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The Teacher’s Guide To Digital Citizenship

How you act online is important. Not just because everything is stored, backed up, and freely available to anyone with a keyboard. But because your online reputation is actually just your reputation. There’s really no difference between online and offline anymore. In an effort to keep everyone behaving, Microsoft has just unveiled a new (free) curriculum that’s all about digital citizenship , intellectual property rights , and creative content . How It Works Four units comprise the curriculum resources. Each unit has 4-6 of these project-oriented activities, one of which serves as the culminating lesson for the unit. The following is simply a description of each unit followed by the learning objectives for that particular unit. Unit One: Creative What? This unit explores the general topics of intellectual property, creative content , and creative rights. Student Learning Objectives Associate intellectual property with various legal rights to protect creative content. Related:  MethodsEdTech

Digital Citizenship Education Curriculum Overview The Digital Citizenship and Creative Content program was developed to create awareness of intellectual property rights and foster a better understanding of the rights connected with creative content. Four units comprise the curriculum resources. Each unit consists of standalone yet complementary lesson plans that play off a creative rights scenario presented through a case study. More Four units comprise the curriculum resources. Each unit has 4-6 of these project-oriented activities, one of which serves as the culminating lesson for the unit. Download the free course curriculum outline (.pdf; requires Adobe® Reader ) This program was designed for grades 8-10, but easily adapts for use in grades 6-12. If you are from outside the U.S., you may need to modify these materials slightly to apply to your students. Instructions: Click the title or "show/hide" links to expand and collapse each unit overview. We'd love to hear from you!

A Simple Guide to All That Teachers Need to Know about Digital Citizenship Digital citizenship is a key component of the technology and media literacy. We should not only teach our students how to be good citizens in the real physical world but how they can be good netizens of the online world as well.Today's learning requires alot of use of technology and most imprtant of all, our students are using technology on a daily basis- text messaging, blogging, Facebooking, Twittering, watching videos, gaming and networking. They live in two different but interconnected worlds. What they do online can have a severe repercussions on their real life if not properly instructed on digital safety issues and this is where digital citizenship fits in. Digital citizenship can be defined as " the norms of appropriate, responsible behaviour with regard to technology use." The role of teachers Teachers can play an important role in helping students make safe, smart and responsible decisions both in online and offline world. 2- Google+ Safety Guide for Educators Webliography :

10 Internet Safety Tips for Students Posted by Mrs Kathleen Morris on Friday, October 12th 2012 Last night I attended a presentation by former police officer and cyber safety expert, Susan McLean. She addressed many issues around internet safety, cyber bullying, sexting, problematic internet behaviour and digital reputation. Attribution: Internet safety is something I try to address frequently and authentically with my students. When students develop internet behaviours without guidance, problems are sure to occur. I have found blogging to be an excellent way to teach students about being responsible digital citizens and members of online communities. Here are some key messages around internet safety that I believe all students should be aware of. Most of these are tips I share with my students with some ideas from Susan McLean. Find more great information about internet safety on the government website, Cybersmart. What other internet safety tips would you add?

Should We Connect School Life to Real Life? Culture Teaching Strategies Excerpted from Will Richardson’s new TED Book Why School: How Education Must Change When Learning and Information Are Everywhere. Richardson offers provocative alternatives to the existing education system, questioning everything from standardized assessments to the role of the teacher. In this chapter, “Real Work for Real Audiences,” Richardson envisions students creating work that is relevant and useful in the world outside school. By Will Richardson So what if we were to say that, starting this year, even with our children in K– 5, at least half of the time they spend on schoolwork must be on stuff that can’t end up in a folder we put away? I’m not even necessarily talking about doing something with technology. Our students are capable of doing authentic work that adds to the abundance in ways that can make the world a better, richer place. But what if we got a little crazy and added some technology into the mix? Related Explore: Will Richardson

What Adobe’s Move to the Creative Cloud Means for Schools Software maker Adobe surprised the tech world last week when it announced that it would stop selling box sets of its popular Creative Suite design software , including Acrobat and Photoshop, in favor of a subscription-based service available through its Creative Cloud . The announcement was big news for magazine publishers and graphic artist types. But it also stands to have significant implications for K–12 schools. Thousands of K–12 teachers and students use Adobe’s Creative Suite products — the vast majority of whom own licenses for traditional off-the-shelf software boxes. What does the decision mean for schools? Though the company will continue to sell the latest iteration of its Creative Suite — CS6 — in stores for a limited time, it has no plans to offer upgrades and fixes for the boxed product. What are the advantages? That all sounds great, but… Does our school have the bandwidth to run these cloud-based applications? What options are available?

