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Cool Cat Teacher Blog: The Case for Digital Citizenship in Schools

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: The Case for Digital Citizenship in Schools | Concrete_Digital_Footprints | Scoop.it
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Just brilliant! Goes with my "controversial" graphic: http://bit.ly/Z89y7P

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, May 29, 2013 9:17 AM

Great article. Lots of links as well.

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, June 12, 2013 12:19 AM

Super resource told like it is in the schoolhouse.

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 1, 2014 12:42 AM

Digital Citizenship

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Digital footprints follow us in concrete rather than in sand. What does yours say? Your Students?
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4 Global Digital Citizenship Myths—Debunked!

4 Global Digital Citizenship Myths—Debunked! | Concrete_Digital_Footprints | Scoop.it
Here are 4 distinct Global Digital Citizenship myths we've managed to debunk!

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Great for a class convo! I would also talk about the word Civility!

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WEB2DNA - Convert your website into DNA art

WEB2DNA - Convert your website into DNA art | Concrete_Digital_Footprints | Scoop.it
Turn your website into DNA art.
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SO COOL! My Daring Librarian blog DNA is gorgeous!


This is a cool, engaging, and visual way to introduce this concept to students or teachers.

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Hackers release thousands of Amazon, Wal-Mart, X-Box and Play Station passwords; credit card data leaked

Hackers release thousands of Amazon, Wal-Mart, X-Box and Play Station passwords; credit card data leaked | Concrete_Digital_Footprints | Scoop.it
Hackers have released thousands of passwords and credit card information tied to popular sites such as Hulu, Amazon and Wal-Mart.
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My awesome assistant texted me this - just to make sure I heard about this latest breach! Time to change your passwords, friends!

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Internet posse on the heels of national parks 'art' vandal

Internet posse on the heels of national parks 'art' vandal | Concrete_Digital_Footprints | Scoop.it
Crowd-sourced crime fighting: What a concept.
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Crowd-sourced crime fighting: What a concept. - Discussion 


This angers me like nobody's business --- I HATE stories of historic, archeological, or natural vandalism!


But this article would be a great discussion starter about cime fighting via Instagram & Social Media via @MrsOrman

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The Daring Librarian: 10 Things to Think About Before You Post

The Daring Librarian: 10 Things to Think About Before You Post | Concrete_Digital_Footprints | Scoop.it
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My latest blog post featuring the AMAZING collaboration between my friends at @Flocabulary and the cool people at @CommonSense Media - ALL with LESSON IDEAS and teacher resources

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Great Back to School Activity for Digital Citizenship

Great Back to School Activity for Digital Citizenship | Concrete_Digital_Footprints | Scoop.it

"Like it or not, today's students are not just citizens. They are "digital" citizens. This means that educators need to spend time with students on ensuring they know how to be responsible online."


Via Beth Dichter, Linda Dougherty
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SWEET! Must to share w/ my teachers!

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, August 21, 2014 11:50 PM

Great ideas for a unit that incorporates digital citizenship.

WEAC's curator insight, August 22, 2014 3:41 PM

This activity begins with asking students to think about what they want their online reputation to be and come up with a sentence (perhaps 140 characters) indicating who they are online.  

Jennifer Crutchfield's curator insight, August 23, 2014 10:28 AM

So true that all educators need to do this thanks for sharing @GwenythJones

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Digital Literacy resources for your classroom - Mark Anderson's Blog

Digital Literacy resources for your classroom - Mark Anderson's Blog | Concrete_Digital_Footprints | Scoop.it

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Nice!


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14-year-old Google Scientist: She makes trolls think twice before hitting 'send'

14-year-old Google Scientist: She makes trolls think twice before hitting 'send' | Concrete_Digital_Footprints | Scoop.it
14-year-old Trisha Prabhu plans to eventually major in neuroscience, but first she wants to solve cyberbullying. Selected as a global finalist for the Google Science Fair 2014, her Rethink project...
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LOVE this idea! LOVE that it's a girl, too! W00t! Girls for Science!

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Should Schools Teach Social Media Skills?

Should Schools Teach Social Media Skills? | Concrete_Digital_Footprints | Scoop.it
Taking selfies at funerals. Tagging pictures of teens drinking alcohol at parties. Kids (and adults for that matter) post a lot of silly stuff online -- and although most of it is chatter, some of what might seem harmless leads to tragic consequences. But is it the job of schools to teach kids the dos and don'ts of social media?
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Is it the job of schools to teach kids the dos and don’ts of social media?


