Category Archives: Digital Citizenship

Discussions are related to cyber-safety or digital citizenship for students or families.

Skype as a Tool for Promoting 21st Century Thinking

As teachers, we strive to provide experiences that foster Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Communication, and Creativity for our students.  Mystery Skype provides an opportunity for students to engage in authentic learning experiences.  Students can explore many different roles as they work with others to locate, understand, and communicate information.  To learn more about Mystery Skype, visit the resources below or go to:
https://education.skype.com/mysteryskype

Scholastic: Excellent overview of Mystery Skype (Must paste link into browser)
 http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/top-teaching/2014/04/geography-skills-soar-mystery-skype

How to Set Up a Mystery Skype
http://psolarz.weebly.com/how-to-set-up-and-run-a-mystery-skype-session.html

Mrs. Morgan’s Skype Etiquette:
http://mrsmorgansstars.edublogs.org/skype-etiquette/

Skype Roles
http://pernillesripp.com/2013/08/08/mystery-skype-jobs-created-by-my-students/

So You Want to do Mystery Skype?
http://pernillesripp.com/2011/10/25/so-you-want-to-do-mystery-skype/

Skype Lessons
https://education.skype.com/lessons

Happy Learning!

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Digital Citizenship Week

Last week was Digital Citizenship week.  In an age where children have nearly ubiquitous access to technology, understanding and practicing good digital citizenship is more important than ever!  Here are some resources that were posted last week.

Three Ways to Weave Digital Citizenship Into Your Curriculum
http://www.iste.org/explore/ArticleDetail?articleid=50

A New Twist on Cyberbullying- Digital Citizenship
http://www.iste.org/explore/articleDetail?articleid=193

Digital Citizenship Survival Kit
http://comfortably20.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-digital-citizenship-survival-kit.html?m=1

Edutopia – Six resources for Digital Citizenship
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/digital-citizenship-resources-matt-davis

Inforgraphic – Citizenship in the Digital Age
http://www.iste.org/explore/articleDetail?articleid=192