5 Aspects of digital citizenship students must be aware of


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.

Get Started with Digital Citizenship in Your District


How should an entire district begin teaching digital citizenship? Life Schools Charter School’s digital citizenship initiative began when they started to notice that many students were posting on social media about their location and other personal details.

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7 digital citizenship resources for educators and parents

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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

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


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.

Games Can Breed Uncivil Behavior. They Can Also Teach Digital Citizenship.


Yet games are an enduring medium; more than 90 percent of teens play video games, according to a 2018 Pew survey. how kids act in games offers a glimpse of how they may act in other digital worlds—and the real one as well. Students’ digital lives are increasingly becoming indistinguishable from their offline lives, and those two realms are deeply intertwined now,” says Tanner Higgin, a director at nonprofit Common Sense’s education division.

7 beginner’s steps in digital citizenship for any district

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How should an entire district begin teaching digital citizenship? Life Schools Charter School’s digital citizenship initiative began when they started to notice that many students were posting on social media about their location and other personal details.

Will You Take the 2016 Cool Cat Teacher Reader Survey?

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So, I’m opening up my 2016 reader survey. 2016 Cool Cat Teacher Blog Reader Survey. The reader survey for the Cool Cat Teacher Blog. Technology Integrator or IT Department. Education technology (list posts). How-to Education Technology Posts. Speak out.

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How to Grow Global Digital Citizens

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In fact, despite that the UN considers access to the Internet a human right, many adults and even more kids don’t know how to act as good digital citizens when visiting this sparkly and exciting world. These are the global demands of digital citizenship.

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An Easy, Reliable Way to Check for Plagiarism

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The Josephson Institute Center for Youth Ethics surveyed 43,000 high school students and found that: 59% of high school students admitted cheating on a test during the last year. K-8 Digital Citizenship Curriculum (including plagiarism). Digital Citizenship Writing

Make a Difference in the World as a Citizen Scientist

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Students achieve reading, writing, and digital research standards and see their learning make a real impact on the world. I’m so excited about the rich learning experience citizen science offers our students that I’ve dedicated one of the missions in my newest book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom, to facilitating students in their role as “citizen scientists” who share their field research with the world.

Plagiarism: What it is and how to identify it

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The Josephson Institute Center for Youth Ethics surveyed 43,000 high school students and found that: 59% of high school students admitted cheating on a test during the last year. Building Digital Citizens: Certificate Class. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 25 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, and K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

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What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers


But how -- and how much -- teens use social media has evolved almost as quickly as the technology itself. As with any digital tool, even if we aren't experts ourselves, understanding where our students are coming from can make our guidance beneficial.

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media


Resource misuse: First, schools should survey their constituents (parents, students, community) about what social media they use. Using it in the school is an opportunity to teach kids about digital citizenship and to prepare them for their life outside the classroom.

Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom

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Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom. Despite the expansion of EdTech tools as classroom resources, educators have not warmed to the idea of integrating social platforms as quickly as other types of classroom technology. Why the digital disconnect?

Survey reveals why teachers aren’t embracing social media

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Survey reveals that the majority of classroom educators shy away from social media integration. A new survey finds that just 13 percent of participating educators have used social media as part of their classroom learning. The University of Phoenix College of Education survey of 1,002 U.S. K-12 teachers found that 87 percent of those surveyed said they have not embraced social media platforms.

First Raw Results from the Technology + Learning Survey at modernlearning.com

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Today I'm publishing the survey results at ModernLearning.com for the 2017 Learning Revolution 's survey on technology and learning, which is the initial part of a larger effort to create a worldwide online conference on this topic. As you can see, even though I'm using ModernLearning.com to host the survey results, that wasn't the favorite name for the conference!) The original survey is on the site and you are welcome to fill it out.

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?

Teens Know Social Media Is Manipulative. But They Just Can’t Get Enough.


Yet somewhat paradoxically, they also say the technology has a positive impact on their wellbeing. The survey from nonprofit Common Sense Media, called “ Social Media, Social Life ,” is a follow up to a similar report conducted in 2012, where teens were also asked about their relationship with social media. This year, a sample of around 1,100 teens aged 13-17 participated, answering a broad range of questions about their perceptions of technology and how they’re actually using it.

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


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.

