eSchool News

Since then, I’ve started using Facebook and Twitter to learn about all kinds of recent events and news happening nearby and around the world. Facebook friends and the people you follow on Twitter often have similar interests, opinions, and attitudes as you.

A helpline for schools tackling cyberbullying

eSchool News

Pilot program lets schools tap into a helpline with close ties to Twitter and Facebook. Available via email or a toll-free phone number, the helpline has gained in-kind and financial support from Google, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, and Ask.fm.

Trying to Ban Facebook is Not the Answer.


I''ve written on my own blog about using Facebook for professional learning and recently presented a workshop on using Twitter for professional learning. If you feel lost in the digital world, do not continue in your ignorance.

Website Review: Grammarly

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I can see tremendous value in the browser app to check email, forums, Twitter–whatever I’m using to share ideas–without the need to copy-paste it into the website canvas. In many studies, it had a high accuracy score and recognized a wide variety of common grammatical errors.

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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. Establish a learning culture that promotes curiosity and critical examination of online resources and fosters digital literacy and media fluency. Digital literacy.

Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds With @CoolCatTeacher & @JulieLindsay


Tapscott was writing Grown Up Digital and also contacted them and helped spread the word with what they were doing. Don Tapscott talks about customization of digital tools which leads to customization of learning environments. It was an effect of being studied.

Every Student Should Publish for the World!

Shake Up Learning

The hashtags #comments4Kids or #kidtweet offer a great way to share with like-minded educators on Twitter who could offer feedback or share with their own students. Ask your PLN on Twitter, Facebook, etc. Private Google+ Community and Study Group.

3 Creative Tech Tools to Teach Writing

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Twitter Novel. There’s a lot Twitter brings to the education world: It’s non-intimidating. In this activity, students write a novel in Twitter. into 140 characters, such as David Mitchell’s Twitter novel delivered in 288+ tweets. Write a character study of each character.

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Tell Me All About it with Tellagami

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Students could also embed the Gami in a digital portfolio such as a Google Site or a blog. The student could then share the link to the Gami via email, Twitter, Facebook, or copy/pasting the link to a learning management system such as Edmodo. Students could search and select a background image of a location significant to the content being studied and record a message about the location. BYOD BYOT digital citizenship edmodo edtech flipclass

Media Literacy: A Moral Imperative (…and a guide to support your work!)

Tom Murray

A recent Pew study found that nearly a quarter of adults admit to having shared fake news in the past and most didn’t know the information was fake when they shared it. Another study, this one by the Stanford Graduate School of Education , found that more than 80% of middle and high school students surveyed were unable to distinguish between advertisements and real news stories.

Social Media Ed, Sex Ed, & Digital Responsibility

The Daring Librarian

So having Library Journal use a version of this quote above in the Movers & Shakers article and having had my beloved School Library blog blocked this week has made me super sensitive to the challenges & responsibilities we have teaching our kids digital awareness and responsibility.

Google Updates and Improves its Learning Center for Teacher Training

Educational Technology Guy

There are lessons, case studies, examples and best practices, and ways to connect with other educators. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

169 Tech Tip #80–17 Ways to Add Tech without Adding Time

Ask a Tech Teacher

Let’s start with seven ways to blend technology into your everyday teaching: Include digital ebooks in your class library. Expect digital class presentations to include video, audio, music, or a mixture of digital tools. Use Twitter novels to teach writing skills.

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Education Galaxy–Personalized Learning That’s Fun

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I get so many recommendations from colleagues, trusted forums, and my Twitter feed. Education Galaxy provides many case studies and testimonials showing stunning performance and results. The start of a new school year is always busy.

The Importance of 3D Printing in Education

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From desktop printers to professional online services using high-grade printers, 3D technology is becoming a valuable creative tool in many courses of study beyond 3D computer design. Feel free to connect with her on Twitter @LisaBMichaels.