If you’ve ever taught kids who have their own smartphones, you know how quickly social media problems can escalate at school. Understandably, schools that don’t open lines of honest communication with students and parents are the most at risk from turmoil from the online behavior of students. In today’s podcast, Shannon and I talk about what schools can do to prevent problems and make them less severe when they happen.
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In this episode, you’ll learn:
- The essential skill every child needs so they can be safe.
- Why every school should include digital citizenship in their curriculum.
- How to start conversations about digital citizenship with colleagues who are resistant to including it in the curriculum.
- The specific dangers of oversharing and how Shannon kept it from derailing her school’s 1:1 initiative.
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Today’s show has the Episode 296 Listening Guide to help you take notes and to implement what you learn in your classroom. I’ve also included some of my favorite free digital citizenship education options.
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Today’s Guest: Shannon Mclintock-Miller
Shannon Mclintock-Miller @shannonmmiller is a mom of three wonderful children, a teacher-librarian and a technology integration specialist. She is an educational consultant for Mackin Educational Resources and Cantata Learning, and Executive Director of Library & Educational Services for Biblionasium. She is also the Skype Education Ambassador. In 2014, Shannon was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker.
Host: Vicki Davis
Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher is a full-time classroom teacher in Camilla, Georgia. Winner of the ISTE Online Learning Award 2006 and Best Talk Show Host in Education 2014 and many Best Teacher Blog awards, Vicki seeks to shine a spotlight on what works in education wherever it happens in the world. Read more about her here.
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