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.
20 Great iPad Apps to Help Learners Explore Their Creativity February 15, 2017 Here is a list of some useful iPad apps students can use to unleash their creative thinking and engage in hand-son learning activities. The apps, curated from iTunes App Store's collection called 'Explore Your Creativity', will enable students to create short movies, edit and share visuals and photos, tell stories using a wide variety of multimedia materials, create and learn about music, and draw beautiful sketches to share with others. We have also visualized the list in the infographic below which you can download for free from this link. Enjoy Make a movie1- Stop Motion Studio content As the scope of bullying expands beyond the playground to the Internet, school leaders are using new tactics to protect students – and their districts. Cyberbullying can have serious ramifications for school districts, and schools must to be proactive in addressing this issue. Some school districts have been sued regarding their students’ webpages. Others have preempted student cyberbullying by suspending those who cyberbully. What is cyberbullying?Cyberbullying is defined as: “When children or teens bully each other using the Internet, mobile phones or other cyber technology.” (1) It can happen at any time through electronic media – not just during the school day – and includes text messaging and social media like Facebook.
Where can I find advice on Internet Safety to help me protect my children? - There is a dazzling array of helpline and support websites with advice on internet safety available to parents online. A parent may well be at a loss to find a useful site so we’ve gathered some here that may of use. Internet Safety Help and Advice Make IT Secure (www.makeitsecure.org) – This Irish website provides information on how to protect your computer and how to safely enjoy the benefits of connecting to the internet. 7 Great Google Forms Templates to Use in Your Teaching February , 2017 As you probably all know by now, the old version of Google Drive template gallery is going away very soon and only the new version will be available. New template galleries embed a wide range of interesting and professionally designed templates users can utilize to create different kinds of content in Docs, Slides, Sheets and Forms. We have already reviewed some samples of good Google Docs templates teachers can use in their instruction (i.e., for creating lesson plans, designing brochures and newspapers, making project proposals and many more). In today’s post, we are sharing with you this selected collection of Google Forms templates to use for a variety of educational purposes. More specifically, you can use them to create forms for : event registration, event feedback, exit ticket, worksheet, course evaluation, assessment, and contact information. 1- Exit Ticket
Digital Citizenship - EdTech Update "As many educators know, most students want to do the right thing—and will, if they know what that is,” said Mike Ribble, author of Digital Citizenship in Schools. “Let’s help them do great things with technology while avoiding the pitfalls. Turning Students into Good Digital Citizens Via The Journal Schools have always been charged with the task of producing good citizens. But how has our definition of a “good citizen” changed over the ages? Video Exclusive: Cultural anthropologist Michael Wesch at Kansas State University discusses the tools today’s students need to be good digital citizens. In today’s world of near-ubiquitous connectivity, in which ordinary people have almost instantaneous access to unlimited stores of information and the ability to interact with anyone, anywhere, anytime, what does it mean to be an effective citizen?
12 augmented reality apps students can use today Peterson summarized a list of some of his favorite augmented reality apps. To see a full list of his resources organized by subject, visit his website. 1. Cyberchase 3D Builder: This geometry game is used for learning different geometric shapes. 2.
Digital Citizenship - EdTech Update Teaching Digital Citizenship is a free, new tool that educators can use to keep kids safer online. Teaching Digital Citizenship is a self-paced, online training program to help educators, law-enforcement officers, and others teach Internet safety and prepare children ages 5-17 to be better digital citizens. This training can help anyone involved with educating children understand the risks kids face online and how to empower them to be responsible digital citizens. The course is self-paced, consists of a series of videos and quizzes that take about an hour to complete. Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate that can be used to apply for continuing education credits.
3 ways to be a better digital citizen, online and IRL By Mike Ribble June 15th, 2015 Practicing empathy, offering assistance, and staying safe are good behaviors online and off Ed. note: Innovation In Action is a new monthly column from the International Society of Technology in Education focused on exemplary practices in education. Walk down the street, look around in a restaurant, or watch people waiting in line and you’ll notice how fully technology has become integrated into our daily lives.
8 Educational Apps To Create Digital Portfolios 12 Educational Apps To Create Digital Portfolios by Jennifer Rita Nichols Digital portfolios are becoming increasingly popular in classrooms across North America. School administration, teachers, parents, and students are all recognizing the benefits of this amazing tool.
Common Sense Digital Citizenship: Certified Educator "I'm inspired to teach digital citizenship and become a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified Educator because I see the excitement, engagement, and passion from my students when using technology in a way that is safe and enhances their individual learning experiences." Nicole Swick, Common Sense Certified Educator, CICS West Belden Charter School, Ill. Being a Common Sense Certified Educator is an official stamp of recognition from Common Sense. Once certified, you'll receive a digital badge that you can put in your email signature (among other places) so others know about your efforts, and it's a great addition to your résumé. This certification also could open doors for you to speak to the press and at local trainings and conferences about these issues. All Certified Educators are invited to apply to be a Common Sense Ambassador..
Can you teach digital citizenship, if you are not an active digital citizen yourself? It seems that a number of participants in my Digital Citizenship workshop imagined they’d be learning about cyber safety for three days! Is that what comes to mind for some people when they hear the term digital citizenship? Instead, we explored what it means to BE a digital citizen and, by the end of the workshop, every one of them had become an active contributor online, developing confidence to participate as thoughtful, active citizens themselves. Can you teach digital citizenship, if you are not an active digital citizen yourself? During the workshop, participants reflected on the ways they engage online and categorised their online activities under the headings of CONSUME, CREATE or INTERACT. Participants also…
Get students learning by MAKING quizzes instead of TAKING quizzes. – EDTECH 4 BEGINNERS QuizPedia is a fun and engaging learning tool that can be used in primary education and onwards. And it’s free! How is it different to a typical quiz making tool? Quizzes aren’t new to the classroom but QuizPedia’s approach is. We flip the tables and transfer the task of making quizzes from teachers to students.