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Related:  Digital Citizenship in Schools EasyTech Online Safety EasyTech Online Safety is a complete online safety curriculum for grades K-12 that covers online safety essentials such as digital footprint, ethical use of digital resources, and cyberbullying awareness. It also offers instruction on topics like email etiquette, instant messaging, and blogging. EasyTech Online Safety is ideal for districts with a mixture of devices, and those that want to provide a comprehensive online safety curriculum that introduces different topics appropriately as students grow. Digital Citizenship App is an easy-to-implement solution for grades 6-9 that provides quick instruction on online safety, ethical use of digital resources, and cyberbullying through three engaging lessons and a quiz. The App’s self-registration and self-paced instructional model is ideal for districts with a BYOD or 1:1 programs and those that want to reinforce the most critical areas of online safety instruction. Registration I don't know, or I need to register now Yes! Excellent!

What is Digital Citizenship? NetSafe - Learn | Guide | Protect Drawing from the Key Competencies and Values in the New Zealand Curriculum and a growing body of research knowledge, NetSafe, in consultation with New Zealand teachers has produced this definition of a New Zealand Digital Citizen. A digital citizen: is a confident and capable user of ICT uses technologies to participate in educational, cultural, and economic activities uses and develops critical thinking skills in cyberspace is literate in the language, symbols, and texts of digital technologies is aware of ICT challenges and can manage them effectively uses ICT to relate to others in positive, meaningful ways demonstrates honesty and integrity and ethical behaviour in their use of ICT respects the concepts of privacy and freedom of speech in a digital world contributes and actively promotes the values of digital citizenship Digital literacy or the ability to understand and fully participate in the digital world is fundamental to digital citizenship.

Developing Digital Skills in your.. CLASSROOM - my learning diary on the MOOC on EUN About me My name is Rositsa Mineva and I am an ESL/ EFL and technology teacher in the 5th Secondary school in city of Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. Our school is one of the biggest central state schools, more than 1050 students and 75 teachersMy students are from 8 to 13 years old. I never change my school and I've been teaching there for 26 years. It has happened to me to change grade levels and subjects - I was a facilitator of 8th graders, a primary and technology teacher and I've been an English teacher almost for last 13 years. I am also a Lifelong learner, global classroom partner, eTwinning adviser for Bulgaria, Glogster ambassador and board adviser, EduBuncee ambassador. And this is my LD on this event and i will share here all my thoughts on the ongoing topics and will collect resources on this padlet board, too. Rosi My classroom It is interesting and fun, as my students love saying . 1. 2. From organization-centric to people-centric. .

The Digital Citizen To be a citizen, of a country brings certain rights and responsibilities.In Rome, a citizen was exempt some taxes, protected against certain punishments, empowered with rights like voting, making contracts, marriage and standing for office. But with these rights also came responsibilities. The citizen of Rome had to speak Latin, pay taxes, serve jury duty, be registered and identified by birth certificate and census. They also had to up hold social responsibilities and be virtuous. Digital citizenship has similar benefits and responsibilities. This is being a virtuous citizen. Recommendation: A couple of years ago, I had my attention drawn to a social networking page of a student. Recommendations Think about the information you are posting, what will it mean to an outsider viewing it? As a responsible cyber or digital citizen, we model respect for other people. Every social networking site, instant messaging tool, chatroom, wiki, blog and social media has a report abuse contact.

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Not group work again!….How one subject fosters positive collaborative learning – Quality Learning and Teaching (Online) Does this sound familiar…… Groan, groan….not a group assignment again! Mature-age study, busy lives with jobs and families…and now they want us to actually communicate and collaborate with others to form a team project? Why can’t we just read the literature and write an essay….??? Isn’t that what we all think at first? What were you trying to achieve? ETL 523 Digital Citizenship in Schools is a subject in the Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation) degree. The goal was to create an online learning module using a collaboratively authored wiki. What did it look like? The final learning modules had 3 or more wiki pages of content that were rich with resources, including multimedia artefacts sourced globally as well as created by the students. Some positive outcomes from this group assignment are shared here in student reflective blog posts. In Learning without walls, Karen shares: Initially I was apprehensive about my first group work assignment via distance learning.

Assignment one reflection | Learn, do, teach... When I told my daughters (aged 14 and 17) that my first assignment for ETL523 was a group project they both rolled their eyes and groaned. It seems they’ve both had bad experiences of group projects, feeling (rightly or wrongly) that they end up doing most of the work while others slack off. Then the 17-year-old said “Oh, it’ll probably be ok mum, ‘cause you’re old”! Well, I don’t know how much age or experience had to do with it but I have to say that I found this assignment to be a great experience, probably the most enjoyable one so far in this degree (this is my fifth subject). It was clear from the assessment rubric and online class meeting that this assignment was as much about learning about and through collaboration as it was about the particular aspect of digital citizenship we had elected to focus on. I feel very fortunate in finding myself in Team 5.2 with Karen, Glenda and Amanda. Team 5.2 hard at work There were a couple of frustrations, more technical than anything else.

Keeping #blogjune pretty – Finding and attributing Creative Commons Images – Linking Learning flickr photo shared by alicejamieson under a Creative Commons ( BY-NC-ND ) license Awesome blog posts communicate on many different levels. You may have noticed that I am a huge fan of infographics for capturing a lot of information in an appealing way. The saying ‘a picture says a thousand words’ is so true. In any blog post, an image that commands attention, that conveys additional information, sets the tone or lightens up a heavy topic is always worthwhile. So how do you know if the owner of an image is ok with you reproducing it on your blog? When attributing any work, it is best practice to include the following information: Credit the creatorTitle of the workURL where work is hostedType of licence & link to licence termsKeep intact any copyright notice A good reference looks like this: flickr photo shared by jlcuasay under a Creative Commons ( BY ) license Note the hyperlinks leading to the original image, and to the licence terms. This is what I mean: Pretty cool? Related Being open

What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship In my classroom, I use two essential approaches in the digital citizenship curriculum that I teach: proactive knowledge and experiential knowledge. Proactive Knowledge I want my students to know the “9 Key Ps” of digital citizenship. While I go into these Ps in detail in my book Reinventing Writing, here are the basics: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Experiential Knowledge During the year, I touch on each of the points above with lessons and class discussions, but just talking is not enough. Truth or fiction: To protect us from disease, we are inoculated with dead viruses and germs. Turn students into teachers: You can have students create tutorials or presentations exposing common scams and how people can protect themselves. Collaborative learning communities: For the most powerful learning experiences, students should participate in collaborative learning (like the experiences shared in Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds). Digital Citizenship or Just Citizens?

The NetSafe Kit for Schools - NetSafe: Cybersafety and Security advice for New Zealand From text bullying to sexting, student cybersafety issues are popular stories for mass media. At a time when schools are increasingly embracing ICT in learning, such negative perceptions of ICT can hinder schools’ ability to develop 21st Century learners. The NetSafe Kit helps schools to address student cybersafety and support digital citizenship. Following expert consultation, the fourth version of the NetSafe Kit details seven steps required to produce a cybersafe learning environment with digital citizenship at its core. Digital Citizenship can be understood as the skills, knowledge, and values required to be an effective, ethical and safe user of ICT. The deregulated and complex environment produced by the internet means that we can no longer effectively “protect” young people from online challenges. Children and young people are never too young or old to start developing digital citizenship skills. Find the NetSafe Kit at More advice and information