Digital Citizenship

Standards For Digital Citizenship In Graphic Form

Standards For Digital Citizenship In Graphic Form by TeachThought Staff ISTE has long had available technology standards to help promote informed use of technology by students. These standards are broken down into 5 categories for students, teachers, administrators, coaches, and computer science educators. According to wikipedia (don’t judge us), this process started in earnest in […]

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Why Every Classroom Should Teach Digital Citizenship

Why Every Classroom Should Teach Digital Citizenship by Paul Barnwell, Teacher of English & Digital Media Students buzzed about the latest uproar on Instagram. Anonymous sources had posted a “questionable”–and NSFW–list for multiple public schools in our city on Instagram, leading to distraught girls, viral Twitter reactions, and an investigation. This type of cyberbullying and reckless use […]

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A Simple Acronym For Encouraging Digital Citizenship

A Simple Acronym For Encouraging Digital Citizenship by Terry Heick Update: I’ve published this graphic twice now–two years ago with the original CC-licensed image, and this posting with an image that we created (that added an idea to the original), and both times I’ve received scolding emails (more than one) about the ‘irony’ of our […]

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Multilingual Global Platform For Teachers Seeks To Respond To Globalization

Multilingual Global Platform For Teachers Seeks To Respond To Globalization by Roy Pope, edguru Globalization refers to the unification of markets and elimination of trade barriers between countries to encourage free trade and economics in the supply of goods, services, capital, and labor. Globalization has largely been influenced by advancements in technology and political changes that […]

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MinecraftEdu: The Craft Of Digital Citizens

MinecraftEdu: The Craft Of Digital Citizens by TeachThought Staff Originally released in 2011, Minecraft quickly found a place in classrooms around the world. It was dead simple to use–at its simplest you stack digital blocks, and its most complex you can recreate entire cities, create video games within the video game, (roughly) functioning ecosystems, and […]

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10 Ways To Use SmartFeed In Your Classroom

10 Ways To Use SmartFeed In Your Classroom by the SmartFeed Team Today’s parents are second only to teachers in braving the explosive – and exciting world of technology + kids. With expansive digital content, shifting media formats and mounting numbers of screens in little hands – materials for any curriculum are quite literally endless. […]

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Helping Students Tell Their Story Through Social Media

Helping Students Tell Their Story Through Social Media by TeachThought Staff Human beings are storytellers by nature. Children especially love to hear stories, but aren’t always so keen on telling their own. Partly because they’re kids. Telling stories is more about the imagination and the curiosity and even the tall tales, and less about articulating […]

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Internet Safety Cheat Sheet For Digital Media Use In Schools

Internet Safety Cheat Sheet For Digital Media Use In Schools by TeachThought Staff Digital media use is exploding in education. Unfortunately, internet safety is something many teachers–and worse, students-take for granted. While many teachers–and librarians–are concerned with breaking copyright laws, controlling digital media use is often an afterthought. Or worse, so heavily scrutinized that district filters kill […]

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