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Edutopia. Edutopia. Considering how ubiquitous smartphones and tablets have become, especially in high school and middle school, questions about managing use and educating students about digital etiquette are on a lot of educators' minds.

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This October, Common Sense Media is sponsoring Digital Citizenship Week from October 16 to October 22. And we wanted to pull together some of the best resources to help educators talk about digital responsibility and safety online. Here, you'll find resources that cover today's digital landscape, ideas for student activities, and strategies for engaging parents. Edutopia. Studies suggest that many U.S. students are too trusting of information found on the internet and rarely evaluate the credibility of a website’s information.

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For example, a survey found that only 4 percent of middle school students reported checking the accuracy of information found on the web at school, and even fewer did so at home (New Literacies Research Team & Internet Reading Research Group, 2006). At the same time, the web is often used as a source of information in school projects, even in early schooling, and sites with inaccurate information can come up high in search rankings. Edutopia. Edutopia. Edutopia. Imagine a world where resources were limited to what was found in the classroom or the school closet known as the "Curriculum Materials Room.

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" Picture a world where students wrote letters with pen and paper to communicate with other students and adults outside of the building. Due to postage costs, the teacher either sent the letters in bulk or paid for stamps out of his or her own pocket. Edutopia. Is Social Media Relevant?

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Take the Quiz Before we talk social media, let's talk about the relevance of social media by taking a quiz. Which of the following is most likely to be true? ☐ Should we teach letter-writing in the classroom? Kids need to write letters and mail them. Digital Citizenship: Developing a Culture of Trust and Transparency. An acceptable use policy is a document that is present in every school district around the country.

Digital Citizenship: Developing a Culture of Trust and Transparency

The purpose of this policy is to provide safe parameters for exploring digital resources and using school-issued devices properly. It also ensures that schools do their very best to block out the darkest corners of the web. And while these policies are effective and required, they have not evolved in their semantics. From Acceptable to Empowered Within the development of these school-wide policies, several shifts need to happen. The Teacher's Cheat Sheet For Edmodo. What if you could have your own private and secure social network just for your classroom?

The Teacher's Cheat Sheet For Edmodo

What if it resembled Facebook but, well, it wasn’t as focused on making money by having you click on ads? The Teacher's Cheat Sheet For Edmodo. Social media: like the staffroom, but without all the negativity. I once heard someone describe Twitter as, "like the staffroom but without all the negativity".

Social media: like the staffroom, but without all the negativity

This resonated with me. Teaching is one of those professions where everyone has an opinion on how it should be done; teachers are often harangued for short working hours and long summer holidays, and whenever things go wrong in schools it makes national headlines. But very rarely do you see good practice being celebrated. This negativity – and the pressures of the job – quickly seep into the staffroom and it can be difficult to stay motivated. I once heard Dr. 5 Amazing Ways To Collaborate With Another Class.

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5 Amazing Ways To Collaborate With Another Class

Clark, when are we going to do that again?” Nothing makes me happier as an educator than hearing those words – and lately, I have been hearing them a lot! This Is How Teens Are Using Social Media. All of us old-ish folks that didn’t grow up with hand held technology from the time we were just getting into big-kid beds sometimes ponder that children now enter the online world at a much younger age than we did.

This Is How Teens Are Using Social Media

They’ll never have to deal with a corded telephone or wait for someone to send them snail-mail (or, as I so blandly knew it to be called, “mail). This handy infographic takes a look at the effects that the digital age is having on younger minds and offers insight into how teens are using social media. Keep reading to learn more. Tim Cope: Hangout from Kharkhiraa-Turgen Mountains of Mongolia. Skype in the classroom - Skype in the classroom. 7 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Sharing Photos Online. Digital citizenship is one of the big things we talk about on Edudemic .

7 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Sharing Photos Online

It’s basically being a good person online. Being a good person involves a lot more than just not spamming or trolling, mind you. It involves keeping yourself and your friends safe. One of the biggest ways to do that is to know about these questions to ask yourself before sharing photos online. How To Effectively Use The Top 4 Social Networks. Have you ever wondered why you need to be a member of the top 4 social networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and the whole host of other social networking sites that your friend invite you to be a part of? Maybe you should only join Facebook. Or maybe Google+ would be the better option. Doesn’t everyone end up connected in all of the same places anyway?

Well, the short version of the answer is no. 10 Simple Ways To Build Your Personal Learning Network. Getting online is easy. Finding a few resources is relatively easy. Finding useful (and real) people who can truly benefit your learning is quite difficult. 80 Time-Saving Social Media Shortcuts. How To Effectively Use The 10 Biggest Social Networks. If you use a few different social networks, you know that there are some key differences to each. For example, some are checked out by the ol’ Google search engine robots on a regular basis (Flickr, YouTube) while others are basically ignored by Google (Twitter, most of Reddit). So these social media tips should help you out if you’re a blogger, have a startup, or are simply looking to become a bigger presence online.

The below guide from Magic Logix runs through all the biggest social networks and details 4 tips for each one.

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5 Reasons We Use Social Media. Edmodo: Social Collaboration For Teachers - Education - Instructional. Edmodo's rapidly growing network of teachers, students and education technology publishers are helping it develop into a free learning management system. 12 Open Educational Resources: From Khan to MIT (click image for slideshow) Is Edmodo Facebook for education? Blogs. Twitter. Social Media in Education: Resource Roundup. 6 Ways Students Can Collaborate With iPads. The following post is written by Greg Kulowiec of EdTechTeacher . Join EdTechTeacher at the iPad Summit in Atlanta on April 10-12. The app store is loaded with options that allow students to create content on their iPads. From comic strip creators to mind maps, video editing and publishing, screencasting & digital books, the options for individual student creation are expanding.

However, collaboration between students is often a critical component of any classroom activity or project and increasingly there are options available that allow for collaborative efforts across iPads. Social-networking.jpg 1,200×8,746 pixels. About - Diipo LLC. My Digital Self.

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