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Teens Talk: What Works to Stop Cyberbullying

Teens Talk: What Works to Stop Cyberbullying | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
In our most recent survey of approximately 5,700 middle and high school students from around the United States, we once again asked them to give us their take, in their own words, on what works.
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Hear the voices of kids in the wires. How do they try to stop cyberbullying?  Block, ignore, tell the parents, call the cops - what works?  There's no magic answer, but this brief article will give you some useful ideas. 

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ISTE | It's time to commit to digital citizenship!

ISTE | It's time to commit to digital citizenship! | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

“Learning to be an effective digital citizen is not something that happens if we don’t actively teach it,” Culatta says. “And preparing a generation of effective digital citizens is the most important thing we can do to ensure our democracy for the future.”

Unfortunately, many educators still mistakenly conflate digital citizenship with online safety. While teaching kids to craft strong passwords and refrain from posting inappropriate pictures online is important, it’s no longer enough. In an era of fake news and increasingly bitter political polarization, it’s time for teachers to move beyond online safety and teach students how to use technology to:

* Make their communities better.
* Respectfully engage with people who have different beliefs.
* Shape and change public policy.
*Assess the validity of online sources of information.

 

“Digital citizenship, it turns out, is not a list of ‘don’ts’ but a list of ‘dos’,” Culatta says. “And never has it been more important than it is now.”

 


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Essential skills for kids of all ages. 

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Digital Citizenship Summit  10/28/2016

Digital Citizenship Summit  10/28/2016 | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP SUMMIT is the only global network of summits and projects focused on the safe, savvy & ethical use of social media and tech. We take a multi-stakeholder participatory approach in order to solve problems and promote best practices. We are bringing together people, community organizations, and businesses to be the digital change., building insights and sharing perspectives. We support a culture of positive digital citizenship; less on what not to do, and more on cultivating digital citizens that are educated, empowered, and engaged.
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San Francisco & Virtual: Attend this meeting of the minds. Free virtual attendance, limited number of face to face seats. #digcitsummit  10/28/2016

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ISTE 2016: ED TECH 10 Hot Topics

ISTE 2016: ED TECH 10 Hot Topics | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
What’s hot in ed tech? Surprisingly – or not surprisingly, depending on your point of view – the most compelling topics among educators who embrace technology for learning and teaching are not about the tech at all, but about the students. And that’s a good thing.
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ISTE 2016, as always - will be a hot spot for anyone involved in teaching and learning!

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Amanda Ronan: How to Get Your Class Online & Maintain Student Privacy | Edudemic

Amanda Ronan: How to Get Your Class Online & Maintain Student Privacy | Edudemic | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
So what’s a teacher to do? If you plan lessons that involve students using online programs and apps, you’re likely to hit the campus firewall or possibly even risk compromising your students’ privacy. Yet, if you keep your lessons offline, you know you’re missing a huge opportunity to engage students by using technology in meaningful, real-world ways. Well, never fear, because we’ve got all of the answers you seek. Follow these steps to get your class online and using popular apps, without worrying about keeping student data private.
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Review the  5 Steps for Protecting Student Privacy now. Save a great deal of time and heartache later.

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Understanding Cheating in Online Courses - CUW Online Learning

Understanding Cheating in Online Courses - CUW Online Learning | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Live Events, Twitter Feeds, Chat Rooms, and other resources for the Understanding Cheating in Online Courses MOOC (Massively Open Online Course)
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Clever Mooc Style open course on cheating in the online environment. All course modules are open and available to you. 


The hastag for this course is #cheatmooc .  Clever, and provocative; can you cheat your way through a mooc? Why would you? What would be gained?  Lots to think about here.

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Maryalice Leister's curator insight, June 13, 2014 7:35 AM

Cheating in online coursework remains a hot topic. Take another look at the issue here.

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Discussion Group Policies: Etiquette | Association of Yale Alumni

Discussion Group Policies: Etiquette | Association of Yale Alumni | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Ten guidelines for Discussion Groups
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10. Discussion groups are as good, and only as good, as the subscribers make them.


Discussion groups work best when intelligent people bring fresh knowledge and ideas to the table. New ideas can stimulate discussion. Trivial or inane comments often kill discussion. Write meaty, thoughtful things and everyone will benefit from the list.

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Solid information on group etiquette in discussion groups!  I like to generate a list of principals with each class. That said, this list is quite detailed and covers the essentials nicely. 

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The Keyword Blog: Plagiarism Dropbox: Inexpensive licenses for school districts.

The Keyword Blog: Plagiarism Dropbox: Inexpensive licenses for school districts. | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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One of the most difficult things to teach is paraphrasing without plagiarising. 21CIF.COM's new Plagiarism Dropbox gives you a way to provide self-paced on-demand training that will help you students recognize plagiarism as they learn how to paraphrase. 

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Maureen Greenbaum's curator insight, December 23, 2013 9:29 AM

I did the first few - excellent

Karen E Smith's curator insight, December 25, 2013 11:16 AM

Educators will need to scrutinize the use of these tools, too.

