Offering 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.
Course name: Digital Citizenship MOOC for Educators, Spring 2014
Course site: jasonohler.com/dcm2014
Cost: MOOC option is free
A massive open online course is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. …
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.
Bullying and Technology: What does it mean for parents?
For Parents and Community
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!!
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
Vic and Bonnie Sutton
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
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