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Take Charge of Your Digital Life

Take charge of your digital life!


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What’s New in 4.0 - Creative Commons

What’s New in 4.0 - Creative Commons | cyber citizens | Scoop.it

Creative Commons worked for more than two years to develop the next generation of CC licenses — the version 4.0 CC license suite. The new licenses are more user-friendly and more internationally robust than ever before.


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Student guide to social media

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One Second on the Internet

One Second on the Internet | cyber citizens | Scoop.it
A visual display of the data being uploaded every second.

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Phil Bradley's curator insight, September 22, 2013 10:52 AM

This is quite scary, as well as astonishing. Be prepared to scroll. A lot

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How To Tackle Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of School - Edudemic

How To Tackle Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of School - Edudemic | cyber citizens | Scoop.it
Digital citizenship is not a one time discussion. It is an ongoing process that needs to be taught to all grade levels and to all stakeholders.

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LETP's curator insight, August 20, 2013 8:35 PM

Great values to begin with. "Respect. Protect." 

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digital literacies toolkit

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When You Search Google, Only 13% of the Screen Has Real Results

When You Search Google, Only 13% of the Screen Has Real Results | cyber citizens | Scoop.it
Entrepreneur Aaron Harris analyzed Google search results and estimated that organic results show as only a small fraction of the initial page display.
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A Must-Have Guide To Google In Education

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Google's Schmidt: Teens' mistakes will never go away

Google's Schmidt: Teens' mistakes will never go away | cyber citizens | Scoop.it
Speaking at a festival in the U.K., Google's executive chairman offers that the things teens do now will stay with them forever, by way of the Web. He also suggested some people are sharing too much online.
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In the Absence of Information Literacy

In the Absence of Information Literacy | cyber citizens | Scoop.it
I recently had a conversation with someone on Facebook who was persuaded that students can be expected to learn for themselves how to discern good information from bad on the internet, and that their instincts will serve them well without their needing...
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Digital Technology and Higher Order Skills

Ollie Bray's presentation on Digital Technology and Higher order Thinking Skills and ELT Consultants Higher Order Skills Conference - October 2011.
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We told our teacher we didn't need you here!

We told our teacher we didn't need you here! | cyber citizens | Scoop.it
How can we help today’s ‘digitally literate’ learners critically evaluate online sources?

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Anthony Beal's curator insight, May 8, 2013 9:26 AM

Blog post on the Jisc RSC Regional Support Centres' web site

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Intellectual Property Office - Copyright quiz

Intellectual Property Office - Copyright quiz
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what do you know about copyright? Take the quiz

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Cyber Street...interactive online safety for the home & business...government initiative

Cyber Street provides easy tips so that you stay safe online. Learn how to protect your home or business from cyber crime in a fun and interactive way.
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Qmee find out what happens online in 60 seconds

Qmee find out what happens online in 60 seconds | cyber citizens | Scoop.it

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Viljenka Savli's curator insight, April 15, 9:58 AM

This is what life today looks like :). The statistic is incredible and the distances ar

José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, April 15, 11:28 AM

A velocidade de nossos dias em um simples gráfico.

Nicky Mohan's curator insight, April 15, 8:23 PM

All in just 60 seconds

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5 Excellent Videos to Teach Your Students about Digital Citizenship

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The Debrett's guide to etiquette in the digital age - Telegraph

The Debrett's guide to etiquette in the digital age - Telegraph | cyber citizens | Scoop.it
The mobile phone is killing British manners, according to Debrett’s. Here is its guide to rules for mobile etiquette:
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We know this of course, don't we?

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Digital Citizenship Flashcards

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In search of a Google alternative

In search of a Google alternative | cyber citizens | Scoop.it
As Google prepares to release its latest earnings, the BBC looks at some of the world's other leading search tools.
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Short list of good practice examples of Information Literacy delivery in UK HE

Short list of good practice examples of Information Literacy delivery in UK HE | cyber citizens | Scoop.it
A number of self-selected information literacy resources have been evaluated using the RIDLs criteria, leading to a shortlisting of a selection of 15 good practice examples. This is not to say that...

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NoodleTools : Show Me Information Literacy Modules

NoodleTools : Show Me Information Literacy Modules | cyber citizens | Scoop.it

"NoodleTools has created easy to use modules for the classroom and home.

Use a Show Me© module to enhance your teaching and guide students in information evaluation. What constitutes credible information? How does source type contribute to relevance, authority and point-of-view? How do I evaluate and cite born-digital images and online sources? All modules incorporate common core concepts."


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Maria Persson's curator insight, June 12, 2013 11:38 PM

Absolute must resource if you think teaching our students about academic integrity is important - espcially in the wake of the tsunami of information that we are experiencing!  Thanks again Joy Rosario.

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Fantastic resource!
Kristi Kallio's curator insight, August 21, 2013 9:56 AM

Find a source that you want to use in a research project?  This tool will walk you through the evaulation process and will also show you how to properly cite your sources.

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Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship

Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship | cyber citizens | Scoop.it
Respect, Educate and Protect (REPs) The concept of REPs is a way to explain as well as teach the themes of digital citizenship. Each area encompasses three topics which should be taught beginning at the kindergarten level.
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But what if I can't find it on the internet?

But what if I can't find it on the internet? | cyber citizens | Scoop.it
Libraries have lost more than books - research service standards have fallen too, Pauline Westwood writes.
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Should university students use Wikipedia?

Should university students use Wikipedia? | cyber citizens | Scoop.it
Most academics look down on the open source encyclopedia, but does it really hinder students' studies?
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Open University Library Services | Being Digital | Activities A-Z

Open University Library Services | Being Digital | Activities A-Z | cyber citizens | Scoop.it
Being digital from the Open University, is a collection of short, easy to follow learning activities.
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Skills for life online

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