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Newsliteracy. It’s complicated: Why we need a new etiquette for handling what’s private and what’s public. A Scout Is … Tech-savvy. Earlier this month, Deputy Chief Scout Executive Gary Butler wrote a guest blog at Scouting magazine in which he compared cellphones to utility knives.

A Scout Is … Tech-savvy

His bottom line: “I guess if we can control the proper use of a pocketknife, it should be possible to do the same with a smartphone.” (I reblogged Butler’s comments here.) GrassWire - The Internet's Newsroom. Jdferries's blurblog. News hacking is the new glue sniffing by Laurie Penny Six months ago, Ruby Peeton was an A-star student.

jdferries's blurblog

Captain of the netball team. Jdferries's blurblog. News hacking is the new glue sniffing by Laurie Penny Six months ago, Ruby Peeton was an A-star student.

jdferries's blurblog

Captain of the netball team. BYOT DayByDay: Wrap-up: Understanding Digital Natives and Making Inconvenient Choices. The BYOT Day by Day Series will capture the first few weeks of implementation of the full BYOT program at Brebeuf Jesuit.

BYOT DayByDay: Wrap-up: Understanding Digital Natives and Making Inconvenient Choices

Brebeuf Jesuit is 1:1 BYOT w/ financial aid support for over 25% of its student population in the form of technology grants. It will try to capture some of the tips, tricks, and pitfalls. It will highlight the successes and a few of the frustrations. [Continued from yesterday, so some of the intro is the same...the article was originally 2300 words. Jill Bolte Taylor's stroke of insight. Observationdeck.io9. In 20 Years, We’re All Going To Realize This Apple Ad Is Nuts. “This is it.

In 20 Years, We’re All Going To Realize This Apple Ad Is Nuts

This is what matters. The experience of a product.” These are the opening words of Apple’s heartstring-tugging "Designed In California" commercial. Read them to yourself a few times. Then wonder why someone inside the company didn’t insist upon this copy edit: Learning/WebLiteracyStandard. Important note: Mozilla's Web Literacy Map was co-created with the community.


It describes the skills and competencies required to read, write and participate on the web. It can be found at Please use this URL when citing. Crap Detection, A 21st Century Literacy. Attempting to Teach Digital Citizens about PLNs, Teaching the (non)Controversy part III. This was originally going to be a blog about how kids communicate based on my reflections of the last two weeks of the #BYOTchat (Thursdays 9pm...where all the cool educators hangout).

Attempting to Teach Digital Citizens about PLNs, Teaching the (non)Controversy part III

I was going to talk about the increase in students using twitter over facebook. How a huge factor in this seems to be the adoption of facebook by the students' parents. This was going to branch into a decision making matrix about distinguishing when we are trying to reach out to kids (in which case, be where they are) from when we are teaching kids to be attentive to their communications responsibilities (in which case, set the expectation and don't coddle). I would have concluded with some tangent about developing social media policies for schools that respects the privacy of teachers but encourages interaction with students. This will not be that blog. Teaching the (non)Controversy, Revisited. An #ICE2012 Presentation. The Zimmerman Verdict: Be Careful What You Wish For. My first day as a federal prosecutor was October 3, 1995, the day O.J.

The Zimmerman Verdict: Be Careful What You Wish For

Simpson was acquitted. The federal courthouse is across the street from the Criminal Courts Building, and thunderous cheers from camp O.J. interrupted our orientation session. Washington Post. SyFy Last night, while Syfy's Sharknado was dominating my Twitter feed, I wondered whether the overwhelming online interest would translate into an actual ratings bump for the film.

Washington Post

Well, the ratings are in. Sharknado was a bust: The movie blew up on Twitter last night, giving the impression that everyone with a TV was watching it. “Omg omg OMG ‪#sharknado,” Mia Farrow tweeted last night, while Washington Post political reporter Chris Cillizza joked that he was writing an article about how Sharknado would affect the 2016 elections.

BYOT101 - A Photo Series. Jdferries : "We are starting from here..."... Jdferries : our take on "they are not all... Attempting to Teach Digital Citizens about PLNs, Teaching the (non)Controversy part III. JDFerries's post on Vine. JDFerries's post on Vine. JDFerries's post on Vine. On stopwatches, Fairness & Testscores: We Trained Them Well. Student: "Can you just give me the 'book' answer?

On stopwatches, Fairness & Testscores: We Trained Them Well

" Me: "We don't use a book in this class" Student: "You are exasperating. " The @40ishoracle and I have had an running theme for the last few weeks. My approach from the student perspective and hers from the teachers. Why Learning and Multitasking Don’t Mix. Living rooms, dens, kitchens, even bedrooms: Investigators followed students into the spaces where homework gets done. Pens poised over their “study observation forms,” the observers watched intently as the students—in middle school, high school, and college, 263 in all—opened their books and turned on their computers. For a quarter of an hour, the investigators from the lab of Larry Rosen, a psychology professor at California State University–Dominguez Hills, marked down once a minute what the students were doing as they studied.

A checklist on the form included: reading a book, writing on paper, typing on the computer—and also using email, looking at Facebook, engaging in instant messaging, texting, talking on the phone, watching television, listening to music, surfing the Web. Sitting unobtrusively at the back of the room, the observers counted the number of windows open on the students’ screens and noted whether the students were wearing earbuds. Another study, carried out at St. BYOT101 - A Photo Series / Digital Natives are not yet Digital Citizens. That happens with modeling, opportunity to practice and reflecting on what works. Digital Citizenship. October 16, 2010 by ncara4 Comments One only needs to read the headlines to know that there is a pressing need to emphasize both safe and responsible use of the internet. With the whirlwind pace of change in technology there is no doubt that ongoing discussions of what is right, what is true and what it means to be a good ‘Digital Citizen’ can benefit us all.

