Digital Citizenship is talked about a lot these days, and I make it a priority to support learners in their efforts to create a positive social presence. For many of our learners, their online relationships will be the ticket to landing the career they choose. It is important we learn how to establish a positive social presence, so that we contribute to the online world in a truly human way. We need to be able to connect and learn and laugh in this space, but if we are too scared to engage or if we are too unruly to play nice, we may just feel even more lost and alone. Its time to take this understanding and skill to the next level.
Social Assurity with Alan Katzman Founded: September, 2013 Social Assurity is being featured in the midst of my series on digital citizenship. We can no longer try to scare kids into being safe online. We must educate them about best practices in social media and online behavior. It is not enough just to educate the…Read More
A few weeks ago now, I hosted the first ever #DigCitSummitEDU, and we had approximately 300 students gathered for the live event, and several more teachers and students participated in the event online. Coach D was the morning keynote speaker, and he set the stage for getting students to think about their online behaviors, and…Read More
Frienedy with Janel Maitland Founded: April, 2015 Frienedy is a social platform that prides themselves in being safe, private, and connected. In the show, the founder speaks to how the platform is different than Facebook groups, and she does a great job of explaining why some social is successful in a closed environment. It is…Read More
Created at University of Kentucky Digital Citizenship Digital citizenship is the norms of appropriate technology use. This definition seems simple enough; however, from my experience, the norms are different in different classrooms and different schools. I used to tell my staff that inappropriate technology use was a behavior, and I would treat technology infractions as…Read More
Andrea Gribble, Founder Founded: January, 2014 #SocialSchool4Edu is a company that partners with schools and districts to tell their story. When you fill the air with the goodness happening inside the walls each day, the school spirit and pride created by doing that is contagious. Children and schools deserve to be celebrated, and for the…Read More
Alefiya Bhatia, Co-Founder Founded: June, 2011 Keeping all information related to school under one roof in an app makes sense for schools and families. Embr can design an app for your school, set it up, launch it in all the most relevant app stores, and return all the control to your school or district in…Read More