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Kid World Citizen - Activities that help young minds go global. OneWorld Classrooms. Learn - Teachers’ Guide to Global Collaboration. Use this guide to engage your class in... Global Project-Based Learning Intercultural Communication Letter & Package Exchange Global Collaboration Connecting through Virtual Reality.

100 People: A World Portrait. Let's Be #GridPals □□□ And then it led to #GridPals. We were hanging out on Twitter one evening and chatting with a bunch of you all. Around 5:30 our good friend Bonnie McClelland tweeted at us. She was super excited about her students' engagement with their Flipgrid penpal classroom and wanted to know what hashtag she should use when tweeting about it. She suggested #GridPals... and the rest is history! The hashtag went viral and Bonnie stepped up to help lead this global movement.

All educators can participate in GridPals on both Flipgrid One (free) and Flipgrid Classroom ($65 / year). If you want to flatten the walls of your classroom and connect your students, now's your chance. Just fill out the form below, or click here to open in a new tab. The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons. Lately, we’ve been hearing more and more about digital copyrights and fair use in the news and online – particularly with the whole SOPA/PIPA uproar that recently swept the web. Also, we on the Edublogs support team have been getting more and more complaints and official requests to remove copyrighted content that users have placed on blogs. The legal jargon with respect to digital copyrights can be confusing – especially since different countries have their own laws and regulations.

With this post, we hope to dispel a few myths and pull together a complete list of resources for teachers and students to use when blogging and working with content online. Rule #1: You Can’t Use Everything You Find On the Web Dexter the cat hates those that steal his photos… This may seem obvious, but judging by the notices we have received, many teachers (and especially students) are under the impression that if it is on the web, then it is up for grabs. Rule #2: There Are Resources You CAN Use Images Videos. Understanding Creative Commons Licenses. A few years ago, I wrote a novel. It’s not a good novel, but I decided to share it with the world anyway. To protect it from poachers, I went to Creative Commons and licensed the work .

Doing so is very easy–a form walks you through the steps. I really didn’t care if they distributed my work. I didn’t write the novel for profit, but to share it with other people. The Big Idea Behind The Licenses From the Creative Commons website : “The Creative Commons copyright licenses and tools forge a balance inside the traditional “all rights reserved” setting that copyright law creates.

Six License Types There are currently six license types from which you can choose. Other Reading The “open source” licensing approach is currently in version 3.0–having seen its last revision in 2007. There is a very helpful FAQ that can be found here , and a wiki here. How You Could Get Sued For Using Pinterest. The Boston Business Journal stopped using Pinterest one day after setting up its account after realizing it could be sued for images it uploaded to the site.

Web editor Galen Moore started playing around with the rapidly-growing social network on Thursday as a possible way to share the visual images that the Boston Business Journal uses in its coverage of real estate development: things like blueprints, artists conceptions and photos. But by Friday afternoon he had pulled the content after taking a careful read of Pinterest's user agreement and finding out the company reserves the right to sell images users upload.

"Exceptions for publishers of user-generated content protect Pinterest, but they don't protect you," Moore wrote with a link back to an earlier ReadWriteWeb article. "Unless you know you have a 'worldwide, irrevocable,' perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free license,' you'd better tread carefully. " Like Moore, we've asked Pinterest for comment. Using Mona Lisa and Shepard Fairey to discuss copyright, fair use, and public domain - Karen Blumberg. Understanding Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons, as they apply to Education. As we studied this topic in an online course I’m taking, I realized how little I understood it, and figured I wasn’t alone in that regard. After studying this topic in the “Implementing Instructional Technology Innovations” course I am taking online at UW-Stout with instructor Ann Bell, I wanted to understand it even better, since I struggled with it in the fast paced course as we covered it.

I have to imagine that I am not alone in my confusion over how I can or can’t use copyrighted materials, especially in education, where there are some special allowances. I assume that when instructors want to know what they can or cannot do with copyrighted materials, they may often have a hard time figuring it out. I really wanted to understand the topic and provide resources to help others do the same. Using Copyrighted Materials - “Fair Use” Readers, click here if you would like to view a video blog entry for this article. Creative Commons Creative Commons is an extension of Copyright. Connecting Literacy Skill Development to the 21st Century. When we were in high school and college, we learned how to use the Dewey decimal system, note cards, microfiche, and setting the margins in an electric typewriter. We were the last generation of students that actually pounded out papers and research on an electric typewriter and actually memorized the abbreviated guide in the Periodic Guide of Literature as a means to save time.

