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Cultivating Digital Citizenship. Cyberbullying Toolkit. S.O.S. for Information Literacy. Google Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum — Be Safe while Surfing Online - Learn How to Protect Yourself. There are many precautions you can take as a child, teen or young adult while surfing the Internet.

Be Safe while Surfing Online - Learn How to Protect Yourself

First, ALWAYS remember that you should NEVER give ANY personal information out about yourself unless you are with an adult, and they approve. While not all sites or individuals that collect information from children are illegal, it is better to be safe than sorry. It is also illegal to collect any personal information about children under the age of 13. This is called COPPA, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. FBI - SOS — Main Page. Digital Citizenship. Digital Citizenship is a concept which helps teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students/children/technology users should know to use technology appropriately.

Digital Citizenship

Nine Elements. Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship Digital citizenship can be defined as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use. 1.

Nine Elements

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. Jo Cool or Jo Fool - For Kids. Digital Passport by Common Sense Media. Online Searching Strategies Infographic. Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know.

Getty The Internet has made researching subjects deceptively effortless for students — or so it may seem to them at first.

Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know

Truth is, students who haven’t been taught the skills to conduct good research will invariably come up short. That’s part of the argument made by Wheaton College Professor Alan Jacobs in The Atlantic, who says the ease of search and user interface of fee-based databases have failed to keep up with those of free search engines. In combination with the well-documented gaps in students’ search skills, he suggests that this creates a perfect storm for the abandonment of scholarly databases in favor of search engines. He concludes: “Maybe our greater emphasis shouldn’t be on training users to work with bad search tools, but to improve the search tools.” His article is responding to a larger, ongoing conversation about whether the ubiquity of Web search is good or bad for serious research.

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Researchers. Your students are probably Internet authorities.

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Researchers

When it comes to Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, they might know far more than you. The 6 Online Research Skills Your Students Need. 1.

The 6 Online Research Skills Your Students Need

Check Your Sources The Skill: Evaluating information found in your sources on the basis of accuracy, validity, appropriateness for needs, importance, and social and cultural context The Challenge: While most kids know not to believe everything they read online, the majority also don’t take the time to fully evaluate their sources, according to the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The same study showed that, on average, kids as young as 11 rate themselves as quite proficient Internet users, which may inflate their confidence. Critical Evaluation. Key Questions to Consider When Evaluating Information. Question Your Media: Vet It Before You Share It. Do you trust everything you read?

Question Your Media: Vet It Before You Share It

Hopefully not — 84% of Millennials acknowledge that news and information is presented with some bias. It’s only when you train yourself to be “media literate” that you can look past the surface of information. And once you decide what’s truthful, you can create and share your own messages. Hoax or No Hoax? Strategies for Online Comprehension and Evaluation. ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us.

Hoax or No Hoax? Strategies for Online Comprehension and Evaluation

If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. Identifying Reliable Sources and Citing Them. Plagiarism and Citation Basics. OWL. If you are having trouble locating a specific resource, please visit the search page or the Site Map.


The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction. In addition, we invite users to submit brief, writing-related questions to our OWL Mail Tutors. You may also find the Grammar Gang's blog rather useful. Put Some Excitement into Citations! As an English teacher, I struggled to teach my students to use MLA citations.

Put Some Excitement into Citations!

The World of Citation. I was going to start this post by saying, "Citation is one of the hardest things I teach" but then I thought about it and realized that there's nothing I teach where I think, "Hey, no problem, everyone understands that immediately. " But citation is definitely one of the most frustrating things I teach, because it can be such an abstract idea for students. Why, they want to know, do they have to include all those details?

And why would anyone care what order the information was in? Plagiarism Game - Snowden Library. Free High-Resolution Photos. Vintage and Modern Free Public Domain Images Archive Download - Public Domain Images. Stock photos that don’t suck. Free Clip Art & Images - Millions of Royalty Free Images. free stock photos.