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Why Digital Learning Is Here To Stay

Why Digital Learning Is Here To Stay | Prendi Digital Citizenship, Social Issues and RE | Scoop.it
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.

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, February 20, 5:23 PM

Definitely should be part of learning, but not ALL the learning. Digital skills are like all other skills - tools. The CONTENT is what is really important! Too much focus is often on the tools being used, rather than what they are supposed to be teaching.....

Ángeles Mirón Martín's curator insight, February 21, 3:16 AM

Fantastic article about digital learning....world is changing, and tecnology must be in our day-to-day....

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This newsletter contains links to apps, articles and issues that could be used to discuss digital citizenship, impact of technology on society and resources for Religious Education classes explored at Prendiville Catholic College, Australia. This page is an offshoot of Prendi eLearning http://www.scoop.it/t/prendi-elearning Follow me on Twitter at @prendielearning
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Moral Character Matters | Social Media | Education

Moral Character Matters | Social Media | Education | Prendi Digital Citizenship, Social Issues and RE | Scoop.it
There’s a direct correlation between moral character and success. We lose something very important when character is treated as an afterthought.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Character

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Ethics

 


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There’s a direct correlation between moral character and success. We lose something very important when character is treated as an afterthought.
 Developing moral character is something we need to address in schools - and it becomes more pertinent through the lens of social media interactions. 
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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 21, 10:56 AM
There’s a direct correlation between moral character and success. We lose something very important when character is treated as an afterthought.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Character


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Ethics


Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 21, 11:59 AM

Character matters. That is challenging in the digital age. How do we know the person who is posting?

 

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What Employers Want to See When They Google You

What Employers Want to See When They Google You | Prendi Digital Citizenship, Social Issues and RE | Scoop.it
You already know employers will Google the heck out of all potential candidates. So what do you really want them to see?

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When employers search online, they want your digital presence to give them more than a person free of red flags. Employers want to get a sense of – buzzword warning – your authentic self.

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How To Become A Better Online Researcher

How To Become A Better Online Researcher | Prendi Digital Citizenship, Social Issues and RE | Scoop.it
When we ‘research’ things now, we generally aren’t referring to spending time in a library – or even referring to spending time online accessing specific library or school research databases. The word ‘research’ largely refers to the act of typing words into your internet search bar and seeing what the Wise Old Web tells you. …

 

===> Hopefully you know this already, but a reminder never hurts: Give credit where credit is due. <===

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 28, 5:09 AM

===> Hopefully you know this already, but a reminder never hurts: Give credit where credit is due. <===


Chris Carter's comment, August 28, 8:57 PM
This skill is so essential, especially for overseas schools like mine (Concordia International School Shanghai). Thank you for making me aware of this piece.
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Social media for schools: a guide to Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest

Social media for schools: a guide to Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest | Prendi Digital Citizenship, Social Issues and RE | Scoop.it
Using social media in schools doesn't have to be scary, says Matt Britland. Here, he shares his tips for managing school accounts and some examples good practice

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A short guide with some ideas to keep in mind when using social media - that doe not just apply in the classroom.
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Do You Need a Social Media Detox? | Edudemic

Do You Need a Social Media Detox? | Edudemic | Prendi Digital Citizenship, Social Issues and RE | Scoop.it
We all know that social media can be a great tool for teachers, both in the classroom and for professional development purposes. Here at Edudemic, we encourage you to do things like use Twitter to build your PLN, connect with other educators on Facebook, pin great ideas on Pinterest, and more. But just as we …
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I take a detox during the holidays for at least a week to turn my brain off - sometimes it feels like there are a million tabs open in my head. This is now gaining traction as we are finding social media creeping in to everything - yes, it did actually happen even is no one Instagrammed it.

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A Digital Citizenship Survival Kit

A Digital Citizenship Survival Kit | Prendi Digital Citizenship, Social Issues and RE | Scoop.it

is i"It’s a simple little prop I use when teaching Digital Citizenship to our pK-12 Aurora Huskies students, but I think it sends a powerful message. I love utilizing props to try to get my point across to students and thought that creating a kit full of props would be a great way to reinforce a very important topic in our schools."

 


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This is a great idea - a kit of props to help the message sink in! Some of the props used are: 

 

- a padlock: to symbolise keeping data safe - who will you unlock your life and details to?

- a tube of toothpaste: like what you post online, once it is out it is almost impossible to out it all back in the tube!

- a permanent marker: everything that you put online is permanent—even if you hit the delete button after posting. 

 

Maybe you have a few other suggestions that might be useful to add to a survival toolkit!

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Philip Finlay-Bryan's curator insight, October 19, 2013 8:07 AM

Not just for kids, lessons and reminders for us all

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, October 20, 2013 9:33 PM

Awesome! Love the "props" teachers can use when teaching digital citizenship! 

Pamela Perry King's curator insight, October 21, 2013 12:12 PM

This is a FANTASTIC IDEA!! So Clever!!

