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5 P's for a Positive Digital Footprint #edchat. Cyber Safety Solutions- Cyber Bullying Expert Susan Mclean, Professional Prevention Speaker for Online Safety for Kids, Parents, Educators and Business. Don't Miss These Google Resources and Lesson Plans for Teaching Digital Citizenship. Digital Citizenship Using Visual Metaphors. While Digital Citizenship Week has come and gone it's important to keep the conversations going.

Digital Citizenship Using Visual Metaphors

If you missed Digital Citizenship week it's never too late to get started. Here's a practical hands on tool kit shared on Craig Bandura's blog he calls The Digital Citizenship Survival Kit. It's an excellent way to use physical prompts and metaphorical thinking to help kids understand how to behave ethically online. While Craig uses this kit with students in kindergarten through Grade 8 it'll work well with students of any age.

I've included Craig's original list of items and a few other suggested by people who commented on his blog. Schools log on to cyber safety. Australian Federal Police cyber security experts have teamed up with the Walt Disney Company to create a new online safety program for primary schools.

Schools log on to cyber safety

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan said Disney's Club Penguin, a virtual world for kids, had teamed up with experts from the AFP to create the free online safety program called Online Safety, It Starts With You, the first of many initiatives Disney's Club Penguin would produce to try to keep students informed and safe online. Mr Keenan said the national program had reached out to more than 1,200 Australian primary schools to date, involving an estimated 30,000 students and was about to launch in New Zealand schools. He said the resource pack that included classroom activities, posters and safety tips for parents had been popular with teachers as it was not only engaging for students, but it also aligned to the core ICT capability units in the Australian Curriculum. We Should Be Doing More Than Teaching Digital Citizenship. The quote above is one of my favorites about digital citizenship.

We Should Be Doing More Than Teaching Digital Citizenship

My classroom is a global classroom but I don’t “teach” digital citizenship. My students are actually digital citizens and we learn about the digital world by being a part of it. I feel most of the issues kids have online with bullying, racism and inappropriate posting come from a lack of experience in the digital world. My goal as a Kindergarten teacher is to begin to build the understanding that interactions online are interactions with real people and that posting something usually means it is online forever. Safe Schools Hub. Fortably 2.0: 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.

fortably 2.0: 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. Fortably 2.0: The Digital Citizenship Survival Kit. It's a simple little prop I use when teaching Digital Citizenship to our K-8 #aurorahuskies students.

fortably 2.0: The Digital Citizenship Survival Kit

I love utilizing props to try to get my point across to students. To me, it helps a student retain the lesson better. Let me introduce you to Mr. Even Our Youngest Students Need Digital Citizenship Skills. This recent tweet from Darren Kuropatwa has had me thinking about digital citizenship.

Even Our Youngest Students Need Digital Citizenship Skills

As the Internet becomes an increasingly important part of all of our lives, children are spending more time online as well. And they are doing this largely without any guidance about what is responsible or appropriate online. While my six- and seven-year old students don’t yet even understand the words “digital” or “citizenship,” they also need direction and support as they explore online spaces. In fact, they need this instruction even more than their older counterparts.

My students will live in a digital world. They are already online. Parents want help “drawing the line.” Cybersmart - Home. 10 Excellent Digital Citizenship Tips for Your Students and Kids. Now that you have understood the basics of Digital Citizenship and have read the digital footprint guide, you night be in need of a handy graphic to share with your students to wrap it up all.

10 Excellent Digital Citizenship Tips for Your Students and Kids

Well, I have one for you. The graphic below features some wonderful tips and pieces of advice on how to develop good manners online. Look at it as a code of online ethics to recommend not only to your students but to your kids as well. You can also print it and hang it on your classroom wall to constantly remind students of what is expected from them while using the world wide web. Enjoy source: www.knowthenet.org.uk. Learning from experience. How does the Cybersmart program stay up-to-date with the way children and young people use technology?

Learning from experience

This is an landscape that is changing at the speed of light, and it’s critical to know what the current issues really are, who they’re most important to, and how they might successfully be addressed within the educational framework we provide. We speak with literally thousands of children and young people each year as part of our internet safety awareness presentations in schools. This level of face-to-face interaction gives a perpetual stream of up-to-the-minute intelligence about what’s ‘in’ and what’s not, and what kind of things kids are actually doing.

We also conduct formal research: the ACMA has released a number of widely acknowledged studies into how Australian families use media and technology, including our 2009 study “Click and Connect: Young Australians’ use of social media”. A number of key findings stand out: Digital Citizens. 4 things you need to know to help your students manage their online reputation.

