Digital Citizenship – Putting the pieces all together to understand what to do!!

Man without identity programing in technology enviroment with cyOffering a Course, a Family Initiative,Global Resources, a Teacher Tool Kit
and Peer Gathered Resources.

Choose your tools for Digital Citizenship Understanding!

This all started 20 years ago with a Clinton Initiative, for the NIIAC.
Imagine you had a device that combined a telephone, a TV, a camcorder and a personal computer. No matter where you went or what time it was, your child could see you and talk to you, you could watch a replay of your team’s last game, you could browse the latest additions to the library, or you could find the best prices in town on groceries, furniture, clothes — whatever you needed.”
The above paragraph was the opening paragraph of the Agenda for Action — 20 years ago.
Today we are still trying to tame technology with resources, peer knowledge and collaboration.

1.COURSE

Course name: Digital Citizenship MOOC for Educators, Spring 2014
Course site: jasonohler.com/dcm2014
Cost: MOOC option is free

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Web definitions
A massive open online course is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. …
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MOOC

Teacher/contact: jasonohler@gmail.com
What is the course about?
This is a course about digital citizenship, a relatively new area of inquiry that has emerged because of our desire to help students manage their digital lifestyles safely and responsibly, without losing their sense of inspiration and opportunity.


How is it offered?

This course is offered in three ways: as a graduate course, a professional development course, and as a MOOC, in that anyone can use the materials and join in all of the conversations that are part of the class. There are no grades awarded for the MOOC class, and there are no costs associated with it except for materials that MOOC participants elect to purchase. MOOC participants do not have to register for the class. However, doing so allows them to stay in touch more easily with others in the course and to receive mailings about the course and associated activities.

Why digital citizenship?

The web is so pervasive and invisible, and provides access to so many different kinds of experiences, that we have developed a keen and sometimes urgent interest in understanding how best to help our children and ourselves navigate this new world.
In the K12 educational arena, this interest has been given the name “digital citizenship,” a reference to our belief that the Internet offers a kind of community experience. Digital citizenship seeks to answer the question, “What does it mean to be a model citizen in this new kind of community?” Ultimately, it also addresses another essential question: “How can we maintain a sense of humanity as we learn to co-exist with the immensely powerful machines and networks of our own creation?”

What is addressed?

In practical terms, the course looks at policies, curriculum, tools and perspectives that address digital citizenship issues within the K-12 educational arena. It also addresses some of the hot button issues of the day, such as cyberbullying, media literacy, and how to make ethical decisions associated with online activities. It features some of the experts in the field, including Mike Ribble (Digital Citizenship in the Schools), Nancy Willard (CyberSavvy), Frank Gallagher (Cable in the Classroom).

Who is this course for?

The primary audience for this course is K12 education community members, including teachers, students, administrators, school board members. But this course is also for parents, community members, anyone from government or business- in short, anyone interested in the larger issues involved in living, learning, working and having fun in the digital age, particularly as those issues impact our children.

Other Resources:
Bullying and Technology: What does it mean for parents?

For Parents and Community
http://evanston.suntimes.com/people/voices/cyb_erbully-EVA-01092014:article

FOSI.org

Family Online Safety Contract
Check out our Resources tab featuring helpful tips for parents and kids during back-to-school season, and download a copy of our the safety contract.
This video might be helpful as well. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSQ6GcskLNg
FOSI GRID ( International)http://www.fosigrid.org
FOSI’s Global Resource and Information Directory (GRID) is designed to create a single, factual and up-to-date source for all those dedicated to making the Internet a safer and better place. As a family online safety portal, it aggregates information from a comprehensive range of trusted sources and combined with expert oversight, provides a unique and exciting new collaborative platform.

GRID monitors, tracks and provides commentary on the efforts of countries around the world to make the Internet safer for their citizens. By placing them in their correct cultural context, the educational, legislative and regulatory approach of many countries is seen properly for the first time. GRID is already attracting praise:
“FOSI’s GRID is a remarkable and ground breaking achievement! Nothing can prepare you for the depth, quality and scale of the family online safety content that GRID delivers. It will provide a vital and important new collaborative tool for industry, government and online safety professionals throughout the world.”
Professor Tanya Byron – Leading child psychologist and author of the Children in a Digital World Report, an influential review commissioned by the UK Government.
Using the very latest technology, GRID’s interactive maps, timelines and easy to use features bring clarity and new insights. Comprehensive directories that scope the work of industry and define the challenges, as well as GRID’s expert-moderated updates and quarterly reviews, create a unique ‘one stop shop.’

Who is Parry Aftab.. one of those of us who started out with the Clinton Initiative NIIAC> She is a real Internet lawyer.http://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/2013/12/19/cyberlaw-expert-parry-aftab-talks-cyberbullying-and-online-student-safety-at-the-a-439412.html#.UsgF2_2c8dt

Wired Safety Video on Cyber-bullying. It’s the Best!!
http://stopcyberbullying.org

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Teacher Tool Kit from Wired Safety

Your personalized resource. You can fill out information at the link above to get it.

