The educational thoughts of Jason Epstein
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My Pop Studio is a free online game that introduces children ages 9 - 14 to digital and media literacy, taking them "behind the scenes" to think critically about how media is created and to question the messages we see. Lesson
NCDC conducted a survey of International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) members last April to gain insight into educators’ understanding of digital citizenship and classroom needs. Results were released this week and are summarized here.
See the Microsoft digital citizenship site at: http://www.digitalcitizenshiped.com/
Following the recent death of a NY teen who committed suicide after being tormented by classmates, Dana Boyd reflects on the language of teens, who will frequently dismiss bullying as "stupid drama" in order to minimize its impact and save face. It distances both the perpetrators and the victims from pain. She recommends a focus on more positive concepts like "healthy relationships" and "digital citizenship" rather than the negatives framing of bullying.