Breakout Session

Monday Evaluation

Using Technology Responsibly

Dr. Aida Michlowski (Due to the weather, this session will be presented by her colleague Jenna Linskens)

12/10/12, 1:20 PM-2:10 PM
Lake Minnetonka

Nielsen Reports show that 21st century youth spend more time text than talking, more time surfing the internet than watching television. Which begs the question: Do our students use technology responsibly? If not, are we teaching them? This session will focus on the nine themes of digital citizenship. Participants will have the opportunity to ask and discuss issues on spamming, sexting, cyberbullying, hi-tech cheating, tweeting, facebooking, and more.

Intro on Digital Citizenship Intro vimeo by Nicole Atkinson Roach as part of the Common Sense Media's Digital Citizenship Curriculum

NETS-S ISTE's NETS for Students (NETS•S) are the standards for evaluating the skills and knowledge students need to learn effectively and live productively in an increasingly global and digital world. Simply being able to use technology is no longer enough. Today's students need to be able to use technology to analyze, learn, and explore. Digital age skills are vital for preparing students to work, live, and contribute to the social and civic fabric of their communities. Digital citizenship is the 5th of the 6 NETS-S standards. Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.
  1. Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology
  2. Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity
  3. Demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning
  4. Exhibit leadership for digital citizenship

PEW Privacy management on social media sites by Mary Madden Feb 24, 2012 Main Findings:
  1. Privacy settings is the norm
  2. Profile “pruning” is on the rise.
  3. Deleting unwanted friends, comments and photo tags grows in popularity.

Project Tomorrow a national survey of K-12 students' use of technology found the emergence of "free agent learners" who prefer learning that is
  1. social-based
  2. unthethered
  3. digitally-rich

Born In Another Time - the full report from NASBE ensuring educational technology meets the needs of students today and tomorrow
Some Recommendations
  1. Address digital citizenship and digital literacy.
  2. Design instruction to take advantage of how each student learns now.
  3. Create policies that allocate resources based on data, student needs, and student, parent and stakeholder voices.
  4. Ensure that every student has adequate access to a computing device and the Internet at school and home.
  5. States should have an up-to-date technology plan and policy that is reviewed on a predetermined timeline.
  6. States and districts should address the interoperability of devices, software and data.

Final Report and Recommendations from the Online Safety and Technology Working Group


Curriculum and Lesson Plans:
Digital Literacy Citizenship and Classroomincludes scope and sequence, materials & standards alignment by grade level from CommonSense Media
Digital Citizenship Lesson Plans on topics such as Internet Safety, Plagiarism, Bullying, from BrainPop. Free registration needed to access
Digital Literacy: Skills for the 21st Century includes preparation of lessons and teaching materials
Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum is available in 3 levels, 3 versions and in different languages
  1. Basic - interactive lessons for absolute beginners to computing such as using mouse and keyboarding
  2. Standard - offers examples and screen shots from Microsoft Office 2010 and Windows 7 which include www, productivity programs, security & privacy
  3. Advanced - expands topics like writing a resume, social networking, creating an email account, and internet search
Know It All a toolkit for secondary schools from ChildNet International
Stop Cyberbullying - age-appropriate online examples, lessons and quizzes from the WiredSafety Group
USA-SafeOnlineSurfing a free cybercitizenship program from 3rd to 8th grade
Using Technology Appropriately free access to teachers guide and curriculum from digital

A Fair(y) Use Tale - a Disney parody explaining Copyright Law and Fair Use from the Center for Internet and Society
Digital Citizenship Intro from UW libraries
Digital Citizenship from BrainPOP
DigitalDossiera timeline of Andy's lifespan .
Learn with Clicky- a collection of video lessons for younger students from NetSmartzKids
Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship from YouTube
NSteens from NetSmart geared for older students.
Professor Garfield by Paws Inc. watch a video lesson, take a quick quiz and apply it.
SMART Adventures from ChildNet cartoon characters illustrate rules for making smart online decisions for primary school -.
Tutorials from Webwise Kids on account management and student guide for teachers

Adventure Games for Kids - to be used after viewing the Learn from Clicky videos
Online Games for Teens to be used after viewing NSteens videos

Additional Resources:
Charter of 10 Internet Rights and Principles document compiled by the Internet Rights and Principles Dynamic Coalition (IRP) for Internet governance.
Get Netwise includes a collection of tips, tools and tutorials on online safety, stopping unwanted email, and protecting privacy
Growing Up Online keeping kids safe from pbs
Internet Safety in the Elementary Years a hotlist on Internet Safety created by Net Safety Advocates
Internet Safety Resources from Simple K12
On Guard Online a government website dedicated to cybersecurity and protecting kids online.
Pinterest on Digital Citizenship a collection of websites on digital citizenship
Teaching and Modeling Good Digital Citizenship by Jennifer Roland a MindShift article
Turn wired students into great digital citizens from commonsense media for educatos
Wisdom Begins with You helpful links for parents and teachers on how to stop online bullying from Web Wise Kids