Digital Citizenship Resources You Can Use Today

29 04 2014

ID-10097399A wonderful collection of resources from Michael Gorman’s Educational Technology and Learning blog.

Includes information about and links to sites such as the PBS Webonauts Academy (“Webonauts Internet Academy is a web original game for PBS KIDS GO! that gives kids 8- to 10-year-old an opportunity to have some fun while exploring what it means to be a citizen in a web-infused‚ information-rich world. It is an engaging experience on its own but becomes all the more powerful when parents and teachers use game play as a springboard for conversations about media literacy and citizenship in the 21st Century.”) to Netsmartz Teens, “Understanding You Tube and Digital Citizenship”, and more. and are available now. Check them out!

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Want Sharper Online Research Skills?

23 05 2013

Via KQED’s Mindshift, how students are learning online research skills,

4th graders field-tested a database.

and 12 ways to make your Google searches more effective.





Digital Literacy and Parenting in the Digital Age, Continued

5 02 2013

Some Digital Literacy News

Thoughts from Common Sense Media on Gender Stereotypes in the Digital Age.

In February, join Susan Linn of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood at the 92nd Street Y:

Monday, February 11 – 12 noon
“Raising Children in a Digitized and Commercialized World: Challenges for Parents and How to Meet Them”
As part of the 92nd Street Y Parenting Conference, Feb. 11-12
Kaufmann Concert Hall, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street
One-day and full registration available at: http://www.92y.org/ParentingConference.aspx

As the BNS/BCS library develops its own digital literacy curriculum and programming, and as our children engage more and more online, check out “A Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital Age”.

And because we will always love curling up with an actual book, get inspired by these lovely reading nooks and book recs for all ages!





Please Don’t Cheat

18 01 2013

Please Don’t Cheat

Many links, tools for educators, and thought provoking questions for students about plagiarism and digital ethics. Worth a look for educators and students.





Starting the Conversation: Raising Kids in a Digital World

9 01 2013

Thanks to all of you who attended today’s “Parents as Learning Partners” workshop. The library inaugurated its new SMART Board, unveiled its new blog, and received some amazing feedback from parents on their concerns about their kids negotiating the 21st century media landscape. Please keep your comments coming! Right now, we are busy going through the notes parents provided on their hopes and fears for their kids as they venture online. We are putting up links to Common Sense and other informational sites, as well as the blogs and websites Gbemi suggested on online literature and literacy tools. We are so heartened by the parent body’s engagement on this important topic and are committed to providing support to families and teachers as they cross this challenging digital terrain.





More library resources online, more computers

6 12 2012

computers

The library has some exciting new additions!  We now have double the number of computers for student use.  Three new, large-screen Macs are available for students to do online research, use digital tools, find library books and more.  This will allow more students to work simultaneously in the library and get help.

There are many online resources for finding good information cleverly hidden in this website under the RESOURCES tab such as online encyclopedias found in search tools and databases and useful websites that can be helpful for homework.  More online resources for creating or organizing information can also be found in TECH TOOLS (in bar above) – but please suggest other resources, request others, and more students can have access.








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