Nichole Pinkard on Digital Literacy (Big Thinkers Series) Big Thinkers Video Series Some of the most compelling visionaries in the world -- from Sir Ken Robinson to Jane Goodall to Martin Scorsese -- are focusing their attention on how to improve education. From innovative classroom concepts to suggestions on how to foster creativity and collaboration, they share their valuable insights for teaching and learning and illuminate new solutions to old problems.Get inspired by their big ideas. More Edutopia Coverage on Nichole Pinkard and the Digital Youth Network: VIDEO: Digital Media Empower Youth Both in the classroom and in after-school pods, students learn to become critical creators in Chicago's Digital Youth Network.
Help to Stop Cyberbullying – OIT Cybersecurity Cyberbullying: Bullying that takes place over any electronic device we use. Its intent is to threaten, humiliate, harass or abuse another person. Cyberbullying can take place in any area of our online experience including text messages, games, apps, and social media. Cyberbullying focuses on sending or “posting” harmful or negative content in an effort to degrade or demean a person or group of people. Cyberbullying can be extremely devastating to the reputation and emotional well being of the person or group being targeted. A few facts from dosomething.org Nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online. 1 in 4 has had it happen more than once.70% of students report seeing frequent online bullying.Over 80% of teens use a cell phone regularly, making it the most common medium for cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is serious. It’s hard to help a victim of cyberbullying if you don’t know it is happening. Unlike other cyber attacks, there are no patches or updates to fix the issue.
Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup Tool or Weapon? Addressing Cyberhate in the Classroom by Jinnie Spiegler (2015): Classroom strategies to fight cyberhate include not supporting or reinforcing it, reporting it, supporting the targets, speaking out against hate, and engaging in activism. Digital Responsibility The Basics of Open Technology by Ira Socol (2015): From abundant tools and smart budgeting to accessibility and trust, the Albemarle County Public Schools district maintains a tech program that leverages digital literacy for all students.Five-Minute Film Festival: Are We Addicted to Technology? video Media and Digital Literacy Other Resources From Edutopia Additional Resources on the Web
126 Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs For Digital Learning - TeachThought by TeachThought Staff You can get a ready-for-the-classroom version of Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy for $6.95. At TeachThought, we’re enthusiastic supporters of any learning taxonomy. (We even created our own, the TeachThought Learning Taxonomy.) Put simply, learning taxonomies help us think about how learning happens. This means that we can have taxonomies for differentiation and taxonomies for thinking and taxonomies for tasks and assessment–so many possibilities for examining the actual process of thinking, learning, and the application of each. This leads to cool visuals–Bloom’s Taxonomy posters, for example. It can lead to tools that help to design lessons, units, and assessments–Bloom’s Taxonomy power verbs work well here. And it can lead to further splintering of the concept, like this graphic that merges 21st century learning, modern digital and social spaces, and Bloom’s Taxonomy in one framework. See Also A Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy For Evaluating Digital Tasks Remembering Understanding
Standards/Curriculum Cyberbullying - National Bullying Prevention Center Just as the use of technology itself has evolved, so has the ability to bully. Bullying, once restricted to the school or neighborhood, has now moved into the online world. Bullying through the use of technology is referred to as “cyberbullying.” Cyberbullying is the use of technology to repeatedly and intentionally harass, hurt, embarrass, humiliate, or intimidate another person. As adults, thinking back, it was just a generation ago that kids and teens were asking their parents for a phone in their room — maybe even one with a separate line or three-way calling — so they could easily and somewhat privately connect with more friends. Today, a kid or teen’s desire to connect with friends has not changed, but the options for doing so have grown tremendously. Cyberbullying can happen anywhere there is online social interaction. Cyberbullying: Definition and Dynamics 1. electronic forms of contact 2. an aggressive act 3. intent 4. repetition 5. harm to the target (Hutson, 2016 ) Persistent.
Digital Citizenship: From Compliance to Culture -- THE Journal Viewpoint Digital Citizenship: From Compliance to Culture By Jeff Mao My oldest son just started his senior year in high school. According to a 2015 study from the Pew Research Center, 92 percent of teens are online daily, and 24 percent of them describe their use as "almost constantly." So, we know that traditional and internet media are central to the lives of our kids. Additionally, kids report that they struggle to discern fact from fiction online when presented with "news." While this may appear to paint a bleak picture, I see it as a call to action! It's critical that schools recognize the importance of teaching digital citizenship and building a healthy school culture that includes responsible and thoughtful use of media and the internet among students and adults. Planning and Implementing a District Digital Citizenship Program The first step to a successful program is establishing a shared vision for digital citizenship in your school community.
How Project-Based Learning Unleashes Students' Creativity By Pamela Brennan and Brandi Zivilik Students can’t learn to become a “good person” by doing a worksheet, and their creativity can’t be measured by taking a test. With that said, as teachers, we often feel that it is our duty to teach them to master academic standards, while also empowering them to think creatively, work together, and above all, learn to be upstanding citizens who care about others. We have been able to bridge the gap between the classroom and the real world using high-quality project-based learning (PBL). Brandi Zivilik Encouraging students to make a difference gives them a bigger purpose in life and motivates them in and out of the classroom. One way to engage students in this type of meaningful learning is through project-based lessons that ask students to solve real-world problems. To kick off the project and hook the students, I had a guest speaker from the WE organization come in and speak to my 6th-grade class about making a difference in the world. Pamela Brennan
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