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How To Actually Delete your Digital Footprint

How To Actually Delete your Digital Footprint | Prendi Digital Citizenship, Social Issues and RE | Scoop.it

Helping students understand their digital footprint is an integral part of being a good digital citizen. Knowing that you leave behind a little trail of digital breadcrumbs as you conduct your digital life is useful  - and can even help you in some scenarios (like when you need to hunt down something you remember seeing online, but don’t remember exactly where…). But what happens when you need to delete your digital footprint (or more likely, a part of your digital footprint)? 


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Deb Gardner's curator insight, July 29, 6:18 PM

I've considered protecting my digital footprint but never actually deleting it. In fact, many times we act as architects in building a positive online presence. 

 

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Watch Dogs - Digital Shadow

Watch Dogs - Digital Shadow | Prendi Digital Citizenship, Social Issues and RE | Scoop.it
They know who I am. Access your #DigitalShadow
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You must check this out. 

Watch as this program finds everything that anyone knows about you on the Internet and prepare for a fright. I got one for sure. 

Great tool for students to do as part of a Digital Citizenship course!

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How To Cite Social Media In Scholarly Writing.

How To Cite Social Media In Scholarly Writing. | Prendi Digital Citizenship, Social Issues and RE | Scoop.it

How To Cite Social Media In Scholarly Writing


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Good reference guide - there are some loose ideas at university level but it is hard to know what to put down. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 20, 8:23 PM

We talked about this the other day and the challenges of keeping pace with the styles out there because of social media.

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The Learning and Thinking Skills of The 21st Century Students | Infographic

The Learning and Thinking Skills of The 21st Century Students | Infographic | Prendi Digital Citizenship, Social Issues and RE | Scoop.it

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Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, June 9, 1:38 AM

 

Thank you for sharing.

....The visual is free for anyone to use and download provided that you do not charge people for it and you credit back Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Enjoy...

 

Sana Sakale's curator insight, June 9, 1:50 AM

Learning and Thinking Skills of the 21st Century Learners

Claudine Provencher's curator insight, June 11, 4:41 AM

Creative and effective way to see how different kinds of literacy combine together.

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5 Myths and Truths About Kids' Internet Safety

5 Myths and Truths About Kids' Internet Safety | Prendi Digital Citizenship, Social Issues and RE | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. Help keep your kids' online experiences positive and productive by learning the truth (and ignoring the rumors) about what really makes them safe.

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Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, June 9, 9:06 AM

I have to agree with Gwyneth Jones in that, "there is no safety, only awareness" when teaching kids digital literacy. These are some great myths that need to be understood so that we can better equip our kids to navigate both the real and virtual world effectively.  

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, June 9, 2:00 PM

Good information to also share with parents, especially about their child's digital footprint and how to keep it private.

Betty Skeet's curator insight, June 11, 9:30 AM

Learning about truths and  ignoring rumours  about internet safety for  children and young people.

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Discovering Two Screens Aren’t Better Than One

Discovering Two Screens Aren’t Better Than One | Prendi Digital Citizenship, Social Issues and RE | Scoop.it
A once-confirmed two-monitor user decides to turn off one screen and learns how to battle the temptation of email and YouTube.

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A case against multitasking. 

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20 Basic Rules For Digital Citizenship

20 Basic Rules For Digital Citizenship | Prendi Digital Citizenship, Social Issues and RE | Scoop.it
20 Basic Rules For Digital Citizenship

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, September 8, 2013 4:12 PM

Good chart with rules for digital citizenship

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How 13-Year-Olds Really Use Snapchat

How 13-Year-Olds Really Use Snapchat | Prendi Digital Citizenship, Social Issues and RE | Scoop.it
Snapchat gives teens a way to send messages without fearing their parents will ever see it. That's the best and worst part about it.

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This is a very interesting read! What are kids using Snapchat for? It is certainly being used heavily at our school. Article is written by a 13 year old. 

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EdTechSandyK's curator insight, June 29, 12:43 PM

Written by an 8th grader. Very insightful!

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The Truth About Parenting And Smartphones

The Truth About Parenting And Smartphones | Prendi Digital Citizenship, Social Issues and RE | Scoop.it
Recently, journalists and researchers have been blaming smartphones for bad parenting. They want us to put down our devices and focus on our children. But they’ve got it all wrong. It is no wonder that anxiety plagues the modern human. We seem hopelessly confused. We love our tools; we can’t stop [...]

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Neil Krasnoff's curator insight, October 8, 1:05 PM

I like this balanced and reflective piece that places a priority on the teaching of values, as opposed to the mentality of fear and banishment.

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New Poster on How to Cite Digital Images ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

New Poster on How to Cite Digital Images ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Prendi Digital Citizenship, Social Issues and RE | Scoop.it

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This is Americanised, but the concept is right. You can search for public domain and Creative Commons images on Google now, and ensure you know where the material comes from. Links are much better than downloads when it comes to avoiding copyright issues. 