Making sense of the 8 Elements of Digital Literacy | Professionalism in the Digital Environment (PriDE) Over the past few months the Pride Project Team have been exploring how we might make use of Doug Belshaw’s framework for understanding digital literacies (outlined in his book The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies and in his Ed.D thesis). Following the excellent work undertaken by our researchers Jo and Charlotte in mapping the discipline-specific statements of graduate skills, attributes and practices to the 8 elements outlined in Doug’s book, we are now beginning to delve deeper into what these elements might mean for students at the University of Bath. One output from this work will be the creation of a diagnostic skills survey where students are able to self-assess their digital literacies and be given guidance as to the options and pathways available to them to develop their skills, attributes and practices. While all graduate students will be expected to have core skills, attributes and identities, discipline-specific literacies will build upon these core elements.

10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship 10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship Added by Jeff Dunn on 2012-07-22 YouTube has a firm place in the current classroom. 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. Category: Videos Tags: digital citizenship , guide , How To , presentations , Videos You may also like Second Grader Shows How She Uses Evernote For Fluency Added by Jeff Dunn 1 week ago 10.04K Views 3 Comments 0 Likes If you're learning a language or trying to organize your learning, check out this second grader sharing how she uses Evernote for fluency and organization. How Flipping The Classroom Is Working In Turkey Added by Katie Lepi 2 weeks ago

Common Sense Tips for Digital Generation Parents Voice Over: Few parents can keep pace with the rapid evolution of digital technology. Many don't have a handle on what their kids are doing on the internet and fear of the unknown leads some to back away, while others set strict limits on their children. Common Sense Media is a nonprofit organization that offers parents information and practical advice on how to support the digital generation. Liz Perle: When we started, it was all about media consumption, because we knew media had a huge impact on the way kids were being raised. The first thing I say to any parent who's worried about digital life is, "Hey, this digital life, it's a good thing. If a parent knows absolutely nothing, my advice is to have their kid show them what their life is. The big time suck is really turning out to be the cell phone with kids, these endless text messages and the endless connectivity to other people. When it comes to limiting media, and digital media, it really depends on the kind of media.

The 6 Hottest Teaching Trends (And How Teachers Are Adopting Them) The Current State Of Technology In K-12 6.95K Views 0 Likes What is the next device most students will soon purchase? How Online Education Has Changed In 10 Years 11.09K Views 0 Likes We all know that education, specifically online education, has come a long way in the last few years. The Persistent Appeal of Technology in Learning Image credit: iStockphoto Dr. Victor Frankenstein loved technology, and Mary Shelley's work of fiction was at once a cautionary and promotional tale of technology's incredible potential. In the iconic story, he took the pieces of a human being and stitched them together to create something monstrous -- but in many ways more human than the model he was hoping to produce. Who doesn't love a little irony? Education loves technology, too -- and for good reason. Education & Technology: A Sometimes Awkward Marriage First off, people love technology, and people run education. The same goes with students. But there are other reasons why education consistently turns to technology -- important factors that can help us infer what it is that teachers, administrators and other stakeholders are truly after. An educational holy grail, of sorts. This applies to technology as well. Three Goals of Technology in Education Goal #1 Goal #2 Goal #3 Waiting for the Jumpstart In most ways that’s probably true.

Digital Passport™ Helps Educators Grapple With Hard to Teach Concepts of Digital Literacy and Citizenship As the school year begins, you may be wrestling with how to better prepare your students to live in an increasingly digital world. With technology more prevalent than ever in classrooms, educators know they should be teaching issues like online privacy, cyberbullying, and copyright. But if you don’t feel prepared, you’re not alone. We’ve talked with teachers around the country who are trying out Digital Passport™, Common Sense Media’s newest interactive curricular tool. Like students across the country, kids at Thomas J. “They are exposed to everything,” technology coordinator Susan Termini says of her kindergarten through eighth-grade students. Termini says that even very young children at her school are using social networking sites like Facebook, and definitely by middle school, and it’s not uncommon for kids as young as age 9 to have their own Facebook pages. “I even had a second grader once tell me he had a Facebook Page,” Termini said. Teaching Students to Search Mobile 101

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