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Don' 't ban social media  teach students how to be digital citizens!

Don't ban social media teach students how to be digital citizens!

08/14/2017

Topics: Digital Citizenship

Alarming headlines about social media can leave the impression there's an evil monster eagerly waiting to steal away our innocent children and devour them one click at a time.

While some of the fears about social media and our students are certainly valid, the response of some school…

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9 ways real students use social media for good

9 ways real students use social media for good

08/03/2017

Topics: Digital Citizenship

Think nothing good can come from encouraging students to use social media? Consider what these former students from Minarets and Design Science high schools in Central California are doing. I asked these students how they use social media as an academic tool and how that shaped both their…

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Use images to kick off digital citizenship conversations

Use images to kick off digital citizenship conversations

07/27/2017

Topics: Digital Citizenship

Digital citizenship conversations can be intimidating for students and educators alike. Students might worry their teacher or peers won’t understand their experiences. Educators may feel some trepidation over coming off as uninformed or out of the loop if they’re not using the same digital…

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Engaging parents as school tech leaders

Engaging parents as school tech leaders

06/24/2017

Topics: Digital Citizenship, ISTE Conference & Expo

When students don't have technology access at home, they miss out on a lot of benefits — a crucial one being tech-savvy parents who can support their digital learning journey.

Schools can send kids home with technology, but where can they turn for help with their online…

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The 5 competencies of digital citizenship

07/30/2019

Topics: Digital Citizenship

The digital world is evolving rapidly and so must the way we educate students about navigating it. For over a decade now, digital citizenship has been mainly about the don'ts: Don't share your passwords, don't…

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9 resources for teaching digital citizenship

9 resources for teaching digital citizenship

05/20/2019

Topics: Digital Citizenship

How can we teach kids to use technology responsibly when the technology is changing faster than we can keep up? How can we help students — and teachers — understand that good digital citizenship also involves…

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