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Digital Citizenship Poster for Middle and High School Classrooms Turn wired students into great digital citizens Get all the tools you need with Common Sense Education's FREE Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum and Connecting Families Program. The relevant, ready-to-use instruction helps you guide students to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions in the digital world where they live, study, and play. Curriculum See the full curriculum. Download a printable PDF of this posterOrder a larger print through CafePress K-5 poster also available!

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Exactly Where Did the Selfie Stick Come From? Oxford Dictionaries made “selfie” the word of the year in 2013. U.S. consumers responded by making the selfie stick the gift of the year in 2014. Around the U.S. this holiday season, camera shops, department stores and pharmacies have been having a hard time keeping up with demand for the selfie stick, a retractable pole that people clamp onto their smartphones to take better pictures of themselves. Nordstrom Inc. “We basically couldn’t keep them in stock,” said Jirair Christianian, owner of Mike’s Camera, a 12-store chain based in Boulder, Colorado. The holiday craze adds to evidence that selfies -- photos taken of oneself and shared on social-media sites like Facebook Inc.’s Instagram -- have gone mainstream, even with a lingering stigma that the practice is best left to reality TV stars like Kim Kardashian. The Promaster Selfie Stick, by Promaster Products in Fairfield, Connecticut, was among the hot-selling holiday gifts this year. Close Open Source: Promaster Products via Bloomberg

Digital-ID - home Digital Citizenship Using Visual Metaphors While Digital Citizenship Week has come and gone it's important to keep the conversations going. If you missed Digital Citizenship week it's never too late to get started. Here's a practical hands on tool kit shared on Craig Bandura's blog he calls The Digital Citizenship Survival Kit. I've included Craig's original list of items and a few other suggested by people who commented on his blog. The Digital Citizenship Survival Kit Padlock: Padlocks are used to secure the stuff kids keep in their lockers. Toothbrush: In the same way you wouldn't share your toothbrush with someone else, don't share your passwords. House Key: Younger students can be reminded that their passwords are like their house keys; only to be shared with trusted family members like their Mom and Dad. Permanent Marker: Remember that what you "write" online stays online. Toothpaste: In the same way you can't get toothpaste back in the tube once it's out, you can't always unpublish what you've shared online.

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