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A student reads a book outside to take a break from her digital device.

3 tips for balanced digital wellness


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…


Two students talking

One way to find digital balance: Pause for people


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…


A teacher shares a lesson with her students

What every teacher should know about copyright law


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…


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

Empowering digital citizens with real-life scenarios


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…


Laurel and her mom Nicole Carter

Teen helps create social media lessons


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…


Fact vs. Fiction

Topics: Curriculum, Digital Citizenship, Literacies

Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the Age of Fake News

Product code: FAKNWS

ISBN: 9781564847041

Published: 2018

Topics: Digital citizenship, Curriculum, Literacies

Length: 160 pages


A teenager scrolls through his social media feed

Reflective observation essential part of digital citizenship lessons


Topics: Digital Citizenship

John Dewey, the influential education reformer and psychologist, is often quoted as saying that we don’t learn from experience, we learn from reflecting on experience. That statement applies just as much today…


5 myths of online student privacy

5 myths of online student privacy


Topics: Digital Citizenship

One of my greatest challenges as a technology integrator is helping teachers overcome their fears of letting students engage with the digital world around them. Students want to use the…


Digital citizenship starts with the person  not the tool!

Digital citizenship starts with the person not the tool!


Topics: Digital Citizenship

Why do we do what we do? It's an age-old question. From getting too close to a fire to getting online excessively, our decisions aren't always good for us.

There is a model for understanding that irrational, sometimes frustrating, human behavior. It's…


The 10 best edtech posts of 2018

The 10 best edtech posts of 2018


Topics: Coding & robotics, Digital Citizenship, Tools

What do educators love to read about? Judging from the most popular posts that appeared on the ISTE Blog in 2018, they are looking for ideas and strategies for…