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What does it mean to be a digital citizen?
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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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Traynor's Eye: Meeting A Troll...

Traynor's Eye: Meeting A Troll... | Thinking about Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it

A writer's story about meeting the troll that had terrorized his life. Lessons in digital citizenship from both sides of the screen.

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Digital Citizenship – Alberta Style

Digital Citizenship – Alberta Style | Thinking about Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it

Comprehensive Digital Citizenship Policy Development Guide

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12 Things Students Should Never Do on Social Media

12 Things Students Should Never Do on Social Media | Thinking about Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it

The last thing young people want is another set of rules. But these days, social media comes with great responsibility.


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Teen fights cyber bullies with 'nice' tweets

Teen fights cyber bullies with 'nice' tweets | Thinking about Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
Seventeen-year-old Kevin Curwick, an Osseo High School football team captain, is using a "Nice Things" Twitter page to fight cyber bullies and compliment his classmates, but much to his surprise, now people across the world are returning the favor.

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Facebook, The 'Teenage Version Of Email'

Facebook, The 'Teenage Version Of Email' | Thinking about Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it

Nothing lasts forever, especially for teens. 

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Digital Citizenship Poster for Middle and High School Classrooms | Common Sense Media

Digital Citizenship Poster for Middle and High School Classrooms | Common Sense Media | Thinking about Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it

Digital Citizenship Poster for Middle and High School Classrooms | Common Sense Media http://t.co/IE6VFrCl...


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5 steps to building social media presence from scratch

5 steps to building social media presence from scratch | Thinking about Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it

We all need to start somewhere!

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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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What are some real world best practices in terms of businesses using content curation?

What are some real world best practices in terms of businesses using content curation? | Thinking about Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it

I've been asked to answer this question on Quora and so even though it's been already documented in a number of posts or SlideShare presentations (I mention a couple at the end of my answer by Corinne Weisgerber and Beth Kanter), I felt I should give the perspective we have from observing a number of practices on Scoop.it.

 

From the early days of the private beta, we've seen a lot of curation being made by our users for professional reasons. Some as independant pofessionals, a lot as businesses. This is what drove the development of Scoop.it Business and Scoop.it Pro, our two main premium plans which have known a great adoption and success since we launched them.

 

This might not be an exhaustive list and it is meant in a business context which is not what all curation activities are about. But let us know: do you see other best practices worht mentioning?


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Guillaume Decugis's comment, September 13, 2012 1:17 PM
Hi Gilbert. Sure! Good suggestion. We'll cover that at some point. There are great examples there too. Feel free to share your own observations with us.
Deborah Verran's comment, September 13, 2012 2:14 PM
Scoopit is an excellent vehicle for the not for profit (NFP), information sharing sector, many thanks.
Guillaume Decugis's comment, September 13, 2012 3:35 PM
Thanks Deborah. We see a lot of non-profits indeed be successful on Scoop.it!
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Harvard Says 125 Students May Have Cheated on Exam

Harvard Says 125 Students May Have Cheated on Exam | Thinking about Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it
A review conducted by the university showed that nearly half of the students in an undergraduate class may have collaborated on a take-home test in the spring.

 

“The enabling role of technology is a big part of this picture,” Mr. Harris said. “It’s the ease of sharing."

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5 Ways to Avoid Oversharing on Social Media

5 Ways to Avoid Oversharing on Social Media | Thinking about Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it

Words of wisdom from a 15-year-old that apply to teens and adults alike. via @annalynnmartino

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Citing Sources: A Quick and Graphic Guide

Citing Sources: A Quick and Graphic Guide | Thinking about Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it

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Lovely child friendly way to explain!

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This website adds insight into the proper way of referencing and avoiding plagiarism. This website is necessary for any written assessment.

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How to spread an Apple rumor

How to spread an Apple rumor | Thinking about Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it

"Don't believe everything you read on the internet" - Abraham Lincoln

 

A Swedish production company explains how it created an Apple rumor last week and watched it propagate on Apple blogs.

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How Facebook has turned the normal processes of dying and grieving inside out

How Facebook has turned the normal processes of dying and grieving inside out | Thinking about Digital Citizenship | Scoop.it

Just as social media has rewired human interactions and marketing (sometimes confusing the two), it’s now revolutionizing the way we face death and come to terms with grief.

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