In fact, they are essential. The teachers in our Philadelphia area Archdiocesan schools were invited to a session called Digital Citizenship for Classroom Teachers held on Oct 14th online via Elluminate. The 5 Things All Digital Citizens Should Do. Being a digital citizen is a fact of life these days. Everyone must be a well-behaved digital citizen looking to help others.

Think of it like the Girl / Boy Scouts but online. That’s basically what this visual from Common Sense Media did when they detailed the five things all digital citizens should do. From respecting others to protecting private information, there are quite a few important responsibilities for everyone online. What's your digital footprint? Take this quiz and find out! I developed this quiz with members of my personal learning network (found at end of post) to get students thinking about their digital footprint. The quiz was created at the request of high school students I spoke with who thought the creation of a such a quiz could lead to a smart conversation about ways students can update their digital footprint so that it is one that leads to college and career success. Check it out with your students and let me know how it goes in the comments below. Per popular request, here is a link to the digital version of the quiz.

Upon completion, quiz takers will receive a score. #Digcit Thoughts from a RoadTrip Vacation. Now There’s a Short Documentary Going Inside 3D-Printed Gun Operation ‘Wiki Weapons’ We’ve covered many ins and outs of the 3D-printed gun project Wiki Weapons, which is being headed up by the Texas-based company Defense Distributed. Jdferries : today's #edchat is all about... Who Are You Online? Considering Issues of Web Identity. Wednesday (Feb. 6) is Digital Learning Day, an annual opportunity to contemplate the place of technology in the classroom and in our lives.

Last year, we celebrated by digging through 40 years of New York Times reporting on technology in education to find gems like the 1982 article “Computers Alter Lives of Pupils and Teachers.” This year, we have a student essay challenge, and we have also invited a guest post from Common Sense Media, an organization “dedicated to improving the lives of children and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.”

We collaborated with the Common Sense Media writer Kelly Schryver to focus on the increasingly important and nuanced question “Who Are You Online?” Below, Times and Learning Network content as well as offerings from Common Sense Media’s K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship curriculum for teaching and learning about this complex issue. To You, Or About You? Why This Matters to Digital Citizenship. An #ICE2012 Presentation. Teens. There’s a lot to deal with on the Internet—cyberbullies, privacy settings, gossip, and even creeps.

These resources can help you navigate the Internet while guarding your reputation. These videos feature the real stories of actual teens who have been victimized online and want you to learn from their mistakes. When you hear their stories, you’ll learn to evaluate your own online choices and understand why talking to an adult you trust is so important. 15 iPad Skills Every Teacher and Student should Have. Check the learning goals below and share with us your feedback. Enjoy. Jdferries : my daughter saw the calendar... Jdferries : BYOT101: organization. Don't... Ed Tech Reflections. Romney burned by own lie to Ohioans. Practically Applied: A Month of Creation in #digcit. Bing Launches Its Election Site, Lets You Filter News By Political Perspective.

Better late than never. With less than two weeks to go before the U.S. presidential election on November 6, Microsoft’s Bing just unveiled Bing Elections. The site features news results from major U.S. publications that can be filtered by political preference (right, left, center), as well as an interactive map with election results and sentiment analysis across key issues based on data from Twitter and Facebook. It’s surprising that Bing is only launching this site so late in the game, but the result is actually quite interesting. What Happens In An Internet Minute? Interview: Sherry Turkle, Author of 'Alone Together' As soon as Sherry Turkle arrived at the studio for her Fresh Air interview, she realized she'd forgotten her phone. "I realized I'd left it behind, and I felt a moment of Oh my god ... and I felt it kind of in the pit of my stomach," she tells Terry Gross. Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view. -

An #ICE2012 Presentation. Distance Learning Day 1: Introduction to Google Forms. Jdferries : This is what they're selling... On stopwatches, Fairness & Testscores: We Trained Them Well. BYOT DayByDay: Wrap-up: Understanding Digital Natives and Making Inconvenient Choices. BYOT DayByDay 15: Anecdotes & an Analysis of Tech Issues. (in)Effective Presentations. The First Company To Build Your Identity Into Your Phone Wins The Next Decade.

Tools and Resources Supporting Effective Search. Curriculum: Understanding YouTube & Digital Citizenship – Google in Education. The Information Skills for the 24/7 News Cycle Age: An Analysis of the Reporting of #theatershooting. Some good news for multitaskers - The Answer Sheet. Social Media in Education. Teaching Discourse within Disagreement - A Quora-inspired blogpost. ISTE Daily: Day One - Student Portfolios. On Impromptu Speaking and Digital Citizenship: Thoughts from the National Debate Tournament. Brisbane Girls Grammar School » Blog Archive » Personally significant learning. Practically Applied: A Month of Creation in #digcit. Confessions of a Jesuit School CIO. How Do We Teach Critical Thinking in a Connected World? Practically Applied: A Month of Creation in #digcit.

#digcit Weekly. Teaching the (non)Controversy part III: A Hijacked Blog about Teaching Digital Citizens about PLNs. Digital Citizenship Poster for Elementary Classrooms. Digital Citizenship Poster for Middle and High School Classrooms. Teaching the (non)Controversy Part I: A Marketplace, Corrupted. Citizen 2.0. Digital Citizenship & iCitizenship - Gone Virtual. Internet Catalogue. Before You Speak Think. Before You Fb Txt Tw or Blog. Facebook : Thinking before post ( A friend of a friend may be an enemy...) Turning Students into Good Digital Citizens. Digital Citizenship.