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What prevention science tells us about cyberbullying

What prevention science tells us about cyberbullying

06/19/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Learning sciences

I recently facilitated a discussion at a local school on personal tech. The conversation started with parents expressing concerns, sometimes befuddlement, but all earnestly wanting the best from their children.

Most of the discussion involved the over-30 crowd until a lone…

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4 things to know about teaching digital literacy to refugees

4 things to know about teaching digital literacy to refugees

06/14/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Global collaboration, ISTE Standards for Students

Since 2012 I've worked with refugees in the Salt Lake area, a destination point where about 60,000 displaced people currently live. My work with the refugee population has ranged from hosting story times, participating in outreach, teaching adults how to use computers and, most recently,…

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5 ways educators can become digital citizenship leaders

5 ways educators can become digital citizenship leaders

06/06/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship

You may be a tech-savvy educator who brings digital age lessons and projects to your classroom, but are you doing all you can to be a digital leader on campus?

After all, we're all digital citizens, and the latest lens on digital citizenship calls on educators…

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Students teach parents about social media

Students teach parents about social media

04/10/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship

I am passionate about student agency and student voice and believe very much in…

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Digital citizenship needs to be a group effort

Digital citizenship needs to be a group effort

03/12/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Standards

A student shares his email password with a friend, who shares it with another friend, who sends an inappropriate picture to everyone in the students’ contacts list. It was a joke! But that…

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Students use grief, passion, technology to create a movement

Students use grief, passion, technology to create a movement

02/22/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship

Following the Valentine’s Day shooting in Parkland, Florida, the world saw teenagers being self-directed and empowered as they pursued a real-world project they felt passionately about. It saw students being dynamic digital citizens, using social media and other web platforms to engage…

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A new twist on cyberbullying

A new twist on cyberbullying

01/17/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Standards

Over the years, I’ve worked hard to teach my students about appropriate online behavior. I’ve spent a lot of time teaching students to “do this” or “don’t do that” online. While I feel this method works for younger students, I’ve come to realize that high school students require a different…

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How students become influencers and advocates

How students become influencers and advocates

12/20/2017

Topics: Digital Citizenship

Teen filmmaker Laney Blair knows better than anyone how the media can influence the way girls feel about themselves.

Making films has taught her some intense lessons about self-love. About how unreal the images we see everyday are. About how important it is to be honest and…

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Infographic: Citizenship in the digital age

Infographic: Citizenship in the digital age

12/14/2017

Topics: Digital Citizenship

There has never been a better time to be a young creator!

Free and low-cost digital tools allow students to write blogs, share their photos and art work on social media, create videos and develop a YouTube following, and collaborate on projects with peers around the world.

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Find free and fair use photos

Find free and fair use photos

11/15/2017

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Standards

Grabbing images from Google is easy. You search, copy and paste. It’s a no-brainer and often the first thing students do when creating any sort of digital project that requires images.

But how do your students know if they have permission to use someone else’s photos? To be…

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