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A Great Guide on Teaching Students about Digital Footprint ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Guide on Teaching Students about Digital Footprint ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | A Little Bit of Everything... | Scoop.it

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Danielle Flower's curator insight, May 25, 5:14 PM

An engaging , current and informative website , students are introduced to the importance of 'what is a Digital Footprint' and 'how they are created in an age of technology, change and information'. This site offers an accurate sequenced selection of videos and teaching activities with a clear content focus. With a logical development of ideas, teachers are able to scaffold new information,  build on prior knowledge and develop new knowledges from the known to the unknown. Students are initially stimulated with videos and animations as they consider their own Digital Footprints before they begin exploring where they sit in the digital world. The site offers additional resources and linked sites for teachers to build on within the lesson using programs such as https://pipl.com to search students' digital trail. This resource can found at: 

 

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/04/a-great-guide-on-teaching-students.html

 and is well worth visiting as part of integrating into the year 5 & 6 teaching program.

 

This resource was created by Med  Kharbach and links with the year 5 & 6  Design & Technologies scope and sequence

6.1 Investigate how people in design and technologies occupations address competing considerations including sustainability in the design of products, services, and environments and for current and future use;

Digital Technologies scope and sequence

6.9 Manage the creation and communication of ideas and information including online collaborative projects, applying agreed ethical, social and technical protocols. 

Corinne Roberts's comment, May 29, 7:28 PM
I think this is an extremely important lesson which should be taught within EVERY classroom! While we teach student HOW to use digital technology, we rarely teach them about the other aspects of digital technology like their digital footprint, cyber safety, how to use search skills effectively and even what to click on and what not to click on. Great find!
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Upsetting the Apple cart: iPod touches a nerve with children

Upsetting the Apple cart: iPod touches a nerve with children | A Little Bit of Everything... | Scoop.it
I have hidden my children's iPod. For good. Last weekend, I snatched it away from them and hid it in the back of our linen closet. It's under the towels and far enough away that little hands and arms won't be able to reach it. I did this amidst much screaming and begging for mercy.

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I agree with the sentiment, but I think it comes back to realising who is the adult in the relationship and a bit of balance. One of the comments for this article mentions that they 'fear the aftermath' if they did such a drastic step. But a staged, shared plan can allow some moderation into the environment.

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On Parenting - The Washington Post

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News, advice and events for parents in the Washington area

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Reading crucial to child's development - Lincoln Times-News

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Reading crucial to child's development
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Fewer than half of young children in the United States are read to daily. In most states, minority and low-income children are less likely to be read to every day.
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Parenting Challenges…What are Yours?

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II always wonder what other moms and dads find challenging when it comes to all things parenting. What first comes to my mind is the obvious struggles and frustrations that come with not listening, ...
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Gun violence in PG-13 films tops level in R-rated movies

Gun violence in PG-13 films tops level in R-rated movies | A Little Bit of Everything... | Scoop.it
Gun violence in PG-13 movies has more than tripled since being introduced in 1985, and now exceeds the level found in R-rated movies, a new analysis finds.
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Tips to teach kids good sportsmanship - Written by Greg Chertok, M.Ed., CC-AAS Member of ACSM

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It is far easier to demonstrate good sportsmanship when there is not an exaggerated emphasis on winning and a perpetual focus on results & outcome.


Over the years, the Youth Sports Institute has surveyed thousands of children aged 10-18 regarding their feelings about sports, and winning has never been the most important reason. It hasn’t even been among the top 7 or 8 reasons for playing a sport.


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What teachers want you to know

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An award-winning principal shares the secrets to make everyone's school experience better.MORE: Online tools for parents and teachers (RT @NMHS_Principal: @USAWeekend - What teachers want you to know http://t.co/qJiJpez0As...
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Twitter / Matthewfox13: Top parenting. Well played ...

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RT @Matthewfox13: Top parenting. Well played well played http://t.co/lyBlcCVBMh
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Questions to ask your child about their day at schoolVillage Voices

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Reconnect with your child at the end of the school day by asking questions about their day that get more than a "good" response.

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Kindness key to happiness and acceptance for children

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Children who make an effort to perform acts of kindness are happier and experience greater acceptance from their peers, suggests new research.

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The Three Skills Every Child Needs for Good Behavior

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RT @Emp_Parents: Good Behavior is not "Magic" It's a Skill The Three Skills Every Child Needs for Good Behavior http://t.co/beO4DjcD #parenting...
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10 Sites To Download Free Audio Books - Edudemic

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If you're looking for a place to download some free audio books, you're in luck.
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Cyber Safety Expert and Educator - Cyber Safety Seminars for Adults and kids | Your Kids Online

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Robyn Rishani is one of Australia's Leading Cyber Safety Experts educating schools and parents about being smart online.

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Six options for family fitness, from rock-climbing to yoga

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We all know the benefits of exercise. It can improve our physical and mental health and help expand our social circles. It’s as close to a panacea as we’re likely to get. It’s also the best way to get...

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Permissive parenting: Are we raising a generation of corporate brats ...

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When it comes to parenting, everyone's an expert. And society loves to jump all over the latest media-feted example of overly indulgent parenting of kids of all ages -- from toddlers to millennials. Sure, all parents make ...
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7 Parenting Behaviors to Avoid - San Antonio Express (blog)

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San Antonio Express (blog) 7 Parenting Behaviors to Avoid San Antonio Express (blog) A few days ago, Forbes published this article online, “7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders.” The article notes, “These...
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Childcare Tips

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Parenting different types of children. Some good tips here. (Parenting different types of children to use less discipline http://t.co/JVXUFuUryK)
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Five Ways to Stop Bullying and Move into Action

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Becki Cohn-Vargas, Director of Not In Our School at Not In Our Town, has been with the organization for nine years. She believes in empowering students to take action against hate and intolerance

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Bullying and obesity: What's at stake and how to address it

When we talk about the obesity epidemic, it is good to remember that it's not just about an increased risk of chronic disease down the road or rising medical expenditures. Obesity has immediate consequences for our children as well.
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Empathy: The Most Important Back-to-School Supply

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My most important back-to-school supply doesn't fit in a backpack, and it can't be ordered online. It's as essential as a pencil, but unlike a pencil, no technology can replace it.
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More vegetables, anyone?

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Can a new after school cooking program get kids eating more veg?

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Schools Ditch The Classroom To Put Play Back In Education

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Perhaps play is not the opposite of work, but synonymous with it.This theory is emerging from a growing body of scientific evidence, reviewed here by the University of Georgia, showing education is not the same as disinterested drudgery


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Early vocab lessons are too elementary

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"Vocabulary instruction does not seem to have an important enough role in the curricula given how substantial it is for kids' long-term academic success," says lead researcher Tanya Wright. She says teachers should present more than 10 vocabulary words every week—not just in reading class but across all subject areas including math, science, and social studies.


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SchoolNet SA - IT's a Great Idea: 12 more places to find reading material for Foundation Phase learners

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The Internet is a goldmine for reading materials. Earlier this week I wrote a post highlighting 12 websites that provide great reading material for young learners. (http://schoolnetsa.blogspot.com/2012/01/bring-technology-into-your-foundation.html). These sites could be very useful to link to with the new CAPS curriculum being implemented in South Africa for Grades 1 – 3 this year since there is a big emphasis on reading.


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