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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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5 trends from the Digital Citizenship Summit

5 trends from the Digital Citizenship Summit

11/14/2017

Topics: 1:1, BYOD, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Digital Citizenship, Flipped learning, Gaming, Learning spaces, Mobile learning, Online learning, professional learning, Technology infrastructure, Tools

Each year, educators, students, parents, industry members and others gather for the National Digital Citizenship Summit. The goal of this event is to expand the conversation and inspire collaborative change around issues related…

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Speak Up Survey: Students, teachers get creative to address digital equity

Speak Up Survey: Students, teachers get creative to address digital equity

10/26/2017

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Addressing digital equity requires input and commitment from everyone in education. That said, research shows that students and teachers are often the solution-finders.

Take the homework gap,…

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Empowering student voice through digital citizenship

Empowering student voice through digital citizenship

10/09/2017

Topics: Digital Citizenship

There are two common misconceptions about digital citizenship that are preventing teachers from making an impact with it in their classrooms. The first is that digital citizenship can be taught in just one…

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14 projects that teach students to be good digital citizens

14 projects that teach students to be good digital citizens

10/03/2017

Topics: Digital Citizenship

Idealistic teachers sometimes tell their students they have the power to change the world. If you believe that, maybe it’s time to let your students take action.

Authentic social justice or community service projects have the potential to engage kids in the subject matter…

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3 ways to foster digital citizenship in schools

3 ways to foster digital citizenship in schools

09/28/2017

Topics: Digital Citizenship

As students become more fluent with technology, their skills must reach beyond merely knowing how to use devices.

Sure it’s important for students to have the basic computer skills they need as well as soft skills, such as collaboration, creativity and inquiry-driven thinking…

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Promote student voice and choice with blogging

Promote student voice and choice with blogging

09/26/2017

Topics: Digital Citizenship

As educators, we want students to be able to communicate and collaborate with their peers — locally and globally — in a comfortable way. We want to amplify their voices and give them choices in their learning environment. …

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