Young people often tune out when educators and parents talk to them about how to use social media responsibly. Learn how to transform difficult conversations with students into meaningful connections.
Most educators realize the importance of teaching digital citizenship to all students, but students with autism face unique challenges. Learn how to differentiate digital citizenship for students with autism.Instructional Technology Specialist Jennifer Lang shared the strategies she uses leading the digital citizenship efforts at Cumberland Academy, an independent school that serves students with autism and other neurobehavioral differences.
How do you disseminate ideas on the science of character, social emotional learning, and flourishing in today’s world far and wide? In this webinar, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and founder of the Webby Awards Tiffany Shlain spoke about Character Day, a movement that unites people from all over the world to discuss these ideas. Viewers will also hear from Dr. Yalda T Uhls about Common Sense Media’s new rating system which identifies movies and TV shows that teach children character strengths.
What is the best way to implement a digital citizenship plan across a district or school? Let Chris Sherman guide you through the planning and implementation of the program that he put in place to achieve 100% certification in his 85-building district in less than eight months.
How can you make teaching digital citizenship more interactive, with real-time feedback from students? Learn how comics and digital storytelling are great vehicles to help students understand digital citizenship in a fun, fast-paced, and meaningful way.
How can you be a digital citizenship leader? How can you set expectations in your school community around thinking critically, behaving safely, and participating responsibly in our digital world? From starting the conversation, to role modeling, to supporting authentic learning experiences around digital citizenship, you’ll learn seven essential ways you can build a positive culture around media and technology in your school or district.
How can you make teaching digital citizenship more interactive, with real-time feedback from students? Common Sense Education’s K-12 Digital Citizenship curriculum is now available on Nearpod, which combines interactive activities, assessments, and real-time feedback from Nearpod. This webinar provides an introduction to Common Sense’s Digital Citizenship Curriculum, including the topics, background research, and Scope and Sequence, and how it’s delivered on Nearpod.
In this webinar, Dr. Marialice Curran provided examples on how to get more student voice involved in digital citizenship project-based learning (PBL) throughout the school year. Marialice works with K-12 students and teachers, administrators and parents to help students to think and act at a local, global and digital level simultaneously. Through her research, she has found that the combination of student voice and PBL promotes positive school climate. This session will be useful for teachers, teacher trainers, tech coaches, librarians, media specialists, and teachers on special assignment for digital citizenship.
In this webinar, Kelly Mendoza, Director of Professional Development for Education at Common Sense, explained the steps you’ll need to take to get certified this year. Learn about the benefits, and how your school can be recognized for helping kids be safe and smart digital citizens! Tech coordinators, library/media specialists, curriculum specialists, principals, lead teachers, and teachers teaching digital citizenship will benefit from this live, interactive event.
Learn to define your own success in a meaningful way through data, digital citizenship, and the national PTA standards. Utilize these tools to reach out to your parents, students, teachers, businesses, and taxpayers.
In this webinar, Jeff Downing shared some valuable lessons he has learned over the past three years as he implemented a technology plan at his school site, including lessons learned from incorporating digital citizenship throughout the curricula.
In this webinar, Craig Badura shared how he created a “digital citizenship survival kit” using items and props from everyday life as conversation starters and “teachable moments” with students around digital citizenship.
In this webinar, Common Sense Education celebrated the launch of their newest free education resource, Digital Compass. Based on the concept of “choose your own adventure” books, Digital Compass guides students in grades 6-9 to learn the fundamentals of digital citizenship through animated, interactive experiences in which students choose several different paths for each character. Common Sense Education’s Kelly Mendoza and Brisa Ayub shared how you can implement Digital Compass into your own digital citizenship program.
The Meadowbrook School’s Mike Scafati and Jonathan Schmid shared step-by-step advice for developing a school-wide curriculum for your students. Topics covered include: how to use Common Sense Education resources to start building your program; how to build age-appropriate lessons year-to-year; Deciding who will deliver the curriculum; how to find time to deliver the lessons; effective ways to communicate with and engage parents; and how your school can show leadership in digital citizenship. View the webinar for ideas and inspiration for building your own school’s digital citizenship program.
In this webinar, presenter Chris Sloan, High School Teacher and PhD Candidate at Michigan State University, shared how to foster civil, meaningful and respectful dialogue among young people in digital spaces, particularly for cross-cultural awareness and learning. He discussed specific techniques such as “conversation moves” and thinking routines to support civil, positive dialogue online, with a focus on middle and high school students.
Drawing on extensive interviews with young people between 10-25, Disconnected: Youth, New Media, and the Ethics Gap explored youths’ attitudes about online life and the messages they hear from adults.
In this webinar, presenter Mike Ribble shared the intersections between character education and digital citizenship, and take away strategies that you can use with your own students.
Most educators know what cyberbullying is, and what sexting is – but how prolific are these behaviors with youth? What are effective and ineffective responses? How are cyberbullying and sexting interconnected? There are a lot of misconceptions out there around peer cruelty, bullying, and cyberbullying. In this webinar, Dr. Elizabeth Englander, Professor of Psychology at Bridgewater State University, shared her extensive research in these areas.
Having a concrete digital citizenship plan is critical for all stakeholders (students, teachers, administrators and parents) when rolling out devices. However, digital citizenship education is much more than teaching our students about appropriate use of technology. While there are valid concerns about how it is used, it is our responsibility as educators to embrace the medium and teach our students how to harness it in a positive and meaningful way.
Planning and deploying a 1:1 program for the second-largest school district in the country, serving 650,000 students, is an amazing feat. But it’s also not without challenges. In this webinar, LAUSD’s Rasheed Khan and Rick Hassler shared their Common Core Technology Project: the largest one-to-one mobile device rollout in the country.
The goal at Common Sense is to support families in raising kids who think critically and participate responsibly in the digital world. Common Sense is proud to announce the latest iteration of our free parent education program, Connecting Families. In this webinar, Darri Stephens… read more →
The beginning of the school year is such an important time for digital citizenship. Schools are distributing their Acceptable Use Policies or Responsible Use Policies. Students may have access to new technologies. Teachers are often planning on integrating new digital tools into their teaching. And parents may be hopeful about the educational potential of digital tools, but also anxious about their kids’ media use.
How has your school built a positive culture around digital citizenship? How have you involved students, faculty, staff, leadership, and parents? In this webinar, presenters Susan Bearden, IT Director and Bradley Meyer, 21st Century Learning Specialist, both of Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, shared the three elements necessary to take a whole-community approach to digital citizenship at your school or district: educating students, engaging parents, and enriching leadership.
We live during a time of unfathomable, roller-coaster innovation with no braking system. While the ride is exciting, it moves so quickly that we typically don’t have time to think about the possible unintended consequences that might accompany it. The result is that we find ourselves unable to effectively respond to hot-button issues like cyberbullying and sexting because they seem to come out of nowhere.