Digital Citizenship Education
Microsoft (free) curriculum; suggested for grades 8-10 but can be adapted to middle school; explores issues surrounding fair use and digital citizenship.
The Digital Citizenship and Creative Content program is a free, turnkey instructional program. The goal is to create an awareness of the rights connected with creative content. Because only through education can students gain an understanding of the relevance of and a personal respect for creative rights and grow to become good digital citizens.Nine Elements
The nine elements of digital citizenship
web2.0 culture; digital etiquette
Mike Ribble blog post on Digital Citizenship: Using Technology Appropriately100 Tips, Tools, and Resources for Teaching Students About Social Media | Teaching Degree.org
100 Tips, Tools, and Resources for Teaching Students About Social Media from Teaching Degree.orgLesson Plans and Student Activity Sheets
"CyberSmart! original, nonsequential standards-based lesson plans and student activity sheets actively engage students in making good search decisions and in evaluating the resources they encounter online. "
Original, nonsequential standards-based lesson plans and student activity sheets that actively engage students in making good search decisions and in evaluating the resources they encounter online.
Lesson plans and activites for grade k-12.
Cybersmart lessons...a number of high school lessons are "in development" but look very useful once completed.Classroom Resources to Counter Cyber Bullying - Portal Page
Cyberbullying can be much more severe in its effects than offline bullying because the targets feel they have no escape. Also, given the wide scope of the Web, there can be many more witnesses to the bullying. School administrators and teachers are struggling to address this issue with students. When real-world bullying occurs in a schoolyard or classroom, teachers are often able to intervene, but online bullying takes place off the radar screen of adults, making it difficult to detect in schools and impossible to monitor off school property. Despite this, schools are increasingly being expected to address issues relating to cyberbullying. Dr. Shaheen Shariff of McGill University emphasizes that schools have a responsibility “to adapt to a rapidly evolving technological society, address emerging challenges, and guide children to become civic-minded individuals”.
Lessons on cyberbullying to use in middle school
Resources for teachers to support them address the issues of Cyberbullying.
Canadian website offering resources and ideas for teaching about cyberbullying.
Media awareness Network-Online bullying. gr. 5-12Protecting Reputations Online in Plain English - Common Craft - Our Product is Explanation
on e-mail netiquette and much more
From email to social networking to classroom blogs, today's students are online, both in and out of school -- a lot. EdutopiaA Thin Line : www.athinline.org
Do you have digital drama? Take our quiz to find out whether you're asleep at the keyboard, on top of your game, or even creating drama for others.Digital Citizen - acceptable use agreement | Educational Origami
an example of a constructive acceptable use policy
A good example of a positive student use agreement for ICT.EduDemic » Every Teacher’s Must-Have Guide To Facebook
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You can’t swing a stick in social media without hitting something on Facebook. Same goes for education. You can’t talk about how technology is revolutionizing education without mentioning Facebook. It’s a simple service to figure out but what about once you become a regular user? If you’re a teacher, you would be well served by spending 3 minutes to read through this must-have guide. (We timed it out and it’s a bit under 3 minutes. It’s almost summertime, you can spare it for us!)
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Collection of resources about Facebook from an educators perspective and some cautions about using it.Detecting Plagiarism for Free - Learn How to Prevent Plagiarism in Your Classroom
"This comprehensive resource will tell you everything you need to know about plagiarism, from the basic facts to free detection tools to preventing it in both the physical and online classroom." "Quick Facts - Defining Plagiarism - Free Tools for Detecting Plagiarism - Examples of Plagiarism Policies - Plagiarism Tutorials - Tips for Discouraging Plagiarism - Plagiarism in the Online Classroom - Additional Plagiarism Resources"