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An interesting aspect of the changing discipline of literacy in Can Social Networking Boost Literacy Skills at  https://www.teachers.ab.ca/Teaching%20in%20Alberta/Resources%20for%20Parents/Parent-Friendly%20Articles/Pages/CanSocialNetworkingBoostLiteracySkills.aspx.  Esxcerpt:

Perhaps text messaging, social networking sites and blogs are a new form of literature that will soon be studied in schools in the way that books, plays and poetry are now. In Scotland, new curriculum literacy guides specify that children should be familiarized with new media and taught modern communication methods so that they will be able to function in today’s workplace. The guides emphasize the importance of teaching students how and when to use particular communication methods. For example, students are taught to avoid using abbreviated text language in e-mails in which formal language might be more appropriate.

The jury is still out on whether studying Shakespeare will be replaced by reading Taylor Swift’s tweets. Parents who want their children to become more literate probably know what they want the answer to that question to be. Still, if your child is blogging or spending time on a social networking site, the news is not all bad. Research suggests that young people who blog are reading and are becoming more confident writers.

 

In the publication 8 digital life skills all children need – and a plan for teaching them, you can learn more.  Check it out at:  https://amp-weforum-org.cdn.ampproject.org/c/amp.weforum.org/agenda/2016/09/8-digital-life-skills-all-children-need-and-a-plan-for-teaching-them

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Digital citizen identity

Screen time management

Cyberbullying management

Cybersecurity management

Privacy management

Critical thinking

Digital footprints

Digital empathy

What prepares our learners for the demands of the future?  Read more here at https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/03/21st-century-skills-future-jobs-students/

 

In light of the complex nature of information exchange internationally, this topic is an important one for educators.  Read more here and don’t miss it!  http://www.edudemic.com/digital-citizenship/

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Tips for Encouraging Good Digital Citizenship in the Classroom

There are plenty of creative ways you can cultivate good online digital citizenship in students. Here are seven tips for encouraging good digital citizenship in the classroom:

  1. Remind students that it’s very hard to erase information on the internet, so they should be extra careful about what information and opinions they make public.
  2. Create a student etiquette guide for online behavior that teaches students how to “play nice” on the internet.
  3. Teach students about online “stranger danger” since it’s very easy for online users to pretend to be who they are not.
  4. Make sure students understand the difference between sharing and stealing online content. While it may feel like anything on the internet is up for grabs, copyright and intellectual property laws protect almost all online content.
  5. Use online forums or social media networks to facilitate student discussions so students have a safe space to practice good digital citizenship.
  6. Ensure your students know how to identify a “troll” — an online user whose goal is to provoke others or derail conversations — so they can avoid engaging with them.
  7. Encourage students to step away from phone and computer screens during family dinners and when hanging out with friends; offline relationships are just as important as online ones!

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A new study “Students Have ‘Dismaying’ Inability To Tell Fake News From Real, Study Finds” at http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/11/23/503129818/study-finds-students-have-dismaying-inability-to-tell-fake-news-from-real?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=2050