Does it take a village to raise a digital kid?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 7, 2014 12:19 PM

It is a combined effort requiring communication between parents, educators, and students. I found that the digital technology charge was often led by those who were not in classrooms and who rarely engaged parents in meaningful and open conversations. Social media is not one more thing to be dumped on classroom teachers. It takes a joint effort.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, June 7, 2014 1:57 PM

I definitely think that schools need to teach social media skills. It goes hand in hand with good research skills and information literacy. It should not be an add on it should be part of it. 

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If You Think You're Anonymous Online, Think Again

If You Think You're Anonymous Online, Think Again | Concrete_Digital_Footprints | Scoop.it
In Dragnet Nation, Julia Angwin describes an oppressive blanket of electronic data surveillance. "There's a price you pay for living in the modern world," she says. "You have to share your data."
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InCtrl :: Cable in the Classroom

InCtrl :: Cable in the Classroom | Concrete_Digital_Footprints | Scoop.it
Cable in the Classroom brings you a series of free, standards-based lessons, InCtrl, that teach key digital citizenship concepts.

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Instagram – Is It Okay for Kids? What Parents Need to Know : Yoursphere for Parents – Helping Families Live Healthy Digital Lives

Instagram – Is It Okay for Kids? What Parents Need to Know : Yoursphere for Parents – Helping Families Live Healthy Digital Lives | Concrete_Digital_Footprints | Scoop.it

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And what about Snapchat? Great article via the amazing Digital Diva

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GwynethJones's curator insight, November 11, 2013 8:50 PM

Digital lives shouldn't be much different than Real Life.

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 1, 2014 12:39 AM

Cybersafety

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YouTube’s New Comment System Is More Kid-Friendly | ThirdParent

YouTube’s New Comment System Is More Kid-Friendly | ThirdParent | Concrete_Digital_Footprints | Scoop.it
YouTube is requiring commenters to use their Google+ account, a move which should make it more kid-frriendly.

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Do you think this one will do the trick?

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To the Well-Intentioned but Ignorant Parents of Teenagers.

To the Well-Intentioned but Ignorant Parents of Teenagers. | Concrete_Digital_Footprints | Scoop.it
I've been mulling over this topic for quite some time, but this morning it became increasingly clear to me that I must say something. Folks, stranger danger is a real thing. And even more real toda...
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Very interesting post from a young teacher.
Great perspective and heartfelt.

What's even MORE fascinating are the comments!

Do we Trust but Verify?

Do we Block & Filter?

IS Life Filtered?

OR d o we teach ethics and keep an open line of communication with our kiddos about making the right choices both online and IRL?

IN REAL LIFE? See? Online IS real life. Even whilst gaming! I truly think that the kids most at risk for getting into trouble online are kiddos who are already "at rick" and are exhibiting troubling behavior. In which case, there are deeper issues.

"It's the choices... that we make that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities" - Professor Dumbledore

THAT is the issue, I think. Great post!  

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EdTechSandyK's curator insight, April 17, 8:14 AM

We can't individually keep up with everything kids are doing. Make sure you heed the advice of those who care (like this blogger) and most importantly, KEEP CONVERSING WITH YOUR CHILDREN AND INSTILLING YOUR FAMILY'S VALUES IN THEM EVERY DAY. Remind them that what is inappropriate in person is also inappropriate online. And try not to over-react when they do mess up. Look at it as a learning/growth opportunity for both of you.

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Just an Analogue Girl Living in a Digital World: We Are No Longer Leaving Behind Footprints

Just an Analogue Girl Living in a Digital World: We Are No Longer Leaving Behind Footprints | Concrete_Digital_Footprints | Scoop.it
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This is just brilliant and it takes a few of my long held thoughts and ideas about "internet awareness" even farther - which is SO exciting!

by Nancy Sharoff or @nsharoff

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7 safety tips from hackers

7 safety tips from hackers | Concrete_Digital_Footprints | Scoop.it
Want to protect yourself from hackers? Take advice from hackers.
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Apparently 13,000 Amazon & Xbox users passwords and info were hacked today - reminding me it was time again to change ALL my passwords. Blog post to follow w/ tips!

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New This Graphic Shows How to Remove Embarrassing Photos from Social Media


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Great Infographic - share with students, parents, & community!

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Top 10 Things to Think About Before You Post — The MHMS Daring School Library Blog

Top 10 Things to Think About Before You Post — The MHMS Daring School Library Blog | Concrete_Digital_Footprints | Scoop.it
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Great video by Flocbulary to use with Digital Citizen classes!

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Web Trolls Winning as Incivility Increases

Web Trolls Winning as Incivility Increases | Concrete_Digital_Footprints | Scoop.it
Emotionally abusive comments are becoming more common online, and the consequences could include scaring away from the web those subject to attacks.

