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Scope and Sequence Get Trained Use our professional development resources to learn best practices for teaching digital citizenship to your students. Onboard Students: Digital Passport Introduce students in grades 3-5 to Digital Passport, our award-winning suite of games that help onboard students to the foundational skills of digital citizenship and Internet safety. Teach Lessons: Unit 1 Digital Citizenship Week: 6 Resources for Educators 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. 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. There are plenty of valuable resources for educators and parents to share, but here are six of my favorites: Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum for K-12: Common Sense Media’s interactive curriculum offers something for every grade level.

Infographic: Are You Revealing Too Much on Social Networks? Social-networking sites are a hacker's dream: a sometimes public online community where unsuspecting people post personal information. But what information can and should be posted on social networks? Cloud security firm Trend Micro examined popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, LinkedIn, and Pinterest and found that most require identifying information like location, employment, birthday, and education. 10 Tips for Cyber Smartness and Safety 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. Today and as I was working on an article about cyber safety - which I will publish tomorrow-, I came across this handy guide outlining top ten tips for kids to stay safe online. The guide is created by AFP ( Australian Federal Police ) and is really ideal to use with our students in class.

A Copyright-Friendly Toolkit However fabulous Creative Commons and Public Domain content may be, sometimes you really need to use copyrighted material. Say you plan to comment on popular media or current events. For instance, you may be planning to critique the portrayal of Native Americans in commercial films. You are going to want to “quote” some commercial films like Pocahontas, Lone Ranger, and Dances with Wolves. If you are reviewing a book, you may want to share its cover art. You may use copyrighted content without asking permission if you believe that your use falls under the doctrine known as Fair Use.

An Identity Crisis: When Students See Themselves As Digital An Identity Crisis: When Students See Themselves As Digital by Terry Heick Students that have more control than ever over their own identity have, unsurprisingly, lost control of that identity. Coldly, and as a matter of “settings,” they are able to dictate when, how, where, and by whom they are seen.

Curriculum: Understanding YouTube & Digital Citizenship – Google in Education Overview We have devised an interactive curriculum aimed to support teachers of secondary students (approximately ages 13-17). The curriculum helps educate students on topics like: YouTube’s policies How to report content on YouTube How to protect their privacy online How to be responsible YouTube community members How to be responsible digital citizens BBC WebWise - Top 10 online safety tips 1 February 2013Last updated at 16:40 By Tom Ilube Online security expert Web sleuth Tom Ilube sprung a surprise on two mother and daughter pairs each with a passion for using social media. He caused a few raised eyebrows when he shared the information he gleaned from their online activity in just a couple of hours. To make sure you don't share too much information online Tom offers these ten tips.

10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship YouTube has a firm place in the current classroom. From Khan Academy’s videos to YouTube EDU and beyond, there’s a reason all these videos are finding a home in schools. In an effort to help keep the ball rolling, Google just launched a set of 10 interactive lessons designed to support teachers in educating students on digital citizenship. A topic obviously quite close to Google’s heart. Google (which owns YouTube) built the lessons to educate students about YouTube’s policies, how to flag content, how to be a safer online citizen, and protect their identities. Below is a list of lessons, and the recommended flow for delivery.

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