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Playing and Staying Safe online

Playing and Staying Safe online

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Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship Presentations for Students, Parents and Teachers At the request of several school leaders in Oklahoma and Texas, I’m putting together a series of updated presentations this year for K-12 students as well as parents and teachers focusing on Internet safety, privacy, cyberbullying issues, digital footprints and digital citizenship. (Contact info is available on my “speaking” page.) photo credit: cotaro70s Using video clips, case studies from recent situations in the mainstream press involving social media, and discussion prompts, these interactive sessions focus on helping students as well as adults make good decisions with digital media while keeping communication channels open. Sessions are available geared toward primary age students (grades K-2), upper elementary (grades 3-5), secondary students, teacher groups, and parent groups.

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. The two most important to me are, the increased excitement and engagement I have experienced in my students and because I think it is imperative that we model appropriate digital citizenship at a young age.

Offices of the American Library Association List of recommended and award-winning websites and online resources for all ages, including apps and social media, along with privacy and safety guidelines. For Children | For Families, Parents | For Students (of all ages) | For Librarians and Educators | This page is compiled by the ALA Library. Contact us at library@ala.org with any questions. Bloomin' Apps This page gathers all of the Bloomin' Apps projects in one place.Each image has clickable hotspots and includes suggestions for iPad, Google, Android, and Web 2.0 applications to support each of the levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.I have created a page to allow you to share your favorite Web 2.0, iOS, or Android app with others. Cogs of the Cognitive Processes Option 1

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Oct 01, 2012 • 44 Comments We will be focusing on discussing Digital Citizenship over the next two weeks in the library, and how to be safe while on the internet. I created these posters and bookmarks to help teach the information to my students, and have a way to review them throughout the year.

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