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Is digital Literacy for students ONLY? What about teachers?

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Is digital Literacy for students ONLY? What about teachers?
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I couldn't have said it better. We all expect teachers to be literate and numerate, but are they all digitally competent? The expectation in Sept 2016, with the digital competence framework being introduced, is that all teachers will be competent to embed ICT skills across the curriculum.

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No child under 12 should be on social media, bullying expert says

No child under 12 should be on social media, bullying expert says | Digital Literacy - Digital Competence | Scoop.it
Parents must get tough about social media use after the tragic death of 14-year-old Amy 'Dolly' Everett, a leading Australian child psychologist says.
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Digital Competence of Educators

Digital Competence of Educators | Digital Literacy - Digital Competence | Scoop.it
Last month the European Commission published the report European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators: DigCompEdu. This report presents a common European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators (DigCompEdu). The DigCompEdu…
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Very good overview of necessary digital competence areas for educators. Useful for thorough staff audit?
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Digital Literacy in a Digital Age: A Discussion Paper

The Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E) is launching a program of research that will explore digital literacy: what it is, why it is important in a workplace context, and what the current opportunities and gaps are in the landscape of digital skills and education across the country. We believe that it is important to engage users, experts, and other stakeholders in our work early to test our assumptions and link our work to the work of others. This discussion paper is being released to encourage conversation, solicit feedback, and refine our thinking.
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Very much focused on the Canadian perspective but still worth reading, especially for it's definitions of Computational Thinking, digital literacy and digital skills. 
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Digital Natives Do Not Exist, Claims New Paper

Digital Natives Do Not Exist, Claims New Paper | Digital Literacy - Digital Competence | Scoop.it
A paper argues that the younger generation is no better at technology and multitasking than older people. 
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Tertiary students in S’pore not as tech-savvy as they think: Study

Tertiary students in S’pore not as tech-savvy as they think: Study | Digital Literacy - Digital Competence | Scoop.it
SINGAPORE Despite being digital natives youths here are not as well-equipped for the digital economy as they think A study has found that Singaporean tertiary students overestimate their level of proficiency in digital literacy skills including in word processing and spreadsheets.
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Keeping learners safe – Module 4 - Online Safety for practitioners

Keeping learners safe – Module 4 - Online Safety for practitioners | Digital Literacy - Digital Competence | Scoop.it
In this module, you will learn what online safety means, and about the important role you have when it comes to keeping learners safe online.
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A useful resource for practitioners looking at how to stay safe online, professional reputation and building a positive digital footprint.
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Be smart when using social media

Be smart when using social media | Digital Literacy - Digital Competence | Scoop.it
Social media posts resulted in at least 10 rescinded admissions to Harvard College this year.Harvard
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An interesting post on how some US universities look at the social media accounts of prospective students and how they deal with online incidents from their students. 
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Internet Awesome Curriculum

Welcome to the Internet Awesome Curriculum, a collaboration between Google and the Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe.org). This resource is part of Be Internet Awesome, a multifaceted program designed to teach kids the skills they need to be safe and smart online.
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Protecting Student Privacy on Social Media: Do's and Don'ts for Teachers

Protecting Student Privacy on Social Media: Do's and Don'ts for Teachers | Digital Literacy - Digital Competence | Scoop.it
Learn how to keep student information confidential on social media.
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I like this quote, "To be true digital citizens, our students need teachers who model pro-social, creative, and responsible social media use."
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11 Google Tricks That Will Change the Way You Search

11 Google Tricks That Will Change the Way You Search | Digital Literacy - Digital Competence | Scoop.it
Here's an overview of some of the most useful Google search tricks, from basic tips to new features just recently released.
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Some useful ideas for searching with Google.
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Should children ban their parents from social media? - BBC News

Should children ban their parents from social media? - BBC News | Digital Literacy - Digital Competence | Scoop.it
Parents are recording their children's lives through social media. But what will their children say about all those pictures when they get older.
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Interesting article about how parents are posting photos of their children to social networking sites such as Facebook, and creating a 'digital footprint' for their children before they are even born in some cases!
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The New Internet Minute

The New Internet Minute | Digital Literacy - Digital Competence | Scoop.it
 The Older version of the Internet Minute I remember when this original image came out, and I was stunned a
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Smartphones and the abdication of parental responsibility

