Infographic: Citizenship in the digital age By now it’s become clear: For all its wonders, the digital age has also introduced its fair share of challenges. From social media and cyberbullying to cybercrime, internet addiction and online privacy concerns, today’s students face a wide range of difficult issues that previous generations never had to think about. As a result, teachers, school leaders and parents are called on to add a whole new idea to our curricula: digital citizenship. And yet, we don’t have to start from scratch. The elements of digital citizenship, it turns out, are not so different from the basic tenets of traditional citizenship: Be kind, respectful and responsible, and just do the right thing.
Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup Facebook Edutopia on Facebook Twitter Edutopia on Twitter Google+ Pinterest Edutopia on Pinterest Comfortably 2.0: The "New and Improved" Digital Citizenship Survival Kit I have been thinking about some "new" items I could add to my original Digital Citizenship Kit that I created last year. Like I said in that blog post, I love using props when teaching. After some great conversations with the good wife @jenbadura on what I should include, I have come up with some new items to include in the survival kit. Yes, you can use this with your students!
Classroom Discussion: Beyond Turn and Talk Carrie Kamm has 15 years of experience in education and is currently a mentor-resident coach with the Academy for Urban School Leadership’s (AUSL) Chicago Teacher Residency program. She is a coauthor of TEACHING 2030: What We Must Do for our Students and our Public Schools… Now and In the Future and a member of the Center for Teaching Quality’s collaboratory. Recently, I have been spending quality time with the Common Core Standards. Cyber Safety - InformED Its always good to be cautious while on the internet. There are people in the cyber world who want to do harm to you or your computer. These are some good tips to keep in mind while you are surfing:
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. The Most Dangerous Apps of 2015 - Educate Empower KidsEducate Empower Kids By Tina Mattsson Teens love fresh and new, so when a new app or social media site pops up, it can be tempting for your tween or teen to hop on over and start sharing. And we as parents can often get left behind. Things change so quickly it’s hard to keep track of what each app or social media site does.
Mike Smith Live For our last episode in season one of The Harbor, we are joined by action sports personality and overall amazing friend, The Dingo! Stay tuned for season two through our friends at Jostens later this summer! From attending a private school to moving to a brand new country, The Dingo did everything he had to do to pursue his dream of becoming a pro snowboarder. www.simplek12.com/tlc/ipad-genius Special Pricing – Expiring In… 15 hours 35 minutes 45 seconds! What’s inside each “Genius” package? Genius – Webinar Listing – 14 iPad and Mobile Learning Webinars Online Safety for Kids Cyberbullying - StopBullying.gov - Sometimes referred to as online social cruelty or electronic bullying, can involve: Sending mean, vulgar, or threatening messages or images or pretending to be someone else.Cyberbullying Prevention - Online bullying, called cyberbullying, happens when kids use the Internet, cell phones, or other devices to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person.FBI Cyber Surf Islands - Travel to an island and learn how to stay safe online, including protecting your information, cell phone safety and more. (Flash required)FCC Kids Zone - Have fun with quizzes and games as you learn about the agency.
Online Safety: A Teacher’s Guide to Dealing with Cyberbullying, Sexting, and Student Privacy Social media and text messages have blurred the lines between students’ school lives and private lives. While most schools take clear steps to protect students at school, more schools are beginning to consider the need to set policies that apply to students’ activities outside of school. When it comes to questionable online activities like cyberbullying and sexting, kids sometimes feel pressured to follow the crowd. Teachers can play a crucial role in setting high expectations for online behavior. Schools can open conversations about online safety so that students learn to set personal boundaries and feel more comfortable reporting incidents like bullying and harassment.
Online Resources for Parents: Have family guidelines for appropriate use of computers, cell phones, tablets, and other technology:How much time per day?What types of websites can we access?Do the parents know the child's passwords on Instagram, Facebook, email accounts, so they can monitor?What is the turn-off time on school days?