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A current exploration of hating online and negative trolling 

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, August 15, 2014 4:41 PM

This article would be great for a discussion about online.rights and responsibilities. Just because you can comment on everything online, should you? Can students come up with a civility code that they think we should adhere to online (or anywhere)? 


Lots to think about here.

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Snapchat Is Now The #3 Social App Among Millennials | TechCrunch

Snapchat Is Now The #3 Social App Among Millennials | TechCrunch | Concrete_Digital_Footprints | Scoop.it
Snapchat is now the third most popular social app among millennials, according to a recent report by comScore which finds that Snapchat has 32.9% penetration..

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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This is a must convo for Digital Citizenship

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, August 13, 2014 2:30 AM

This seems to be the next thing that I need to learn about. #alwayslearning 

Susan Denise PortilloRoche's curator insight, August 13, 2014 9:35 AM

Learning about Snap Chap.

Leonard P. Miller's curator insight, August 13, 2014 3:15 PM

The Facebook lead is astounding. My students report is most often that FB is NOT their platform of choice!

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5 Myths and Truths About Kids' Internet Safety

5 Myths and Truths About Kids' Internet Safety | Concrete_Digital_Footprints | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. Help keep your kids' online experiences positive and productive by learning the truth (and ignoring the rumors) about what really makes them safe.
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We've moved beyond the myth or truth of the 48 year old pedophile trolling to groom children in chat rooms and Chris Matthews jumping out behind a kitchen pantry asking awkward questions.


I have discovered in the last 17 years teaching Internet Awareness (There is no safety, only aware) , Most children who are at risk online are already AT RISK offline.


These are some very good myths that NEED to be broken!

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Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, June 9, 2014 9:06 AM

I have to agree with Gwyneth Jones in that, "there is no safety, only awareness" when teaching kids digital literacy. These are some great myths that need to be understood so that we can better equip our kids to navigate both the real and virtual world effectively.  

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, June 9, 2014 2:00 PM

Good information to also share with parents, especially about their child's digital footprint and how to keep it private.

Betty Skeet's curator insight, June 11, 2014 9:30 AM

Learning about truths and  ignoring rumours  about internet safety for  children and young people.

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Part 1: Digital Citizenship Education... Over 20 Essential Resources

Part 1: Digital Citizenship Education... Over 20 Essential Resources | Concrete_Digital_Footprints | Scoop.it
Welcome to a series that examines the importance of facilitating digital citizenship with today's students. First, to ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering ...

Via Glenda Morris, Joyce Valenza
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Always looking for quality free resources for this topic!

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Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 15, 2014 8:33 PM

Digital citizenship.

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, April 27, 2014 7:34 AM

Michael Gorman shares a wonderful list of annotated links.

Valerie Hill's curator insight, April 30, 2014 4:50 PM

Teaching digital citizenship has rapidly risen to the top of my priority list as a school librarian.

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Gregory’s iPhone Contract

Gregory’s iPhone Contract | Concrete_Digital_Footprints | Scoop.it

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This is just brilliant. Though gee, mom...Hot Damn?

Also, in our school you can bring your phone  and use it during transitions, lunch, & recess.

It's an evolving digital world out there - and yeah...rules need to be put down for the kiddos - every parent and school should negotiate those that are most resasonable - but I think we need to always keep TRUST at the center!


We Trust you to make good choices. Until you disapoint us - and then we will CRUSH YOU WITH PETTY RESTRICTIVE RULES!!! Muuwaaa.


Kidding. We need to be proactive and not reactive!

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EdTechSandyK's curator insight, February 1, 2014 5:36 PM

Rules a mom gave her son when she gave him an iPhone for his birthday...

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Our Favorite Digital Citizenship Bloggers to Follow in 2014

Our Favorite Digital Citizenship Bloggers to Follow in 2014 | Concrete_Digital_Footprints | Scoop.it
As 2013 comes to a close, we're taking some time to look forward to the new year. Here's 10 of our favorite digital citizenship bloggers to ...

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Great people to also follow on Twitter!

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Instagram – Is It Okay for Kids? What Parents Need to Know : Yoursphere for Parents – Helping Families Live Healthy Digital Lives

Instagram – Is It Okay for Kids? What Parents Need to Know : Yoursphere for Parents – Helping Families Live Healthy Digital Lives | Concrete_Digital_Footprints | Scoop.it

Via Joquetta Johnson
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Digital lives shouldn't be much different than Real Life.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, December 15, 2013 3:05 PM

And what about Snapchat? Great article via the amazing Digital Diva

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 1, 2014 12:39 AM

Cybersafety