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5 Ways You Should Integrate Digital Citizenship Into Your Classes

5 Ways You Should Integrate Digital Citizenship Into Your Classes
Recently, I was told by a teacher that she doesn’t have time to teach digital citizenship because she has to cover too many other content-specific standards. I get it... the Common Core-state tests-AP/IB/SAT/ACT madness eats up so much of our time. Still, there is no excuse for allowing students to enter into the digital world without a toolkit for not only safety but also success. Beyond that, there is such a wide range of options for truly integrating digital citizenship objectives that the argument given by teachers who claim a lack of time is simply unfounded. Here are a few ways we all can bring digital citizenship to our classrooms seamlessly. Digital Teaching Tip 1: Use an LMS Edmodo and Schoology are free learning management systems which provide teachers with platforms for discussions, resource sharing, grading, messaging and networking. Helping students develop their technology in the classroom Internet search... Here's how to motivate students by giving them choices.

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How to Use Internet – How to Use Mac – How to use PC As in all public places, there are certain generally accepted rules for behaviour and etiquette on the Internet. It is important for both adults and children to know these rules, and we recommend parents to make sure that their children follow the rules in all their online activities. Guidelines for netiquette Follow the same rules for good behaviour as you do in real life. Treat others the way you would like to be treated. Remind yourself that there is a person on the other end of your message.

Teacher PD: Using Differentiated Instruction to Teach Differentiated Instruction We have all been there...sitting in the classroom of a professional development workshop or in the audience at a conference, listening to someone talk about engaged, student-centered, action-based, pers We have all been there...sitting in the classroom of a professional development workshop or in the audience at a conference, listening to someone talk about engaged, student-centered, action-based, personalized, differentiated (I'm sure I am missing several other descriptors) learning. It is a rare treat when we are actually thrown into such learning in those experiences. I've been working with teachers at our school to further personalize the learning for each student, and this prompted me to attempt a differentiated model PD lesson on differentiated instruction. I think this way, we can experience it as a learner and gain tools to use in our classrooms. Here are a few ideas on how you can make the most of your summer vacation away...

5 Reasons You Should Be Teaching Digital Citizenship 5 Reasons You Should Be Teaching Digital Citizenship by Paul Barnwell, Teacher of English & Digital Media Students buzzed about the latest uproar on Instagram. Anonymous sources had posted a “questionable”–and NSFW–list for multiple public schools in our city on Instagram, leading to distraught girls, viral Twitter reactions, and an investigation. This type of cyberbullying and reckless use of digital communication is rampant among teens, but this recent episode was only unusually due to its elevated publicity.

Are We Ready to Stop Labeling Ourselves Digital Immigrants? The story: I had to see a new orthopedist this past week for an old knee injury. He pulled up my records from the referring physician and looked at them with me on his very large computer screen. Then, I was sent to imaging since he wanted to take a look inside my knee. Before I arrived back in his office, he had the images on the screen looking at them. We looked at them together and he pointed out and circled using touch technology some torn cartilage and a narrowing channel of bone. He asked where I’d had a prior MRI and within seconds was looking at seven-year old images from another hospital outside of his network. Teaching Netiquette to Kids What is the “right” age for youngsters to begin texting and using social media? As the Mom of two elementary school-aged daughters and an educator on girl bullying, I field this question from parents all of the time. Truly, there is great debate on the subject among professionals, along with a whole lot of hand-wringing by parents.

3 Ways To Create a Differentiated Learning PD Menu There is no need to explain why teachers should have the same benefit of differentiated learning as students do. Fundamentally, most people agree with the idea, but for some reason the differentiated professional development experience seems more the exception than the rule. Here are three juicy options to give teachers what they’re craving. Course: Digital Citizenship Digital Citzenship by Julie Harris of the Rochester Community Schools, Rochester, MI is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Click here to download a .mbz file of this course Introduction: What is Digital Citizenship? You may not have heard of the term “Digital Citizenship,” but you are probably already familiar with the behaviors and expectations that being a good “digital citizen” consists of.

Nine Elements Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship Digital citizenship can be defined as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use. 1. Digital Access: full electronic participation in society. Cybersafety advice and Help for Parents So you got naked online - managing sexting with your teen The issue of teenagers sending inappropriate or explicit photos can be a confronting issue for parents. But it’s not the end of the world. Take control and find out more about sexting.Read more » Parents' guide to online safety

Transforming Digital Natives to Digital Citizens I recently had the enriching opportunity to collaborate with author Marc Prensky whose term “digital native” has become the moniker for today’s students since 2001 when it was first coined. Marc watched me teach a lesson and helped me guide my Mandell Prep students through a discussion regarding digital citizenship. A Tough Question In our reflections afterwards, he challenged me to rethink the way I was using technology to enhance the learning experience with this question: Are we using technology to do old stuff in new ways, or are we using technology to truly transform learning? Until he posed that question to me, I could have sworn I was doing the latter. In many ways I was, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized I probably was not doing enough of that transformative stuff.

What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship The greatest software invented for human safety is the human brain. It's time that we start using those brains. We must mix head knowledge with action. In my classroom, I use two essential approaches in the digital citizenship curriculum that I teach: proactive knowledge and experiential knowledge.

Digital Passport For Children Encourages Responsible Online Behavior Today's kids have been dubbed the information generation, brought up with technology and the Internet. They're very often the ones some grown-ups call on when they're stuck with tech related questions, and do so on a regular basis. Just as children need to learn table manners, good behavior and how to cross the street safely, they also need to learn how to safely and responsibly use the technological resources available to them. Common Sense Media is working towards that end. The non-profit organization, which already provides information and education for parents, is working with the Harvard School of Education to bring educational programming and learning experiences into schools.

Netiquette Sometimes it’s easy to forget that there is a real person on the other end of your IM, game or wall post. It’s easier to say and do things online that you might not do in ‘real life’. This may hurt that person’s feelings or make them feel unsafe or embarrassed.