Smartphones and the abdication of parental responsibility | Digital Literacy - Digital Competence | Scoop.it
Every generation of parent has its signature anxiety: Ours is the effect that smartphones will have on our children
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An interesting read about the use of Smartphones by an increasingly young age group and how parents who 'mollycoddle' their children in so many other aspects of their lives have unquestionably allowed this technology into their child's  lives. A spike in mental health issues in adolescents -  a connection between depression and the new media.
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Savvy Searching (UK)

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Helpful video from Google for Education for teachers and pupils. Looks at ways to recognise legitimate and dubious sources of information on the web.
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Modeling Digital Citizenship in the Classroom

Modeling Digital Citizenship in the Classroom | Digital Literacy - Digital Competence | Scoop.it
It’s imperative that we teach and model appropriate digital citizenship for students. With the constant use of technology, both in and out of the classroom, we have to remain vigilant to maintain safety. However, no amount of hovering is going to keep kids safe online. That’s why we must be the example for exemplary digital citizenship, every day. Encourage Digital Literacy Using technology to further learning can help your students appreciate the capabilities of the digital age. One great way to utilize the internet is to have your students investigate the sources of articles or headlines found online. Teaching them …
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NMC Releases Second Horizon Project Strategic Brief on Digital Literacy

The New Media Consortium (NMC) has released Digital Literacy in Higher Education, Part II: An NMC Horizon Project Strategic Brief, a follow-up to its 2016 strategic brief on digital literacy. Commissioned by Adobe, this independent research builds upon the established baseline definitions of digital literacy from the 2016 brief, examining digital literacy through a global and discipline-specific lens to reveal new contexts that are shaping the way learners create, discover, and critically assess digital content.
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UK data protection laws to be overhauled - BBC News

UK data protection laws to be overhauled - BBC News | Digital Literacy - Digital Competence | Scoop.it
Net firms will be obliged to delete personal data when people request it.
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Keeping learners safe – Module 5 - Online Safety for governors

Keeping learners safe – Module 5 - Online Safety for governors | Digital Literacy - Digital Competence | Scoop.it
In this module, you will learn what online safety means, and about the important role you have when it comes to keeping learners safe.
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Copyright Basics: Teach Your Learners 6 Things They Need to Know

Copyright Basics: Teach Your Learners 6 Things They Need to Know | Digital Literacy - Digital Competence | Scoop.it
Michael Yarbrough provides us with some useful tips regarding copyright basics, valuable information for any student or teacher of the modern digital age.
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A basic overview of fair use, public domain, trademark and patent, copyright protection and plagiarism and copyright infringement.
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Resources

Be Internet Awesome is a multifaceted program that includes a fun and free web-based game called Interland and an educational curriculum to teach kids how to be safe and responsible explorers of the online world.
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Really good internet safety resources from Google.
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DinoPass - Simple password generator for kids

Password generator for creating simple, memorable and kid-friendy passwords
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Create simple or strong passwords with this online generator.
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Engaging Digital Citizenship Activity for Any Time of Year

Engaging Digital Citizenship Activity for Any Time of Year | Digital Literacy - Digital Competence | Scoop.it
Engaging Digital Citizenship Activity for any time of year! Great for the 1:1 classroom or classrooms that have access to Chromebooks, laptops, iPads or computers. Google Drive is used to complete this fun and free activity!
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Privacy complaint for fitness wristband makers - BBC News

Privacy complaint for fitness wristband makers - BBC News | Digital Literacy - Digital Competence | Scoop.it
Norway's consumer watchdog complains about the privacy policies of four fitness wristband companies.
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Why a Brochure? - Teacher Tech

Why a Brochure? - Teacher Tech | Digital Literacy - Digital Competence | Scoop.it
I think it is really important that we are very intentional about our assignments. Why is a brochure assignment authentic and meaningful? Here is a template
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Interesting thoughts from Alice Keeler around whether we should be setting 'design a brochure' type tasks for pupils. Are there better and more effective ways to get information out to people? 
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A Guide to Creative Commons Licenses for Teachers

A Guide to Creative Commons Licenses for Teachers | Digital Literacy - Digital Competence | Scoop.it
Learn how teachers can use the Creative Commons to develop lesson plans and engaging content.
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