Resources

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​Technology-related Standards and Requirements

​Planning, Advocacy and Related Issues

  • Michigan Department of Education Technology Readiness Resources - Michigan's technology readiness vision is focused on increasing full-time, full-access systems of education that support success for every student. This website provides links to the resources currently available.
  • COSN: Leading Education Innovation​ - CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) is a professional association for district technology leaders. For over two decades, CoSN has provided leaders with the management, community building, and advocacy tools they need to succeed. 
  • Office of Educational Technology - The Office of Educational Technology (OET) provides leadership for transforming education through the power of technology. OET develops national educational technology policy and advocates for the transition from print-based to digital learning.

​Publications and Reports

Resources for Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship - Big Picture

Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship
Digital citizenship can be defined as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use. The nine themes provide an organizational structure for all of the different areas of digital citizenship.

Digital Citizenship-Seeing the Big Picture
In this webinar from edWeb;s Digital Citizenship community, Dr. Jason Ohler shared ways to use digital citizenship to help our students and ourselves navigate our rapidly evolving world. He addressed how to develop strategic plans, approaches to character education, and cooperative relationships between parents, schools and students that can help students blend their digital and non-digital lives into one safe and engaged approach to being students and global citizens.​

Social Networking Defined

Common Craft Videos
Videos defining Social Networking, digital literacy, augmented reality, Internet of Things, and more.

Studies
McAfee Digital Deception Study 2013:
Exploring the Online Disconnect between Parents, Pre-teens, Teens and Young Adults
Results of the study performed to better understand the potentially dangerous online behaviors among young people aged 10-23, as well as parents' knowledge of these behaviors.

It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens by Danah Boyd
How we were fooled into thinking that sexual predators lurk everywhere
This article, excerpted from Danah Boyd's book, takes a look at how our beliefs about online dangers diverge from reality.

ESchool News - Online safety: Dispelling common myths 

Safety

NSteens
Cyberbullying, web site on what students can do about cyberbullying

i-SAFE 
Incorporates classroom curriculum with dynamic community outreach to empower students, teachers, parents, law enforcement, and concerned adults to make the Internet a safer place.
 
iKeepSafe
Sponsored by the Optimist International, the iKeepSafe Coalition is a broad partnership of governors and/first spouses, attorneys general, public health and education professionals, law enforcement, and industry leaders working together for the health and safety of youth online.

School Counselor.com
A comprehensive site focusing on advancing technology literacy among counselors and administrators. Some featured links include a Newsletter, Training, Resources, Lesson Plans and a Store with technology tutorials, CDs etc. Click on Technology Safety and Security Among Children:  What Caretakers Need to Know    (Great for awareness on the topic and includes several other valuable links.

NetSmartz
Provides information to parents, educators and children on how to use the Internet smartly.  There is also a NetSmartz specifically for children 12 and under. 

That's Not Cool
This website is a co-effort of the Ad Council and the Family Violence Prevention Fund and the Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women to give teenagers help dealing with online harassment, including online bullying.

Common Sense
This is a Google supported website that offers reviews of websites and advice to parents and educators on Internet Safety and how to work with children of a variety of ages on how to be Internet AND Media Safe. 

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