Going 1-to-1…or already there? Join Common Sense Media to learn about their free 1-to-1 Essentials Program, a roadmap for schools implementing 1-to-1 tablets. 1-to-1 Essentials covers three phases (Envision, Communicate, and Implement) and offers tools to engage stakeholders, including writing AUPs, Teacher/Student Boot Camps, family resources, app recommendations, and more. Hear from expert educators and administrators who helped develop the program.
Common Sense Media teamed up with Gooru to show you new and innovative ways to teach and share important Digital Citizenship topics to students and parents. You'll get an introduction to Gooru, a free search engine for learning, and learn how to use it to find and teach Common Sense Media's Digital Literacy and Citizenship curriculum for grades 6-8, along with other Web 2.0 tools.
Join Common Sense and Edmodo to learn how to use the Digital Citizenship Starter Kit, a series of activities you can complete in Edmodo to help start the conversation with students about Internet safety, cyberbullying, information literacy, and more. We'll take you through the contents of the starter kit and help you learn how to make the most of the Digital Citizenship Community on Edmodo.
What does gender have to do with digital literacy and citizenship? Messages about gender roles come from all directions, but some of the most influential messages come from the media. For today’s kids, that means not just the TV shows, movies, and ads they see, but all of the messages and images they create and receive from their friends. Learn about our new Gender and Digital Life Curriculum Toolkit. Use this toolkit to help students reflect on gender stereotypes: where they come from, how we learn them, and how they can shape the media that we consume and create.
You told us, and we listened! Join us for a tour of our new Scope and Sequence for the Digital Literacy and Citizenship curriculum. The new Scope and Sequence provides a clear path for integrating digital citizenship into your curriculum, by providing cross-curricular, spiraling units, which cover a variety of digital citizenship topics throughout each grade band. Since we launched the curriculum in 2010, we've taken feedback from educators who have been using the curriculum in order to strengthen the lessons, improve the navigation of our lesson plan pages, and revise the Scope and Sequence. We've also added several new lessons we'd like to tell you about.
We introduced digital citizenship in this webinar by the Indiana DOE's 21st Century Learning lab. You'll also hear from Pete Just, a Chief Technology Officer who explains how his district moved from an "acceptable" use policy to "responsible" use of digital media, and Joann Novak, a high school business and marketing teacher who shared the "Mind Your-e-Manners" project with her freshman class.
Hosted by Wikispaces, three Digital Citizenship advocates share their thoughts, experiences and best practices in this online panel. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear how to begin, rejuvenate or tweak your commitment to helping students discover what Digital Citizenship means in today's world.
Join Common Sense Media for a tour of Digital Passport, a free web-based interactive for grades 3-5 that familiarizes students with basic Internet safety and digital citizenship behaviors. Learn how to set up your class, manage student activities, utilize student reporting, and implement into your teaching plans.
For Internet Safety Month, this webinar with Verizon addressed strategies for parents to help their kids use the Internet and smartphones productively and safely. In this webinar, participants heard about the biggest safety risks, based on expert research, tips and advice on mitigating these risks, strategies for starting the conversation with kids, and tips on safe use of social networking sites.
Parents are very concerned about their children's digital lives. But they often don't get the resources or education to help them understand key issues their children face in a media-saturated world. In this webinar, you will be introduced to the media landscape that kids are living in and what parents need to know. In this webinar for Keenan and Associates, participants learned about Common Sense Media's Parent Media Education Program. This free program gives your school or district's parent coordinators everything they need to become the go-to advisors on this hot topic. The program includes online access to videos, discussion guides, parent tip sheets, and presentations to share with parents. Resources are available in both English and Spanish and help meet the parental involvement requirements of NCLB and Title I.
Are your students “upstanders?” Do they stand up when they see cyberbullying happen, or do they stand by? As kids and schools become more digitally connected, cyberbullying is an issue all schools are dealing with. Increasingly, state laws are being passed and schools are incorporating cyberbullying into their policies and curriculum. In this webinar, the second in a series hosted by Keenan and Associates, you will learn some information and facts on cyberbullying, and be introduced to Common Sense's Cyberbullying Toolkit, which offers resources that will help you jump-start the cyberbullying education efforts in your school or district. Help educate students to be “upstanders” and stop cyberbullying before it starts.
How are you meeting "the core" standards? Many teachers are unclear on how they can integrate Common Core standards into their teaching. Join us for tips on how to teach digital literacy and citizenship to meet ELA Common Core standards in middle school. You will receive concrete advice and ideas for integrating digital literacy and citizenship for Common Core, and check out best teaching practices from teachers in New York and San Francisco.
Does your district or school receive E-Rate support? Are you confused how to comply with E-Rate’s additional education requirements? In this webinar, the first in a series hosted by Keenan and Associates, participants will be introduced to Common Sense Media’s E-Rate Toolkit, which includes resources that will help you meet the educational requirements outlined in the Children’s Internet Protection Act. Participants will walk away confident in fulfilling the educational requirements of E-Rate.
Are you are interested in incorporating social media--like Facebook--in your classroom? Many teachers are intrigued by social media, but worried about the potential legal problems with opening this "can of worms." Join Namita Brown, legal expert in issues around digital media and technology in schools, who discussed the legal aspects of using social media in the classroom. Namita Brown is a partner at Fagen, Friedman, and Fulfrost, and is co-chair of the firm's eMatters practice group. For more information about F3, visit their site.
Google in Education hosted its first Education On Air conference, bringing together those interested in education and technology. The conference was entirely online and free for attendees, using Google+ Hangouts. In this Hangout, moderated by Kelly Mendoza of Common Sense Media, you will hear from a panel of educators who emphasize digital literacy and citizenship in the work they do with in their schools and districts. Topics covered include sharing best practices in digital citizenship, and the possibilities and challenges of teaching digital citizenship in schools. .
It may seem counterintuitive, but you can teach digital citizenship even if students don't have access to technology! Diana Graber of Cyberwise presented her experience implementing Common Sense's digital citizenship curriculum into a Waldorf school. Despite stereotypes about Waldorf education being anti-technology, Diana found digital citizenship to be a great fit, as it focuses on character education and ethical decision making. Attendees also heard about Diana's exciting work with Cyberwise. (View CyberWise's videos of students learning the lessons.)
We joined the Middle School Portal (MSP2) to share Common Sense Media’s free K-12 education resources that help students learn to be safe and responsible digital citizens. Middle school educators were introduced to our Cyberbullying Toolkit, which offers key lesson plans, engaging videos, a parent outreach kit, and resource links for administrators and kids.
We joined NACCRRA's series on Let’s Move! Child Care to share goals related to young children and screen time. We shared what research tells us about the appropriate amount of screen time for young children, which age-group is suitable to watch television, the amount of screen time that should be allowed in child care settings, and how to determine “quality” screen time.
We joined NACCRRA to present on the impact of media on young children, the latest research on media in the lives of young children, and hear expert guidance about how to raise and educate children in today's 24/7 media world.
We joined BrainPOP to share our Digital Literacy and Citizenship curriculum and show the connections with BrainPop's resources on digital citizenship. Watch this session to see how how our curriculum is complimentary to BrainPOP's Digital Citizenship module. Learn how you can combine resources from BrainPop and Common Sense to create a unique curriculum that includes student-facing and teacher-led materials.