 

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Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup

Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Check out Edutopia's collection of articles, videos, and other resources on internet safety, cyberbullying, digital responsibility, and media and digital literacy. (Updated 10/2013)

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Kay Lehmann's curator insight, October 20, 2013 8:59 AM

Great set of resources on everything related to digital citizenship

Angela Mitchell's curator insight, November 21, 2015 11:21 AM

Another site that is full of information  Edutopia...you must visit..

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5 Steps to Internet Safety

5 Steps to Internet Safety | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Handout for nonprofit schools to share with students, teachers, and parents about how to be safe online. These were developed to promote online safety and communication with parents and teachers in a rapidly changing landscape of online behaviors.
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How To Tackle Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of School - Edudemic - Edudemic | Diigo

How To Tackle Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of School - Edudemic - Edudemic | Diigo | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | 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. The problem is that things are changing so rapidly that it is difficult for everyone to keep up to date with the trends.  Everyone has to be educated and develop an understanding of the role digital citizenship plays in our everyday lives. There is so much that goes into being a digital citizen; from taking photos of others to knowing when it is appropriate to share something online.

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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 | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | 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.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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The first weeks of school are dedicated to teaching the basics. You show kids specifically how to act in the classroom. It's also the time to show them specifically how to be responsible digital citizens. 

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Carol Ann Frey Reinagel's curator insight, August 20, 2013 1:46 PM

So important to address this first and foremost!

Natalie Broadbent's curator insight, September 9, 2013 12:45 AM

A day by day program on how to tackle digital citizenship from the first day of school. (Click on graphic)

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digital citizenship | Stacie Glessner

digital citizenship | Stacie Glessner | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, August 14, 2013 9:52 AM

fantastico infografico- atenção especial ao cyberbulling !

Values Education References's curator insight, August 20, 2013 9:27 AM

Very true... thanks for sharing.

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Teaching Kids About Digital Footprints And Online Reputations

Teaching Kids About Digital Footprints And Online Reputations | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Digital footprint, digital shadow, online reputation, digital tattoo — whatever you call it, it’s a term that’s too important to ignore yet often isn’t discussed in homes or classrooms.
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Kids can ruin their reputation online without even knowing it.  Digital Ignorance can leave ugly footprints on their lives. Teach them about this! 

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Bullying and Cyberbullying in Schools Online Course University of Wisconsin-Stout

Bullying and Cyberbullying in Schools Online Course University of Wisconsin-Stout | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
EDUC 656 Bullying and Cyberbullying in Schools

Online Course 2 semester hours graduate credit
Instructor: Shannon Mersand
Spring: EDUC 656 930 January 17 - February 24, 2017
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This important and timely class helps you create a safe learning environment for your students. Learn how to prevent bullying in both face to face and online settings.

 

This course is a must for new and veteran educators who wish to get new ideas to build positive, safe and respectful school cultures.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 10, 2016 3:58 PM

This important and timely class helps you create a safe learning environment for your students. Learn how to prevent bullying in both face to face and online settings.

 

This course is a must for new and veteran educators who wish to get new ideas to build positive, safe and respectful school cultures.

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CyberWise | No Grownup Left Behind! Online Safety | Parents/Teachers

CyberWise | No Grownup Left Behind! Online Safety | Parents/Teachers | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
We make it easy for you to learn about online safety, digital citizenship, privacy, reputation management, sexting, cyberbullying and more so you can help kids embrace technology safely and wisely.
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Our children live in a 'Brave New World".  Muster your courage to learn the essentials of digital citizenship to better understand how to guide the young minds we tend.

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Free Security Check Ups | StaySafeOnline.org

Many computer security vendors offer free computer security checks for your computer.
Visit a link below to check your computer for known viruses, spyware, and more and discover if your computer is vulnerable to cyber attacks.
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Be aware, but don't live in fear.  Here's a list of security checks you can run on your computer. Remember Ben Franklin's words: "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

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Download the Digital Citizenship Starter Kit from Edmodo & Common Sense Media

Download the Digital Citizenship Starter Kit from Edmodo & Common Sense Media | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Today, Edmodo is excited to announce a partnership with Common Sense Media, a national non-profit dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology. As part of our partnership, we have created  a new resource for educators, the “Digital Citizenship Starter Kit,” which includes a series of activities and lessons designed to introduce digital citizenship concepts right in Edmodo. All lessons are based on Common Sense Media’s free K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship curriculum.

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Here's a back to school life saver from Edmodo & Common Sense Media.  The Getting Started "We the Digital Citizens Pledge" poster is a great visual reminder for your classroom wall (real or virtual). The Digital Citizenship Modules are available for Elementary - Middle - and High School. 



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Jennifer Futrell's curator insight, September 24, 2014 11:31 AM

Common Sense Media is a fantastic teaching resource. 

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, September 25, 2014 2:18 PM

Great resources for anyone not familiar with being online!!!

Angela Mitchell's curator insight, November 21, 2015 11:18 AM

Commonsense Media ..A really great site!! I have used some of their videos to highlight the importance of online safety...

