Teachers' Guide - Growing Up Online | Teacher Center | FRONTLINE About the Film: FRONTLINE takes viewers inside the private worlds that kids are creating online, raising important questions about how the Internet is transforming the experience of adolescence. At school, teachers are trying to figure out how to reach a generation that no longer reads books or newspapers. About the Resources FRONTLINE had developed materials for teachers, parents and kids to accompany Growing Up Online. Watching the Film: Teachers can either assign the film for viewing as homework or show the film in class. A Note to Teachers: Although any teacher can use these lessons, library/media specialists, media teachers and teachers of health, sociology, English and history should find that these activities lead to meaningful student-based research and lively discussion. Discussion Questions: This guide offers a comprehensive group of discussion questions divided into seven areas correlated with each chapter of Growing Up Online. Featured Lesson Plan: Lesson Objectives: Students will:
Introducing School-Wide Digital Citizenship Practices with iPads An elementary school in our district recently got 30 iPads and asked for some advice implementing them with students and teachers. In addition to suggesting some starter apps, I recommended that we have conversations with kids around the appropriate use of these devices. While almost every child has used an iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone, the exciting learning opportunities these mobile, Internet-connected, media creation devices create also open the door to new challenges. Cyberbullying or inappropriate web publishing happens more through the camera than regular computer use does; the mobility of the device combined with the reality that multiple users are using the device with no personalized, password-protected, network-tracked accounts makes it more challenging to keep track of who is doing what with the device or that the device itself is safe. Rather than tell the students how they should and should not use iPads, I felt compelled to involve the students in the conversation.
Teaching the (non)Controversy part III: A Hijacked Blog about Teaching Digital Citizens about PLNs This was originally going to be a blog about how kids communicate based on my reflections of the last two weeks of the #BYOTchat (Thursdays 9pm...where all the cool educators hangout). I was going to talk about the increase in students using twitter over facebook. How a huge factor in this seems to be the adoption of facebook by the students' parents. This was going to branch into a decision making matrix about distinguishing when we are trying to reach out to kids (in which case, be where they are) from when we are teaching kids to be attentive to their communications responsibilities (in which case, set the expectation and don't coddle). I would have concluded with some tangent about developing social media policies for schools that respects the privacy of teachers but encourages interaction with students. This will not be that blog. Teaching the (non)Controversy, Revisited Note: this is part three, but can be read without the other two. [Interlude One] [End Interlude] [Interlude Two]
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Download the Digital Citizenship Starter Kit from Edmodo & Common Sense Media Tagged with: Common Sense Mediadigital citizenshipDigital Citizenship Starter Kit Today, Edmodo is excited to announce a partnership with Common Sense Media, a national non-profit dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology. As part of our partnership, we have created a new resource for educators, the “Digital Citizenship Starter Kit,” which includes a series of activities and lessons designed to introduce digital citizenship concepts right in Edmodo. The free Digital Citizenship Starter Kit is available via the Digital Citizenship Community and covers important topics: Internet safety and security, privacy, plagiarism, and cyberbullying. Download the Digital Citizenship Starter Kit 1. 2. 3.
7 Outstanding Web Resources for Teachers and Students to Learn about Copyright Issues As more and more of our students are having free access to internet and its plethora of resources, copyright issues jump to the surface and it becomes incumbent on us as educators and teachers to help these students learn about how to respect copyrights and avoid infringment issues. Students need to understand that not everything online can be used freely. There are laws and regulations they must abide by to become good netizens. In this regard, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has compiled a list of some great tools that you can use to teach your students about copyright issues. Check them out : 1- Teach Copyright Teach Copyright is a great website where teachers and students can learn about interesting questions about copyright, technology, and law. 2- Copyright Advisory Network This website is a way for librarians to learn about copyright and see feedback and advice from fellow librarians and copyright specialists. 3- Center for Social Media 4- Copyright Confusion
Teaching the (non)Controversy Part I: A Marketplace, Corrupted In celebration of passing 5,000 page views on my blog (THANK YOU SO MUCH), I thought I would change things up a little by mixing the typical rant up with a problem that I don't necessarily have an answer for yet. (Please note, I will be writing about "controversy" in this blog. Please take the content of my claim into consideration even if you disagree with the examples) But first, check out my Pin (Pinterest Board)! get thisFlat Earth JD Ferries-RoweTeach the Controversy (ok, in all honesty, I am also trying to figure out a use-case for Pinterest in education as well. Interlude 1: The debate topic a few years ago in Lincoln-Douglas was over mandatory vaccinations. Despite other books Despite celebrity spokes people Despite air time on evening news programs and screen time on websites The scientific community had put this "controversy" to rest through the process of epidemiological study, scientific method, and peer review. Sounds like 21st Century skills to me. Fast-forward to 2012.
Kids Helpline - Web Counselling Web counselling lets you connect one-on-one, real time, with a Kids Helpline counsellor, over the web. Because a lot of young people use web counselling, there is often a wait time before a counsellor is available. If you need to talk to someone straight away, phone Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 and speak with a counsellor in person. Web counselling is open 7 days a week. See when web counselling is open More about web counselling Creative Commons Infographic: Licenses Explained Do you use images or photos? Do you check with the owner before saving or copying or using? Are you using Creative Commons (CC) images and think that it’s all OK because the image labelled as CC therefore you’ve done all your supposed to? Do you in fact understand what Creative Commons is? If in doubt, before you go any further, watch this video: Creative Commons Explained . Right, so you understand CC now? Click to view full Infographic A photo or image placed under a Creative Commons license enables you, the ‘borrower’ to copy, distribute, and display the work providing the photo or image is correctly attributed to the owner. According to the infographic: more than 90% of CC photos are not attributed, and more than 99% of CC photos that are attributed are not attributed properly. That kind of makes me want to go back over my old posts to see if I’ve correctly attributed the CC images I’ve used in the past. Be safe with how you use CC materials – if in doubt, check! Posted in eLearning .
Edmodo teams up with Common Sense Media to launch social learning digital literacy curriculum Social learning platform Edmodo has teamed up with Common Sense Media to provide educators with student activities to encourage responsible use ot social media and other technologies. The digital literacy curriculum is based on the GoodPlay Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and studies by Howard Gardner and will be provided by Common Sense Media. Users of Edmodo, which is free to teachers and students, will have access to the “Digital Literacy and Citizenship in a Connected Culture” curriculum, which is intended for use in a K-12 setting. Included in the course of study are modules on cyberbullying, plagiarism, Internet privacy and more. Education and American Association of School Librarians. According to the project’s Web site, “We are investigating the ethical character of young people’s activities in the new digital media, including online games, social networking sites, blogs, and other virtual communities. For more information, visit Common Sense Media or Edmodo.