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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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It's time to commit to digital citizenship!

It's time to commit to digital citizenship!

07/04/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Standards

All she wanted was a new dress for senior prom.

But when 18-year-old Kristen Lane posted a picture of herself wearing her old prom dress on social media, hoping to sell it to raise funds, she received a relentless barrage of hateful comments about her appearance instead.…

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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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