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Digital Citizenship Education in Nine Steps. Today’s students have an online playground in addition to the physical one at their schools.

Digital Citizenship Education in Nine Steps

But unlike school playgrounds, digital spaces are rarely monitored or supervised. As students connect, communicate, and collaborate digitally, they need to learn web literacy, source evaluation, information filtering, and self-monitoring skills. Merely teaching digital citizenship skills is not enough. Responsible online behavior needs to become part of the district or campus climate.

In my school district, our journey towards cultivating a culture of digital citizenship began with a Strategic Design Plan that included seamless integration of digital citizenship “across the curriculum, so that all stakeholders collaborate in an atmosphere of respect, integrity, sharing, trust, and service,” as our plan states.

The strategic design process began in 2011, with community stakeholders drafting a new mission, vision, goals, and core beliefs for the district. 10 Ways to Search Google for Information That 96% of People Don’t Know About. In our era of advanced technology and high-speed Internet connections, you can find information on virtually anything.

10 Ways to Search Google for Information That 96% of People Don’t Know About

In the space of just a few minutes, we can find recipes for the tastiest pie or learn all about the theory of wave-particle duality. But more often than not, we have to sift through a vast body of knowledge to get the information we need, and this can take hours rather than minutes. This is why Bright Side has put together a list of the most effective methods for searching Google to help you find the precious material you’re looking for in just a couple of clicks. 1.

Either this or that Sometimes we’re not sure that we’ve correctly remembered the information or the name we need to start our search. 2. Our language is rich in synonyms. For example, if you search for the term "healthy ~food" you’ll get results about the principles of healthy eating, cooking recipes, as well as healthy dining options. 3. 4. Racist Snapchat Photo Leads To Expulsion. 8 digital skills we must teach our children. The social and economic impact of technology is widespread and accelerating.

8 digital skills we must teach our children

The speed and volume of information have increased exponentially. Experts are predicting that 90% of the entire population will be connected to the internet within 10 years. With the internet of things, the digital and physical worlds will soon be merged. These changes herald exciting possibilities. But they also create uncertainty. Children are using digital technologies and media at increasingly younger ages and for longer periods of time.

The digital world is a vast expanse of learning and entertainment. Moreover, there is the digital age gap. So how can we, as parents, educators and leaders, prepare our children for the digital age? Digital intelligence or “DQ” is the set of social, emotional and cognitive abilities that enable individuals to face the challenges and adapt to the demands of digital life. Digital identity: The ability to create and manage one’s online identity and reputation. Share Written by. Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation. Tool discovery is often a challenge for teachers interested in finding ways to use technology that will change the way they and their students work.

Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation

With so much going on in the classroom, many teachers don’t have the time to test out various apps and find the perfect tool to meet their needs. Luckily, several tech-savvy librarians have been curating the apps their colleagues find useful and sharing the all-stars with one another through personal learning communities (PLC) and edWeb webinars. These educators are paying attention to their own working habits, as well as those of students, to figure out which technology products and trends are here to stay. Michelle Luhtala, a school librarian in New Canaan, Connecticut, has noticed that much of her own work has transitioned from the computer to her smartphone. She sees the same trend in students, but also recognizes many schools have policies against phones because they can be distractions. Check out previous years favorites here and here. Librarians in the Digital Age. In response to a controversial January 10 opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal by librarian Steve Barker, librarians around the country wrote to the paper to set the record straight about their real roles in the age of Google.

Librarians in the Digital Age

ALA President Sari Feldman and President-Elect Julie Todaro also wrote in, though only a small portion of their letter appeared in the roundup of responses. (Please note that The Wall Street Journal has a paywall and requires a subscription for reading both links.) Here is the full text of Feldman and Todaro’s letter. Nothing could be further from the truth than the outdated stereotype of libraries and librarians that Steve Barker presents in his January 11 article. In Boston at our national conference this past week, we heard repeatedly from colleagues among the thousands gathered that this might be the most exciting time of opportunity in libraries and for librarians.

Examples? Teens can't tell the difference between Google ads and search results.