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Exploring the concept and practice of digital citizenship.
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Comcast Upgrades Its Digital Literacy Site

Comcast Upgrades Its Digital Literacy Site | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it

The short videos cover topics such as how to search, email basics and using social media.Additional videos from NBC Learn focus on Internet safety and security, including modules on spam, spyware and cyberbullying.

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ISTE 2012 model lesson 1: Think Aloud

ISTE 2012 model lesson 1: Think Aloud | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it
Information Fluency is the ability to locate digital information efficiently, evaluate it effectively and use it ethically.

 

Think Aloud


This lesson takes place in the context of a science course where DNA, genetics and "designer babies" is the topic. It is used here for demonstration purposes--any topic could be used and substitute an appropriate "questionable" result.

 

Among results for "designer babies" is this Genochoice.com


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20 Essential Twitter Chats for the Library Crowd

20 Essential Twitter Chats for the Library Crowd | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it
Many Twitter chats exist for the literary and library world, and we've discovered 20 of the absolute best for librarians to check out.
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Where the real dangers lie in social networking use

Where the real dangers lie in social networking use | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it
But by far the most likely threat that Paul or any of us face in any online presence is what we do to ourselves by posting in thoughtless ways that may impact our reputations. The understanding that little or nothing posted online remains private is key to "online safety.".
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BYO policy takes technology out of pockets and into the open

BYO policy takes technology out of pockets and into the open | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it
SINCE the beginning of this term, students in years 7 to 12 at Ravenswood have been allowed to bring in their own piece of technology from home to use at school.

According to the school's director of technology, Elizabeth Westley, the policy is proving to be successful.

''The girls are so enthusiastic and positive about it. Rather than have devices tucked away in pockets and secretly looking things up, there is now an environment of trust and openness,'' she says.

Read more: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/technology/technology-news/byo-policy-takes-technology-out-of-pockets-and-into-the-open-20120527-1zdda.html#ixzz1wJs9es7B.
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How to Create a Great YouTube Video Easily and Safely

That is why it is advised that you generally hold internet safety in the back of your mind, when generating your YouTube videos. Perhaps, the most very important safety tip that you need to remember is to shield your identity.
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Turning Students into Good Digital Citizens

Turning Students into Good Digital Citizens | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it
Schools have always been charged with the task of producing good citizens. But how has our definition of a "good citizen" changed over the ages?
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Google+ Safety Center – Google+

Google+ Safety Center – Google+ | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it

Social experiences require multiple players and so does safety. We all need to do our part. These resources are here for teens, parents, and teachers to learn more about how to use Google+ in a fun, smart, and safe way.

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Not on Your Watch -- How to Set Rules for When You're Not There | Common Sense Media

Not on Your Watch -- How to Set Rules for When You're Not There | Common Sense Media | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it
With its abundant outdoor play area and passionate teachers, my kids' school seemed like an oasis from the modern world of electronic entertainment. But when I picked my kids up from their after-school program, I was sometimes surprised to find them watching movies instead of drawing, reading, or playing outside..
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Content curation defined for services in schools

Content curation defined for services in schools | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it

Content curation is the ongoing finding and sharing of relevant digital and non-digital content about a specific topic for a specific audience. Typically, this content will come from a variety of properly credited sources and will be collated in such a way that the collection will be more useful than its individual elements.

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Using Avatars to Teach Internet Safety ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Using Avatars to Teach Internet Safety ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it
Use avatars and pen names to tech students about Internet safety. Get a complete lesson plan at the bottom of the blog post.
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Social media new territory for teachers

Social media new territory for teachers | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it
Teachers in the Appleton area are plugging into Facebook and Twitter to connect with students, but being 'friends' with a student on social media sites is still a gray area for many educators.
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Charles Rein's comment, March 14, 2012 7:57 AM
As a communication tool it may be fine, but a Parent or Teacher should toe the line as a responsible Adult and not be a close friend to children
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Socrative | Student Response System | engage the class using any device!

