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Teach digital citizenship all year, every year

Teach digital citizenship all year, every year

04/24/2018

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When students in North Carolina made the news for sharing underage nude photos of each other on Instagram a few years ago, parents didn’t know what to do. School was snowed out, the photos were spreading like wildfire, and teachers had no way to step in and correct the behavior.…

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6 tips and 1 activity to help students engage as digital citizens

6 tips and 1 activity to help students engage as digital citizens

12/28/2018

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Educator and author Kristen Mattson, Ed.D., has a bone to pick with a lot of the digital citizenship curricula used in schools today. Too much of it, she says, focuses on what not to do,…

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Digital citizenship IRL

Digital citizenship IRL

11/28/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship

Or, how being in the BTS ARMY shows you the future your students will live.


" "I'd like to ask all of you, what is your name? What excites you and makes your heart beat? Tell me your story.…

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5 doable goals for Digital Citizenship Week

5 doable goals for Digital Citizenship Week

10/15/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship

Internet safety, online privacy, cyberbullying, media balance, online relationships, news and media literacy — digital citizenship topics tackle big questions. It can feel daunting to integrate lessons on these weighty topics into your already-packed classroom agendas. But does it have…

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4 ways to fuel your #DigCitCommit

4 ways to fuel your #DigCitCommit

09/28/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship

Just like New Year’s resolutions, the goals teachers set for themselves throughout the year can sometimes become buried under a mountain of daily tasks.

At ISTE 2018,…

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6 ways to help students manage their smartphones

6 ways to help students manage their smartphones

09/11/2018

Topics: Assessment, BYOD, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Digital Citizenship, Flipped learning, ISTE Standards for Educators, ISTE Standards for Students, Learning spaces, Mobile learning, Online learning, Parent engagement, professional learning, Technology infrastructure, Tools

Helping students manage smartphone use might not seem like the type of subject that schools should be teaching. But given how widespread cell phone use is among teens and how broadly devices…

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Project Citizen: Bring civic engagement to your classroom

Project Citizen: Bring civic engagement to your classroom

08/21/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship, ISTE Standards for Students, Project-based learning

Student activists at Florida’s Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High, who attracted global attention by demanding better gun laws after 17 of their classmates were killed inspired some Eugene, Oregon, students to take on a civic engagement project of their own.  

The…

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Address global problems locally with place-based learning

Address global problems locally with place-based learning

08/08/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship

Most of us have heard of the movement to think globally and act locally, but what about using the power of place to personalize learning?

Place-based learning allows student to solve community problems while being immersed in local heritage, cultures and environments to study language…

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Coaches and librarians: Sneak digital citizenship into lessons!

Coaches and librarians: Sneak digital citizenship into lessons!

07/23/2018

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Coaches and library media specialists are often go-to experts for educators seeking instructional support and help with tech integration, but they can also be leaders on one of education’s most important topics – digital citizenship.

And there’s even…

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3 tools to help students create, collaborate and share ideas!

3 tools to help students create, collaborate and share ideas!

07/09/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship

One of the hottest topics in education today focuses on digital citizenship, or what it means to be a member of the connected world we live in.  

According to the ISTE Standards for Students, digital…

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