Congratulations on empowering your students with the important 21st Century & people skills that begin with practicing safe & positive social media and internet use!
Using our digital citizenship curriculum and tool students:
- Improve digital communication & literacy skills
- Safely build a positive digital footprint & learner portfolio that captures their unique attainment of knowledge & goals
- Learn the value of connecting a network to their educational goals & interests.
- Go to https://goennounce.com and watch the video about how GoEnnounce and our curriculum is used in the classroom.
- Lesson Plan Curriculum: In your “Classroom” Dashboard under “Additional Content”.
- Online Digital Class: Direct students to the online digital citizenship class by having the login and navigate to the “Go Classes” area on the right of their Student Page. They should select the “Digital Citizen” lesson.
CREATING ACCOUNTS IS AS EASY AS CREATING A FACEBOOK PAGE!
Create Teacher Accounts
- You will need the credentials your school or district rostered you with, either an email or username and first time login TEMPORARY password.
- Go to LOGIN - https://goennounce.com/login and login for the first time with the email or username your school used to roster you with and the TEMPORARY password. You will be immediately asked to reset a private password for your account.
- You will then be asked to enter basic information to create your page, i.e an About You, upload a profile photo, etc. You can come back and adjust this info at anytime.
- In “Edit Profile” please check your mobile number. When your school or district rostered you they either associated you with a mobile number or left this blank. You will need a mobile number entered here to receive immediate “Behavioral” or “Cause for Concern” notifications about your students and any content that was posted and flagged by our system.
- Once you have set up your Teacher Page, please explore the various features that GoEnnounce offers for Students.
- The benefit of a Teacher Page is to follow your Students, monitor content via Class and School Feeds, and easily access individual Student Pages.
- After helping your students create their accounts, you will be able to follow all of your students from your logged in account. Once you’re following your students you can view their individual profiles by clicking “I’m Following” directly under your profile photo or via your “I’m Following” feed.
- When asking to follow a student, a student will need to go into his/her notifications and “Accept” you. Regardless of privacy settings, students always need to “Accept” or “Deny” a new Follower request in their notifications. If you think you “Followed” a student because you hit the follow button but do not see them in your “Following” tab, it is because that student has not accepted you yet. If you go back to their page it will say “Follower Request Pending”.
- You can override them having to “Accepting” you by following them directly from your Classroom Dashboard.
Create Student Accounts
- You will need the credentials your school or district rostered the student with, either an email or username and first time login TEMPORARY password.
- Go to LOGIN - https://goennounce.com/login and login for the first time with the email or username your school used to roster students with and the TEMPORARY password. Students will be immediately asked to reset a private password for their account.
If your students are using sign in with Google or Microsoft - Students will login using these buttons on the sign in page: They will not use the temporary PW.
The Student Page
- Provide guidance to students as they enter their basic profile info to create their Student Page.
Make filling out their profile a teachable digital footprint moment.
- The Digital Impression is the NEW First Impression.
- Teach them how to select an appropriate profile photo as if a college admissions or employer might find this page. (Their school picture is a great option!)
- They should reflect on accessible information viewable on other social media channels if someone googles them (i.e. having an appropriate thumbnail photo on Twitter even if they are “private”, because someone can still see it.
- They should always use proper grammar & spelling as if a college admissions or employer might come across this page. Just because it’s social media and “online” does not mean students should communicate casually with slang, improper capitalization, etc.
Allow students to explore the features and provide time to build their Student Page:
- They can edit their profile with past Awards, Interests & Activities. This is their own personal, year after year, resume builder. They can highlight what makes them unique!
- Show students how to post e-nnouncements and upload files & photos to share progress & achievements.
- This is a teachable digital literacy moment for students to learn to effectively communicate from an assessment point of view, what they learned, what they accomplished, and how this contributes to their future goals.
- They are only allowed 1 attachment per post. This is a teachable moment on digital communication and “over-sharing” (i.e. they don’t need 6 photos of a science project, they should select the best one that communicates what they achieved.
- If using a mobile device or tablet, students can “take a picture” and upload that as well.
For better assessment & to improve students' critical thinking skills.
GoEnnounce includes a way for students to tag individual posts to organize and identify skills. This allows educators & administrators the use of a better assessment tool to view progression and mastery in the student’s own voices. Students and their portfolio visitors can filter & view posts, projects & artifacts by category. We include general tags of:
- Community Service
- Report Card
- Community Service
- Career Technical Education (CTE)
- Report Card
We can add IB (International Baccalaureate) Tags, AVID, ISTE Tags &/OR your school’s custom Tags upon request. Just ask us for more details.
- Visitors to a Student Page can filter a student’s posts, images and attachments by tags.
- As teachers you can track & filter your students’ posts, projects, graduation requirements, etc by having them add Tags to posts.
Under 13 - Only Parents As Followers
- When under 13, students are only allowed to have their parents as “followers”. However, as you show students about followers on GoEnnounce we encourage you to address these teachable moments for all social media and how they can “Grow into” additional features on their Student Page when they are over 13:
Over 13 - Mentors
- Followers - Make “Inviting” Followers and “Accepting” or “Denying” Followers a teachable digital citizenship moment.
- Digital Literacy & Communication - They do not need the same X amount of followers on every social media channel. Students should think about how what they are communicating on GoEnnounce is different than what they are communicating on other social media and be aware of your audience.
- Encourage them to reach out to parents, relatives, coaches to become their followers to encourage their progress.
- When inviting Followers, students should consider “Why do I want to share my school & extra-curricular updates with this person before accepting” (i.e they aren’t following friends in school with on GoEnnounce because I was in school with you all day and already know these updates, but I do want my mentors such as aunts, uncles, grandparents, former teachers, coaches to follow me on GoEnnounce to start to build a network around my goals).
