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In Constant Digital Contact, We Feel 'Alone Together'

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In her book Alone Together, psychologist Sherry Turkle explains how digital devices are affecting our communication and relationships.
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Research: Online Gaming Expands the Social Life of Gamers -- THE Journal

People who play massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) may notprefer the company of avatars to live humans after all. In fact, reports new research supported by the United States Air Force Research Laboratory, online gaming expands players' social lives.
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What Your Teen Is Really Doing All Day On Twitter And Instagram

What Your Teen Is Really Doing All Day On Twitter And Instagram | Thinking about Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
danah boyd's new book, It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens, explores the nuanced reasons and ways teens use social networks--and why...
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Don't Blame Social Media if Your Teen Is Unsocial. It's Your Fault | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

Don't Blame Social Media if Your Teen Is Unsocial. It's Your Fault | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | Thinking about Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
If kids can’t socialize, who should parents blame? Simple: They should blame themselves. Teenagers would love to socialize face-to-face with their friends. But adult society won’t let them.
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Is face to face interaction in the classroom at risk as we begin to incorporate response systems or use social media to post discussions?

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Age of Distraction: Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus

Age of Distraction: Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus | Thinking about Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Learning to focus on one task while tuning out the many distractions vying for attention is a crucial life skill that some students are missing.
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Jun Kim's curator insight, December 9, 2013 5:21 AM

Love this quote! “It’s about using the devices smartly but having the capacity to concentrate as you need to, when you want to.”

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California school district hires online monitoring firm to watch 13,000 students

California school district hires online monitoring firm to watch 13,000 students | Thinking about Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Startup analyzes public social media posts: "Therefore, no privacy is violated.”
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[Infografía] The risks of posting in Social Networks: Public or Private?

[Infografía] The risks of posting in Social Networks: Public or Private? | Thinking about Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it

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An infographic showing some of the hazards of posting your life online.

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Awesome Digital Citizenship Graphic for your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Awesome Digital Citizenship Graphic for your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Thinking about Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it

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Is your school’s “digital citizenship” practice a pass or fail?

Is your school’s “digital citizenship” practice a pass or fail? | Thinking about Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it

Nothing works 100% but we need to really be proactive as educators in our work with students, not simply worry about covering our butts.  If we are really wanting to do what is best for kids, shouldn’t we be at the top (or at least working towards) the top?

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How (And Why) Teenagers Hide Their Online Activity - Edudemic

How (And Why) Teenagers Hide Their Online Activity - Edudemic | Thinking about Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Most teens and students use the web for social networking, school research, and gaming. But did you know that many teens actually hide their online activities from their parents and others?
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Students' online access hinges on grades, conduct, Tri-Creek schools officials say : Lowell News

Students' online access hinges on grades, conduct, Tri-Creek schools officials say : Lowell News | Thinking about Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
LOWELL | Greater access to cyberspace and all it offers is a privilege, not a right, Lowell High School students will learn this week.
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Interesting idea, but wouldn't curriculum have to be geared toward the lowest priviledge level if all students are expected to participate in class?

 

Philosophical arguements aside, scalability is also an issue. I imagine it would turn into an IT nightmare the more students that need to be individually managed.

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Short documentary: Why Privacy Matters

Privacy International's 16-minute mini-documentary from DEFCON about privacy is a great, compact answer to the question, "Why does privacy matter?

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Why More Schools Aren’t Teaching Web Literacy—and How They Can Start

Why More Schools Aren’t Teaching Web Literacy—and How They Can Start | Thinking about Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
In 1998, a 15-year-old high school student used the personal website of a professor at Northwestern University, Arthur Butz, as justification for writing a history paper called "The Historic Myth of Concentration Camps."...

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Who can we trust? The importance of teaching our students to interpret the news.

Who can we trust? The importance of teaching our students to interpret the news. | Thinking about Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it

"Where once we would do an occasional unit on disseminating fact and opinion and identifying bias in selected reading to satisfy the mandates of our English Curriculum, we now must make it the major focus of our non fiction reading programs."

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Announcing Our Free iBooks Textbooks!

Announcing Our Free iBooks Textbooks! | Thinking about Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
A Community for Common Sense Educators. The Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum you know and love now fits in the palm of your hand.
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News Literacy: Critical-Thinking Skills for the 21st Century

News Literacy: Critical-Thinking Skills for the 21st Century | Thinking about Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Every teacher I've worked with over the last five years recalls two kinds of digital experiences with students.

The first I think of as digital native moments, when a student uses a piece of technol
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A Must Have Poster on Digital Literacy ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must Have Poster on Digital Literacy ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Thinking about Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it

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Love the idea that digital citizenship is part of the continuum of information and tech literacy.

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Manners Matter Netiquette Infographic | Knowthenet

Find out more about the do's and don'ts on online manners. For more information about internet issues visit Knowthenet today.

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How To Tackle Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of School - Edudemic

How To Tackle Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of School - Edudemic | Thinking about Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Digital citizenship is not a one time discussion. It is an ongoing process that needs to be taught to all grade levels and to all stakeholders.
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How to Stop the Bullies

How to Stop the Bullies | Thinking about Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it

The inside story of how experts at Facebook, computer scientists at MIT, and even members of the hacker collective Anonymous are hunting for solutions to an increasingly tricky problem.

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"Networked Norms: How Tech Startups and Teen Practices Challenge Organizational Boundaries"

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So much to think about: understanding teen mental models, redefining IT & knowledge workers, challenging ingrained assumptions...

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A Real Lesson in Digital Citizenship

A Real Lesson in Digital Citizenship | Thinking about Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
My students and I had an “a-ha” moment the other day, in terms of digital citizenship and how we really need to think before we post images to the Internet. Or maybe even before we take the picture.
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I’m Not The Product, But I Play One On The Internet

I’m Not The Product, But I Play One On The Internet | Thinking about Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
"If you're not paying for the product, you are the product." I don't know who said it first, but the line has achieved a kind of supernatural resonance online. And for good reason - it describes a ...
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Digital Native vs Digital Citizen? Examining a Dangerous Stereotype

Digital Native vs Digital Citizen? Examining a Dangerous Stereotype | Thinking about Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it

There are a lot of dangerous stereotypes out there. "Asian students are always better at math." "Boys are always better at sports." And perhaps the most dangerous of all: "The current generation are all digital natives."

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When Colleges Look Up Applicants on Facebook: The Unspoken New Admissions Test

When Colleges Look Up Applicants on Facebook: The Unspoken New Admissions Test | Thinking about Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it

Amid decades-old worries about GPAs, resumes, extracurricular activities and campus interviews, today’s college applicants must reckon with a new high-tech dilemma: Are colleges judging me based on my online activities?

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In Constant Digital Contact, We Feel 'Alone Together'

In Constant Digital Contact, We Feel 'Alone Together' | Thinking about Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
In her book Alone Together, psychologist Sherry Turkle explains how digital devices are affecting our communication and relationships.
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