Welcome!

News Feed Item

Schoology Launches Global Digital Citizenship Challenge

Inaugural challenge mobilizes Schoology's community of educators, district leaders and stakeholders to promote leadership skills and positive behavior online

NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Schoology, the leader in learning management systems (LMS) for education, today announced the launch of the inaugural "Global Digital Citizenship Challenge." With students being exposed to the internet and social media at younger ages, it is more important than ever for them to act responsibly, safely, and ethically online. This challenge is designed to rally the global community of educators around the increasingly relevant and important topic of digital citizenship.

 (PRNewsfoto/Schoology)

Schoology is asking educators to participate in a 30-day challenge (via www.schoology.com/digcit) where they submit a resource that will help teach or promote better digital citizenship among students. Participants can also browse through submissions and "commit" to implementing these ideas in their own schools or districts. The submission that best addresses the Challenge and promotes awareness of digital citizenship, as decided by a blue-ribbon panel of judges, will win an all-expenses paid trip to Schoology NEXT, the company's annual user conference to be held in July in San Diego, to present their idea for addressing digital citizenship. Judges selected by Schoology based on their expertise and or passion for the topic of digital citizenship include Kellie Ady, Schoology's Director of Instructional Strategy, Adam Larson, Schoology's Educational Strategies Director, Robert Schuetz, Technology Coordinator at Palatine High School, D211 in Illinois, and Rachel Murat, Teacher and Tech Integrator at Maine-Endwell CSD in NY.

There is no question that social media and digital devices have become integral parts of teens' daily lives. According to the 2015 study The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Tweens and Teens, 45 percent of teens say they use social media on a daily basis, with most teens devoting over an hour to social media use each day. Technology can be a great tool for learning and growth, but it is not without potential pitfalls. Time on digital devices starts early— with 5- to 8-year-olds spending nearly 3 hours on screens—and only increases as kids get older, with teens spending nearly 9 hours a day on devices. Because of this, digital citizenship education needs to start in kindergarten, tackling issues like internet safety and privacy, and moving into more complex issues like cyberbullying, digital footprint, and identity as kids get older. It's never too early to help kids think critically and participate responsibly in the digital world.

In response to this need, from Feb. 14 to March 16, the Global Digital Citizenship Challenge will engage and invite teachers and administrators around the world to share resources and insights that aim to further the cause.

"Schoology is aware of the benefits that educational technology brings to the learning experience. We also want to give educators the resources they need to promote responsible use of technology and digital media platforms. The best people to come up with and share creative and effective ways to teach and promote digital citizenship are educators themselves," said Schoology CEO Jeremy Friedman.

"We believe that as schools integrate technology for learning, all educators are in a unique role to help guide students to think critically and behave safely in their digital lives," said Dr. Kelly Mendoza at Common Sense Education. "We see digital citizenship being taught in a variety of different ways, with some really innovative things going on in classrooms. We look forward to hearing these stories and experiences direct from educators."

Later in 2018, Schoology will also announce the creation of the Digital Citizenship Council, comprised of educators, thought leaders and influencers in the education space. The council will assist in the continuation of ongoing activities to promote digital citizenship and the adoption of legislation in the coming years.

For more information about the Challenge, and to see the fantastic and innovative ideas generated by educators to address the issue of digital citizenship, follow #DigCitChallenge on Twitter and Facebook.

About Schoology
Schoology is putting collaboration at the heart of the learning experience with an easy-to-use learning management system (LMS) that connects the people, content and systems that fuel education. Millions of students, faculty and administrators from over 60,000 K-12 schools and higher education institutions worldwide use Schoology to advance what is possible in education. Find us at www.schoology.com, follow us on Twitter, or join us on Facebook.

Cision View original content with multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/schoology-launches-global-digital-citizenship-challenge-300598295.html

