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  • 1. Elementary Teacher Applications Follow school board policies while engaging in online activities and be an advocate for change in policy.
  • 2. There continues to be a lot of difficult conversations taking place in schools surrounding social media. While I understand the default solution for individuals who have any formal legal training is to deny access to these resources and/or to create policies that prohibit students and teachers from interacting on these platforms, I disagree strongly with these decisions because they inhibit learning. Larkin (2013) Elementary Applications
  • 3. "As elementary level teachers, we are charged not just with teaching academics, but teaching social skills as well." Hertz (2011) "Youth need guidance in online as much as offline expression and sociality." Collier (2010) Elementary
  • 4. • Elementary students are developing emotional maturity which is why Internet privacy can be difficult. • Students use the Internet in seclusion, however when they post their information it goes out to everybody. • Elementary students might not understand that technology is continually changing. • The Golden Rule: Digital activity is public and permanent. Obstacles in Understanding
  • 5. • Focus on teaching appropriate values, beliefs, attitudes and positive decision making. • Teach privacy awareness and not just prevention. • Inform students of privacy settings, but focus on teaching students to think before they post. • Use the Think rule: T: is it True H: is it Helpful I: does it Inspire confidence N: is it Necessary K: is it Kind What Should We Do First?
  • 6. • Social media is continually expanding. • Guide students in navigating their way through this new and challenging environment. • Banning social media from classrooms is not an option. • Holland (2013) gives three key reasons for the importance of social media in elementary classrooms in which the students: o extend beyond the four walls of the classroom o connected, empowered learners o start to develop their online voice o Why We Need to Teach
  • 7. As elementary teachers it can be difficult to understand and follow all the privacy rules and guidelines. In the link below you will find Web 2.0 tools that can be used for students under the age of 13. Web 2.0 for the Under 13s crowd Web 2.0 Tools for the Classroom
  • 8. Division 2: Foundational Operational, Knowledge and Concept Alberta ICT Learning Outcomes Continued General Outcomes Specific Outcomes Students will demonstrate a moral and ethical approach to the use of technology •recognize and acknowledge the ownership of electronic material •use appropriate communication etiquette Division 1: Foundational Operational, Knowledge and Concept General Outcomes Specific Outcomes Students will understand the role of technology as it applies to self, work and society. •identify how technological developments influence one's life •asses the personal significance of having limitless access to information provided by communication networks, such as the internet Students will demonstrate a moral and ethical approach to the use of technology. • comply with the acceptable use policy of the school and school authority for Internet and networked services, including software licensing agreements • use appropriate communication language and etiquette • respect the privacy and products of other • use electronic networks in an ethical manner