The embodiment of a “good” student in our generation was the ability to ferret out morsels of information that were buried in the library shelves and microfiche drawers. This took an exceptional amount of time. Some fellow educators argue that this is actually rigor and teaches academic discipline. Perhaps it did, or at least we’d like to think so. How to engage students in your curriculum before class even begins. How to use classroom management to prioritize your teaching tasks.

Top ways to help you make the most of the technology in the classroom that's... Applying Modern Literacy Skills to Bloom's Taxonomy Blogs. Digital Literacy across the Curriculum handbook. This handbook introduces educational practitioners to the concepts and contexts of digital literacy and supports them in developing their own practice aimed at fostering the components of digital literacy in classroom subject teaching and in real school settings.

The handbook is aimed at educational practitioners and school leaders in both primary and secondary schools who are interested in creative and critical uses of technology in the classroom. Although there is increasing policy and research attention paid to issues related to digital literacy, there is still relatively little information about how to put this into practice in the classroom. There is even less guidance on how teachers might combine a commitment to digital literacy with the needs of their own subject teaching. How can digital literacy be fostered, for example, in a maths or science lesson? This handbook is also supported by case studies of digital literacy in practice which can be downloaded here. Interland. Webonauts Internet Academy. Come play again later! Come play again tomorrow! NetSmartKids.

A Parent's Ultimate Guide to YouTube. Are You Spying on Your Kid? Digital Citizenship. Digital Citizenship and You! If You Give a Mouse an iPhone, Ann Droyd. Faux Paw's Dangerous Download Trailer. Super Digital Citizen. Untitled. Fantastic Resources for Teaching Digital Citizenship Education in Your Classroom.

About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century. EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption and implementation. Cyberbullying Infographic Archives. How To Spot Fake News. Critical thinking is a key skill in media and information literacy, and the mission of libraries is to educate and advocate its importance. Discussions about fake news has led to a new focus on media literacy more broadly, and the role of libraries and other education institutions in providing this.

When Oxford Dictionaries announced post-truth was Word of the Year 2016, we as librarians realise action is needed to educate and advocate for critical thinking – a crucial skill when navigating the information society. IFLA has made this infographic with eight simple steps (based on’s 2016 article How to Spot Fake News) to discover the verifiability of a given news-piece in front of you. Download, print, translate, and share – at home, at your library, in your local community, and on social media networks. Download the infographic Translations. Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship. Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship Digital citizenship can be defined as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use. 1. Digital Access: full electronic participation in society.

Technology users need to be aware that not everyone has the same opportunities when it comes to technology. Working toward equal digital rights and supporting electronic access is the starting point of Digital Citizenship. Digital exclusion makes it difficult to grow as a society increasingly using these tools. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Respect, Educate and Protect (REPs) These elements have also been organized under the principles of respect, educate and protect. Respect Your Self/Respect Others - Etiquette - Access - Law Educate Your Self/Connect with Others - Literacy - Communication - Commerce Protect Your Self/Protect Others -Rights and Responsibility - Safety (Security) - Health and Welfare If this was to be taught beginning at the kindergarten level it would follow this pattern:

New! Digital Citizenship Song and Video | Common Sense Education. Download the video for free! (Right-click, save) Something you may not know about us here at Common Sense Media, is that quite a few of us are former classroom teachers! When we develop new materials, we always have our favorite memories to guide us. One thing we remember fondly is being amazed by how music transformed a classroom – kids would jump to their feet, whatever the song, to sing and sway while the teacher subtly wove word play and pattern recognition into the mix. This summer, we worked with a great animator and composer to create our first digital citizenship song for elementary students! The song plays off of our popular poster that illustrates how kids can use their heads, hearts, guts, arms, and legs to be a good digital citizen.

Pause and Think Online (a good mantra!) To accompany the song, we've created this classroom-ready PDF bundle with posters illustrating each step toward being a good digital citizen! Pause and Think Online. TechInfographic. Family Online Safety Institute. Juan Enriquez: Your online life, permanent as a tattoo. Shane Koyczan: "To This Day" ... for the bullied and beautiful. InCtrl: Your Digital Footprint- Teacher Video.