SOURCE Schoology

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
All in Mobile is a place where we continually maximize their impact by fostering understanding, empathy, insights, creativity and joy. They believe that a truly useful and desirable mobile app doesn't need the brightest idea or the most advanced technology. A great product begins with understanding people. It's easy to think that customers will love your app, but can you justify it? They make sure your final app is something that users truly want and need. The only way to do this is by ...
Authorization of web applications developed in the cloud is a fundamental problem for security, yet companies often build solutions from scratch, which is error prone and impedes time to market. This talk shows developers how they can (instead) build on-top of community-owned projects and frameworks for better security.Whether you build software for enterprises, mobile, or internal microservices, security is important. Standards like SAML, OIDC, and SPIFFE help you solve identity and authenticat...
The digital transformation is real! To adapt, IT professionals need to transform their own skillset to become more multi-dimensional by gaining both depth and breadth of a wide variety of knowledge and competencies. Historically, while IT has been built on a foundation of specialty (or "I" shaped) silos, the DevOps principle of "shifting left" is opening up opportunities for developers, operational staff, security and others to grow their skills portfolio, advance their careers and become "T"-sh...
Digital Transformation and Disruption, Amazon Style - What You Can Learn. Chris Kocher is a co-founder of Grey Heron, a management and strategic marketing consulting firm. He has 25+ years in both strategic and hands-on operating experience helping executives and investors build revenues and shareholder value. He has consulted with over 130 companies on innovating with new business models, product strategies and monetization. Chris has held management positions at HP and Symantec in addition to ...
Whenever a new technology hits the high points of hype, everyone starts talking about it like it will solve all their business problems. Blockchain is one of those technologies. According to Gartner's latest report on the hype cycle of emerging technologies, blockchain has just passed the peak of their hype cycle curve. If you read the news articles about it, one would think it has taken over the technology world. No disruptive technology is without its challenges and potential impediments t...
Hackers took three days to identify and exploit a known vulnerability in Equifax’s web applications. I will share new data that reveals why three days (at most) is the new normal for DevSecOps teams to move new business /security requirements from design into production. This session aims to enlighten DevOps teams, security and development professionals by sharing results from the 4th annual State of the Software Supply Chain Report -- a blend of public and proprietary data with expert researc...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Nutanix has been named "Platinum Sponsor" of CloudEXPO | DevOpsSUMMIT | DXWorldEXPO New York, which will take place November 12-13, 2018 in New York City. Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform blends web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge server, storage, virtualization and networking into a resilient, softwar...
Lori MacVittie is a subject matter expert on emerging technology responsible for outbound evangelism across F5's entire product suite. MacVittie has extensive development and technical architecture experience in both high-tech and enterprise organizations, in addition to network and systems administration expertise. Prior to joining F5, MacVittie was an award-winning technology editor at Network Computing Magazine where she evaluated and tested application-focused technologies including app secu...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Big Data Federation to Exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO, colocated with DevOpsSUMMIT and DXWorldEXPO, November 12-13, 2018 in New York City. Big Data Federation, Inc. develops and applies artificial intelligence to predict financial and economic events that matter. The company uncovers patterns and precise drivers of performance and outcomes with the aid of machine-learning algorithms, big data, and fundamental analysis. Their products are deployed...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...
Having been in the web hosting industry since 2002, dhosting has gained a great deal of experience while working on a wide range of projects. This experience has enabled the company to develop our amazing new product, which they are now excited to present! Among dHosting's greatest achievements, they can include the development of their own hosting panel, the building of their fully redundant server system, and the creation of dhHosting's unique product, Dynamic Edge.
This session will provide an introduction to Cloud driven quality and transformation and highlight the key features that comprise it. A perspective on the cloud transformation lifecycle, transformation levers, and transformation framework will be shared. At Cognizant, we have developed a transformation strategy to enable the migration of business critical workloads to cloud environments. The strategy encompasses a set of transformation levers across the cloud transformation lifecycle to enhance ...
Your job is mostly boring. Many of the IT operations tasks you perform on a day-to-day basis are repetitive and dull. Utilizing automation can improve your work life, automating away the drudgery and embracing the passion for technology that got you started in the first place. In this presentation, I'll talk about what automation is, and how to approach implementing it in the context of IT Operations. Ned will discuss keys to success in the long term and include practical real-world examples. Ge...
The challenges of aggregating data from consumer-oriented devices, such as wearable technologies and smart thermostats, are fairly well-understood. However, there are a new set of challenges for IoT devices that generate megabytes or gigabytes of data per second. Certainly, the infrastructure will have to change, as those volumes of data will likely overwhelm the available bandwidth for aggregating the data into a central repository. Ochandarena discusses a whole new way to think about your next...
So the dumpster is on fire. Again. The site's down. Your boss's face is an ever-deepening purple. And you begin debating whether you should join the #incident channel or call an ambulance to deal with his impending stroke. Yes, we know this is a developer's fault. There's plenty of time for blame later. Postmortems have a macabre name because they were once intended to be Viking-like funerals for someone's job. But we're civilized now. Sort of. So we call them post-incident reviews. Fires are ne...