Teaching students how to become digital citizens is essential as technology assumes a greater place in their lives. Learners with opportunities to think critically about what they see online; recognize the benefits and risks of sharing information; and balance screen time with other activities will become digitally aware and responsible.
Presented by Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, Founder, Digital Respons-Ability
Moderated by Joyce Whitby, President, Innovations4Education
Being an informed contributor to America’s democratic practices and principles requires strong media literacy skills. Without them, even the most civic-minded will find it hard to assess and interpret the mass of information out in the world. Jeff Knutson, Common Sense Education Content Strategist and Senior Producer, recognizes how challenging it is for students to negotiate media. In an edWebinar sponsored by Common Sense Education, Knutson outlined ways teachers can support students as they strengthen their media literacy to knowledgeably participate in civic engagement.
Presented by Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, Founder, Digital Respons-Ability; and Karina Gathu, Trainer, Digital Respons-Ability
Moderated by Tay Gudmundson, Marketing Director, Digital Respons-Ability
Whether it’s summer or not, digital citizenship skills are something that adults and children alike should be practicing every day as citizens of the world. Common Sense Media identifies six areas of digital citizenship, including digital footprint, media balance, cyberbullying, online privacy, communications, and news and media literacy. In a recent edWebinar, Heather Barnard, a Digital Learning Leader at Stamford American International School in Singapore, explains that teachers need to help parents and students prepare for the use of devices and the internet during the summer months. Parents need to know what tools are out there to help with screen time, setting limits, forms of cyberbullying, multi-user games, and YouTube.
Presented by Jamie Nunez, Bay Area Regional Manager, Common Sense; Dan Frost, Digital Learning Partner, San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), CA; and Devorah Merling, Digital Learning Partner, San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), CA
24/7 access to technology has brought many benefits, from online collaboration to improved parent-teacher communication. But that 24/7 environment has also brought increased stress to students’ lives as issues they encounter at school, especially on social media, follow them home. In the edWebinar “How Digital Stressors Impact Student Learning,” Jamie Nunez, Bay Area Regional Manager at Common Sense Media, explained what digital stressors are and how social-emotional learning (SEL) can be used to combat them.
Interacting with technology is second nature to children these days. But, even though they are tech savvy, they might not have the keyboarding and digital citizenship skills to make them stronger and more adept learners. In a recent edWebinar, “Keys to Success for Digital Natives,” experts explained that digital natives still need to strengthen their technological know-how in this context, and offered strategies teachers can use to build these much-needed skills.
Presented by Monica Cougan, Product Marketing Manager, ENA/CatchOn; and Erin Hommeland, Director of Planning and Process and Manager of ISTE Certification, Digital Citizenship Academy, Eduscape
In this edWebinar, Brian Burkhard, lead researcher at EVERFI, will explore the latest research related to mental health and technology to identify ways to promote positive development and reduce negative outcomes for youth living in an increasingly connected world.