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Authentic social justice or community service projects have the potential to engage kids in the subject matter teachers need them to learn and empower kids to participate in society and democracy.
Educators can find tools that help students create, collaborate and share ideas and become good digital citizens.
The “Never Again” students exhibit the ISTE Standards for Students in action, but in a way that reminds us we are not only preparing students for academic or career achievement but also for life in a complicated, messy, often brutal world.
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?
Educators need to stop preaching to students about cyberbullying and start having frank discussions that inspire empathy and identity building.
When students channel their passions into social advocacy, they become empowered. They learn to use technology to stand up for what they believe in, to influence social norms and to effect real change — all crucial qualities for today’s digital citizens.
Digital citizenship is not so different from traditional citizenship. We still need to guide students to be kind, respectful and responsible. What’s new is teaching them how to apply these values to the realities of the digital age.
Today’s digital citizens are informed about the world, concerned about the plight of others and empowered by technology to do something about it.
Keeping track of copyright law can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Check out these five quality resources to help your students practice good digital citizenship.
Foster good digital citizenship skills by directing students to find fair-use photos.
Each year, educators, students, parents, industry members and others gather for the National Digital Citizenship Summit. Here are five emerging trends that came out of the 2017 event.
The new digital citizenship empowers learners to become proactive agents of change.
Addressing digital equity requires input and commitment from everyone in education. That said, research shows that students and teachers are often the solution-finders.
Digital citizens are learners who use their technology-driven powers conscientiously — and with empathy — to help make the world a better place.
There are two common misconceptions about digital citizenship: The first is that digital citizenship can be taught in just one lesson. The second is that it’s all about what kids should not be doing online as opposed to what they should be doing.
As students become more fluent with technology, it's more important than ever that they become good digital citizens.
As educators, we want students to be able to communicate and collaborate with their peers — locally and globally — in a comfortable way.
Blogging is a great way to accomplish this.
Rather than just warning young people about online risks, leaders are realizing the importance of helping students use the power of digital media to work toward social justice and equity.
Educators are discovering the benefit of educational games that help students understand what it’s like to walk in another person’s shoes and promote multicultural understanding.
Educators and education supporters have launched dozens of efforts to support teachers and families affected by Hurricane Harvey and post-storm flooding. Here's how you can help.
Instead of banning social media, model good digital citizenship and let students take the reins. Here are three ways to teach students to use social media.
Think nothing good can come from encouraging students to use social media? Find out how some high school students use social media as an academic tool and how it's shaped their high school and post-secondary success.
One way to ease fear and kick off conversations about digital citizenship in the classroom is to allow students to reflect and share about their experiences in digital communities with broader strokes rather than with personal experiences.
Instead of training parents to use computers, an Orange County, Calif., district is teaching them to become technology leaders, giving them the skills they need to go forth and train others.
Our job as citizens requires more than just being informed. We must also be vigilant about verifying information before posting it on social media.
The most compelling topics among educators who embrace technology for learning and teaching are not about the tech at all, but about the students. And that’s a good thing.
The most compelling topics among educators who embrace technology for learning and teaching are not about the tech at all, but about the students. Here’s a list of the hottest topics in ed tech for 2017.
Today’s technology makes personalized learning an attainable goal. Here are five things to consider as you make the transition from a traditional classroom to a personalized learning environment.