Meet the New School of Digital Citizenship. Driving home from school, a teacher with the Lewisville Independent School District overheard her high school–aged son tell a friend about something he posted online.
When she asked what he wrote, he explained that he carefully chose his words because he didn't want to disappoint his principal. That's a good digital citizen, explains Jody Rentfro, emerging technologies specialist at Lewisville ISD in Texas. The student stopped to consider who would see his post and how readers would react to it. "I think there are kids in college who aren't aware of that," she adds.
A quick scan through social media sites shows that even many adults don't consider the consequences of their actions online. "It's really a moral imperative that we have these conversations with our students," says Barbara Brown, chief technology officer at Lewisville ISD. Venturing Out What does it mean to be a good digital citizen? Ribble likens digital citizenship to being part of a physical community. Malware, cyberbullying increasingly key concerns as students spend more time online. Dive Brief: As students spend an increasing portion of their lives online, schools can help keep them safe by offering lessons in digital citizenship, providing appropriate filters on school-issued devices, and increasing their vigilance over cyberbullying.EdTech: Focus on K-12 reports Common Sense Education has developed a set of resources to help schools teach online security, and web filters can provide a safety net for even the best digital citizens — Chromebooks, for example, come with default phishing and malware alerts, and GoGuardian keeps students on academic sites.When it comes to cyberbullying, Bark software monitors kids’ social networks and alerts parents to potential cases of cyberbullying, and ReThink filters — created by a 13-year-old — give prospective online bullies a chance to reconsider the text they are about to post.
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Hashtags are social media’s way of organizing photos, ideas, concepts, etc. Think of them as massive file folders, cross referenced with other file folders if more than one hashtag is used. In education, Twitter and social media in general and hashtags in particular can be a valuable tool for educators, administrators, parents and students to connect with each other and share ideas and discoveries. 1. For effective communication among students regarding general classroom matters, it’s important for users to agree on a classroom-shared hashtag that can be used by all students. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Less Is More Kristin Marino writes about education, social media, and educational technology. QUIZZES-TESTS-CLOZE. Super Teacher Tools.