Tag Archives: Communication

Digital Citizenship in Schools

Untitled design-8Do you know what type of digital footprint you are creating? Anyone using the web or a mobile device leaves a digital footprint. Because of AUPs and best practices guidelines, school leaders are faced with creating policies that students can follow & teachers can support. We teach our children how to be safe within the physical community, but what about norms for appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use? Learn how July 17-18; click on the image for more info.

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Do you know what type of digital footprint you are creating?

Digital Citizenship WorkshopDo you know what type of digital footprint you are creating?  Anyone using the web or a mobile device leaves a digital footprint.  We teach our children how to be safe within the physical community, but what about norms for appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use?  Because of AUPs and guidelines for Best Practices, school leaders are faced with creating policies that students can follow and teachers can support. As educators, we must prepare students to live in a world without physical boundaries and help them learn how to work with others, virtually or otherwise.

Each year, Digital Citizenship – It’s Common Sense is a popular selection amongst our offerings. In this workshop today and tomorrow, lead by Linda Dougherty, participants will explore the nine elements of Digital Citizenship: Access, Commerce, Communication, Literacy, Etiquette, Law, Rights & Responsibilities, Health & Wellness, and Security.

1 more Mental Health v/c for 2007-08

(K-12 educators & staff) … LAST SESSION OF THIS SCHOOL YEAR!
 
In a series of videoconferences from New Links to New Learning, educational staff can learn about various mental health issues in children and adolescents from BJC staff.  Participants will learn about their causes, treatment, and how to access mental health professionals if they spot children in their classrooms whom they feel need help.  These presentations are interactive, and include question and answers sessions.

Meeting time for all sessions is 4:00-5:00 p.m. CT; free to New Links members; $50 for non-members. Contact Rebecca Morrison if you want to sign up for this interactive videoconference with BJC’s Lynne Lang! Reservation deadline is February 14, 2008.

Tuesday, February 19: Recognizing Bullying Behaviors in Adults:  Learn to communicate in nonviolent ways, no matter what age you are or what grade you teach…. It’s easy to see the behavior problems in students – but what about TEACHERS who bully? No matter how many years you’ve taught, or what grade level you work with, everyone can improve their behavior to create emotionally safe environments. Nonviolent communication is key in school safety. Assess yourself, your building, and your students. See where changes and improvements can be made in communication and solving conflicts.

Jetsetters…

image001.jpg…well, almost. This week and next we have a handful of international programs taking place-St. Louis area students connecting experts and students in the United Kingdom and Egypt, respectively, over videoconference.

Lafayette High students are participating in Assertiveness Through Communication and Movement with Touch the Sky, Ltd. We’re really working forward to that v/c- it happens tomorrow. This is our first v/c with Touch the Sky!
 
Sperreng Middle, Wydown Middle and Parkway North are participating PULSE: The Arab World and the U.S. on different days. Sperreng participated in the Cultural Overview on the 4th; Wydown will do Religions of the Book on the 10th; Parkway North is doing Culture and Conflict on the 11th. Due to the high demand of this particular series, GNG had to limit how many times a school could participate! St. Louis schools always sign up for GNG programs- and quickly- so I imagine others across the country feel the same way.

Of course, the time differences have to be coordinated, but the connection details are all the same. This year and last we’ve really had a lot of international programs- it’s exciting!