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How Teens Are Really Using Social Media

How Teens Are Really Using Social Media | Prendi Digital Citizenship, Social Issues and RE | Scoop.it
A lot of kids are using social media these days, and even if that isn’t surprising to you, it may be surprising to you just how many of them are using it and just how much. Leveraging these popular social media tools in the classroom is a no-brainer: everything from Twitter and Facebook all the …
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Some interesting stats:

95% of teens (12-17) use the internet81% use social media (compared with 72% of internet users overall)50% log into social media more than once per day21% of kids under 13 use social media sites26% of kids under 13 have a YouTube accountIn a survey of girls aged 6-12 33% said they were saving their money to buy new technology20% said they were saving for a smartphone48% said that they have a cellphone51% of those said that they have a smartphone
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A new twist on concentration: Standing while you work

A new twist on concentration: Standing while you work | Prendi Digital Citizenship, Social Issues and RE | Scoop.it

A growing workplace health trend is moving to classrooms: More schools are adding standing desks as a tool to increase alertness and combat childhood obesity.

In 2012, more than one-third of children are overweight or obese - clearly we need to try something!

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The saying "sitting is the new smoking" is gaining traction in workplaces, so it is not surprising that this is now moving to schools. It might help some students concentrate more: I try and get students standing around lab benches when doing experiments to keep brains active, but I wonder how it would go if they stood all day? I think more studies might need to be done. 

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Turnitin And The Debate Over Anti-Plagiarism Software

Turnitin And The Debate Over Anti-Plagiarism Software | Prendi Digital Citizenship, Social Issues and RE | Scoop.it
 One company and its algorithms are changing the way America's schools handle classroom ethics.

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This is an American article, but it does pose an interesting question about pitting teachers and students against each other using a service like Turnitin. If students are taught how not to plagiarise, this becomes far less of an issue. I think Turnitin and other similar software is definitely needed, but should be used like a scalpel, not a hammer!

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Social Networks | StaySafeOnline.org

Social Networks | StaySafeOnline.org | Prendi Digital Citizenship, Social Issues and RE | Scoop.it


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A resource with lots of ideas for protecting against identity theft, cyberbullying and fraud online. 

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, July 29, 6:58 PM

Good advice about protecting your online identity and keeping safe online

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11 ways to stay SAFE online when you’re traveling

11 ways to stay SAFE online when you’re traveling | Prendi Digital Citizenship, Social Issues and RE | Scoop.it

If you bring your phone, tablet or laptop with you when you travel, there’s one thing to keep in mind: public WiFi networks are public.

“That open Wi-Fi connection opens the door for hackers,” writes NPR’s Steve Henn. “They can get in the middle of transactions between, say, you and your bank.”

 

Because you’re sharing the network with strangers, there’s the risk that someone is using readily available software that snoops on what you’re doing.

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/27/dangers-of-wifi-in-public-places/

 


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If you bring your phone, tablet or laptop with you when you travel, there’s one thing to keep in mind: public WiFi networks are public.

“That open Wi-Fi connection opens the door for hackers,” writes NPR’s Steve Henn. “They can get in the middle of transactions between, say, you and your bank.”

 

Because you’re sharing the network with strangers, there’s the risk that someone is using readily available software that snoops on what you’re doing.

 
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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 7, 7:18 PM

If you bring your phone, tablet or laptop with you when you travel, there’s one thing to keep in mind: public WiFi networks are public.

“That open Wi-Fi connection opens the door for hackers,” writes NPR’s Steve Henn. “They can get in the middle of transactions between, say, you and your bank.”


Because you’re sharing the network with strangers, there’s the risk that someone is using readily available software that snoops on what you’re doing.


Learn more:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/27/dangers-of-wifi-in-public-places/



SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 8, 7:23 AM

Really useful information to remember when you are travelling and using free wifi. Take care that you understand what you are using and stay safe.

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, July 8, 7:33 AM

VPN's are becoming more commonplace. It's an excellent way to stay safe.

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How Students Cheat Online

How Students Cheat Online | Prendi Digital Citizenship, Social Issues and RE | Scoop.it

To Cheat or not to cheat- an age old question that has taken on new meaning with the inception of online college courses. The question we are facing today- are online courses really giving students the go ahead to cheat?


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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, July 17, 3:58 PM

This article discusses ways to prevent and catch cheating-and yes, cheating happens online AND in the classroom.

 

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App Recommendations for Mobile Devices

App Recommendations for Mobile Devices | Prendi Digital Citizenship, Social Issues and RE | Scoop.it
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This is a fantastic little site that allows you to search for the right app recommendations for you - based on what activity you are doing in class, or what you want to achieve. Definitely worth checking out! Follow the questions through and it will them come up with a list!

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10 Proactive Steps to Reduce the Dangers of Student Social Media Use

10 Proactive Steps to Reduce the Dangers of Student Social Media Use | Prendi Digital Citizenship, Social Issues and RE | Scoop.it
Educators and Parents Faced With More Social Media Based Issues With Their Young Students Every Year. A Proactive Stance can Help. This week I attended an

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 8, 6:40 PM

Creating a culture of awareness and support at home and in schools will help students immensely.

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Digital Citizenship in Schools

Digital Citizenship in Schools | Prendi Digital Citizenship, Social Issues and RE | Scoop.it
Exploring the concept and practice of digital citizenship.

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