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5 Excellent Videos to Teach Your Students about Digital Citizenship

5 Excellent Videos to Teach Your Students about Digital Citizenship
Edutopia is one of my favourite educational web resources . Today while I was checking its Five Minute Film Festival page I came across a link that took me to their YouTube channel where I found a treasure trove of interesting videos on digital citizenship and because digital citizenship is one of the important themes in this blog, I decided to handpick some of the clips that grabbed my attention and share them with you below , you can also check the entire list here. But before that, let me share with you this concise and to-the-point definition that Amy gave to digital citizenship : "Digital citizenship" is an umbrella term that covers a whole host of important issues. Broadly, it's the guidelines for responsible, appropriate behavior when one is using technology. 1- What is Digital Citizenship 2- Digital Dossier 3- YouTube Digital Citizenship Curriculum 4- Invasions of the data snatchers 5- Netiquette: playing nice online

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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. Young children are still learning the norms of social behavior and how to handle strangers.

Media Literacy 7-8 Introduction This lesson is about raising awareness, educating, and changing public attitudes and behavior towards messages and images in the media. For this lesson, students will begin to analyze messages and images in the media and present their findings to the class. After analyzing advertisements, students will create a Public Service Advertisement on Media Awareness. Students will discover that advertising is a construction that preys on our insecurities, presents false hope, displays unrealistic expectations, uses photo editing techniques in order to trick the viewer, and reinforces stereotypes in order to control and to sell products. Adolescents are increasingly self-conscious about their appearance, and this lesson is intended to help them understand that thin and muscular bodies for adolescents are a mediated reality.

A Visual Guide To Teaching Students Digital Citizenship Skills Though we’ve talked about digital citizenship in the past, since we’re constantly using technology and interacting in digital communities, an ongoing discussion about digital citizenship isn’t a waste of time, but rather a necessity. The handy infographic below comes from Nancy White, who wrote on her site that she created the infographic when she was searching for a resource about the importance of modeling these skills for students. She noted that teaching digital citizenship as a separate curriculum is one thing, but finding ‘teachable moments’ – when they’re already performing a task where the principles of digital citizenship can be put to work – is another entirely. I think she’s right on the mark. Talking to your students about being polite in online communities and understanding what is appropriate (or not!) to share is one thing, but having them examine these ideas in the ‘real’ context of technology use is quite another.

Awesome Digital Citizenship Poster to Use in Your Class Today, I am sharing with you a wonderful poster I come across in Teachthought. This visual is designed to help students cultivate a culture of digital citizenship when interacting with,sharing, consuming, and using digital content. As you can see the graphic is pretty basic in terms of its design and wordage but very rich semantically. I am thinking this could be a great poster to use with your students in class to always remind them of the "pillars" of digital citizenship.

via Wikipedia, by Antmantrunks Love Pharrell Williams and Weird Al Yankovic? Want to have some fun with your students this September? Use these fun videos to get them thinking critically about the broad range of texts they encounter. How to Block Access to Adult Content & Websites on iPhone & iPad Apple has long included various means of placing parental controls and filtering for content available on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, but up until recent iOS updates there was not a simple method of blocking web-based adult content and material in Safari. That has changed with iOS 7, which makes it extremely easy to prevent access to adult themed web sites and general content that is deemed inappropriate for youth. The web restrictions are very easy to toggle on and off and access to them is password restricted, which makes it perfect to quickly turn on before handing an iOS device off to a youngin’ for unsupervised use. Blocking Adult Content in iOS Safari with Web Restrictions Note the wording used is “Limit”, because while iOS Website Restrictions are not 100% perfect at blocking all inappropriate content, the filtering is generally very effective at restricting access to adult themed material. What it looks like when Safari Restrictions are used to block adult sites

Free Download: Digital Citizenship Poster Tagged with: digital citizenship As technology becomes more of an integral part of our society, it’s important to help students understand appropriate use of social media tools and other digital citizenship skills. Edmodo offers various resources to help you get started, including security best practices, sample guidelines and a sample code of conduct for your students. To help you relay the importance of digital citizenship, we’ve also created a Best Practices for Digital Citizenship poster which you can print and display in your classroom, or share with your students. Download the poster: 8 1/2 x 11 version

Helping students interpret visual representations of information Update: Feb. 29, 2012 Please note: The original video we used for this post was a video podcast by Gestalten TV in which New York Times Graphics Director Steven Duenes and Graphics Editor Archie Tse describe how their team works with breaking news to create clear, concise visualizations of data for readers. Since that has now been taken down, we have substituted a classic TED talk by David McCandless that we refer to in the post. We’re declaring this week Infographics Week on The Learning Network because we know how important it is for students to be able to read and interpret visual representations of information — and because The New York Times consistently creates useful and elegant examples that we think teachers across the curriculum should know about. Not only do charts, graphs and maps show up on standardized tests of all kinds, but whiteboard technology has made the graphic depiction of information that much more useful and ubiquitous in classrooms. Infographics in General: