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Measuring global citizenship education: A collection of practices and tools. (Reposted from: The Brookings Institute: Center for Universal Education.

Measuring global citizenship education: A collection of practices and tools

Tuesday, April 11, 2017) By Kate Anderson and Jasodhara Bhattacharya download the full report (pdf) The idea of global citizenship has existed for several millennia. In ancient Greece, Diogenes declared himself a citizen of the world, while the Mahaupanishads of ancient India spoke of the world as one family. This toolkit is the result of the collective efforts of the Global Citizenship Education Working Group (GCED-WG), a collegium of 90 organizations and experts co-convened by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at the Brookings Institution, and the United Nations Secretary General’s Global Education First Initiative’s Youth Advocacy Group (GEFI-YAG). Helping Students Develop Their Online Identity – George Couros – Medium.

As I was speaking at a school in North Broward Preparatory School in Coconut Creek, Florida, and was talking about this, one of the teachers, Jason Shaffer, said, “We already do this.”

Helping Students Develop Their Online Identity – George Couros – Medium

How to create a sustainable web presence. In the preface to his 2002 book, Small Pieces Loosely Joined Dave Weinberger writes: What the Web has done to documents it is doing to just about every institution it touches.

How to create a sustainable web presence

The Web isn’t primarily about replacing atoms with bits so that we can, for example, shop on line or make our supply chains more efficient. The Web isn’t even simply empowering groups, such as consumers, that have traditionally had the short end of the stick. Rather, the Web is changing our understanding of what puts things together in the first place. ‘Don’t feed the trolls’ really is good online advice — here’s the evidence – ABC News Australia – Medium.

By Evita March Almost half the population of the planet now has access to the internet, with about one in three of those people regularly active on social media.

‘Don’t feed the trolls’ really is good online advice — here’s the evidence – ABC News Australia – Medium

But this increased opportunity to socialise and communicate in a virtual environment has offered new avenues for antisocial behaviour. The problem of cyberbullying has received considerable research attention. However, other online antisocial behaviours with similarly harmful outcomes have received far less consideration — one example being anonymous online trolling. Middle School Digital Citizenship: What Students Need to Know and Why. Middle school includes grades 6 through 8, with kids ranging from ages 11 to 14.

Middle School Digital Citizenship: What Students Need to Know and Why

It is absolutely critical to develop middle school digital citizenship skills at this time in their lives. Why? Because they are beginning to take more control of their lives. Their minds are thinking “Me” most of the time, and they are becoming more independent. They are beginning to expand socially both in the physical world and in the digital world, if they have not been doing so already. So it stands to reason that venturing out onto the Internet is a big deal for some, and may be old hat for others. Digital Literacy, Identity and a Domain of One’s Own.

Job Hunting in the Digital Age [Infographic] Job hunting today is not like it was before the dawn of the Internet.

Job Hunting in the Digital Age [Infographic]

Things have changed dramatically. That’s what small business consultant Dave Landry Jr. is here to tell us with this informative infographic. It’s called Job Hunting in the Digital Age. Dave points out in the beginning (correctly) that our Internet use creates a digital footprint. 10 Valuable Digital Age Skills to Take Beyond School. In the past, we’ve talked about the critical 21st-century skills students need and why.

10 Valuable Digital Age Skills to Take Beyond School

But what about other digital age skills? What about other useful and practical abilities to have? These are things that can help build success and enable lifelong learning. Internet Safety Education: 10 Questions Parents Should Be Asking. Last week a school near me suffered a social media mishap involving its students.

Internet Safety Education: 10 Questions Parents Should Be Asking

This, an increasingly common byproduct of our day, unfortunately catches many a school by surprise. So I received this call: “Help! Can you come to our school to give an “Internet Safety” presentation? And can you keep it to under an hour?” Given the deficit of time and resources at most schools today, this “solution” to a social media or Internet incident is understandably commonplace. It would be like teaching them how to drive by focusing solely on car accidents. Internet Safety (a.k.a. Reputation Management. Online Privacy. Online Relationships.

Online Security. Ethical Decision-Making. Digital Citizenship, Digital Altruism - Matt Ives. As the internet has flourished and grown exponentially over the years, keeping our children and students safe has been quite the cause for concern – from media, from parents, from teachers.

Digital Citizenship, Digital Altruism - Matt Ives

Digital citizenship, at it’s very least then, can be thought of as developing the skills to keep safe online, how to avoid the nasty bits of the internet, and strategies to deal with it when they eventually do. It’s a valid aspect of digital citizenship, but should not be the main focus. It’s too negative. Well-rounded digital citizenship efforts should focus on how our digital technology enables us as individuals to become more active, altruistic participants in global culture. Altruism is our selfless drive to contribute, to share, to help, and support.

10 understandings about digital citizenship… What is digital citizenship and why do we need to understand it?

10 understandings about digital citizenship…

Earlier this year, we developed a unit of inquiry into digital citizenship for our Year 5 students and I’m currently preparing to facilitate a three day workshop for teachers exploring the same topic. As a result, I’ve been thinking a great deal about what, for me, is simply a part of my everyday life. On any given day (aside from work and play!) I might write a blog post, read and comment on others, join a twitter chat, search for information, find videos to spark learners’ curiosity, Skype with my grandson, interact with children at one of the School in the Cloud settings in India, respond to applications for the ‘granny cloud’, chat with a friend in another part of the world… Using the key concepts of the PYP as a lens, I’ve come up with 10 understandings about digital citizenship for teachers and learners (or teachers as learners) to explore…

9 Rules For Digital Citizenship - 9 Rules For Digital Citizenship by TeachThought Staff Are there ‘rules’ for digital citizenship? And how are the unique from non-digital, ‘local’ citizenship? Digital Citizenship. Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup. Facebook Edutopia on Facebook Twitter Edutopia on Twitter Google+ Pinterest Edutopia on Pinterest WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation Internet Safety and Cyberbullying Tool or Weapon? Back to Top Digital Responsibility The Basics of Open Technology, by Ira Socol (2015) From abundant tools and smart budgeting to accessibility and trust, the Albemarle County Public Schools maintain a district-wide tech program that leverages digital literacy for all students.

Media and Digital Literacy. The ABCs of Digital Citizenship. The ABCs of Digital Citizenship by TeachThought Staff. Crucial “Digital Citizenship” Conversations – The Principal of Change. An educator in one of my workshops asked me, “I know you are big into Twitter, but it doesn’t seem to be the network of choice for students, so why should I use it?” My response was that it is not about what kids consider “cool”, but more the ability to learn to network through these social spaces. I referenced a blog post I wrote on the idea of “3 Things Students Should Have Before They Leave High School“, and here were the ideas that were listed in a shortened form: 8 - Digital Citizenship. Are We Missing the Point of Digital Citizenship?