Digital Citizenship Education. Curriculum Overview The Digital Citizenship and Creative Content program was developed to create awareness of intellectual property rights and foster a better understanding of the rights connected with creative content.

Digital Citizenship Education

Four units comprise the curriculum resources. Each unit consists of standalone yet complementary lesson plans that play off a creative rights scenario presented through a case study. More Four units comprise the curriculum resources. Each unit has 4-6 of these project-oriented activities, one of which serves as the culminating lesson for the unit. Download the free course curriculum outline (.pdf; requires Adobe® Reader ) This program was designed for grades 8-10, but easily adapts for use in grades 6-12. Defining Digital Citizenship. On Saturday, I had the wonderful opportunity of leading a workshop on Digital Citizenship at the National Liberty Museum here in Philadelphia.

Defining Digital Citizenship

One of the most important conversations to have at the start of the day is about the meaning and importance of citizenship in general. We spent the morning coming up with a common understanding of citizenship and why it matters. This conversation provided us with a place to hang new information on various aspects of our digital lives and to put our digital lives in perspective. I was inspired by the conversation and the deep thinking that went into the definitions the participants created. PSHE, RE, Citizenship, Geography & Environmental. ParentContract.pdf. Australian national 13 Project helping kids stay safe online. Library associations across Australia have announced the 13 Project, to strengthen the participation of school library staff in schools’ efforts to help keep their students safer online.

Every parent fears their child being bullied, and cyber-bullying has added an extra layer to the threat. The 13 Project recognizes the special role of school libraries as a place where students often access online resources, and the opportunity library staff have to promote cyber-safety information. The 13 Project complements other school initiatives to deal with cyber-safety by positioning school library staff as having an important role in keeping students safe online. In November last year, School Education Minister Peter Garrett said, ‘A 2009 Edith Cowan University report on covert bullying gave us a staggering statistic: one in six students are bullied weekly. A quarter of students between Year 4 and Year 9 reported being bullied at least once over the few weeks the research was undertaken.

Links for Year 6 Unit

The Teacher’s Guide To Digital Citizenship. How you act online is important. Not just because everything is stored, backed up, and freely available to anyone with a keyboard. But because your online reputation is actually just your reputation. There’s really no difference between online and offline anymore. In an effort to keep everyone behaving, Microsoft has just unveiled a new (free) curriculum that’s all about digital citizenship , intellectual property rights , and creative content . It offers cross-curricular classroom activities that align with the AASL and ISTE national academic standards.

How It Works. Before You Fb Txt Tw or Blog. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Great Internet Safety Posters Teachers should not Miss. Internet safety is one of the topics we blog about very often here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. No wonder we are advocating technology integration in education and online safety is top of the priorities in this plan. We want our kids and students to be able to use all the technology available to them without jeopardizing their safety.

As you know internet browsing is like walking in a mined field, one false move would cost you a lot. To help you find the necessary resources to teach your students about online safety, we have an entire section devoted to everything you might need in this regard, check it out HERE. 1- Internet Safety Poster. Digital Citizenship Education. Building Blocks for Digital Citizenship. Professionalism in the Digital Environment (PriDE) Over the past few months the Pride Project Team have been exploring how we might make use of Doug Belshaw’s framework for understanding digital literacies (outlined in his book The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies and in his Ed.D thesis).

Following the excellent work undertaken by our researchers Jo and Charlotte in mapping the discipline-specific statements of graduate skills, attributes and practices to the 8 elements outlined in Doug’s book, we are now beginning to delve deeper into what these elements might mean for students at the University of Bath. One output from this work will be the creation of a diagnostic skills survey where students are able to self-assess their digital literacies and be given guidance as to the options and pathways available to them to develop their skills, attributes and practices.

While all graduate students will be expected to have core skills, attributes and identities, discipline-specific literacies will build upon these core elements. Kids.nsw.gov.au/uploads/documents/Citizen_me!_report_WEB.pdf. Digital Citizenship Resources. Digital Literacy and Citizenship Classroom Curriculum.

Learn about digital citizenship on instaGrok. Digital Citizenship. #EdTechChat: Digital Citizenship. Digital Passport™ Helps Educators Grapple With Hard to Teach Concepts of Digital Literacy and Citizenship. As the school year begins, you may be wrestling with how to better prepare your students to live in an increasingly digital world. With technology more prevalent than ever in classrooms, educators know they should be teaching issues like online privacy, cyberbullying, and copyright.

