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Reflective observation essential part of digital citizenship lessons

06/13/2019

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…

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5 myths of online student privacy

5 myths of online student privacy

01/28/2019

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…

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Digital citizenship starts with the person  not the tool!

Digital citizenship starts with the person not the tool!

01/03/2019

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…

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The 10 best edtech posts of 2018

The 10 best edtech posts of 2018

12/31/2018

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…

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6 tech and nontech tools to easily bring mindfulness into the classroom

6 tech and nontech ways to easily bring mindfulness into the classroom

10/09/2019

Topics: #DigCitCommit, Digital Citizenship

Mindfulness is the practice of paying purposeful, nonjudgmental attention to the present moment. It's a skill that can benefit students far beyond the classroom. Studies have shown the practice enhances focus, may…

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6 tips and 1 activity to help digital citizens engage with empathy

10/15/2019

Topics: #DigCitCommit, Digital Citizenship, Inclusion

Educator and author Kristen Mattson, Ed.D., has a bone to pick with a lot of the digital citizenship curricula used in schools today. Too much of it, she says, focuses on what not to do, and it rarely addresses the opportunities and responsibilities of the digital world. In addition,…

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Digital citizenship IRL

Digital citizenship IRL

11/28/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship

Or, how being in the BTS ARMY shows you the future your students will live.


" "I'd like to ask all of you, what is your name? What excites you and makes your heart beat? Tell me your story.…

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Digital equity: Don' 't leave mobile-only families behind

Digital equity: Don't leave mobile-only families behind

11/06/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship

A few years back, I was chatting with a dedicated and passionate third grade teacher who was showing me her fully developed website and her beautifully designed weekly newsletters. As the…

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5 doable goals for Digital Citizenship Week

5 doable goals for Digital Citizenship Week

10/15/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship

Internet safety, online privacy, cyberbullying, media balance, online relationships, news and media literacy — digital citizenship topics tackle big questions. It can feel daunting to integrate lessons on these weighty topics into your already-packed classroom agendas. But does it have…

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