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Integrated Learning Weekly--Digital Citizenship Edition [8.18.14]

Free Technology for Teachers: Seven Digital Deadly Sins - Good Material for Conversations on Digital Citizenship

Seven Digital Deadly Sins is an interactive story produced by the National Film Board of Canada. The story contains seven chapters each containing short videos, essays, and polls. The videos and essays tell the stories of people suffering from digital sins like greed (illegally downloading media) and wrath (cyberbullying).

How Do We Teach Digital Literacy to Digital Natives? - Edudemic

Is it possible for our students to be both digital natives and digitally unaware? Young people today are instant messengers, gamers, photo sharers and supreme multitaskers. But while they use the technology tools available to them 24/7, they are struggling to sort fact from fiction, think critically, decipher cultural inferences, detect commercial intent and analyze ...

The Digital Lives of Teens: "If You Don't Have a Plan for Them, They Will Have a Plan for You"

In a recent episode of the new HBO series, Silicon Valley , which tells the story of the trials and tribulations of a young startup company called Pied Piper, we see a scene that captures the challenges faced by non-techies in a land of techies.

Free Technology for Teachers: Five Good Resources for Teaching Digital Safety and Citizenship to Elementary School St...

Following yesterday's post on Seven Deadly Digital Sins I received a couple of requests for digital safety and citizenship resources appropriate for elementary school students. Here are some of my favorite resources for teaching digital safety and citizenship at the elementary school level.

Educational Technology Guy

Edmodo, the awesome, free social learning network, has a great, free poster on Digital Citizenship you can download. The download is available in either 8x11 or 11x17 versions, both PDF files. Digital Citizenship - responsible and safe use of digital tools and resources - is a very important skill to teach our students.

7 Characteristics of A Digitally Competent Teacher - Edudemic

What does being a 'digitally competent' teacher mean? Does it mean using laptops, smartphones, or tablets in your classroom? Does it mean finding new and interesting ways to use those devices along with apps and web tools? What level of expertise with technology constitutes 'competent'? Or does the concept encompass more than that?