Socrative | Student Response System | engage the class using any device! | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it
Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational games and exercises via smartphones and tablets. Our apps are super simple and take seconds to load and run.
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YouTube Launches Digital Citizenship Curriculum for Teachers

YouTube Launches Digital Citizenship Curriculum for Teachers | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it
Going deeper into the education sphere, YouTube has just launched a digital citizenship curriculum for teachers, which includes training in things like how to r...
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Susie's comment, September 11, 2012 2:34 PM
Awesome link. Here's another one:
http://departingthetext.blogspot.com/2012/09/internet-use-in-information-age-safety.html
Tuba Angay-Crowder's comment, September 11, 2012 8:58 PM
Thank you for the great source Susie!
Mrs Michelle Zgombic's curator insight, January 6, 2013 4:33 PM

Looks like something worth getting teachers engaged in, will have to look into it- really great vid clip ; )

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ISTE MODEL LESSON 2 "Teamwork or Jigsaw" Method

ISTE MODEL LESSON 2 "Teamwork or Jigsaw" Method | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it
Information Fluency is the ability to locate digital information efficiently, evaluate it effectively and use it ethically.

 

This is a follow-up session to Lesson One, but could be used without the previous lesson.

The site being investigated is Genochoice.com


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7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech-leading Principals

7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech-leading Principals | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it
Unwrapping the key attributes that transform principals into effective technology leaders in their schools and in their districts.
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New York Middle School Students Participate in Online Cultural Exchange Program

Middle school students in New York's White Plains Public Schools are participating in a virtual cultural exchange program.
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Why can’t Johnny blog?

Why can’t Johnny blog? | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it
Guy is among a growing faction of Ontario parents, teachers, and education specialists who believe kids need more technology in the classroom, from blogs to Facebook, mobile devices and beyond. Without it, they argue, children’s education will become woefully irrelevant in today’s fast-changing world—think of it as 21st century illiteracy..
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Gen Y communicates via social media

Gen Y communicates via social media | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it
An increasing number of teenagers in India are using social networking sites to remain in touch with each other with mobiles as their favourite gadget.
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Young People's Learning Technology Priorities

Young People's Learning Technology Priorities | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it
The Youth Engagement Project was designed to ensure that the voice, opinions and views of young people are included in the development of Leicester City Council’s Building Schools for the Future Programme..
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Turning Students into Good Digital Citizens -- THE Journal

Turning Students into Good Digital Citizens -- THE Journal | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it
Schools have always been charged with the task of producing good citizens. But how has our definition of a "good citizen" changed over the ages?
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A Parents’ Guide to Twitter and Education

A Parents’ Guide to Twitter and Education | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it

As more and more people join the world of Twitter (460,000 signups per day), school parents and teachers are more commonplace on this global social media tool. According to a recent Pew Internet Study, 84% of all Twitter users are between the ages of 18-49. Why is this important to school officials? The age range includes the majority of our school parents.

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, March 13, 2013 6:47 AM

I use Twitter a lot for professional learning. I would be interested in the views of others as to the efficacy of its as a communication tool or other type of useage with parents?

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Back to the blackboard on link to cyber bullies

Back to the blackboard on link to cyber bullies | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it

''We may have been mistaken in thinking that cyber-bullying is just another form of bullying.We need to take a more objective look at it, treat it as a completely new thing and go back to basics and find out what's going on".

 

Sheryl Hemphill, professor of psychology at the Australian Catholic University, led the team that reviewed international studies and tracked 700 Victorian school students over several years as they progressed from grade 5 to grade 9.

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Should Students Need a Driver’s Permit to Cruise Social Media? 

Should Students Need a Driver’s Permit to Cruise Social Media?  | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it

We are giving them the most amazing vehicle—technology, but we are forgetting the importance of safety education and teaching them how to both “drive” these devices and navigate this information highway.

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6 Creative Education Blogs You Can Learn From

6 Creative Education Blogs You Can Learn From | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it
We have put together six of our favorite education blogs (some Edublog nominees) that hopefully you and your school can learn from.
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