Posts by Aubrey Lee

14-Year-Old Katie + Scratch = Invention

When Katie Scheutzow’s 8th grade teacher mentioned nobody had ever done a science fair project with technology before, Katie was inspired. Scratch Doing some initial research she discovered Scratch. Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations. Katie previously discovered a love for coding…

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What is an iCitizen {Digital Citizen}?

Do you consider yourself a Digital Citizen (also called an iCitizen)? Have you ever read anything online? Posted a photo, a quip, an opinion? Commented on someone else’s post? This is our digital community. This is our digital world. The internet is now where most of us get our news, it’s where we research and…

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The Power of Student Voice: Student-moderated Twitter chat

Student Voice is empowering students to raise their voices and listening to what they say. Gone are the days of students sitting in rows listening to an hour long lecture from their teacher, before filing into the next classroom for another hour long lecture. Last week, students moderated the #NYEDChat focusing on #StuVoice. This chat not…

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Join in World Read Aloud Day on Skype for K-12

World Read Aloud Day World Read Aloud Day {WRAD} is an exciting, interactive day where everyone all over the world reads aloud to promote education and access to books and technology. This year it is on Thursday, February 17, 2017. There are such fun ways to get involved online. In fact, technology allows this day to…

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DigCitSummit 2016 Videos

On October 28, 2016 hundreds of individuals, businesses, and educational leaders attended The global Digital Citizenship Summit at the Twitter Headquarters in San Francisco, CA. The focus of the Digital Citizenship Summit is to promote positive and practical solutions towards SAFE, SAVVY, and ETHICAL use. The goal was to enlist the help of diverse stakeholders (including you!) to solve problems regarding social…

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  We at DigCitUtah are excited to welcome the new year! 2016 was filled with opportunities to connect, learn, and expand our collaborative efforts. We have been overwhelmed (in a good way!) with the number of individuals and organizations who truly care about our youth and their lives online.  The growing positive Digital Citizenship (DigCit)…

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Using Technology for Good | Lesson for Kids

Use Technology for Good Is technology good or bad? We vote that it is neither. Yet, how we treat technology and what we do with it can be good or bad. Read here about Digital Citizenship and how to use technology for good. Just as good citizenship is more than not breaking the law, digital citizenship is more…

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Free CRAP Test Download – Your students will love this!

Is it C.R.A.P? Teach your students how to critically analyze what they are reading online. They won’t be able to read anything, ever again, without thinking about the CRAP test.  “C.R.A.P. That’s what kids see on the board on the first day of their Cyber Civics “Media Literacy for Positive Participation” course. It gets their attention.…

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Students praising students on Instagram and Facebook

Every student has a chance to make a difference digitally (meaning on instagram, facebook, etc.). This can be through simple, kind comments on someone’s post or through more elaborate projects to make the internet more positive. Kids have an innate desire to help and uplift others. Yesterday, I was raking the leaves in my front yard…

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