Middle School ICT students investigate the positives and negatives of accessing digital media. Students also engage in activities centered on their own Digital Footprints as they access technological resources and digital media.
As it happens, we’ve been talking and thinking about the Visitor/Resident typology (White & Cornu, 2011) that last couple of weeks. The network gods have been kind, because over night a post titled “The resident web and its impact on the academy” (Lanclos & White, 2015) floats across my Twitter stream. Much food for thought.
Just because you are paranoid doesn't mean they're not watching. The modern web is built on tracking, in ways that often feel invisible. But the way this tracking works is usually simple – and even avoidable. Today Cool Websites and Tools looks at a few browser extensions and websites that show you how tracking works…
Words matter. Especially when it comes to climate change, a problem that sometimes feels so woefully abstract and overwhelming it’s easy to lose track of the urgency. There’s no denying that moving forward, society faces a choice: Keep on with business as usual and risk unimaginable catastrophe, or make a...
Colleges need to engage staff, learners and employers in a constructive dialogue to define expectations of technology use. We recommend using a range of methods to involve them and encourage a variety of voices to be heard. In particular, facilitate closer working with employers – they can help determine expenditure, use of technology and assessment. The aim is to ensure that learners’ technology use is going to prepare them for employment and enhance their lifelong employability.
By focusing on Global Digital Citizenship every day for 15 minutes, you can instil in your students a strong basis for Internet-savvy skills for the 21st Century. This is the first in a series of templates for lesson plans on the 21st Century Fluencies. First up: Solution Fluency.
You heard that right, we said 15 minutes—take this lesson in parts; one part each day. You can spread this out over a couple weeks time or however you wish.
The premise for our 15 minutes comes in the form of flipped videos or material that students will examine at home, or at the very least to be highlighted and watched in class for 15 minutes or less.
So it all begins with your PBL plan. We here at the Global Digital Citizen Foundation believe that PBL is one of the best ways to get students engaged in their own learning. PBL is the name—Solution Fluency is the game.
It was relatively rare for teens in our focus groups to talk about meeting romantic partners online. Some teens explained that they would not trust someone they met online because of the likelihood of misrepresentation, while others were generally distrustful of all strangers online.
Around 7 percent of U.S. residents have fallen victim to identity theft during 2014, while 86 percent of victims experienced the fraudulent use of existing credit card or bank account information, according to a study published by the U.S.
Being able to identify reliable sources online is a necessary skill. It contributes not only to success in academia but also keeps us from looking foolish. Learn how you can help your child develop the necessary skills to seperate the quality information online from the questionable websites.
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