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The 6 Types of Creative Commons Licences Students (and Teachers) Should know about

The 6 Types of Creative Commons Licences Students (and Teachers) Should know about | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

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Steve Vaitl's curator insight, February 10, 2014 9:17 AM

"Creative commons" is not the same as "public domain"!! This infographic goes through the definition of the 6 different license available under Creative Commons.

Tracy Shaw's curator insight, March 31, 2014 11:02 AM

Helpful summary!

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Email Communication: How to Fight Fair Online

Email Communication: How to Fight Fair Online | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

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Feeling hurt or angry after reading an email message from friend, family member, colleague or online acquaintance? Here are twelve guidelines for conflict resolution via email - many of them also useful for in-person relationships. If your conflict is occurring between you and another member in an online group, deal with the conflict outside of the group. 

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Can Cyber-citizenship Tame the Digital ‘Wild West’?

Can Cyber-citizenship Tame the Digital ‘Wild West’? | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
As social media continues its tsunami of teenage emotions, unfiltered comments and inappropriate pictures, I hope more of us are ready to engage in our children’s digital lives. (Can Cyber-citizenship Tame the Digital 'Wild West'?
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naknuts37's curator insight, May 21, 2014 12:29 AM

This article discusses whether "cyber-citizenship" can tame the digital age. Why this relates to gov and law is because citizenship is discussed in unit four. This article is very interesting. I was surprised to learn that Facebook has a team of 10 people who go through 2 million reports of abuse on the social network. 

khedlu17's curator insight, May 23, 2014 2:21 PM

In response to naknuts37:

This article talks about whether "cyber-citizenship" can tame the digital age. Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media sites monitor abusive language and message exchanges that might suggest cyber-bullying and escalating harassment. Why are there so many reports of abuse online? 

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Cyber Surf - Games & Activities for Safe Online Surfing

Cyber Surf - Games & Activities for Safe Online Surfing | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

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Carmenne Kalyaniwala-Thapliyal's curator insight, October 19, 2013 4:39 AM

Completely brilliant serious games to raise awareness about good netzinship! 

Roxane Harrison's curator insight, October 20, 2013 11:34 AM

For kids through 8th grade

Dr Pam Hill's curator insight, October 24, 2013 8:44 AM

This game has analytics so it might be helpful for a formative assessment.  Also the reading required can be helpful in measuring content and comprehension skills.  Worth a look!

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E-Learning Certificate Program: Netiquette Archive!

E-Learning Certificate Program: Netiquette Archive! | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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It's back to school time.  Speaking of time, use it well at the beginning of the year to set strong foundations in netiquette and digital citizenship.  You'll be glad you did! 


You can assemble the netiquette archive by selecting the nettiquette tag under the filter tab. Or just click this link: http://www.scoop.it/t/e-learning-and-online-teaching/?tag=netiquette

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Manners Matter Online (Infographic)

Manners Matter Online  (Infographic) | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Find out more about the do's and don'ts on online manners. For more information about internet issues visit Knowthenet today.

Via Beth Dichter
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Online manners, sometimes called netiquette.. all part of digital citizenship can be taught.  It's not rocket science, it's manners!

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, August 25, 2013 10:32 AM

Excellent guidelines to go by. The internet is such a reflection of what goes on in the human mind, from bright and genius ideas and behavior, to dark and stupid. I'd rather be on the bright side.

Cindy Powell's curator insight, April 10, 2014 2:09 PM

From Infographic...and Informational Text TCC 4-5

This is a graphic example for the article, but the site is a cybersafety site in the UK and has lots of information for parents about online safety for their children. It also tests their knowledge.

Rachael Johnston's curator insight, October 20, 2014 10:53 PM

It is important to build your own brand and to promote yourself positively. You want to be polite to other users and make sure you have nothing on your profile that could be damaging to your reputation. This includes swear words, inappropriate or rude comments, and pictures and videos of drinking or drugs.  This is really important for graduating students who, most likely, need to go through and delete pictures that have been tagged in one Facebook

Make sure you give credit to others if you share something of theirs. Also make sure you are writing your own posts and not just sharing others. However, make sure you are posting valuable and relevant information. Listen and think before you write and make sure you are using proper english. 

It is okay to have debates on social netowrks with other users, everybody has the right ti voice their opinion, but don't let things get too personal or nasty. 

It is also essential to understand that there are also hings to be very careful of when using social networks. For one, people are not always who they seem. You should also make sure you do not assume a false identity. It is important to keep some kind of professionalism, but don't change yourself or hide who you really are. 

You must also make sure you are abiding by the rules of the network and report others who dont. 

Last but certainly not least, be very careful about who you share things with. There are certain places to share certain things. For example, you may post something bout your personal life in your Facebook status, but it is not appropriate to do so on your LinkedIn profile. Do not share pictures and videos with strangers, you never know how they will use these. 

 

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Teens and online privacy advice | Pew Internet & American Life Project

Teens and online privacy advice | Pew Internet & American Life Project | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Teens and online privacy advice | Pew Internet & American Life Project

 

"70% of teen internet users have asked for or sought out advice on managing their privacy online. Teens are just as likely to reach out to their friends and peers as they are to reach out to their parents for advice."


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Pew is a top source for research information about American online habits. 

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