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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.

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.

Trial by Wire: An ITV High School Project (9-12)

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Every year, New Links to New Learning puts on a mock trial over videoconference. Trial by Wire allows several v/c sites to try a murder case together. This project entails research by the students and their participation in a videoconference. They will simulate a court trial (taken from an actual state of Missouri court case). A librarian from the St. Louis County Library will act as judge and will help students research the case. Three classes from different schools are required to participate. One will act as the prosecution, one will be the defense, and one will be the jury.

Here is the actual breakdown of the v/c:
1. Prosecution presents their evidence and argument, then Defense presents their evidence and argument.

2. Both sides present their final arguments; jury is allowed to question the judge before deliberating. Judge instructs the jury as to their task and deliberations; jury deliberates & reaches a verdict.

3. Jury announces their verdict; jury explains their verdict. Judge makes a statement. Students ask additional questions and discuss their learning experiences. (Depending on time, this may have to be done at a second videoconference or over email.)

Please call with your requested date & time. This fits best with a block scheduling high school, but it is not required. If you want your class participate in a mock trial, or have questions about the program, contact Martha Bogart at mbogart@csd.org.

photo by  James Gordon

To Establish Justice coming up

The Fact vs. Opinion videoconference dates for the 2008-09 school year are:
Teacher Session: February 17, 2009 @ 4 pm
Session I: March 3, 2009 @ 1 or 2 pm
Session II: March 17, 2009 @ 1 or 2 pm

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Nonfiction Writing: Fact vs. Opinion with Arlene Zarembka, co-author of To Establish Justice with Pat McKissack Dates: Jan. 30 teacher 4-5 pm;  Feb. 13 student I 1-3 pm;  March 12 student II 1-3 pm
Teachers, this is a really wonderful videoconference series from New Links to New Learning– to learn more about the book, visit this link.  This book takes a look at the Supreme Court’s role in civil rights in the United States, discussing Native Americans, women, Japanese Americans and African Americans throughout the history of the country. This series is great for middle school and high school students; both authors participate, talking about the issues within the book and the writing of the book.Interested? Let me know! Each session is one hour- students meet at 1 OR 2 p.m. CST. My new e-mail address: rmorrison@csd.org. The cost of the series is $400 for New Links members, $500 for non-members.