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How to Thrive as a Digital Citizen. Thanks to the pervasiveness of easy-to-use technology and the accessibility of the internet, teachers are no longer lecturing from a dais as the purveyor of knowledge.

How to Thrive as a Digital Citizen

Now, students are expected to take ownership of their education, participate actively in the learning process, and transfer knowledge learned in the classroom to their lives. In days past, technology was used to find information (via the internet) and display it (often via PowerPoint). No longer. Now, if you ask a fifth grade student to write a report on space exploration, here’s how s/he will proceed: Understand ‘Digital Citizenship’

Educate yourself: Cybersmart. Test your knowledge about what children are doing in their digital world.

Educate yourself: Cybersmart

Learn about what children do online and some strategies to help them be cybersmart as they grow up. This includes tips for young kids (up to age 7) kids (up to 12 years) and teens (up to 18 years). Parents' guide to online safety It's something all too obvious for parents; how much life for teenagers has changed since they were that age. Madeinargentina : Tomando Apuntes en el Siglo ... MrsAdamsTCETech : Great videos. Wrapping up ... Schools Can No Longer Ignore the Importance of Digital Citizenship. 12-Feb-2014 Schools can no longer ignore the importance of digital citizenship The need for digital citizenship programs to be developed in schools has been ongoing since the mid-1990s.

Schools Can No Longer Ignore the Importance of Digital Citizenship

So nearly 20 years on, why have so few schools actively developed policies and programs to support the education of primary and secondary students as digital citizens? Is it because your school does not have one or more teachers who are champions of digital citizenship to lead such an agenda? Possibly. Digital Learning Day: Resource Roundup. The third annual Digital Learning Day is on February 5, 2014.

Digital Learning Day: Resource Roundup

We’ve compiled some useful resources to help you celebrate the day with your class and support digital learners all year long. (Updated 1/2014) Why have passwords taken over our lives? Last updated 10:45 21/10/2013 I'm on my 25th work password.

Why have passwords taken over our lives?

We have to change them all the time. They need to have numbers or punctuation as well as letters, and can't repeat any of your old passwords, which is pretty standard. I've moved past the regular three words and various number combinations I usually use into full sentences that feature a number. Some very good advice for all... - ICentre Mt Alvernia. Website shut down after cheating claims. Expand Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce.

Website shut down after cheating claims

Photo / Mark Mitchell A website alleged to have helped tertiary students to cheat on assignments has been shut down and police are now investigating. New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) lawyer Anna Longdill lodged an application for an interim injunction in the High Court at Auckland this morning. The website - called Assignment 4U - has been offline since yesterday afternoon.

Student Safety in the Age of Facebook -- THE Journal | Digital Citizenship in Schools. 29 Steps to Internet Safety for Kids. Photo credit: Public domain pictures This is a great list from Deb Ng, founder and former owner of the Freelance Writing Jobs.

29 Steps to Internet Safety for Kids

I thought hard about what she’d written to see if I could add anything, enhance or disagree. Digital Footprint. Plagiarists, beware: the internet will find you out. Hurrah for the internet, which has unmasked and brought down another plagiariser: in this case a romance "writer" going under the name of Kay Manning.

Plagiarists, beware: the internet will find you out

Her uncovering came courtesy of a crack team of authors: first Liz Fielding, who posted about a short story of hers which she'd discovered had been plagiarised. "All Kay Manning has done is change the names of the characters, change the location and minor details," wrote Fielding. "Why, I cannot imagine, since she's giving it away free. To have her name on a successful story, perhaps? To build a reputation she can use to sell her own work? " Managing your digital footprint - Digital Citizenship Adventures. Goal and overview Goal: The overall goal for this adventure is to help you understand how you project yourself to world on the Internet.

Managing your digital footprint - Digital Citizenship Adventures

Specifically, we want to help you:learn more about the many ways in which you leave a trail of your presence on the webunderstand how your presence is often permanent and beyond your ability to change or deleteand, on the positive side, how these facts provide you an opportunity to create a positive, on-going public presence about yourself as a digital citizen Situation: Much of what you do online leaves ongoing traces of our activities on the Internet. Every day most of us contribute to an evolving public presentation of who we are that anyone can see and that we cannot erase. We might think we are at home on our laptops, cell phones or iPad,s communicating with just a few people on our Friend's list. Digital Footprint. Online Safety Tips and Tools to Protect Kids and Inform Parents about Internet dangers. Our Space: Being a Responsible Citizen of the Digital World | The GoodWork Project | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it.

Re-Inventing the Wheel in the Study of Human Character Date posted: April 2, 2014 James Heckman, Nobel Prize winning economist, has just published a 435 page collection called The Myth of Achievement Tests.

Our Space: Being a Responsible Citizen of the Digital World | The GoodWork Project | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it

On the surface it is a well-documented critique of the GED (General Educational Development) examination. But as one leafs through the volume, it turns out to be a 400+ page hymn-of-praise to character education. Heckman and his three co-editors see the development of character as at least as important as IQ/SAT measures, if not more so. As Digital Tools Abound, Help Kids Self-Regulate. Teaching Strategies By Yalda T. Uhls.