Digital Citizenship in Schools
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Exploring the concept and practice of digital citizenship.
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18 Amazing Examples of G+ Hangouts in Education

18 Amazing Examples of G+ Hangouts in Education | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it
Google+ Hangouts is making a splash in education, where teachers and others are transforming the learning experience.
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Introducing TED-Ed: Lessons worth sharing

TED launches its TED-Ed YouTube channel: Short, animated videos for teachers and students...
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29 Steps to Internet Safety for Kids

29 Steps to Internet Safety for Kids | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it
This is a great list from Deb Ng, founder and former owner of the Freelance Writing Jobs. I thought hard about what she’d written to see if I could add anything, enhance or disagree.

 

Nothing. It’s a great list, as good as any I’ve seen since social media exploded on the education landscape. Read and take note:..
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Digital Differentiation ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Digital Differentiation ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it

Use multi-media to design student-driven learning experiences that are fueled by standards-based Essential Questions and facilitated by digital tools to provide students with flexible learning paths.

 

Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate learning experiences that address the diverse learning needs of all students and help them develop 21st Century Skills. At it's most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand and use information. When combined with student-driven learning experiences fueled by Essential Questions offering flexible learning paths, it can be the ticket to success. Here is a closer look at three components of effectively using technology as a tool for digital differentiation

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Digtial citizenship - a worthwhile set of slides.

This is the deck shared with graduate students taking an online course on digital citizenship.
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New for your Kindle: Net Smart eBook: Howard Rheingold, Anthony Weeks:

New for your Kindle: Net Smart eBook: Howard Rheingold, Anthony Weeks: | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it
"A desperately needed and wonderfully written guide to being literate in today's digital, always-on world. This book is not just descriptive. It articulates a comprehensive set of social norms, practices and protocols that help us unleash the collective power of networked intelligence. And, yes, using the web mindfully can indeed make us smarter, as this book will illustrate. A must read for anyone wanting to thrive in today's increasingly connected world."--John Seely Brown, Former Chief Scientist of Xerox Corp and Director of Xerox Palo Alto Research Center; co-author of A New Culture of Learning..
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Delicious stack - Teachers and Social Media

This collection is based on the debate about teachers and their role on social media sites.
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Teaching the Net Generation: Teachers' perspectives in young Canadians in a wired world

Teaching the Net Generation: Teachers' perspectives in young Canadians in a wired world | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it

Few professions in our society have been as affected by the advent of digital technologies as teaching: from cell phones in classrooms, to the use of Wikipedia and other online resources in coursework, to the push to integrate ICT across different subject areas, every aspect of teachers' professional lives has changed. And not only their professional lives: the increasing popularity of social media, among both youth and adults, has made it harder than ever for teachers to keep a clear line between their professional and personal lives.

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Why Digital Citizenship? Why Now? | Internet Safety

Why Digital Citizenship? Why Now? | Internet Safety | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it

The new media landscape is changing very quickly. Both the number of new tools and the ways digital technologies are becoming part our lives are growing at an incredible pace. Many of us feel like we can’t keep up.

 

... And in Wilmington, North Carolina, school librarian Jennifer LaGarde says she’s working with her students and staff to move beyond conversations about protecting students from the evils of social media and into conversations with about how to help kids “develop a safe and responsible online presence.”

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Information Transliteracy in the 21st Centuy Classroom

The task of knowledge gathering used to revolve around answering the question; today, the task is questioning the answer...
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Google Web Search Education

Google Web Search Education | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it

Google create tools to let you find the information you need, of the kind you need, when you need it. In most cases, a simple search works really well.

 

But for more specialized questions, a bit of instruction in how to search improves all searcher--from middle school students to trained professionals--and lets you discover and use more, higher quality sources than ever before.

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Myfaves - a shiny new start page

Myfav.es is a free, elegant, & customizable start page for your favorite web browser*, iPad, or iPhone

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YouTube Finds a Way Off Schools’ Banned List

YouTube Finds a Way Off Schools’ Banned List | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it
Educators are giving YouTube — long dismissed as a storehouse of whimsical, time-wasting and occasionally distasteful videos — another look. As Google, YouTube’s parent company, fine-tunes a portal that lets schools limit students’ access to selected content, the video-sharing Web site is gaining popularity as a trove of free educational materials..
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Student Safety in the Age of Facebook -- THE Journal

Student Safety in the Age of Facebook -- THE Journal | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it
Safety is the motive behind most school policies regarding filtering and limitations of the internet. But what happens when these policies are proven ineffective, even detrimental, to learning and safety of the students they claim to protect?
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School Social Media Use – A Lesson In Digital Footprints

School Social Media Use – A Lesson In Digital Footprints | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it
Parents and administrators should be far, far more concerned about student behavior online than a photo on a school website!!
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Why social media will civilize the wild web - where do the challenges lie?

Why social media will civilize the wild web - where do the challenges lie? | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it

“How Storify And Pinterest Are Cultivating The Wild Web, And Why Social Media Will Civilize The Internet” is an interesting article by E.D. Kain in Forbes online that presents two movements in social media evolution that will complement the development of a more human online experience — one that reflects our educational goals of digital citizenship which we preach in all our mentoring around safety in the online world.

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FOSI Announces A Platform for Good: Educate About Digital Citizenship and Responsible Technology Use

FOSI Announces A Platform for Good: Educate About Digital Citizenship and Responsible Technology Use | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it

"The internet can be a place for great opportunities for kids and teens. An opportunity to learn, to show kindness and to do good". Nancy Gifford, FOSI.

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Delicious Stack - Social media policy for schools

Delicious Stack - Social media policy for schools | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it
This stack provides social media policy advice and guidelines for schools, including examples of school policy documentation.
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EDUCATOR’S GUIDE – Facebook for Educators

EDUCATOR’S GUIDE – Facebook for Educators | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it
Our commitment to you is to provide an easy way to stay updated as changes occur with Facebook. We created this website to do just that in addition to providing you with even more insights, guidance and resources.
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Pinterest is blowing up – with cries of copyright infringement

Pinterest is blowing up – with cries of copyright infringement | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it
What's the place of Pinterest at your library? Is there really a copyright issue?

 

"Pinterest's potential is huge - but does the platform pave the way to copyright infringements?

Pinterest is many things to many people. For some it’s a collection of things you aspire to own, for others a source of DIY inspiration, or even a way to pitch an advertising campaign. While it definitely appeals more to some than others, you can’t deny its overwhelming command of the social market and its incredible growth"...
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The Case for Social Media in the Classroom

The Case for Social Media in the Classroom | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it
Educators must teach their students to be effective citizens of the digital world.
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The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons | The Edublogger

The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons | The Edublogger | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it

With this post the folks at Edublogger, hope to dispel a few myths and pull together a complete list of resources for teachers and students to use when blogging and working with content online.

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Policies for Staff use of Social Media and Social Networks

Policies for Staff use of Social Media and Social Networks | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Scoop.it

Does your employer / Institution have a policy for the accepted use, by staff, for how they can use Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, SlideShare, YouTube, WordPress, etc)?

 

Is it limited to how you can use it for work, or in work, or does it cover your usage outside of work and how you talk/post about what you do at work?

 

Are you allowed to use images/logo of your employer/Institution in your work?

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