Allsides: Curating diverse perspectives (or looking at news from most sides now)


Though I just discovered it, the news aggregator AllSides has been around for around four years as a platform that curates and uses crowd-sourcing technology to identify perspective in news stories. Free people from filter bubbles so they can better understand the world and each other.

6 Ways Technology Can Reinvent Parent-Teacher Conferences


With transformative digital changes happening in classrooms today, basic learning management systems now deliver the answers to most of those well worn questions on parent portals. In fact, we should use this technology to our advantage and add more ways that teachers and parents can work together face-to-face in helping every student succeed. Use a Google Form to create a survey you can send to parents. Investigate some good web tools for building digital portfolios.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

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This is part one of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Last year, I started this series – my annual review of the year in education technology – with an article on wishful thinking.

10 Big Ideas for Technology Integration

Learning in Hand

The first session I attended this morning was What Does Good Technology Integration Look Like by Jonathan Wylie. Jonathan Wylie is a Digital Learning Consultant at Grand Wood AEA. I often tweet about what he posts on his informative instructional technology blog.

The Nuts and Bolts of Digital Civic Imagination

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There was no technology connecting me to other young people and communities experiencing the same kinds of abuse, no digital tools enabling the community to document the story of that abuse. Technology was not one of the resources of my imagination.

20 Sites for Authentic Assessments

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Technology use survey—interactive. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. Here’s a good collection for both summative and formative assessments: Class badges. Grading automatically w G. Docs–Flubaroo. Hollywood Sq/Jeopardy Templates. Jeopardy Labs.

How to Keep Students at the Center of Your Digital Transformation


While there’s no exact formula for a seamless digital transformation, certain school districts are providing examples of how to take this on while keeping learners at the center of everything. Carnill says his team relies heavily on focus group data from all stakeholders and survey results.

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How to enhance students’ work-ready skills


Technology of course plays an important role in this, as more and more jobs become automated or have a technology component. Besides technology there are other factors that affect the world of work, such as globalization, demographic changes, political uncertainty, and more.

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Feedback Needed on ISTE 2017 Standards for Teachers

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Carolyn Sykora, Senior Director of ISTE Standards Program, is asking for your help to ensure that they capture key knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to operationalize the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students and prepare teacher candidates to work in schools that increasingly invest in technology. This poses a unique challenge in the world of standards because devices, tools, and digital content are released every day and have the potential to impact how, where and what we learn.

Educating for Democracy in a Digital Age in Oakland

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Their effort, called Educating for Democracy in a Digital Age (EDDA), is focused on designing and researching new approaches that take up the expanded civic opportunity structures that digital media afford and doing so while still maintaining a focus that builds on the basics to support youth to develop strong academic skills. EDDA is an effort to respond to new research and developing understandings about how politics has changed in the digital age.

Smartphones in the classroom

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In my summer digital citizenship classes, the biggest question I get is how to control student cell phone usage. Digital devices, especially smartphones and tablets, have become an appendage for schools. Using a digital device for educational purposes should be encouraged.

Today’s Meet is Closed. What are your Alternatives?

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polls, forms, or surveys. It is a robust, intuitive tool that makes forms and surveys easy to create for teachers and a snap to join for students (for example, no login required — just a class code). Polls, forms, and surveys. Survey Monkey.

How Is Cloud Computing Revolutionizing the Education Industry?

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Simply put, there are quite a few reasons why institutions can profit from the employment of such technologies for teaching and learning purposes. The progress of technology has brought upon an increase in the demand for education. His biggest passion is, of course, technology.

How Teachers Learn About New Edtech Products (Round-up)

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read my review of their wonderful close reading product here) did a fascinating anecdotal survey on how teachers find their new tech toys. Read on… More on technology in the classroom: 5 After School Tech Club Activities.

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3 Ways To Improve Student Success With Strong Course Design

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According to an extensive survey of UK students, on average about 72.5% of learners (higher education and further education) believed that digital skills were crucial in their career but only about 50% believed that their course prepares them for it.

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How Intrinsic Motivation Helps Students Manage Digital Distractions


About a decade ago, I began to notice a shift, and now the vast majority of students admit that it’s technological distractions—texting, social media apps and online streaming—that often prevent them from completing work and being engaged in class.