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3 ways to foster digital citizenship in schools

3 ways to foster digital citizenship in schools

09/28/2017

Topics: Digital Citizenship

As students become more fluent with technology, their skills must reach beyond merely knowing how to use devices.

Sure it’s important for students to have the basic computer skills they need as well as soft skills, such as collaboration, creativity and inquiry-driven thinking…

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Promote student voice and choice with blogging

Promote student voice and choice with blogging

09/26/2017

Topics: Digital Citizenship

As educators, we want students to be able to communicate and collaborate with their peers — locally and globally — in a comfortable way. We want to amplify their voices and give them choices in their learning environment. …

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Digital citizenship is the new citizenship

Digital citizenship is the new citizenship

09/14/2017

Topics: Digital Citizenship

When I was in high school, a friend passed out flyers in the hallway asking for help with his Eagle Scout service project. On a crisp Saturday morning, a group of us gathered in a local pioneer cemetery and spent the day pulling weeds, clearing ivy and scrubbing moss off gravestones.

It…

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Try game-based learning to teach multiculturalism

Try game-based learning to teach multiculturalism

09/08/2017

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Gaming

In many classrooms, educators use games to teach math or science concepts in the cognitive domain – learning focused on acquiring knowledge about processes, procedures and principles.

But educators are discovering the benefit of educational games that help students…

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5 educator-tested tips for strengthening digital citizenship in your classroom

5 educator-tested tips for strengthening digital citizenship in your classroom

08/22/2017

Topics: Digital Citizenship

The Innovator Solutions section includes contributions from corporate sponsors and advertisers representing education organizations, businesses, policy-making bodies and other influencers dedicated to transforming education. This post was provided by…

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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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7 steps to starting a global collaboration project

7 steps to starting a global collaboration project

08/08/2017

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Project-based learning

Global collaboration projects, which allow students to work with peers across state and national boundaries, aren’t just fun. They can also address several of the ISTE Standards for Students,…

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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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Virtual afterschool program helps build STEM skills

Virtual afterschool program helps build STEM skills

07/18/2017

Topics: Coding & robotics, Digital Citizenship

When kids come home from school unattended day after day, chances are they’ll end up clocking quite a bit of screen time — whether on a video game, computer or other device.

But what if parents could harness that time to help their kids develop stronger STEM skills?…

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