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Mike Ribble on YouTube

Hot off the press! Mike Ribble talks with Judy O’Connell about Digital Citizenship in schools. Now that you’ve seen the video – join the Facebook group! Check out Judy O’Connell’s blog, ‘Hey Jude’. Advertisements

This cyber safety website is designed to support the development of cybersafe actions and attitudes.  Ivanhoe Grammar School believe that rather than ignore or ban the technology, there is a clear educational imperative to teach students the skills, knowledge and strategies to use the net in a safe, smart and responsible way. Not only is this … Continue reading

Creative Commons: What every educator needs to know

This is an informative and (dare I say it), CUTE slideshare presentation explaining Creative Commons and asking the question:  In a connected world how can we teach ‘creative integrity’


Cybersmart is part of the Australian Government’s cybersafety program and provides activities, resources and practical advice to help young kids, kids, teens and parents safely enjoy the online world.  Cybersmart also offers training and resources for schools and materials for library staff. Free to download is the Australian Government’s cybersafety help button, which provides internet users, particularly children and young … Continue reading

Digital Compass Activity and Digital Driver’s License

The resource containing these two activities is from the Digital Citizenship in Schools handbook (Ribble, M. & Bailey, G. 2007).   The Digital Compass activity provides students with ten different scenarios and a digital compass to choose the direction they think the technology user should take. The Digital Driver’s License activity is in two parts; an Elementary License … Continue reading

Digital Etiquette

Digital Etiquette describes the standards of conduct when using digital and/or electronic technology. Lessons on Digital Etiquette is a Google site providing a user-friendly 60 minute lesson introducing the term etiquette and providing students with a chance to learn about it from fictional scenarios and multimedia sources.  This site includes assessment activities that could be adapted for … Continue reading

Digital Citizenship

  According to Mike Ribble, “Digital Citizenship can be defined as the norms of appropriate, responsible behaviour with regard to technology use.” Digital Citizenship is a way to teach students the responsibilities related to the use of digital tools and resources and what it means to be a good digital citizen. Ribble identifies the Nine Elements … Continue reading

Creative Commons

The Bright Ideas blog published this poster created by Brazillian Karlisson Bezzera, a blogger who goes under the name of Nerdson.  Bezerra manages to explain creative commons in an easy-to-follow comic strip.   If you haven’t already done so, visit (and subscribe to) the Bright Ideas blog.  Here’s a brief introduction, taken from their about page: Bright … Continue reading

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