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50 Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students 50 Challenging Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students by Terry Heick Literacy is changing–not at its core necessarily, but certainly at its edges as it expands to include new kinds of “reading.” Digital media is quickly replacing traditional media forms as those most accessible to most 21st century learners. The impact of this change is extraordinarily broad, but for now we’ll narrow it down to changes in how learners respond to the media they consume. The most fundamental pattern of formal academia is to read something and then write about it. Some of these tasks will look familiar, especially to English teachers. Also, I know that medium is the singular form and media the plural, but to me the connotation of the word medium hints at the form (e.g., film, text, video), whereas the media seems more apt to refer to a specific example of a media form (Schindler’s List, The Odyssey, Charlie Bit Me). 50 Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students

Hectors World Watch Hector and his friends learning how to use their computers safely! Teacher's resources banner This cartoon and all the cool stuff with it comes to you with permission of the very nice people at Hector's World in New Zealand. Follow this link to find out more... How Can we Embed Digital Literacy in the Classroom? - Purposeful Technology-Constructing Meaning in 21st Century Schools For easy reference, here are technology related standards by grade level. Please see the link above to view/reference both the literacy and mathematics Common Core Standards in their entirety on the CCCS's website.College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading (K-5):Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: 7. Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

Faux Paw the Techno Cat As a caring educator, you can equip your students to be ahead of the curve and understand early on the intricacies of new media and cybersafety. Students spend half of their waking hours connected to digital devices—impacting their reputations, learning opportunities, and futures. Faux Paw the Websurfing Techno Cat series has been created by a team of leading child psychologists, educators, and law enforcement. This engaging curriculum—complete with books, animated DVDs, and lesson plans—will captivate the attention of your students and teach them how to appropriately conduct themselves online and in the digital space. Take advantage of these proven and valuable assets in your classroom today. Faux Paw’s Dangerous Download Music piracy causes severe economic losses every year around the world. Downloads Faux Paw Goes to the Games: Balancing Real Life with Screen Time Spending excessive time with media robs students of real world experiences and may result in lower grades.

30+ Digital Citizenship Resources for Every Teacher If you’re a teacher, chances are you’ve been hearing a lot about digital citizenship. There are many reputable and respectable organizations who have devoted their life’s work to developing the values of such a citizen in educators and students worldwide. We at the Global Digital Citizen Foundation are proud to be among them. We all know the world is different now. Don’t be worried—be overjoyed, especially if you’re a teacher. You’re not alone, either—we’ve gathered a list of digital citizenship resources and websites from people who are just like you, and that are behind you all the way. Digital Footprints/People SearchingCiting SourcesCyberbullyingDetecting PlagiarismPersonal ResponsibilityGlobal and Cultural Awareness Go forth in confidence, using these digital citizenship resources that every educator can use in their classrooms. Digital Footprints/People Searching A lot of what we do stays online, and continues to define us long after we’ve forgotten it. Citing Sources Cyberbullying

Teaching Digital Citizenship in the Elementary Classroom As elementary level teachers, we are charged not just with teaching academics, but teaching social skills as well. "Ignore bullies and tell an adult if you feel threatened," "Don't talk to strangers," "Treat people the way you want to be treated." You're probably familiar with phrases similar to these if you teach the younger grades. However, when was the last time you talked to your students about how to use good manners when leaving a comment on a blog post? These are the new social skills for our students. While we shouldn't stop teaching children how to say "please" and "thank you," and bullies still exist in the face-to-face world, it is vital that we treat online safety and digital citizenship with the same amount of seriousness and attention. Each year I spend at least a month reviewing digital citizenship and internet safety with all my classes. For more resources on teaching Digital Citizenship and teaching Cybersafety, check out these resources. Lesson Resources

15 Top Resources On Digital Citizenship for 2014 A lot of the facts you teach your students will be long forgotten by the time they reach graduation, but the hope is that the practical lessons — the ones that can benefit them for years to come — are the ones that will stick. Digital citizenship is something that can equip students for a lifetime of safe, responsible Internet use. How can you mold your students into stand-up digital citizens? Use these resources to help you plan your lessons. Ready-Made Lesson Plans to Launch Learning About Digital Citizenship Image via Flickr by hackNY Ready-made lesson plans about digital citizenship can serve as the perfect launchpad for discussing this topic in class. In honor of Digital Citizenship week, Edutopia put together a list of the latest and best resources to help educators bring digital citizenship awareness to their classrooms. Engaging Games to Promote Digital Citizenship Furthering the Discussion Middle and high school students are at great risk when they enter cyberspace.

A Treasure Trove of Digital Citizenship Resources for Teachers Via Educational Technology and Mobile Learning There is a special section here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning where I have aggregated a plethora of resources that teachers can use with their students to teach them about digital citizenship. And today I come across these wonderful resources compiled by Taryn Degnan from Common Sense Media. I thought about tweeting the link without having to share it here but I know thousands of email and RSS Feed subscribers would miss it. You can also check this great page from Tech Learning that features of 20 essential resources on digital citizenship. This article originally appeared on Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, a website operated by a group of dedicated Canadian teachers.

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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. Technology users need to be aware that not everyone has the same opportunities when it comes to technology. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Respect, Educate and Protect (REPs) These elements have also been organized under the principles of respect, educate and protect. Respect Your Self/Respect Others - Etiquette - Access - Law Educate Your Self/Connect with Others - Literacy - Communication - Commerce Protect Your Self/Protect Others -Rights and Responsibility - Safety (Security) - Health and Welfare If this was to be taught beginning at the kindergarten level it would follow this pattern: Repetition 1 (kindergarten to second grade) Respect Your Self/Respect Others Digital Etiquette Educate Your Self/Connect with OthersDigital Literacy Protect Your Self/Protect Others Digital Rights and Responsibility