Digital Citizenship

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 …

Helping Students Tell Their Story Through Social Media Read More »

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 …

Internet Safety Cheat Sheet For Digital Media Use In Schools Read More »

9 Rules For Digital Citizenship

9 Rules For Digital Citizenship by TeachThought Staff Are there ‘rules’ for digital citizenship? And how are the unique from non-digital, ‘local’ citizenship? These are the questions the fine folks at ISTE tackled in the follow infographic that seeks to clarify ‘norms’ for citizenship in the digital age. We’ve offered a definition for digital citizenship in the past, …

9 Rules For Digital Citizenship Read More »

reinventing learning

Ep. 15: Teaching And Learning vs. Accountability With @justintarte

Ep. 15: Teaching And Learning vs. Accountability With @justintarte by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development This is episode 15 of the TeachThought Podcast! In this episode Drew Perkins (Director of Professional Development at TeachThought) talks with Justin Tarte–Director of Teaching and Learning and Accountability at the Union R-XI School District in Union, Missouri–about balancing teaching …

Ep. 15: Teaching And Learning vs. Accountability With @justintarte Read More »

“We shouldn’t assume people know what digital citizenship is.”

“We shouldn’t assume people know what digital citizenship is.” by David Ryan Polgar and Marialice B.F.X. Curran, DigcitSummit.com Digital Citizenship is huge. Or so it seems by the countless articles we read on the topic each week. As plugged-in educators who are putting together the first annual Digital Citizenship Summit, we are swimming in a sea …

“We shouldn’t assume people know what digital citizenship is.” Read More »

Exploring A Teen’s Digital Footprint In 6 Clicks Or Less

The Dangers Of Social Media: Exploring A Teen’s Digital Footprint In 6 Clicks Or Less by TeachThought Staff By now, the idea of a digital footprint isn’t new. Both adults and children alike have been cautioned to constantly be aware of the trail they leave when online. Instagram images, facebook status updates, cyberbullying, web security, credit …

Exploring A Teen’s Digital Footprint In 6 Clicks Or Less Read More »

10 Digital Citizenship Hashtags To Join The Conversation

As we’ve theorized before, we could consider the definition of digital citizenship as “The quality of habits, actions, and consumption patterns that impact the ecology of digital content and communities.” One very natural and accessible way to see that kind of thinking in action is twitter. In contrast to relatively closed social media platforms like …

10 Digital Citizenship Hashtags To Join The Conversation Read More »

The ABCs Of Digital Citizenship

The ABCs of Digital Citizenship  by TeachThought Staff In thinking recently of all of the different strands of digital citizenship–human, legal, media-based, technological, and so on–it occurred to me that citizenship online was really not much different than citizenship in person. That is, it’s complicated. Usually conversations around digital citizenship are limited to its most …

The ABCs Of Digital Citizenship Read More »

7 Pillars Of Digital Leadership In Education

7 Pillars Of Digital Leadership In Education by Eric Sheninger, Principal at New Milford High School in New Jersey As schools change leadership must as well. With society becoming more and more reliant on technology it is incumbent upon leaders to harness the power of digital technologies in order to create school cultures that are …

7 Pillars Of Digital Leadership In Education Read More »

Digital Project-Based Learning: 7 Tools for Student Collaboration

Digital Project-Based Learning: Seven Tools for Student Collaboration by Rob Sabo Education today often requires extensive collaboration between students and faculty. Team assignments are an excellent way to improve learning and help students develop the communication tools necessary to thrive in the workplace. Choosing the right tools for small group collaboration is crucial for facilitating …

Digital Project-Based Learning: 7 Tools for Student Collaboration Read More »

20 Basic Rules For Digital Citizenship

The definition of digital citizenship has to do with the quality of behaviors that impact the quality of digital content and communities. To help clarify what that “quality” can look like, knowthenet.org.uk put together the following infographic framed around Dos and Don’ts. While seemingly written for a more general audience than students and educators, the thinking …

20 Basic Rules For Digital Citizenship Read More »

Ready To Grow? 20 Ways To Improve Your Professional Learning Network

Networking is a prime form of 21st century learning.  The world is much smaller thanks to technology.  Learning is transforming into a globally collaborative enterprise.  Take for example scientists; professional networks allow the scientific community to share discoveries much faster. Just this month, a tech news article showcased how Harvard scientists are considering that “sharing discoveries is more …

Ready To Grow? 20 Ways To Improve Your Professional Learning Network Read More »