Friday, October 20, 2017

Digital Citizenship Collection and Symbaloo....For #DigCitWeek And All Year Long!

Digital Citizenship Week is one of the most important weeks all year long.  Even though it is almost over, Digital Citizenship is something we must focus on every day within education and throughout our communities.

I have put together a Collection by Destiny full of important resources, sites, research, articles and so much more. 

You can get to the Digital Citizenship Collection here.   Remember....you can make a Copy of this if you would like and add books, eBooks and eResources from your Destiny to a Collection to.  This ties students and your school community directly to the catalog. 
I have also put together a Symbaloo full of important resources, sites, research, articles and so much more.

You can get to the Digital Citizenship Symbaloo here.
I am super excited to share my new book Staying Safe Online from Cantata Learning, with my friend Emily Arrow singing, to the Collection....
....Symbaloo too!  
Staying Safe Online can be found here.  You will love sharing this with your students as they sing, learn and practice skills for being safe online.

Since this Collection and Symbaloo would be overwhelming to share with kids, I created one just for them!
You will find the I Am A Digital Citizen Symbaloo here.

This one includes Google's Be Internet Awesome, the suite of digital citizenship games from Common Sense Media,  PBS Webonauts and lots of games, eBooks and resources from NetSmarts, Kids.gov, BrainPOP, Professor Garfield and more!

If you see any that are not included, please let me know and I will add them right away.  And this is public, so use it, share it and you can even turn off the sharing and use it as your own.
One more thing that will be helpful to you, especially as we have time this summer, is the Follett Community webinar I did a few months ago.
It is called Digital Literacy: Project Connect's Microcredential Course and the recording can be found here.

In this webinar, we explored the definitions and importance of digital literacy and citizenship.  I also told my story of integrating digital literacy and citizenship into the library and school by creating a supportive and engaging curriculum, program and community. 

I focused on various programs and resources that support digital literacy and citizenship. 
One that I am very passionate about and that is perfect for learning the skills yourself is Project Connect. Follett created Project Connect to advocate and support librarians as leaders in Future Ready Librarianship skills, including digital literacy.  

They have also developed an online microcredential course to help librarians and others develop a vision and plan to promote digital learning within their library.  I recently took this course and loved sharing specifics during the webinar. 

I know you will enjoy learning how you can sign up and get involved in Project Connect too.  You can do that here.

It is important for all of us to understand how to best empower our students as they become responsible digital citizens and critical consumers of information.  Please watch the webinar to find out more!  

Be AWESOME today friends, as we empower and teach our digital citizens!  

Check Out The October Future Ready Librarian Twitter Chat Archive Here!

We have kicked off the Future Ready Librarian Twitter Chats this fall and they have been awesome! 
 If you missed the last Future Ready Librarian Twitter Chat with John Hochstetler and....
Victoria Benitez, please check out the archive here.

Please join us for the next one on November 16 at 8:00pm EST.

And don't forget to use the #FutureReadyLibs hashtag on Twitter throughout the month too.

I Am A Digital Citizen Symbaloo...For Your Students!

I have something perfect to share with your students for Digital Citizenship Week!  It is a Symbaloo full of games, sites, books and songs.

You can get to the I Am A Digital Citizen Symbaloo here.

This is a great resource for students to use at school and to send home with them to use at home with their families too.