Teaching Digital Kindness Helping Students Become More Aware and Accountable in Their Online Lives
Digital tools have a clear educational purpose, but how do we help students with the darker corners of the web? This book provides timely, much-needed advice for educators on how to teach students to handle the anger and divisiveness that pervades social media and that is impossible to ignore when using tech for other purposes.
Author Andrew Marcinek provides strategies we can use to help students with issues such as navigating relationships; understanding digital ethics and norms; returning to a balance with screen time; reclaiming conversation; holding yourself accountable; creating a new digital mindset; and more.
Throughout, there are practical features such as Pause and Reflects, Teachable Moments, and classroom activities and lesson plans, so you can easily implement the ideas across content areas and grade levels.
Meet the Author Introduction: From Sharing to Shouting: How Did We Get So Angry? 1. Where We’re Going, There Are No Rules 2. Stepping Off to Step Up 3. Engage in Self-Reflection 4. Leverage Nostalgia 5. Define Your Balance 6. Be Accountable Afterword: Bringing It All Together