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Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship
Digital Citizenship is a concept which helps teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students/children/technology users should know to use technology appropriately. Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it is a way to prepare students/technology users for a society full of technology. Digital citizenship is the norms of appropriate, responsible technology use. Too often we are seeing students as well as adults misusing and abusing technology but not sure what to do. The issue is more than what the users do not know but what is considered appropriate technology usage. The topic of digital citizenship is certainly gaining momentum not only in the United States but around the world.

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In This Minecraft Classroom Digital Citizenship 101 Is The Topic Of Play The eight year-old boy stood up so suddenly that his chair shot out from under him and hit the wall. He pointed at a freckle-faced girl with red hair seated at a Mac on the other side of the computer lab and screamed, “Get out of my house! What are you doing?!” Enchanted Learning - Member Login Enchanted Learning Login Hints:Your username and password are case-sensitive. Make sure that your CAPS LOCK key is not on. Be careful to type UPPER- and lower-case letters as needed. Do not type extra spaces or other characters. Your username and password are not necessarily the same that you use for e-mail. They are whatever we have sent you, or what you have changed them to.

Resources Your Subtitle text Resources Hot Topics in Technology It is difficult for users to keep up with what is new and important in the world of digital technology. This page has been created to provide some resources for teachers/parents/users on some of the latest technological changes. 7 Pillars Of Digital Leadership In Education 7 Pillars Of Digital Leadership In Education by Eric Sheninger, Principal at New Milford High School in New Jersey As schools change leadership must as well. With society becoming more and more reliant on technology it is incumbent upon leaders to harness the power of digital technologies in order to create school cultures that are transparent, relevant, meaningful, engaging, and inspiring. 6 Steps to Successfully Integrate Minecraft in Your Classroom I have been asked many times about how to use Minecraft in the classroom. Educator WesFryer is my latest convert and not only for Minecraft’s use in schools, but Minecraft can also be a way to connect with your children. He explains this in a wonderful blogpost. Yes, Minecraft is one of the latest fads in education, but I firmly believe that this one will last for a long time. The open-ended game play of Minecraft allows for infinite uses with every experience being different. Are Legos still popular today?

Independent and Dependent Variables in an Experiment...Say what??? Do you ever teach a lesson, think it went awesomely, and then realize that not a single person in your room understands anything that was coming out of your mouth? Yeah...that is how our first science lesson went this year. Science is one of those subjects that is so very hit or miss with me. What Employers Look For On Social Media Profiles Your Facebook postings might win over your friends—but they could also cost you a job, a new study finds. Recruiting platform Jobvite has released the 2014 edition of its annual Social Recruiting Survey, and the results might be disconcerting to those who tweet first and ask questions later. The data shows 93% of hiring managers will review a candidate's social profile before making a hiring decision. And that review matters: 55% have reconsidered a candidate based on what they find, with most (61%) of those double-takes being negative. According to respondents, the worst thing you can do is make any kind of references to illegal drugs. That should probably be common sense—but in case it's not, know that 83% of recruiters say doing so is a strong turn off.

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. minecraftclubhub [licensed for non-commercial use only] / Minecraft Club Hub Welcome to the Minecraft Club Hub, home of the Toronto District School Board / EDGE Lab Multi-School Minecraft Space! Click here (or the side bar) to access pages from Agnes Macphail P.S., Duke of Connaught P.S. or Highland Heights Jr. P.S. !

Top Ten Ways to Teach Vocabulary Building vocabulary is foundational at any reading level. Doesn't matter who, where, or what grade you teach - building vocabulary across the curriculum is a top priority. Drilling lists of spelling and isolated content words can get monotonous. mashable Google's new privacy policy went into effect Thursday, and after hacking through the document and comparing it to the old policies, two things are apparent — the document has been re-crafted with a strong emphasis on mobile and cross-platform sharing. In order to take full advantage of sharing on Google, you must create a publicly visible Google profile, which may include your name and photo — something that's been in effect since Google+ launched. However, now Google is integrating that information across all its platforms. In other words, your YouTube account is linked to your Gmail and your search log. Google’s Privacy Update: What You Need to Know There are also a few changes taking place on the mobile front.

Focus on portfolios: 4 advantages of alternative assessment I’m happy to say that my school is currently dipping its toes into alternative assessment in the form of writing portfolios. Although I’m a big fan, it is the norm to view portfolios as a ‘non-traditional’ approach to judging performance. Nevertheless, portfolios, and alternative assessment methods in general, are frequently used in education to evaluate students based on objectives tailored to their learning needs. In contrast, traditional assessments such as multiple-choice exams estimate a learner’s improvement in content knowledge against other exam takers. As the sole criterion of improvement and/or competence, traditional testing can create faulty comparisons and overlook achievements. So, what exactly are the benefits of alternative assessment and portfolios in particular?

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