Students are compelled to interact online — and to get by in the digital age, they need the skills to do so. Rather than giving in to fears of what might happen when students connect over the internet, educators should bust the myths of online student privacy and use them as teachable moments to turn their students into capable digital citizens.
Topics: Digital citizenship
Want to make sure your students remember their lessons? Have them create stop animation videos. This fun, flexible and surprisingly easy-to-master medium gives even young children the ability to express their learning while flexing their creative and collaborative muscles.
To meet the fourth ISTE Standard for Teachers, educators can’t assume that their digital natives will automatically become good digital citizens. It falls on teachers to model good digital citizenship for their students and to actively promote the fine points of online safety, law, ethics and etiquette.
Meridan, a fourth grader at Van Meter Community School in Iowa, blogs about life in her state, happenings at her school and tech tools she’s exploring.