digital citizenship

NWP at TL15.png At the 2015 Teaching and Learning conference, five NWP colleagues shared their work related to digital reading, writing, and citizenship.  Tanya Baker, National Writing Project Janelle Bence, New Tech High @ Coppell Gail Desler, Elk Grove Unified School District Troy Hicks, Central Michigan University Kevin Hodgson, William E. Norris Elementary...
The original posting and images can be viewed at http://dave-baroody.tumblr.com/post/61877684662/medieval-memes-the-subtext-behind-images-of-life-in MEDIEVAL MEMES- THE SUBTEXT BEHIND IMAGES OF LIFE IN ‘TRES RICHES HEURES’ The inspiration for this lesson came from a twitter posting by @KQEDedspace this past Wednesday. In that post, author Matthew Williams lays out a brief history of memes,...
  Originally posted on KQED Edspace. As the immigration reform bill begins to consume lawmakers in Washington in the coming months, students around the country had a head start to debate the issue online. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), the lead Democratic negotiator, explains, "The American people have told us to do two things. One, prevent future flows of illegal immigration, and then come up with...
The Communications Director for my school district contacted me last week. She had Googled my name (while writing a press release for the superintendent) and was very intrigued by a link that appeared from the Digital Is website: On Becoming Change Writers, a reflective piece I co-authored on engaging students, teachers, and community activists in thinking deeply about their world and in using...
A few weeks ago, for Digital Learning Day, Fox News (with anchor John Roberts) came to my school to interview me and some students, and a parent of one my students, about our teaching of digital citizenship with sixth graders. It is part of a larger Fox News feature about data mining and privacy issue. I admit: I was little worried about how we would be portrayed, but I think it worked out find:...
The Calfiornia Writing Project, along with Common Sense Media, is issuing a call to write and submit digital responses to the prompt: What does it mean to be an upstander? According to CWP, an upstander is an individual, group or institution that chooses to take a positive stand and act on behalf of themselves and others (from Facing History and Ourselves) and someone who takes action to stop...
Cross-posted from In Community This past Tuesday there was a Connected Learning conversations titled "The Realities of Youth and Peer Culture: Balancing Learning Opportunities and Risks" that I thought was really interesting and made even more so because of the contributions of Chappelle Campbell who is a student at The Bronx Academy Senior High. She was participating with her teacher Paul...
  This is my presentation from an NCTE session on bullying. My part was to have us think about the aspects of cyberbullying and to consider strategies for teachers. This was part of a larger conversation about the effects of bullying and our need to address it on many fronts. The influx of digital media in the lives of young people has the potential to exasperate and increase the ways that...
A Shared Reflection from Gail Desler & Natalie Bernasconi Good things are bound to happen when National Writing Project teachers have an opportunity to team up and attend a 2-week technology institute (as part of a year-long program), in a state-of-the-art setting, with all expenses paid. The two of us were already sure that would be the case when last summer the two of us headed to the...
Jac de Haan (@techwithintent) delivered this powerful Ignite talk at the 2012 ISTE Conference in San Diego.

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