But if you don’t feel prepared, you’re not alone. Luckily, there’s a new tool--Digital Passport™-- to help you sort it out. We’ve talked with teachers around the country who are trying out Digital Passport™, Common Sense Media’s newest interactive curricular tool. Turns out, with the right support, arming students with these crucial digital literacy skills is easier than it appears. Like students across the country, kids at Thomas J. “They are exposed to everything,” technology coordinator Susan Termini says of her kindergarten through eighth-grade students. “I even had a second grader once tell me he had a Facebook Page,” Termini said. Digital Passport For Children Encourages Responsible Online Behavior. Today's kids have been dubbed the information generation, brought up with technology and the Internet.

They're very often the ones some grown-ups call on when they're stuck with tech related questions, and do so on a regular basis. Make cyberspace a better place - George - Cyberbullying. Top 10 Tips for Students to Become Cyber Smart and Safe. I have recently started a series of posts here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning featuring a set of interesting resources and tips for teachers to start a successful techy new school year.

If you want to have a look at what we have already posted, check out this resource section. The Interview. How to Teach Your Students Digital Citizenship. These days we talk so much about using technology in the classroom. Steps in teaching and learning: Digital Literacy in the primary classroom. Image courtesy of Doug Belshaw I've been following the work on Digital Literacy by Doug Belshaw for just over 2 years and I'm still getting my head round what it means to be digitally literate. Two years ago Doug published a post which really grabbed my interest in which he outlined his 8 elements of Digital Literacy as part of his thesis. Nine Elements. Are We Ready to Stop Labeling Ourselves Digital Immigrants?

The story: I had to see a new orthopedist this past week for an old knee injury. Safe schools for Safer Internet Day. Cybersmart Challenge activities are a fantastic way for schools to encourage internet safety and positive online behaviour in the classroom. 21 Powerful Tips To Prevent Kids Cyberbullying. I get sick in the stomach when I read about teenagers taking their own lives after extensive online bullying. Nearly 80% of Australian kids under 10 use social media. I urge you to take cyberbullying seriously. A very sad statistic: Australia ranked #1 globally for bullying on social networks showing that parental monitoring is not enough.

The Internet is a great place to learn, to be entertained, to share and communicate, but not a place for bullying. Build a positive digital footpring. Twitter and Facebook are not where kids are heading. Meet Kik and Oink. There is pervasive notion that the issues today are the same as those even three years ago. They might continue to sell this obsolete rhetoric to Edlandians, but kids are using very different networks – and here’s why. Kids are being given hand-held devices. iPod touch, low end Androids and so on. Curriculum: Understanding YouTube & Digital Citizenship – Google in Education. Digital-citizenship.jpg (JPEG Image, 1280 × 3850 pixels) - Scaled (17%) Harvard Education Letter. Curriculum: Understanding YouTube & Digital Citizenship – Google in Education. Cbeyerle: Perfect poster for cyber bullying... A Parent’s Pledge to Raise a Responsible Digital Citizen.

Australian School Library Association Blog. Ideas for Teaching Digital Citizenship in 2014. Larry Magid: Sign a Family Contract for Online Safety and Smart Use of Technology. Digital Citizenship. Digital citizenship. Common Classroom: A Community for Common Sense Educators. @ the chalkface in a digital age: How I improve my digital literacy skills. Digital Citizenship MOOC 2014. 10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship. Digital Citizenship. 5 Ways You Should Integrate Digital Citizenship Into Your Classes. Edmodo teams up with Common Sense Media to launch social learning digital literacy curriculum.

A Visual Guide To Teaching Students Digital Citizenship Skills. Privacy for parents, teens & kids - Information and Privacy Commission New South Wales. Digital Citizenship Poster for Elementary Classrooms. Download the Digital Citizenship Starter Kit from Edmodo & Common Sense Media. YouTube. Teaching Children About Digital Footprints. Awesome Digital Citizenship Graphic for your Classroom.

Digital Citizenship, Privacy & Safety - New Tools. Digital Citizenship. Schools In New York City Celebrate Digital Citizenship Day. Curriculum: Understanding YouTube & Digital Citizenship – Google in Education. Stay Smart Online. Teachers' Guide - Growing Up Online. Reviews and Ratings for Family Movies, TV Shows, Websites, Video Games, Books and Music. Digital Citizenship: Talking Safely Online. 13 Digital Citizenship Terms Teachers Need to Know. 10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship. New Year’s Gift: 113 Digital Citizenship Links - Los Angeles tech support. Digital Literacy Standard Curriculum Original Version. New: Digital Literacy Report Released by ALA’s Office For Information Technology Policy. 55 resources for teaching digital citizenship. Maintain Your Digital Footprint.

Digital Literacy and Citizenship Classroom Curriculum.