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Guide for parents - digital citizenship

Guide for parents - digital citizenship

Pros and cons of digital devices in the hands of young students I have three kids and they love their tech tools, but I worry about the possible effects of electromagnetic radiation, and about the way in which time spent with these devices takes away from time they could be spending in more active pursuits. I also see skills and learning coming from their use of these tools. While I am clearly an advocate of technology, I also recognize that there are down sides and trade-offs that come with these advances. This guest post from Daniel Kimball reflects those realities and I look forward to hearing what readers think about this modern day dilemma. – K. Digital devices are all the rage among young people today, across all ages. Image from Are digital devices plugging our children into experiences that actually fuel their creativity and make them consider the world beyond their neighborhood or are they robbing our children of some of the joys of childhood? PROS include … CONS include … About Kelly Walsh Print This Post

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Do You Have the Digital Leaders You Need? - Jeffrey F. Rayport and Tuck Rickards These days you can’t have a business conversation without discussing digital — social, local, mobile, big data, the cloud. But that’s just talk. We wanted to discover what companies are really doing about this new world, so we analyzed the backgrounds of the CEOs and directors of America’s largest companies. The answer is surprising. Only nine companies — less than two percent of the Fortune 500 — are what we would call “highly digital.” If you narrow the scope to the Fortune 100, the data are still relatively weak. You might focus exclusively on company leadership, but, of course, boards matter: they provide strategic counsel to the CEO and, crucially, they plan for CEO succession. It’s clear the tide is turning — and it’s turning fast. At HP, Meg Whitman, the former CEO of eBay, has moved from board director to CEO. At the board level, when done right, certain patterns emerge: leading companies have jumped in with both feet. Some CEOs are learning by doing.

10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship YouTube has a firm place in the current classroom. From Khan Academy’s videos to YouTube EDU and beyond, there’s a reason all these videos are finding a home in schools. In an effort to help keep the ball rolling, Google just launched a set of 10 interactive lessons designed to support teachers in educating students on digital citizenship. A topic obviously quite close to Google’s heart. Google (which owns YouTube) built the lessons to educate students about YouTube’s policies, how to flag content, how to be a safer online citizen, and protect their identities. Below is a list of lessons, and the recommended flow for delivery. Or you can download the Full Teacher’s Guide or the Full Set of Slides in PDF. The killer feature for this curriculum is the extra features that come with each video.

Why Digital Writing Matters in Education Writing teachers like me (and perhaps like you) have been caught in a tight spot for some time now. On the one hand, computing technologies have radically transformed the meaning of "writing." On the other hand, high stakes assessments and their impact on teaching have limited what counts as writing in school. As a teacher, I feel pulled in different directions. Digital writing challenges what counts as writing and reveals the gap between how writing works in the world and how we teach it in schools.Digital writing platforms and services are ways to innovate instruction and learning. Why Writing Matters I always find it worth starting with why writing matters in education and in life. A second Commission report concluded that writing is a "threshold skill" for hiring and promotion among professional employees. The "Digital" in Digital Writing What distinguishes "digital" writing? But digital technologies also have made it easy to "write" in all sorts of new ways.

Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum – Know your web – Good to Know – Google At Google we believe in the power of education and the promise of technology to improve the lives of students and educators -- leading the way for a new generation of learning in the classroom and beyond. But no matter what subject you teach, it is important for your students to know how to think critically and evaluate online sources, understand how to protect themselves from online threats from bullies to scammers, and to think before they share and be good digital citizens. Google has partnered with child safety experts at iKeepSafe, and also worked with educators themselves to develop lessons that will work in the classroom, are appropriate for kids, and incorporate some of the best advice and tips that Google's security team has to offer. Class 1: Become an Online Sleuth In this class, students will identify guidelines for evaluating the credibility of content online. We are always looking to improve these classes.

Digital Storytelling – Part I  Storytelling has been a great part of our school year, which is already winding down. From… telling about our and Jose, the travel bear ‘s adventurous stories live while in Egyptoutfitting EVERY classroom in our school with their own digital cameras, so teachers and students could create a visual of their daily activities or create a visual of a learning conceptcreating a collective knowledge story across grade level and subject areas demonstrating what students have learnedLife ‘Round Here project, where students assumed the point of view of an object and narratedCreating printed books that narrate the daily life in the classroom, special visits and fieldtrips and the physical and academic growth of the students throughout the year. …to Professional Development in Technology for VoiceThread , Mixbook , PhotoStory , Audacity , and MovieMaker . Image by CaptPiper The National Storytelling Network defines: Storytelling as an ancient art form and a valuable form of human expression Daniel H.

Digital Citizenship Lessons / Digital Citizenship Why do we need to teach Digital Citizenship Lessons? Chavez Bill, AB307 – Signed into law in 2006Amended Section 51871.5 of the Ed. Code, relating to educational technology Ed Code 51871.5, sections a-e: Technology PlansSection c – Tech Plan must include how teachers and students will be educated about:Appropriate and ethical use of information technologyInternet safetyHow to avoid committing plagiarismCopyright - to distinguish lawful from unlawful online downloading; implications of peer-to-peer network file sharing KCUSD's Technology Plan for 2010-13 addresses the Ed Code, Section c listed above. Teachers will be teaching students lessons developed by KCUSD grade level teachers on copyright, plagiarism, and Internet safety. Lessons are scheduled as follows: Grades K, 1, and 2 - twice a year - January and May Grades 3-12 - four times a year - August/September, October, January, May