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As more and more students interact digitally–with content, one another, and various communities–the concept of digital citizenship becomes increasingly important. Which begs the question: what is digital citizenship, really?
How do you stop a social media addiction? Here's a funny ad to make you think about how often you look down at your phone. Might be good to show students during a Life Skills or Digital Citizenship lesson.
An interesting article that might helo to explain why some students do silly things online, and others don't - the facade of anonymity and the overall behaviour of the social group are the key issues in determining how someone might treat others online.
A very interesting article on Big Viral - the way in which shareability is trumping truth on the Internet. Seems like whatever you like is clicked and shared - and apologised for later if it proves false. Remember the snow on the Sphinx? Yes, it did snow in Egypt - but just a dusting and nowhere near the iconic landmark. A doctored photo is far more impressive.
What impact does this have on kids who share? How can we teach them to find the false - even when society doesn't let truth get in the way of the story?
The Background: I was completing a digital storytelling activity with a group of fifth grade students yesterday. The Problem: When I answered a question about whether or not images from the Interne...
Melissa Marshall's insight:
A great little interactive for demonstrating to students how copyright works in real life situations - each student has a question and then you click on it for the answer. American but very good and to the point.
Digital learning is coming whether people like it or not. The new standards call for it. Twenty-first century readiness requires it. Future jobs rely on it. There is no doubt that educational technology has the power to motivate kids, so why not harness that passion in the K-12 classroom? There are many reasons why digital learning has arrived and is here to stay.
“Schools Should Be Teaching Kids How to Use the Internet Well The Atlantic Integration of conscious social media use as well as policies that provide more free and unfiltered Internet access are two ways of modeling best practices and actively...”
In a post titled, 'The Importance of Modeling Positive Use of Social Media', +Chris Wejr suggested that schools need to do more to both model the appropriate use of social media, as well as promote more positive stories.
In 2014, take some time to help your students become responsible digital citizens. And remember, you don’t have to teach a course in digital literacy. You can simply integrate tools like Twitter, encourage your students to archive their best work through the creation of a blog, website, or portfolio, or help students add the skills they have developed in your course to their digital resumes.
An eye-opening article as to the ways students are cheating using technology. Is the solution to completely remove devices and police it strongly, or should we be asking questions that are unGoogleable in order to check understanding?
Super interesting. Is social media making us more narcissistic or is it enhancing a latent preoccupation with self - i. e., instead of the mirror, or selfies are now evident to a wide audience? What will be the effect on kids who feel they have to present a certain view of themseves to the world in order to be accepted?
How about that last characteristic of a 21st-century learner, effective communicator? Being literate means one who is advanced at reading, writing, speaking, and listening. And, in all schools -- deeper learning driven or not -- literacy is a curriculum fundamental.