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AITSL Teacher Toolkit. The Beginner's Guide To Creating Digital Portfolios. The Connected Student Series: Last week on the Connected Student Series, I discussed the ‘why’ of digital portfolios.

The Beginner's Guide To Creating Digital Portfolios

It is imperative that in 2014, students be able to curate, archive and expand on the work they are producing in class. As an added bonus, student digital portfolios help students authentically learn important digital citizenship lessons. Portfolios also allow students to internalize vital digital literacy skills such as creating their own digital web presence and learning to effectively and purposefully share their learning with the world. This week, I will highlight how you can make this process happen and showcase the tools you might want to consider using.

Where to Begin? Do NOT delve straight into the portfolio process. Now that you have included the parents…what type of portfolios are you looking to produce? The Three Types of Portfolios Process A process portfolio is simple. Showcase This type of portfolio seeks to highlight the students’ best work. Hybrid The Process. Jenny Luca - Digital Citizenship- Exploring Ethical Understanding and Digital footprints.

A Great Guide on Teaching Students about Digital Footprint. The 5 Things All Digital Citizens Should Do. Being a digital citizen is a fact of life these days. Everyone must be a well-behaved digital citizen looking to help others. Think of it like the Girl / Boy Scouts but online. That’s basically what this visual from Common Sense Media did when they detailed the five things all digital citizens should do. From respecting others to protecting private information, there are quite a few important responsibilities for everyone online.

First off, let’s take a quick look at what the all-knowing all-powerful Wikipedia says about the topic: People characterizing themselves as digital citizens often use IT extensively, creating blogs, using social networks, and participating in web journalism sites. Personally, I don’t think the definition needs to be limited to people who ‘use IT extensively’ (whatever that means – are they swapping out servers and using desktops as stepping stools or something?) The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher Should Have. A Letter To Parents Of Digital Age Children.

A Letter To Parents Of Digital Age Children by Susan Lucille Davis first appeared on First, let me thank you for entrusting me with teaching your children, honoring the amazing individuals they are, and helping them discover the confident and empowered young people they can be.

A Letter To Parents Of Digital Age Children

Providing a rich and engaging environment for your children to learn in is my utmost concern, but Iately I have had to acknowledge that the young people I see every day do much of the learning that is important to them when they leave the parking lot and head home from school. Thus, I am writing to solicit your help. For a long time, I have bemoaned how as teachers we have allowed a generation of students to explore the Wild West of the Internet largely without our guidance. I am happy to say that as educators, we are starting to catch up and tend to our students’ needs. Two Cautionary Tales Back in the early days of the Internet, I became a step-parent to two young girls. 1. 2. 3.

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Welcome to Forbes. 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 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. The following is simply a description of each unit followed by the learning objectives for that particular unit. Unit One: Creative What? This unit explores the general topics of intellectual property, creative content , and creative rights.

Unit Two: By Rule Of Law.