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Digital Citizenship Week: 6 Resources for Educators

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. More Resources From Edutopia

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15 Top Resources On Digital Citizenship for 2014 A lot of the facts you teach your students will be long forgotten by the time they reach graduation, but the hope is that the practical lessons — the ones that can benefit them for years to come — are the ones that will stick. Digital citizenship is something that can equip students for a lifetime of safe, responsible Internet use. How can you mold your students into stand-up digital citizens? Use these resources to help you plan your lessons.

Ten Digital Literacy Resources for Teachers It is never too late to teach students about digital literacy. As technology continues to advance in society, there will be plenty of new social media sites and other tools students will use in and out of the classroom. As educators it is crucial to share with students how to be safe with what they say on the Internet, and what they select as sources.

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. 10 Good Tips To Spot Fake News April 15, 2017 A few days ago we shared with you a new Google feature that allows you to easily fact check online content. Today, we are sharing with you 10 good tips that will enable you to critically assess the veracity and credibility of online content (e.g. news stories). These are guidelines Facebook Help Centre provided for it users to help them spot fake news.

Taking Notes By Hand May Be Better Than Digitally, Researchers Say Laptops are common in lecture halls worldwide. Students hear a lecture at the Johann Wolfang Goethe-University on Oct. 13, 2014, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images hide caption 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.

Why Our Learners Need Media Literacy in a Transforming World Media literacy has become a more important consideration in our children’s futures than ever. It behooves educators to be familiar with media’s role in our changing world. Media is here to stay as a main component of how society shares information across a vast population quickly. While some teachers fear it, others are realizing the potential to reach more students through things that our digital natives are familiar with. When importance is given to finding and harnessing ways that students learn best, the modern teacher benefits as much as students.

edtechmagazine As many education tools go digital, some people have feared that libraries may go the way of the dinosaur. However, the skills that students need to thrive in a modern world continue to adapt, and they need places where they can learn such skills. Libraries have the opportunity to become havens of future-ready skills lessons to meet that need. Libraries Ready to Code, a program from the American Library Association and Google, aims to do just that by making sure “libraries have the resources, capacity, and inspiration to embrace activities that promote computational thinking and computer science among our nation’s youth.” With the initiative now in its third phase, School Library Journal reports that ALA and Google will select up to 50 libraries to receive resources and support to develop coding programs, and participating libraries will assist with creating a toolkit for all libraries to use.

Using Instructional Design to Implement Constructivist E-Learning - Learning Theory and Educational Technology Heather Smith Boise State University Abstract Constructivist learning activities help create a sense of community necessary to student engagement in an e-learning environment. Course developers can use the principles of instructional design to systematically and consciously embed constructivist learning projects in a web-based course. 24 Google Docs Hacks That Make Your Life Easier [Infographic] via eLearning Infographics Twenty years ago, collaborating with people in real-time over the internet seemed unfathomable. Now we do it every day with the click of a button. Google Docs is a powerful tool that makes working with people both near and far a breeze, but do you know how to use it to its full capacity? Google Docs has various interesting features that can immensely enhance your productivity level as a teacher and educator.

5 Digital Literacy Skills All Modern Learners Should Have [Infographic] Having good digital literacy skills just makes sense in a digital world. The messages we create and consume, and the data we generate and absorb, require digital literacy skills to some degree. So if you’re new to them, start with checking out this infographic from Time to Know. It’s called Essential Digital Literacy Skills for the 21st Century Worker. How to Teach in an Age of Distraction (CHE) At MIT, I teach a seminar on science, technology, and memoir. Enrollment is capped at 20 students. The atmosphere is intimate. We read memoirs by scientists, engineers, and designers, and then the students tell their own stories.Some of them have lived hardscrabble lives. During one recent semester, their stories were particularly poignant.

Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2017 Touchcast Studio by Touchcast Level: Middle School + Platform: iOS Website Touchcast is truly “a TV studio in your hands.” Produce broadcast quality projects on an iPad. The tool allows you to create interactive “smart, live videos” that you can annotate and layer elements from the web or the cloud-- websites, files, images, polls, surveys, other videos, maps, nearly anything else and record of live stream and share and embed.

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