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Be Internet Awesome - Resources. Decreasing Teen Dating Violence Online. Log In. Reframing the Debate About Screen Time. At the end of 2016, I found myself mentally exhausted and barely able to string together a coherent thought or formulate an original idea.

Reframing the Debate About Screen Time

As I swiped through my social media feeds for inspiration—or maybe procrastination—a nagging feeling hit. I needed a break from screen time. Pediatricians, psychologists, and neuroscientists warn of potential negative consequences associated with constant mental stimulation as a result of interacting with our devices. Without a screen-free space for my brain to relax, stop firing, and just think, I felt incapable of significant mental processing.

I could blame the technology for thwarting my attempts at creative thought, or I could blame myself for taking the easy route and using my devices to constantly stimulate my brain. Mobile devices have the potential to provide amazing learning opportunities as well as great distractions. Inner Focus Outer Focus Ultimately, students need the ability to tune in to others in both the physical and digital worlds. 8 digital life skills all children need – and a plan for teaching them. A generation ago, IT and digital media were niche skills.

8 digital life skills all children need – and a plan for teaching them

Today, they are a core competency necessary to succeed in most careers. That’s why digital skills are an essential part of a comprehensive education framework. Without a national digital education programme, command of and access to technology will be distributed unevenly, exacerbating inequality and hindering socio-economic mobility. What’s your DQ? The challenge for educators is to move beyond thinking of IT as a tool, or “IT-enabled education platforms”. Classroom resources.

The "New and Improved" Digital Citizenship Survival Kit. I have been thinking about some "new" items I could add to my original Digital Citizenship Kit that I created last year.

The "New and Improved" Digital Citizenship Survival Kit

Like I said in that blog post, I love using props when teaching. After some great conversations with the good wife @jenbadura on what I should include, I have come up with some new items to include in the survival kit. Yes, you can use this with your students! After I blogged about the original kit, I had a plethora of teachers email me or send me a tweet me asking if it was okay to use this idea at their school. Please do! Packet of Seeds Any packet of seeds will do for your kit. Plug In I used a six foot extension cord and cut it so that I have the male and female end together. Mirror Imagine having the mirror attached to your computer/device. Sheet of Paper One of the most powerful items in the kit. Magnifying Glass Remember when first impressions started with a handshake? Strainer The amount of information on the internet is amazing! Soap. Columbia University Libraries.

Copyright resources for teachers. Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines. Digital Passport by Common Sense Media. A Design Thinking approach to Digital Citizenship. Design Thinking is a problem solving methodology used by people all over the world to come up with new ideas.

A Design Thinking approach to Digital Citizenship

Recently there has been a lot of discussion about how to integrate this approach into education. This summer I took two Online courses to learn more about the process. I am very interested in ways to use this approach in my own teaching. This fall I decided to apply this approach to my 7th grade Digital Citizenship unit which focuses on cyberbullying. It worked really well. Here is my lesson plan. Cyberbullying Design Thinking Activity (for 7th graders) Empathize Present the idea “How might we end Cyberbullying?” Define: Students share with the class what they learned about cyberbullying from their research. Ideate: Each group on chart paper brainstorms 100 ideas for solutions in 15 minutes.Post chart paper and all students look at all solutions.Each student has 5 post it notes and votes on the top 5 ideas they see (different color for each group).Groups pick one idea to work on.

Welcome, Educators — ikeepsafe.org. Administrators and teachers are urgently looking for a proven system that will guide them through the complexities of Web 2.0.

Welcome, Educators — ikeepsafe.org

Too often, events like cyberbullying, sexting, plagiarizing and hacking push litigious chaos into the forefront of technology adoption, essentially stunting the development of digital citizenship progress. In response to this real and palpable need, iKeepSafe offers you these resources: Dive Into Data Privacy and Security • Student Privacy Professional Development Courses for K12 Educators: Training for teachers, employees, administrators, and school board members to ensure technology innovation and learning goals are balanced with privacy and security responsibilities. • The e-Safety Committee Privacy Lead Objectives Guide: sequences three steps that the privacy leader of an educational agency must take to properly protect student information. Engage Your Whole School Community Brush Up on Hot Topics.

Digital_citizenship_starter_kit_0. Turning Students into Good Digital Citizens. Via The Journal Schools have always been charged with the task of producing good citizens.

Turning Students into Good Digital Citizens

But how has our definition of a “good citizen” changed over the ages? Video Exclusive: Cultural anthropologist Michael Wesch at Kansas State University discusses the tools today’s students need to be good digital citizens. In today’s world of near-ubiquitous connectivity, in which ordinary people have almost instantaneous access to unlimited stores of information and the ability to interact with anyone, anywhere, anytime, what does it mean to be an effective citizen?