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Technology & Learning
Topic ideas: personal learning networks, personal learning environments, micro-learning communities, social media, gaming, electronic portfolios, personal web presence, etc.

Name/Title:  Kelly Mendoza, Sr. Manager, Professional Development

Organization Name (if applicable):  Common Sense Media

Area of the World from Which You Will Present:  U.S. California, San Francisco

Language in Which You Will Present:  English

Target Audience(s):  Educators K-12, Administrators, IT

Short Session Description (one line): Learn about three factors that work together to build a positive school climate around digital citizenship, and free resources to help you do it.

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

Kids today grow up in a digital world with potential for communication, collaboration, and creation. Yet schools face challenges with ethical issues that arise from students’ use of technology, such as cyberbullying, inappropriate sharing, and plagiarism. Digital citizenship is an essential 21st century skill in which students think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in a digital world.

In this session, learn about three factors schools can use to create a positive culture around digital citizenship, with a focus on iPad classrooms. First, learn about how to teach students digital citizenship skills, covering eight key topics. You’ll hear ideas on how you can use a free Digital Literacy & Citizenship curriculum available as downloadable lessons or as interactive iBook Textbooks. Developed in partnership with Howard Gardner and the GoodPlay Project at Harvard, the curriculum is research-based, flexible, and aligned to Common Core, ISTE, and AASL standards. Upper elementary teachers will see how they can use Digital Passport, a learning game for upper elementary to teach and test the basics of digital safety, etiquette, and citizenship (available online or as an app). Second, learn how to engage and inform parents about managing their children’s technology use and helping kids make smart choices, from hosting a successful parent night, sharing helpful tips and advice, parent communication ideas, and beyond. Third, hear about strategies schools have used to educate teachers about digital citizenship, moving away from the lone teacher who is responsible, to a more cross-curricular and cross-faculty approach that helps build capacity and community in schools. Learn how these three factors work together to build a positive school climate around digital citizenship. (Resources presented are free and developed by Common Sense Media, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of kids in a world of media and technology.)

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How do I get into the session? 

Hi Stael, you can see a list of all the sessions here:

Select your time zone and the schedule will be listed. My understanding is that page will include links to the webinar rooms once the conference starts. See you there!



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