New parents probably don't think of baby blogs and online photo albums as part of their children's digital dossiers or footprints, but that's what they are. The computer security company AVG recently surveyed parents with Internet access and children under age two in 10 countries (Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, the UK, and the US), asking them "when they … [Read more...] about Our children’s digital dossiers
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Citizenship – both digital and the traditional kind – is a verb. It takes practice. So, as you may have heard us ConnectSafely.org folk say, social media need to be in the classroom so students can practice digital citizenship just as for generations they (hopefully still) have opportunities to practice citizenship at school. So I'm thrilled to tell you about a free package of safe social network … [Read more...] about Learning by doing: Safe social media for grade school
Longtime technology journalist David Kirkpatrick – author of the recently published book, The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World – caught an interview that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave CNBC last spring. What Zuckerberg said in that interview, Kirkpatrick wrote, was "among the most revealing things he has ever said about how he views his enterprise … [Read more...] about Facebook fundamental (& what it says of media literacy)
Tshaka Armstrong, the dad behind a southern California tech-parenting help business called DigitalShepherds.com, clearly has put a lot of thought into teaching his daughter traditional media literacy in a very current way (I say "current" because it's media lit customized as you go – based on his daughter's current celebrity favorites – and "traditional" because it's critical thinking focused more … [Read more...] about A smart dad on teaching daughter media lit
"To all those teachers worried about being made obsolete by digital natives, rest easy. You have a LOT to teach them," blogs computing education professor Mark Guzdial at Georgia Institute of Technology. Hear, hear! He's picking up on New York Times coverage of a new study out of Northwestern University finding that "digital natives" are so not digital media literate. Not too surprisingly to many … [Read more...] about Teachers, ‘digital natives’ need you!