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Guiding students ascd 2014

  1. 1. Guiding Students in the Digital World ASCD 2014! Dr. Kris Mitzner! Twitter: @drmitzner! Email:!
  2. 2. How many devices do you have with you today? electronic-devices-do-you-have-with-you-tonight-as-a-family
  3. 3. Do you use your devices every day and feel weird if you forget them?
  4. 4. Is there a technology device that makes something better in your life?
  5. 5. A recent birthday party photo…
  6. 6. But it’s not just the kids…! my own family at a Christmas get together
  7. 7. And the use of technology for learning and communication is getting younger and younger…
  8. 8. Our digital world needs good digital citizens!
  9. 9. When we give teens keys to an automobile, aren't we making sure that they have learned the safety rules?
  10. 10. Would you give your child the keys to a Ferrari when learning to drive?
  11. 11. Would you give them an unlimited gas card and keys to the car immediately after they received a license to drive - with no parameters, rules of the road or lessons to operate it safely and securely?
  12. 12. However, many adults ! (parents & educators included) give children access to the digital highway without many skills to navigate it ...
  13. 13. How do we teach the rules of the digital road?
  14. 14. Good digital citizens don’t just “happen”.! ! There is a role for educators, parents, and students!
  15. 15. A good digital citizen is: ! SAFE! RESPONSIBLE! RESPECTFUL
  16. 16. You are working on a project with someone else who is your friend - Is it safe to share your log on and password with them?
  17. 17. •Do create passwords with at least 8 characters •Do use a combination of letters, numbers, & symbols •Do share your password with your parents only. •Do change your password regularly. ! •Don't give a password to someone else - even a friend •Don't use private information in your password. •Don't use a word in the dictionary as your password •Don't include personal information in your password STRONG PASSWORDS
  18. 18. Do you know someone who has had their personal information stolen on line or they have been tricked on a website?! ! Turn and talk about it.
  19. 19. Who wants to win a trip to Disneyworld?!
  20. 20. Facebook scam example Some people call these folks: face crooks
  21. 21. Personal Information Online! ! Watch out for: ! Identity Theft Phishing
  22. 22. • type of crime where private information in stolen & used for criminal activity Identity Theft
  23. 23. • When people send phony emails, popup messages, text in order to hook you into giving out personal or financial information Phishing
  24. 24. Ask an adult before you give your personal information on line!
  25. 25. Just like you shouldn't share a toothbrush, you shouldn't share your personal information online without talking with a trusted adult!
  26. 26. When going places online...! 1) Ask your parent first! 2) Only talk to people you know! 3) Stick to places just right for you
  27. 27. A good digital citizen is: ! SAFE! RESPONSIBLE! RESPECTFUL
  28. 28. Two Stories! ! One with a positive digital footprint ! One with a negative digital footprint
  29. 29. There was lots of online chatter about this situation…
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  31. 31. • Google search yourself • Change passwords - and make sure they are strong! • Make sure Instagram/ Facebook (parents) password is different than all others What do I need to do to be aware of my digital footprint?
  32. 32. When you delete a picture or words from your screen or your account, is it really gone?
  33. 33. Digital information is! PERMANENT.
  34. 34. Digital items cannot be written in pencil - they are written in Sharpie ink.
  35. 35. Digital information cannot be controlled. and-choose-your-own.html
  36. 36. -Spiderman “With great power comes great responsibility…”
  37. 37. Model • Discuss your own appropriate use.! • Share how to handle negative items! • Empathy! • Teach Digital Citizenship ! Free FABULOUS resources to get you started:! the-internet-and-internet-safety-to-kids/
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  39. 39. Coach/Guide • Guide students when situations occur.! • Offer parent nights & send home tip sheets! • Coordinate school digital citizenship reminders! ! (Ex. - stickers, bookmarks, poster, video contest)! • Join the Digital Citizenship group on edweb!!
  40. 40. Recognize/Celebrate • Place resources on school website! Example: Digital-Citizenship.aspx; ! ! • Celebrate with students and teachers that advocate for appropriate digital use! ! • Highlight students that have a good digital footprint
  41. 41. A good digital citizen is: ! SAFE! RESPONSIBLE! RESPECTFUL
  42. 42. Creating a culture of understanding and respect online
  43. 43. When you communicate online, remember to be mindful about your messages!
  44. 44. TEACH EMPATHY!
  45. 45. Contests can motivate kids to create ways to teach others! contest
  46. 46. Decorate your classroom and hallways with posters encouraging digital citizenship. has tons educators can use! has free ones too! I am sure there are others and if you know about them - let me know!
  47. 47. Host a family or parent event about digital citizenship. education ! I’d be happy to share any of my resources as well!