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LeeAnn Lindsey

Digital citizenship lessons start with a simple conversation


Topics: Digital Citizenship

Do you remember the public service announcements from the mid-2010s that featured different scenarios of parents (sometimes awkwardly) talking to their children about underage drinking?

If this doesn’t…


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Digital Citizenship in the Time of COVID-19: How can states change the narrative?


Topics: Digital Citizenship

As technology becomes increasingly ubiquitous in students’ lives, it is becoming more important for educators to model and teach how to conduct positive, safe, legal and ethical behaviors online. The…


A mother and her daughter use a cell phone

Educators: Help parents talk to their kids about tech


Topics: Digital Citizenship

The average public school student in the U.S. spends about 6.5 hours in school a day, 180 days a year. That may seem like a…


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How to empower — not scare! — parents about technology


Topics: #DigCitCommit, Digital Citizenship, Parents

It’s a very stressful experience to have an audience member stand up, say you’re wrong and walk out in the middle of your presentation. Fortunately, that’s only happened to me once, but when…


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From discord to civil discourse: The human side of digital citizenship


Topics: #DigCitCommit, Digital & media literacy, Digital Citizenship

Gun violence, climate change, immigration, abortion. There seems to be no end to the number of divisive issues that are causing people from all walks of life to lash out in angry ways.

It’s not…


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Topics: Digital Citizenship, Literacies, Parent engagement

Teach Boldly: Using Edtech for Social Good
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3 tips for balanced digital wellness


Topics: Balance, Digital Citizenship, Digital health and wellness

The digital landscape has changed lifestyles for people of all ages. Many of these changes are positive and empowering: They’ve increased access to education and information and provided new tools for…


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One way to find digital balance: Pause for people


Topics: Digital Citizenship

It seems like almost every day my morning newsfeed greets me with at least one “think piece” from someone sharing insights on their most recent digital detox. Almost always the authors want to use their phones…


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What every teacher should know about copyright law


Topics: copyright, Digital Citizenship

When it comes to plagiarism, teachers have no trouble identifying it and dealing with it. But copyright law is another story. It’s an area where teachers are a little less confident. But it is something they…