>>>UPDATED OCTOBER 2019<<<
Our students are living their lives online. They can share everything and anything with the world with just a tap of a button. It seems like every day we are hearing about the latest popular app among teens and kids. And with it comes a new way to connect.
It’s nearly impossible to keep up. With technology changing constantly it can be difficult to know where to begin teaching digital citizenship.
Fortunately for us, there are many apps, tools, and resources available to educators to help our students navigate the digital world safely. But where do we find them?
In a recent #Ditchbook chat, fellow educators shared 30 incredible resources to get you started teaching digital citizenship and take it farther than just a one-off lesson or unit.
Educators shared resources and ideas like:
- Digital Citizen Superhero HyperDoc (just go to “file” then “make a copy” to use with your class!)
- a Google Drive folder FILLED with resources to use with Google’s Be Internet Awesome
- book recommendations
- FREE online curriculum from Common Sense Media
- resources from PearDeck, Nearpod, Flocabulary, Kahoot, and Code.org
- movie review + caption this
- a Padlet FULL of even more resources
- …plus so much more
Want to get in on the next #DitchBook Twitter chat?
- They happen every Thursday at 7 p.m. Pacific / 8 p.m. Mountain / 9 p.m. Central / 10 p.m. Eastern.
- They often run for 30 minutes. Many times, moderators will offer bonus questions for those that want to continue chatting.
- Check out what’s happening on the #DitchBook Twitter chat by clicking here. (Even if you don’t have a Twitter account!)
- New to Twitter? Want to know the basics? Check out my Twitter guide for teachers.
- Want to sign up for Twitter? Here are the directions.
Having trouble? Still unclear on how a Twitter chat works? Feel free to tweet to these #DitchBook ambassadors and they’ll help — Karly Moura @karlymoura, Sean Fahey @seanjfahey, Sandy Otto @sandyrotto, Rachel Marker @rachelmarker, Evan Mosier @emosier3, Mandi Tolen @TTmomTT, Craig Klement @craigklement, Tara Martin @taramartinedu, Krista Harmsworth @zonie71, Anne Kamper @annekamper, Rayna Freedman @rlfreedm, Lance McClard @drmcclard, Stephanie DeMichele @sdemichele or David Platt @herrplatt!
30 must-have resources for teaching digital citizenship
PS: Preservice teacher Megan Snedeker wrote about her Twitter chat experience from last year’s chat! Check out her reflections on Twitter chats and digital citizenship!
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Interested in having Matt present at your event or school? Contact him by e-mail!
Matt is scheduled to present at the following upcoming events:
|Date||Event / Event Details||City / More Info|
11/01/2019||Minidoka County School District||Rupert, ID|
11/07/2019||Using Technology to Make a Difference Conference||Edinburg, TX|
12/03/2019||South Knox School Corporation||Vincennes, IN|
01/14/2020—01/17/2020||Future of Education Technology Conference||Miami, FL|
01/20/2020||Osage County ILC||Hominy, OK|
01/21/2020||Oklahoma Schools Advisory Council||Oklahoma City, OK|
02/14/2020||Swedesboro-Woolwich School District||Woolwich Twp, NJ|
02/23/2020—02/26/2020||Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo & Conference||Pittsburgh, PA|
03/04/2020—03/05/2020||North Carolina Technology in Education Society||Raleigh, NC|
03/10/2020||Utah Coalition for Educational Technology Conference||Provo, UT|
03/15/2020||Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies Conference||Madison, WI|
03/19/2020—03/20/2020||CUE Conference||Palm Springs, CA|
04/28/2020||Montgomery County Intermediate Unit||Norristown, PA|
06/09/2020||North Alabama Technology Conference||Huntsville, AL|