"Social media—friend or foe? Since there’s no avoiding it, why not learn how to use social media in the classroom to help improve communication and maybe even infuse some creativity into your homework? Here we share five ideas to harness the power of social media." blog.edgenuity.com/how-to-use-

Digital 101 for Teachers

"How can teachers equip their students to successfully and ethically navigate the digital world?"

canadianteachermagazine.com/20

Kids’ Sweep Plan

Conducting their own “privacy sweep” to examine the types of information gathered by their favourite websites and apps, will:
+ Gain an appreciation of what “personal information” is in the context of privacy laws;
+ Become aware of how and why websites and apps collect personal information; and
+ Better understand privacy policies and privacy communications to make informed choices about the websites and apps they use.

urlz.ca/9n

Rights of Children and Teens Lesson Plan | "In this lesson, students are introduced to the privacy principles relating to personal information collection online. They learn ways to find out what personal information may or has been collected by platforms that they use, how to limit data collection about themselves, and the various forms of recourse that are available to them if they feel an organization is not respecting their rights. urlz.ca/9m

"Through the lens of the learner, we discuss key points arising from these exemplars to help you meet agendas that remain important today – enhancing learners’ employability, creating authentic assessments, establishing skills of independent learning, supporting personal and professional development, enabling the construction of knowledge and understanding through reflection … to name a few." jisc.ac.uk/guides/e-portfolios

20 Examples Of Digital Citizenship | "From communicating with on social media with clarity and respect to respecting others privacy to thinking critically and carefully about ideas and conversations and events before responding or contributing, practicing good digital citizenship is often a matter of the golden rule–and a little bit of common sense." teachthought.com/the-future-of

The Role of Technology in Digital Learning | "The anxieties around digital and connected learning, for me, have to be tied down to what are the ways in which the human is allowed to be distributed. And, in order to understand these anxieties of distributedness, we will have to start examining the ways in which the digital technologies are being contained and consolidated, regulated and restrained." clalliance.org/blog/the-role-o

"Kids aged 8–18 years old are in front of screens for seven hours every day on average, CBS News reports. With 95 percent of teenagers in possession of mobile devices, students are constantly sharing and searching through social media platforms.

Because students are inevitably exposed to the online world, it is important that adults teach them how to be responsible digital citizens — to protect both themselves and their peers.”

edtechmagazine.com/k12/article

Streamz - A k12 Federated Social Network

Streamz is a k12 micro-blogging social network hosted in Canada.