Tag Archive | "digital citizenship"

Your high school students can be great digital citizens: Commonsense Media provides the tools

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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We have previously lauded the terrific online safety/digital citizenship resources provided by Commonsense Media, and we are going to do it again!  Commonsense Media has just brought out a FREE, five-part curriculum for high school students to complement the materials already available for elementary and middle school students. 

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Safer Internet Day 2011: It’s more than a game, it’s your life

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

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Today is being marked as Safer Internet Day in “more than 70 countries, from Canada to South Korea and Russia to Kenya, including all 27 countries of the European Union.”  As noted by Neelie Kroes, patron of Safer Internet Day, and European Digital Agenda Commissioner, “[f]or children and young people especially, [Safer Internet Day]is both [...]

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Next Generation Learning: “My School is Cool”

Friday, August 13, 2010

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Check out this short video clip (3.32 mins) which gives Harry’s (age 11) perspective on Next Generation Learning: “My School is Cool.”  From his perspective, some of the benefits of teaching and learning with technology inlcude: It helps kids with braintraining and fitness exercises; helps students participate in classes better, especially students who are shy; helps teachers see [...]

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Prof. Tanya Byron: “It’s not digital citizenship, it’s citizenship – it’s what we do”

Friday, August 6, 2010

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For today’s Friday Feature, we posting a video of Dr. Tanya Bryron speaking at a discussion series run by the Royal Geographical Society that aims to improve public understanding of, and engagement with, some of the big issues likely to affect our lives and society in the coming years. The series helps people make their own [...]

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WoogiWorld: K-6 Virtual School

Thursday, August 5, 2010

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Today’s feature is the WoogiWorld K-6 Virtual School, which is “dedicated to providing a safe, fun, and educational online experience while reinforcing proper positive character traits in children.”  Calling all Earth Agents, let’s take a look at this site which encourages elementary-age children worldwide to be “responsible Internet users and goodwill ambassadors” …

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Online Safety Resources: Adina’s Deck

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

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Today’s feature is Adina’s Deck, an “award-winning DVD series about the fictional detective club, “Adina’s Deck,” a group of friends who help solve challenges current to today’s young people.”  The series addresses a number of important topics relating to online safety and digital citizenship.  Let’s find out more …

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Digital Citizenship Project Goes Global: The Digiteen Project

Monday, August 2, 2010

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This exciting project was founded in 2008 by Julie Lindsay and Vicki Davis, who, along with Barbara Stefanics, founded the Flat Classroom Project.  The Digiteen Project is a “global hands-on project for middle and early high school students (typically Grade 6-9, 11-15 year old).”  Let’s learn more …

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Online Safety and Digital Citizenship for the Younger Set: Hector’s World

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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Following on from our blog yesterday about the need for creating a culture of respect and dignity both online and off, today we want to feature Hector’s World, a website that encourages this approach from an early age (see also our previous features under “Reviews“).  

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Online Safety Prevention Resources: bNetS@avvy website

Thursday, July 22, 2010

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Today’s online safety feature is the bNetS@avvy website which “provides up-to-date information about online trends and behavior, and offers practical cyber safety tools for use in the home and the classroom.”  Their goal is to “help parents and educators guide children towards the safe and savvy use of social technology.”  Let’s check them out …

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Cyberbullying Prevention & Digital Citizenship: The Ophelia Project’s CyberCool Curriculum

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

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Today’s feature in this week’s look at online safety and digital citizenship resources is the “CyberCool” curriculum put out by the Ophelia Project (authored by Erika Dauber, M.A., Learning, Design, & Technology, Stanford University).  Let’s see what’s on offer with this curriculum …

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Discussing cyberbullying with your children and other children’s parents … conversation “starters”

Thursday, July 8, 2010

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We’ve talked quite a bit on this site about the need to be proactive in engaging in conversation with young people on the issue of cyberbullying, online safety, and digitial citizenship.  Yet we also know that oftentimes those conversations are not easy – it is hard to know where to start, when to start, what [...]

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Online Safety, Digital Citizenship and More … CyberSmart K-12 Curriculum

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

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Here is another GREAT curriculum resource.  The CyberSmart curriculum is part of Common Sense Media’s education program (see our previous blog), and is distributed FREE to schools.  Check out what it has to offer …

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Digital Citizenship Curriculum: Official Launch by Common Sense Media

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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UPDATE: Following on from our earlier blog about Common Sense Media’s digital citizenship curriculum, we are pleased to announce that this FREE curriculum for middle schools was officially launched over the weekend at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in Denver.  You can access the first three units of this exciting curriculum at

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