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Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum – Know your web – Good to Know – Google

Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum – Know your web – Good to Know – Google
At Google we believe in the power of education and the promise of technology to improve the lives of students and educators -- leading the way for a new generation of learning in the classroom and beyond. But no matter what subject you teach, it is important for your students to know how to think critically and evaluate online sources, understand how to protect themselves from online threats from bullies to scammers, and to think before they share and be good digital citizens. Google has partnered with child safety experts at iKeepSafe, and also worked with educators themselves to develop lessons that will work in the classroom, are appropriate for kids, and incorporate some of the best advice and tips that Google's security team has to offer. Class 1: Become an Online Sleuth In this class, students will identify guidelines for evaluating the credibility of content online. We are always looking to improve these classes. Related:  Digital CitizenshipDigital Citizenship

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. Or you can download the Full Teacher’s Guide or the Full Set of Slides in PDF. The killer feature for this curriculum is the extra features that come with each video.

Can I Use an Image from the Internet? How to Credit the Source? 17 Jul 2012 The handy flowchart style poster should help you decide whether or not you can a particular image on your website. If yes, the poster also suggest way on how you can properly credit the original source of the photograph. couch mode print story How should you Credit Images on Website? The handy flowchart will help you decide whether or not you can use a particular image on your website. The post is a collective effort of Pia Bijkerk, Erin Loechner and Yvette van Boven. Also see: How to Cite Tweets

Digital Citizenship Lessons / Digital Citizenship Why do we need to teach Digital Citizenship Lessons? Chavez Bill, AB307 – Signed into law in 2006Amended Section 51871.5 of the Ed. Code, relating to educational technology Ed Code 51871.5, sections a-e: Technology PlansSection c – Tech Plan must include how teachers and students will be educated about:Appropriate and ethical use of information technologyInternet safetyHow to avoid committing plagiarismCopyright - to distinguish lawful from unlawful online downloading; implications of peer-to-peer network file sharing KCUSD's Technology Plan for 2010-13 addresses the Ed Code, Section c listed above. Teachers will be teaching students lessons developed by KCUSD grade level teachers on copyright, plagiarism, and Internet safety. Grades 3-12 will also be providing a lesson on the Technology Acceptable Use Policy. Lessons are scheduled as follows: Grades K, 1, and 2 - twice a year - January and May Grades 3-12 - four times a year - August/September, October, January, May

Course: Digital Citizenship Digital Citzenship by Julie Harris of the Rochester Community Schools, Rochester, MI is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Click here to download a .mbz file of this course Introduction: What is Digital Citizenship? You may not have heard of the term “Digital Citizenship,” but you are probably already familiar with the behaviors and expectations that being a good “digital citizen” consists of. In this online course, you’ll learn the many different areas within the realm of Digital Citizenship and perhaps begin to think critically about your own behavior. Included here are 9 separate sections: each one a different topic. To receive credit for completing this unit: Click on each link and read the information or do the activity there. Each assignment will be checked and you will be given a cumulative grade for this unit which will count towards your overall Language Arts 9 grade. Problems or questions completing it?

A Design Thinking approach to Digital Citizenship Design Thinking is a problem solving methodology used by people all over the world to come up with new ideas. Recently there has been a lot of discussion about how to integrate this approach into education. This summer I took two Online courses to learn more about the process. This fall I decided to apply this approach to my 7th grade Digital Citizenship unit which focuses on cyberbullying. Here is my lesson plan. Cyberbullying Design Thinking Activity (for 7th graders) Empathize Present the idea “How might we end Cyberbullying?” Define: Students share with the class what they learned about cyberbullying from their research. Groups generate 5 new “How might we" questions that are more specific (based on the research collected.)Groups share their new “How might we” questions with the class.Each group chooses a How might we question to focus on (It doesn’t have to be one of their own and it can be the same question as another group). Ideate: Prototype: Test: Groups share their commercials.

Scope & Sequence 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. Teach Lessons: Unit 1 Teach Lessons: Unit 2 5 - Picture Perfect How can photos be changed on the computer, and how can that affect your feelings about the way you look? Teach Lessons: Unit 3 Extend Learning: Digital Bytes Challenge teens to take a real-world look at digital citizenship through student-directed, media-rich activities in Digital Bytes. Give Assessment Assess your students’ learning of lesson objectives and gauge their understanding and attitudes through interactive unit-level assessments. Engage Families Invite parents into the conversation with our Connecting Families program and resources.

