Category: Digital Citizen

100 Ways Students Use Seesaw

          Seesaw is a terrific way for teachers to showcase student academic growth, strengthen the home/school connection, and educate students about digital citizenship in authentic ways.  But there is so much more that you can do with Seesaw and the challenge is to continue to find authentic ways that students can ...

Google Search Tricks for Research

  Google Search has become our go-to source for practically every question we have—from simple questions to the philosophical ones. But Google can also be a great starting point for student research projects. Understanding how to use the search engine’s targeted search features is the key to accessing a wealth of credible, accurate information. Common ...

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It’s Digital Citizenship Week!

This is a perfect opportunity to reinvigorate and celebrate your school’s commitment to digital citizenship in an increasingly online world. As technology continues to be fully integrated into the lives of our students (both inside and outside of school), equipping them with the tools to be confident, safe, and respectful online is more important than ...

The Parents, Be Not Ashamed of Tech Edition

Resources and Links from This Episode Announcements No announcements this fortnight Bell Ringer Forms in the Classroom 10 Best Ways to Use OneNote in the Classroom Why Parents Shouldn’t Be Ashamed About Tech Alexandra Samuel’s Work Parents: Reject Technology Shame (Atlantic Monthly Article) Show and Tell Is Alexa Dangerous? (Atlantic Monthly Article) Coggle Storybird Want ...

Digital Citizenship Week – Secondary Edition

Digital Citizenship Week is October 15-19! Nicole Kreuger is a freelance writer and has a great piece on the ISTE blog right now titled It’s Time to Commit to Digital Citizenship. “Unfortunately, many educators still mistakenly conflate digital citizenship with online safety. While teaching kids to craft strong passwords and refrain from posting inappropriate pictures ...

Digital Citizenship Week – Elementary Edition

October 15-19 is Digital Citizenship Week Wondering how to get started? Try one of these activities from Common Sense Media with your students.  Grades K-2 Share the Pause & Think Online video with younger elementary school students to spark a discussion about how their digital world is connected to their real world. Once your students ...

Common Sense Education & Digital Citizenship

One of Issaquah School District’s core tools, Common Sense Education, is being continually developed in efforts to address the growing presence of social media and news media in the lives of students. One of the new priorities of Common Sense Education is to help students understand that they are not just responsible for themselves online, ...

Digital Citizenship in Action

Secondary teachers are invited to participate in a book study designed specifically with 6-12 educators in mind. Digital Citizenship in Action: Empowering Students to Engage in Online Communities by Kristen Mattson. In her book, Mattson creates a road map for moving from the traditional sense of  “don’t do this” and “marketing yourself for college” to ...

Build Tech Skills Through Peer Teaching

John Barry Elementary in Meriden, CT recently began using peer teaching to promote tech skills in there school. Watch the video below to learn how they did it and to see the results.

Digital Citizenship : Media Literacy

Why are so many students vulnerable to media manipulation and “fake” news? What support do students need to learn how to locate and verify reliable sources? The Teaching Tolerance website has media literacy lessons for grades K-8. Grades K-2 need to know that it is important to locating and verifying reliable sources when working with online ...