Educators are often so focused on getting technology into the classroom that once it’s there, they’re not sure what to do with it. This TED article by Laura Moorhead offers eight ways that teachers can think about using technology in the classroom to make it more effective as a tool for learning.
Digizen is a website completely dedicated to raising awareness and understanding about digital citizenship. Digizen offers everything from articles and videos to classroom activities and games that teachers can use to learn about and teach digital citizenship.
Teaching students how to be safe in cyberspace is a crucial aspect of digital citizenship. NOVA Labs’ Cybersecurity Lab Guide is designed to teach students how to protect their information, identify cyber scams, and protect themselves from cyber attacks.
Common Sense Education’s Cyberbullying Toolkit includes turn-key instruction for teaching students about respectful online behavior as well as workshops to encourage parent involvement. The kit offers two lessons each for elementary school, middle school, and high school educators.
In this insightful video, Mimi Ito, a cultural anthropologist specializing in youth and technology, discusses the different ways in which young people use social and digital media spaces. She explains the value of these interactions and identifies areas where educators can use new media to promote learning.
Facebook is one of the most widely used social media networks and it plays a huge role in how many young people communicate and interact. Their guide for educators provides basic information about teens and social media, Facebook’s community standards, reporting abuse, bullying prevention, privacy, digital citizenship, and much more.