Middle school students learn how to be good ‘digital citizen’ FRANKFORT, Ind. (WLFI) – In a world full of technology one middle school is teaching students how to be good digital citizens. Tuesday’s topic is cyberbulling in the newly formed digital citizenship class at Frankfort Middle School. The class is principal Michael Kelley’s idea after seeing a news story of a father concerned about his daughter’s safety on social media sites. “He was really concerned about what was going on,” Kelley said. “He was pleading with the parents to find out what’s going on with their kids and pleading with kids to be more careful.”
Developing Digital Skills in your.. CLASSROOM - my learning diary on the MOOC on EUN About me My name is Rositsa Mineva and I am an ESL/ EFL and technology teacher in the 5th Secondary school in city of Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. Our school is one of the biggest central state schools, more than 1050 students and 75 teachersMy students are from 8 to 13 years old. I never change my school and I've been teaching there for 26 years. It has happened to me to change grade levels and subjects - I was a facilitator of 8th graders, a primary and technology teacher and I've been an English teacher almost for last 13 years.
Why Introducing Young Students To Social Media Is So Important Last year my grade 1 students were uploading videos to their personal blogs and to youtube, tweeting from our classroom Twitter feed, face timing, skyping and participating in Google Hangouts with peers, soon to be teachers, teachers, experts in a certain field, and the class down the hall. We participated in global projects like the Global Read Aloud and created our own global projects. Why? There are many great reasons why we have embeded social media into our daily classroom routines.
Teacher's Guide to Digital Citizenship The horror stories of young people not grasping the reach and influence of the content they put online are familiar to all of us. From the loss of job opportunities due to unprofessional pictures or comments on social media, to the more serious threats of abduction, and even the self-harm inspired by cyber bullying, the stakes are high. While students may often seem clueless to these dangers, some are starting to understand the risks. In a recent Rasmussen study on digital literacy, details of which you can see in the infographic below, 37% of millennials aged 18 – 34 said they consider the internet scary, which is more than any other demographic. Still, millennials know just as well as any other demographic just how important digital literacy is and will continue to be to their working lives.
Online Safety: A Teacher’s Guide to Dealing with Cyberbullying, Sexting, and Student Privacy Social media and text messages have blurred the lines between students’ school lives and private lives. While most schools take clear steps to protect students at school, more schools are beginning to consider the need to set policies that apply to students’ activities outside of school. When it comes to questionable online activities like cyberbullying and sexting, kids sometimes feel pressured to follow the crowd. Teachers can play a crucial role in setting high expectations for online behavior.
8 digital skills we must teach our children The social and economic impact of technology is widespread and accelerating. 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. Awesome Visual Featuring 13 Important Google Search Tips for Students February 7, 2015 Here is a new interesting visual on Google search tips that I want to bring to your attention. The visual features 13 practical features that would allow students to conduct smart and time-saving searches on Google. We have already covered these and several other tips in previous posts here in this blog, but it would not hurt to remind our students of the rules of Google’s search game. The tips featured in this visual include:
14 copyright essentials teachers and students must know Using copyrighted material incorrectly can land teachers and students in hot water. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe. (Image by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay.com / CC0) Students and teachers toe a very fuzzy ethical line every day — many without even realizing it. Some end up on the safe side of the line, but others cross the line and cross ethical boundaries — and sometimes costly legal ones. That line is the copyright line, deciding how teachers and students can respect people’s intellectual property. Digital Kindergarten: Best Free Literacy Apps Why 'literacy' and not reading or writing? "The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) defines literacy as the ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate, compute and use printed and written materials associated with varying contexts. Literacy involves a continuum of learning in enabling individuals to achieve their goals, to develop their knowledge and potential, and to participate fully in their community and wider society." I find that reading and writing are so interwoven (and that they should be) that it's difficult to classify some apps into just reading or writing.
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