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Classroom Posters and Resources for Teaching Students about Digital Citizenship

Classroom Posters and Resources for Teaching Students about Digital Citizenship
August 13, 2014 After posting about the iPad apps you should try in the first week of this new school year and after learning about the 26 questions students should be able to answer during this week, now comes the turn to talk to your students about digital citizenship, a concept of high importance for students overall development as good citizens. Here are some resources I specifically curated for you to use during the first week of this school year. What is Digital Citizenship ?Digital citizenship is : etiquette, access, responsibility, using internet effectively, communication, digital literacy, media literacy, search literacy,critical literacy, social media literacy, respect, privacy, appropriate use, sharing, participation, creation, your internet trail, information literacy. Watch this wonderful video to learn more about digital citizenship Why teaching digital citizenship to your students? Digital etiquette: Digital citizenship posters to use in your class 2- Internet Safety

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Kids Rules for Online Safety These rules are aimed mostly at younger children, at oldest pre-teens. Appropriate “rules” for online use vary by age, maturity of the child and family values (updated June, 2013) 1. I will not give out personal information such as my address, telephone number, parents’ work address/telephone number without my parents’ permission. Primary Possibilities: Wednesday Wisdom- Technology If you are lucky enough to have an iPod or iPad in your classroom you know that they can be great motivators for students. There are tons of apps that teach and reinforce what your students need to learn. You also know that keeping kids in the app that you want them in is usually not quite so easy! You suddenly hear the sounds of birds flying through the air and pigs oinking and you know that someone has found their way to that Angry Birds app you just can’t bring yourself to delete. Here are step-by-step directions for keeping your students on task and on the right app.

Baby Steps to creating a Makerspace in the Library Makerspaces in Your Library When I entered Fields Elementary Library, it was traditional in every way. Slowly, I have worked to make it a learning space, one where I can share technology and create a community of shared learning. Gone are the days that the library is just a place to check in and check out books. Since McAllen ISD is a 1:1 district, I am thrilled to see the potential every student has in this space.

Cyber-Five Internet Safety ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids. The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. Millions of kids, parents, and teachers visit ABCya.com each month, playing over 1 billion games last year. Apple, The New York Times, USA Today, Parents Magazine and Scholastic, to name just a few, have featured ABCya’s popular educational games. ABCya’s award-winning Preschool computer games and apps are conceived and realized under the direction of a certified technology education teacher, and have been trusted by parents and teachers for ten years. Our educational games are easy to use and classroom friendly, with a focus on the alphabet, numbers, shapes, storybooks, art, music, holidays and much more!

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