Common Sense Blog: Parenting, media, and everything in between Jump to navigation Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between Browse More Get the latest in kids’ media, tech, and news right to your inbox 18comments Cool Tools to Help Kids Learn to Code 4comments 24 Video Games You Can Say Yes to After School 1comment 7 Great Movies to Recommend to Your Teen's Teacher 7 Ways to Use Media and Tech to Raise Bilingual Kids 0comments Movies, Apps, Tips, and More to Celebrate Hispanic and Latino Culture Our bloggers Polly Conway TV Editor Regan McMahon Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two Betsy Bozdech Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two Jeff Haynes Senior Editor, Video Games & Websites | Dad of one Maria O Alvarez Dir. Christine Elgersma Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one Angela Zimmerman Manager, Editorial Partnerships See the full list Stay Connected to Common Sense Browse more By age Preschoolers (2-4) Little Kids (5-7) Big Kids (8-9) Tweens (10-12) Teens (13+) By topic Early Childhood Advocacy Alcohol, Drugs, Smoking Back to School Celebrity Influence on Kids Cell Phone Parenting

5 Reasons You Should Be Teaching Digital Citizenship 5 Reasons You Should Be Teaching Digital Citizenship by Paul Barnwell, Teacher of English & Digital Media Students buzzed about the latest uproar on Instagram. Anonymous sources had posted a “questionable”–and NSFW–list for multiple public schools in our city on Instagram, leading to distraught girls, viral Twitter reactions, and an investigation. This type of cyberbullying and reckless use of digital communication is rampant among teens, but this recent episode was only unusually due to its elevated publicity. Every day, I see a student deficit on how to mindfully employ the unbridled potential and power of their smartphones and other digital tools. Is it those cruel sources who exploit the images? Is it parents who purchase smartphones and laptops for their children and fail to set boundaries or teach their kids about responsible use? Is it the lack of education and discussion in schools about the ways students can be more mindful, responsible users of technology? A combination, of course.

Infographic: Are You Revealing Too Much on Social Networks? Social-networking sites are a hacker's dream: a sometimes public online community where unsuspecting people post personal information. But what information can and should be posted on social networks? Cloud security firm Trend Micro examined popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, LinkedIn, and Pinterest and found that most require identifying information like location, employment, birthday, and education. According to Trend Micro, one in four Facebook users location-tag their posts each month, while 16 percent of Pinterest browsers offer their address. More than 20 million U.S. Birthdays, schools, and family members are the most-shared topics in the social-networking world, Trend Micro reported, followed by hometowns, favorite entertainment (TV shows, musicians, books), vacation plans, and pet names – almost all candidates for possible password combinations. There are consequences to making information publicly available, Trend Micro said.

— iKeepSafe Kids 5 Ways You Should Integrate Digital Citizenship Into Your Classes Recently, I was told by a teacher that she doesn’t have time to teach digital citizenship because she has to cover too many other content-specific standards. I get it... the Common Core-state tests-AP/IB/SAT/ACT madness eats up so much of our time. Still, there is no excuse for allowing students to enter into the digital world without a toolkit for not only safety but also success. Beyond that, there is such a wide range of options for truly integrating digital citizenship objectives that the argument given by teachers who claim a lack of time is simply unfounded. Here are a few ways we all can bring digital citizenship to our classrooms seamlessly. Digital Teaching Tip 1: Use an LMS Edmodo and Schoology are free learning management systems which provide teachers with platforms for discussions, resource sharing, grading, messaging and networking. Helping students develop their technology in the classroom Internet search... Here's how to motivate students by giving them choices.

10 Tips for Cyber Smartness and Safety I have recently started a series of posts here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning featuring a set of interesting resources and tips for teachers to start a successful techy new school year. If you want to have a look at what we have already posted, check out this resource section. Today and as I was working on an article about cyber safety - which I will publish tomorrow-, I came across this handy guide outlining top ten tips for kids to stay safe online. The guide is created by AFP ( Australian Federal Police ) and is really ideal to use with our students in class. This could be a valuable material to add to the-start-of-a-new-school year resources we have been postig here . 1.

What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship In my classroom, I use two essential approaches in the digital citizenship curriculum that I teach: proactive knowledge and experiential knowledge. Proactive Knowledge I want my students to know the “9 Key Ps” of digital citizenship. While I go into these Ps in detail in my book Reinventing Writing, here are the basics: 1. Passwords: Do students know how to create a secure password? 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Experiential Knowledge During the year, I touch on each of the points above with lessons and class discussions, but just talking is not enough. Truth or fiction: To protect us from disease, we are inoculated with dead viruses and germs. Turn students into teachers: You can have students create tutorials or presentations exposing common scams and how people can protect themselves. Collaborative learning communities: For the most powerful learning experiences, students should participate in collaborative learning (like the experiences shared in Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds).

The Internet doesn’t have a delete key Dave Taylor (Source: AskDaveTaylor.com) Guest post by Dave Taylor It’s something that I hear from teens all the time, the refrain that “it’s cool, I can just delete it if it’s a problem” when we’re talking about online safety, privacy and the risk associated with everything that’s posted online. Unfortunately, they’re wrong. There’s never really been any medium like the Internet, with its millions of Web sites and thousands of sharing and social services. That misunderstanding breeds misinformation and that’s exactly what today’s teens have heard from their peers and, very occasionally, from their parents, that digital mistakes can be fixed, that nothing has permanence because the Web is a dynamic, “fluid” environment. (Credit: Dave Taylor) There are also archival services like The Internet Wayback Machine that take historical snapshots of as many sites as they can access for research purposes. As should be clear, however, all of these get in the way of deletion really deleting things

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