Stop Cyber Bullying Toolkit is now available! http://stopcyberbullying.org/index2.php
Authored by Dr. Parry Aftab and created by WiredSafety.org,Who is Parry Aftab?
She is a real Cyberlawyer.
the toolkit provides all of the information a school or community organization needs; it also provides young people with a mission.
Through the StopCyberbullying Pledge, they can take a stand against cyberbullying. By taking the pledge they promise to be part
of the solution, not part of the problem. The entire StopCyberbullying program is designed to motivate schools, students,
and their parents to do something, not just stand there while others are hurt. It gives them the tools and information
that they need to create their own grassroots campaign and address cyberbullying and hate online wherever they find it.

Peer Gathered Resources from Scoop.it

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http://www.scoop.it/t/digital-citizenship-goals-in-education

Vic and Bonnie Sutton
Scoop.it? http://www.scoop.it/

Gamification you ask? Glad you asked. Alex Wonder!!
!Alex Wonder Kid Cyberdetective is a new game introduced by WiredSafety.org designed to help children safely navigate the Internet. Children follow the adventures of Alex Wonder as he helps children learn to identify the warning signs of cyberbullying and learn how to responsibly use the Internet.

“…The game teaches kids how to spot, avoid and address cyberbullying. So, they have to qualify as kid cyber detectives who help Alex, who works out of the janitor’s closet at the middle school, learn how to help other kids being cyber bullied,” explained Parry Aftab, Executive Director, WiredSafety, to CNN in an interview. Download the new free Alex Wonder Kid Cyberdetective Agency Game to help stop cyberbullying
**Requires Adobe Air to Install
bottom of page here ,http://stopcyberbullying.org/index2.html

Coding

Originally Published for CUE Magazine.

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Posted by Bonnie Bracey Sutton

CODING

coding
ˈkōdiNG/
noun
the process of assigning a code to something for the purposes of classification or identification.
You may know coding as programming.

Coding is the act of writing a program in a programming language. So when people say you will need to know coding, they are saying you need to know two things. You need to know the language and you need to know how to use the language. It is easier to show an example of coding than to explain it. http://code.org/learn/codehs

You’ve seen the craze for learning code. But what exactly is coding?

Coding is what makes it possible for us to create computer software, apps and websites.

Your browser, your OS, the apps on your phone, Facebook, and this website – they’re all made with code.

Here’s a simple example of code, written in the Python programming language:

print ‘Hello, world!’
Many code tutorials use that command as their very first example, because it’s one of the simplest examples of code you can have – it ‘prints’ (displays) the text ‘Hello, world!’ onto the screen.

CODE.ORG has a video that explains coding, shares the vision of a lot of people interested in getting coding into education and. more. Here is one of their three videos on coding.

What Most Schools Don’t Teach

Bill Gates Chairman, Microsoft
“Learning to write programs stretches your mind, and helps you think better, creates a way of thinking about things that I think is helpful in all domains.“code 5
The group CSTA has many resources to help explain, engage you and immerse in the study of code.

CODING AS A METAPHOR FOR COMPUTATIONAL THINKING CSTA

The Computer Science Teachers Association is a membership organization that supports and promotes the teaching of computer science and other computing disciplines. CSTA provides opportunities for K–12 teachers and students to better understand the computing disciplines and to more successfully prepare themselves to teach and learn.
http://csta.acm.org/ProfessionalDevelopment/sub/CSIT10Presentations/Astrachan.pdf
There is outreach to teachers in this program for professional development.code 3
What is CS4HS?
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CS4HS (Computer Science for High School) is an initiative sponsored by Google to promote Computer Science and Computational Thinking in high school and middle school curriculum. With a gift from Google’s Education Group, universities develop 2-3 day workshops for local high school and middle school CS teachers. These workshops incorporate informational talks by industry leaders, and discussions on new and emerging CS curricula at the high school and middle school level. On the CSTA site, you’ll find information on how to apply for a CS4HS grant, information for workshop attendees and partners, and other helpful resources. CS4HS funding is currently offered in the US, Canada, Europe, Middle East, Africa, China, New Zealand, and Australia.You could also learn a lot by attending a CSTA Conference which features workshops, mentors, and applications.

Here is an example of a CS4HS workshop that I attended. CS4HS is one of many resources to help teachers learn to code.
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UMBC Google CS4HS Teacher Development Workshop 2013

http://maple.cs.umbc.edu/cs4hs/schedule/

The presentations are here for your use, or perusal.

There is a big push to teach coding to students of all ages. code six

Teachers learning about the importance of coding at a CS4HS teacher’s workshop.

Coding for Kids is easier to reference and to find on the web.

Code.org offers tutorials below.

CodeHS Online curriculum designed specifically for highschool classrooms.

Codecademy After SchoolA complete online afterschool program for a coding club.

Tynker Teach programming in elementary or middle school in a fun way.

Scratch is a great program to use to teach young students. Try it!!