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WHAT WORKS: Teaching digital citizenship without devices

WHAT WORKS: Teaching digital citizenship without devices

12/15/2017

Topics: Advocacy, Digital Citizenship, Education leadership

Over the summer, a group of preteens attended a camp to learn how to communicate online. They explored computational thinking concepts, practiced using social media and developed their media literacy skills. 

And they did it all without a lick of technology.

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Immersive tech is bringing new learning opportunities to classrooms

Immersive tech is bringing new learning opportunities to classrooms

12/15/2017

Topics: Augmented reality, Digital Citizenship

Can you believe the explosion of immersive technology in 2017? We saw virtual reality (VR) spike with virtual field trips taking students all around the world. And augmented reality (AR) began ramping up again. These technologies have been around for a long time, so what happened? Money…

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Infographic: Citizenship in the digital age

Infographic: Citizenship in the digital age

12/14/2017

Topics: Digital Citizenship

There has never been a better time to be a young creator!

Free and low-cost digital tools allow students to write blogs, share their photos and art work on social media, create videos and develop a YouTube following, and collaborate on projects with peers around the world.

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Find free and fair use photos

Find free and fair use photos

11/15/2017

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Standards

Grabbing images from Google is easy. You search, copy and paste. It’s a no-brainer and often the first thing students do when creating any sort of digital project that requires images.

But how do your students know if they have permission to use someone else’s photos? To be…

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5 trends from the Digital Citizenship Summit

5 trends from the Digital Citizenship Summit

11/14/2017

Topics: 1:1, BYOD, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Digital Citizenship, Flipped learning, Gaming, Learning spaces, Mobile learning, Online learning, professional learning, Technology infrastructure, Tools

Each year, educators, students, parents, industry members and others gather for the National Digital Citizenship Summit. The goal of this event is to expand the conversation and inspire collaborative change around issues related…

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Empowering student voice through digital citizenship

Empowering student voice through digital citizenship

10/09/2017

Topics: Digital Citizenship

There are two common misconceptions about digital citizenship that are preventing teachers from making an impact with it in their classrooms. The first is that digital citizenship can be taught in just one…

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14 projects that teach students to be good digital citizens

14 projects that teach students to be good digital citizens

10/03/2017

Topics: Digital Citizenship

Idealistic teachers sometimes tell their students they have the power to change the world. If you believe that, maybe it’s time to let your students take action.

Authentic social justice or community service projects have the potential to engage kids in the subject matter…

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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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