Messenger Kids is a video calling and messaging app from Facebook. It’s recently become available in many countries worldwide, but is it right for your child or students? Let’s weigh up the pros and cons.
Teachers, are you confused by terms like copyright, public domain, and Creative Commons? You don’t need to be a legal expert to master the basics. Find out what these terms mean and how to teach them in the classroom.
Digital citizenship education is increasingly important. We want to empower students of all ages to use technology safely, enjoyably, ethically, and purposefully. This post outlines a 4 step approach to covering digital citizenship education, whatever your level of experience. There’s also a set of 11 posters for your classroom.
Need images for your digital work but not sure where to find them? Learn how to easily and ethically find quality images for students and teachers. You might also be interested in my eBook which clearly explains copyright, Creative Commons, and free images. It includes posters for the primary and high school classroom.
I’ve been reading about documenting learning with sharing and amplifying in mind. Perhaps sharing online isn’t enough and there are things teachers and students can do to really amplifying the learning experience. I offer some reflections and ideas on how to do this.
This is a guest post for the classes and students participating in the Student Blogging Challenge. It offers a choice of three activities to learn about digital citizenship. Even if your students aren’t taking part in the challenge, they are welcome to try the activities and leave a comment!
Digital citizenship education is increasingly important. We want our students to be safe, happy and ethical online; just as we do in the offline world. I have outlined some tips on how to approach digital citizenship education, along with resources such as a poster for your classroom.
Please note, this post was last updated in 2018 and I no longer update this website. Back in the days when technology lived in a computer lab, students were often advised on the narrow topics of cyber safety/internet safety as well as cyberbullying. While still vital concepts, changes in technology use have given rise to […]