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5-Minute Film Festival: Teaching 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. But specifically, it can cover anything from "netiquette" to cyberbullying; technology access and the digital divide; online safety and privacy; copyright, plagiarism, and digital law, and more. In fact, some programs that teach digital citizenship have outlined no less than nine elements that intersect to inform a well-equipped digital citizen.

14 Digital Literacy Activities Following a PD session I was involved with yesterday on creating Digital Literacies I have compiled 14 activities with both student and teacher guidance notes included focussing on four aspects of digital literacies. Still Images, Digital Sound, Moving Images and Digital Text. These activities are aimed at students from years 5 - 9 but you could easily adjust them to suit the needs of older and younger students. Scope & Sequence: Common Sense K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum Get Trained Use our professional development resources to learn best practices for teaching digital citizenship to your students. Onboard Students: Digital Passport Introduce students in grades 3-5 to Digital Passport, our award-winning suite of games that help onboard students to the foundational skills of digital citizenship and Internet safety.

Policy Templates - Online Safety Services The SWGfL Template Online Safety Policies have been adopted by local authorities, schools and academies across the UK, and are acknowledged as good practice documents. The latest versions have been updated following review and support by Online Safety professionals. The templates provide guidance, an indication of what should be included and a flexible approach allowing each school or organisation to challenge, consider and debate. 8 digital skills we must teach our children — World Economic Forum The social and economic impact of technology is widespread and accelerating. The speed and volume of information have increased exponentially. Experts are predicting that 90% of the entire population will be connected to the internet within 10 years. With the internet of things, the digital and physical worlds will soon be merged. These changes herald exciting possibilities.

8 digital skills we must teach our children The social and economic impact of technology is widespread and accelerating. The speed and volume of information have increased exponentially. Experts are predicting that 90% of the entire population will be connected to the internet within 10 years. With the internet of things, the digital and physical worlds will soon be merged. These changes herald exciting possibilities. Cyber Safety Solutions - For Kids “Learn about search engines and how they work.” Internet and mobile phone technology is fabulous and provides us with the ability to connect with people all around the world. We can explore and learn about the world like never before, however, cyberspace does have its problems, and unfortunately for kids, they are the primary targets for people’s warped ideas and bad behaviours. Young people are often targeted and groomed without the ability to recognise that this is occurring. Kids’ technical skills are superb.

Digital Citizen AUA Acceptable Use Agreement Introduction As a frequent presenter and speaker on digital citizenship, I feel it is critical to presented a balanced and considered perspective. Its easy, particularly when presented with a captive audience, to place undue emphasis on the darker side of out digital lives. The media abounds with horror stories and tragedies, of mis-adventure and mis-direction, crime and punishment, but this is what sells papers and magazines and attracts readers/viewers. Seldom do you see the predominant reality of our digital world, people getting on with their day to day activities, be these business or leisure.

A 3-Step Guide to Developing a Digital Citizenship Curriculum For many decades, students in K-12 would learn about the theory and practice of civics. Today, schools, governments, entrepreneurs and academics are starting to expand the concept of civics to the digital realm. Professors are now teaching courses about digital citizenship and governments are publishing reports that relay important information about digital citizenship. All of this is productive, but it’s not enough. Every K-12 teacher should make digital citizenship part of the core curriculum. Even though many of today’s students are “digital natives,” they need to be taught proper digital skills.

Media Literacy: Five Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News As the national attention to fake news and the debate over what to do about it continue, one place many are looking for solutions is in the classroom. Since a recent Stanford study showed that students at practically all grade levels can’t determine fake news from the real stuff, the push to teach media literacy has gained new momentum. The study showed that while students absorb media constantly, they often lack the critical thinking skills needed to tell fake news from the real stuff. Teachers are taking up the challenge to change that.

For Mia Freedman sharenting is a tricky subject. Let me kick this post off by telling you what it’s not. It’s not a lecture. It’s not a judgement. It’s not a criticism. And it’s certainly not an attack on anyone – that’s a message to the headline writers at other sites who like to pit women against each other every time we express ourselves. The death of the digital native: four provocations from Digifest speaker, Donna Lanclos In these four provocations, anthropologist Donna Lanclos argues that the notion of the "digital native" is bogus and disempowering, that pandering to student expectations can backfire, universities should be open by default, and our attitude to educational technology needs a rethink. Provocation one: The death of the digital native The 'digital native' is a generational metaphor. It's a linguistic metaphor. It's a ridiculous metaphor. It's the notion that there is a particular generation of people who are fundamentally unknowable and incomprehensible.

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