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Be Internet Awesome - About. 5 Awesome Elementary School Digital Citizen Activities. On one of our many walks to school, my 11-year-old son asked, “What are you blogging about these days, Dad?”

5 Awesome Elementary School Digital Citizen Activities

I replied, “Elementary school digital citizen activities. So, what is it that kids do on computers most?” “Games and videos,” he replied. I can attest to that.My son likes to watch videos of game walkthroughs where people take videos of themselves playing through a game to the end, all while commenting on what’s going on; much like watching a movie. He also likes to play free games. 18 Incredible Digital Citizenship Web Resources for Teachers. Every teacher can benefit from having some good digital citizenship Web resources available to share with students.

18 Incredible Digital Citizenship Web Resources for Teachers

We like the kinds of tools that will help you help them learn about appropriate and exemplary behaviors in any online environment. As a teacher, you’re in the perfect position to be the best source of digital citizenship development any student could hope for. You’re not alone, either—we’ve gathered a list of digital citizenship Web resources from people who are just like you. The list we’re presenting you with today has 18 of the best digital citizenship Web resources available. A Better Roadmap to Global Digital Citizenship Practices. There’s lots to think about when it comes to ensuring guidelines for safety and proper etiquette for our digital students in their tech-oriented lives.

A Better Roadmap to Global Digital Citizenship Practices

What’s the best way to guide students towards global digital citizenship practices? Let’s begin at the beginning. Digital Citizenship without the “global” can be seen as 9 elements under 3 headings: Respect self/others. Embrace Civility. Cyber Savvy is a student-led, positive norms approach to teach upper intermediate, middle, and high school students (grades 5 – 12) about digital safety, including effective digital decision-making, safe posting of personal information, digital relationships, social networking, cyberbullying, and digital dating/exploitation.

Embrace Civility

The schools that have used this program in the pilot testing have been very pleased with the results. Download a description of the Program. Download a slide show that demonstrates the student data. Review the Survey. (This is the high school version.) Review my full set of Instructional Objectives. Cyber Savvy fully addresses the issues schools are required to address under the Children’s Internet Protection Act. Positive Norms Approach. Digital Citizenship. KET School Video Project. KET School Video Project Challenge — Digital Citizenship Video Upload Page |Digital Citizenship Videos | All KET School Project Videos Student Videos About Being Good and Safe Digital Citizens In addition to our year-round invitation to share student-produced videos on all subjects at KET's School Video Project website, the KET School Video Project Challenge — Digital Citizenship, was an opportunity to integrate multimedia technology and media studies with Kentucky Kentucky Core Academic Standards for Technology in a fun activity for project-based learning.

KET School Video Project

It was also s a chance to win a greenscreen and light kit for making more great student projects! See below for the results of this project's drawing winners. Home - Generation YES. » Reflection: Digital citizenship in schools iPractice: Learning & Connecting. May 25, 2015 The evolving context of digital landscapes and how these impact life and learning, is something I am keenly interested in.

» Reflection: Digital citizenship in schools iPractice: Learning & Connecting

My interest in this topic is both professional, through my role as a Teacher Librarian, and personal, in my role as a parent of teenagers. The subject ETL523: Digital citizenship in schools has provided an opportunity to explore how we can adequately prepare young people for life and work in 21st century futures.

In my first blog post for this subject, I wrote: “The Students I work with live digital lifestyles. 4 Global Digital Citizenship Myths—Debunked! Today, we acknowledge that the digital citizen is a global citizen.

4 Global Digital Citizenship Myths—Debunked!

Consider the explosion of the Internet into our lives. There has been a need for a definition of checks and balances that will govern this “new” world-wide technology. Enter the digital citizen. Digital citizenship is, as Karen Mossberger puts it, “representing capacity, belonging, and the potential for political and economic engagement in society in the information age.” Growing Good Digital Citizens. For anyone trying (like me) to get their head around the DigiTech curriculum, hopefully this can help get you.

Growing Good Digital Citizens

I plan on sharing some of the things I do in my school that address this proposed curriculum at a grade 2 level. My school’s Digital Learning Team has identified the area of “Promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility” as one of the areas for improvement after a staff survey on the ISTE standards showed that this was the areas where staff felt unconfident and had less knowledge than others. As a result, all students have downloaded an eBook (Common Sense Media’s Digital Literacy and Citizenship curriculum and workbook) that provides a lesson-by-lesson curriculum for teachers to implement with their students.

I’m finding it to have some good resources but mostly it is a little dry. How to Become a Great Global Digital Citizen. There is something special about the Global Digital Citizen.

How to Become a Great Global Digital Citizen

Carl Sagan once defined the ideal image of citizenry as a population “with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.” Not a bad principle to follow! It’s the essence of where great global digital citizenship begins. Digital Passport by Common Sense Media. Parenting in a Digital World. One of my roles as Consultant-in-Residence at NIST is to offer workshops for parents about technology and learning.

Parenting in a Digital World

Having done the same thing at both ISB and YIS for the last eight years, this is something I know parents appreciate, and really helps support the type of teaching and learning we want to happen at school by giving parents a deeper understanding of why we do what we do. When I’m full-time employed by a school, I usually run these sessions every month, and mix and match the concepts based on what parents are interested in, what’s going on at the school, what’s making headlines, and what I think parents should know (you can see all the sessions we ran at YIS here). However, as a consultant, instead of regular sessions throughout the year, because my schedule changes so much, we developed a four-session, mini-course for parents. The dates were set in advance, and parents signed up for the whole set of four. Parents enjoy workshops too! Share your resources Under-plan Be prepared. ISTE Standards. Can you teach digital citizenship, if you are not an active digital citizen yourself?

It seems that a number of participants in my Digital Citizenship workshop imagined they’d be learning about cyber safety for three days! Is that what comes to mind for some people when they hear the term digital citizenship? Instead, we explored what it means to BE a digital citizen and, by the end of the workshop, every one of them had become an active contributor online, developing confidence to participate as thoughtful, active citizens themselves. Can you teach digital citizenship, if you are not an active digital citizen yourself?

During the workshop, participants reflected on the ways they engage online and categorised their online activities under the headings of CONSUME, CREATE or INTERACT. Participants also… Some of the action… Take a look at the brand new professional blogs by Tania, Joel and Leona and follow up on the action via Twitter… I’m thinking about all the authentic learning about to happen in a real context… What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship. The greatest software invented for human safety is the human brain. It's time that we start using those brains. We must mix head knowledge with action. In my classroom, I use two essential approaches in the digital citizenship curriculum that I teach: proactive knowledge and experiential knowledge. Proactive Knowledge I want my students to know the "9 Key Ps" of digital citizenship. 1.

Parenting in the Digital World – A Curriculum for Teaching Parents about Cybersafety, Digital Citizenship, and Effective Computer Use – 2015 Lausanne Learning Institute. A Better Roadmap to Global Digital Citizenship Practices. There’s lots to think about when it comes to ensuring guidelines for safety and proper etiquette for our digital students in their tech-oriented lives. What’s the best way to guide students towards the practices of global digital citizenship?

Let’s begin at the beginning. Digital Citizenship without the “global” can be seen as 9 elements under three headings: Respect self/others. Digital Citizenship for Elementary Kids: 6 Awesome Activities. On one of our many walks to school, my 11-year-old son asked, “What are you blogging about these days, Dad?” I replied, “Digital Citizenship and elementary kids. So, what is it that kids do on computers most?” “Games and videos.” I can attest to that. My son likes to watch videos of game walkthroughs where people take videos of themselves playing through a game to the end, all while commenting on what’s going on; much like watching a movie. Digital Passport by Common Sense Media. Global Digital Citizenship Program. Cyber Safe Kids - New site coming soon. Home. Our Space: Being a Responsible Citizen of the Digital World. For most young people today, engagement with new digital media is a routine aspect of life.

Through computers, mobile phones, and other handheld devices, youth can blog, tweet, participate in social networks like Facebook, play massive multi-player games, use online information sources, and share videos, stories, music, and art they’ve created. Important skills and knowledge can be gained from such activities, but there are also risks.

For example, young people may only rarely consider what it means to be an ethical, socially responsible “citizen” on the Internet. Our Space is a set of curricular materials designed to encourage high school students to reflect on the ethical dimensions of their participation in new media environments. Through role-playing activities and reflective exercises, students are asked to consider the ethical responsibilities of other people, and whether and how they behave ethically themselves online. Global Digital Citizen Foundation. iCyberSafe.com – Living in a Connected World. Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum – Know your web – Good to Know – Google. At Google we believe in the power of education and the promise of technology to improve the lives of students and educators -- leading the way for a new generation of learning in the classroom and beyond.

But no matter what subject you teach, it is important for your students to know how to think critically and evaluate online sources, understand how to protect themselves from online threats from bullies to scammers, and to think before they share and be good digital citizens. Google has partnered with child safety experts at iKeepSafe, and also worked with educators themselves to develop lessons that will work in the classroom, are appropriate for kids, and incorporate some of the best advice and tips that Google's security team has to offer. Class 1: Become an Online Sleuth In this class, students will identify guidelines for evaluating the credibility of content online. We are always looking to improve these classes.