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A mother and her daughter use a cell phone

Educators: Help parents talk to their kids about tech

02/25/2020

Topics: Digital Citizenship

The average public school student in the U.S. spends about 6.5 hours in school a day, 180 days a year. That may seem like a…

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How to empower — not scare! — parents about technology

02/10/2020

Topics: #DigCitCommit, Digital Citizenship, Parents


It’s a very stressful experience to have an audience member stand up, say you’re wrong and walk out in the middle of your presentation. Fortunately, that’s only happened to me once, but when…

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From discord to civil discourse: Including the human aspects of digital citizenship can lead to cultural shifts

12/24/2019

Topics: #DigCitCommit, Digital & media literacy, Digital Citizenship

Gun violence, climate change, immigration, abortion. There seems to be no end to the number of divisive issues that are causing people from all walks of life to lash out in angry ways.

It’s not…

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Teach Boldly

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Literacies, Parent engagement

Teach Boldly: Using Edtech for Social Good
 
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A student reads a book outside to take a break from her digital device.

3 tips for balanced digital wellness

10/21/2019

Topics: Balance, Digital Citizenship, Digital health and wellness

The digital landscape has changed lifestyles for people of all ages. Many of these changes are positive and empowering: They’ve increased access to education and information and provided new tools for…

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One way to find digital balance: Pause for people

10/09/2019

Topics: Digital Citizenship

It seems like almost every day my morning newsfeed greets me with at least one “think piece” from someone sharing insights on their most recent digital detox. Almost always the authors want to use their phones…

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A teacher shares a lesson with her students

What every teacher should know about copyright law

10/11/2019

Topics: copyright, Digital Citizenship

When it comes to plagiarism, teachers have no trouble identifying it and dealing with it. But copyright law is another story. It’s an area where teachers are a little less confident. But it is something they…

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Sarah Loyola, director of educational technology at Ravenscroft School, works with a student.

Empowering digital citizens with real-life scenarios

07/23/2019

Topics: Digital & media literacy, Digital Citizenship

Has North Carolina’s Ravenscroft School found a better way to teach digital citizenship? Edtech leader Sarah Loyola thinks so.

When Loyola came to Ravenscroft in August 2017 as its first director…

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Laurel and her mom Nicole Carter

Teen helps create social media lessons

07/12/2019

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Social media

When Laurel, a 12-year-old from North Carolina, bumped into the CEO of The Social Institute – an organization devoted to helping kids navigate social media – the sixth-grader just wanted to thank her for her…

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