- Digital Safety - Students do not need to accept everyone who asks to follow them.
- They should always know the person asking to follow them and reflect on if they want to share the updates they post on GoEnnounce with that person.
- Under 13, students are locked on a setting called “TOP SECRET”, to protect them until they are over 13. We encourage you to visit the privacy settings tab in class and show them this to discuss privacy settings in general.
- Have a discussion about privacy settings and look at what their privacy options are for the future. Encourage them to beware of this on any type of social media account they open in the future.
- Use the feeds, “Classroom Feed” (if under 13), “School”, “I’m Following”, or “Global Feed” to have teachable moment discussions about positive interactions and communication on social media.
EVALUATIONS combined with student’s reflection = TRUE ASSESSMENT
- A customized “evaluate” tool to your rubric, allows teacher evaluations to live alongside the student’s own reflection.
- Educators’ evaluations living alongside a student’s own reflection allow for true assessment. The student’s voice & reflection should be taken into account and be measured alongside traditional standards and assessment models to be sure the child’s goals and interests don’t get lost. For example, if traditionally a student averages a C in science due to poor test taker, environments in the home, etc, but every reflection conveys passion for science, we will lose this student’s interest in the subject due to grade. Reflection creates additional moment for educator to step and see where disconnect is from their assessment vs. the child’s.
- Create & issue credentialed achievements from your school/district.
- To issue badges, go to the "Users" tab in your Classroom dashboard, select the user(s) and issue the badge.
- If you have not already created badges on GoEnnounce, check out our "Build an Open Source Badge with GoEnnounce" to see what we need to create your badges.
- Contact Us anytime with questions or with your Badge data and we will get them up in your Classroom dashboard to begin issuing to students!
Classroom Dashboard (Teacher/Admin)
- Access by top right dropdown by thumbnail photo, select “Classroom”.
- “Dashboard” is stats about usage with your students. Click the blue title over the stat bar to see students who are in this list.
“Users” is a list of all students at your school. Use the search box to find a student.
- Use “View” to see any Student Page
- Use “Info” to see the student’s properties. Here you can do things like reset them a temporary password, or view the status of the Digital Citizen class.
“Classes” is where teachers can create a “Class” or group of students and enable a feed for that class.
- When creating a “Class”, you will have the option of creating a “feed” for this class. This will allow those students you identify as in the same “Class” to see each others’ posts in the feed section.
- To add students to the Class - go back to “Users” tab and the class will appear at the top of the students. Select the box next to any student’s name and click the Assign to Classes next to the name of your class.
- Monitor Digital Citizen Class
- Under “Info”
- You will see the student’s status in the class and any messages related to the student’s passing or failing and needing to restart the class.
- If the student is having difficulty moving on to a next lesson you can manually move a student to a new lesson.
- Under “Info”
- One Way Message Students:
- Under the “Users” tab - select a student or group of students you would like to message. Then enter the message. This message sends as a new notification to the student.
- View the “Message Log” - to see messages sent and see if a student has “Read” your message.
- “Additional Content”
- Here you access our curriculum
Digital Citizenship Toolkit Curriculum: For 3rd - 6th GRADE
- Lesson strands connected to CCSS ELA Anchor & ISTE Standards
- Digital Footprint & Reputation
- Self Image
- Digital Privacy & Security
- Digital Health & Wellness
- Digital Literacy
- Digital Relationships & Communication
- Follows the ACTS Format
- Each lesson inspires deeper conversation about online activities & designed to be completed in 1-4 class sessions dependent on depth of conversation engagement.
- Focuses on what TO DO vs what NOT TO DO online.
- Uses GoEnnounce profiles to apply skills to build their digital footprint
Your Digital Footprint Curriculum: For 7th- 12th GRADE
- Lesson strands connected to CCSS ELA Anchor & ISTE Standards:
- Digital Image
- Digital Security
- Digital Literacy
- Digital Law
- Digital Communication
- Digital Copyright
- Instructional strategies are research based and lessons include opportunities for students to critically read texts, respond to texts, and participate in group activities and discussions.
- This curriculum can be used topically (i.e an English class that covers Digital Literacy or a Social Studies class that covers Digital Law) or by grade level with a Pre & Post test.
- Remember, the best way to build on base knowledge is through the application phase, which will occur as students use their GoEnnounce account. Providing instruction on how students should use their Student Pages will produce an increased awareness of their behavior on other social media channels.
- Students will learn and grow to become safer and more positive internet & social media users.
Digital Citizen - Online Course Certifying Your Students In Digital Citizenship
This online competency-based course is designed to sharpen students digital citizenship skills.
- Direct students to access this under “Go Classes”. They select “Digital Citizen”.
- The course is broken down into 6 digital lessons:
- Digital Footprint &Safe Social Media Use
- Health Safety & Wellness
- Digital Etiquette
- Digital Literacy & Communication
- Digital Commerce
- Students can work through the course on their own time frame and stop and start as needed, the whole course takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes. This can be 6, 15 minute homework assignments or 6, 15 minute in class exercises.
- Throughout each lesson students watch videos, read articles, complete quizzes. Hands-on assessments that involve activities to be completed on their Student Page, are interwoven throughout the course.
- Student cannot move to next lesson until they watch all videos, complete the quiz and complete all aspects of the assessment.
- The assessments contain many nuisances and students are responsible for reading ALL content.
- Assessments are evaluated upon completion of all 6 lessons.
- Inform students the assessments are graded by an actual teacher. They must take assignments seriously.
- Once completed, assessments will be evaluated within 7 business days.
- Upon passing, the student is notified via email and a badge is issued on his/her Student Page, showcasing certification.
- The badge is downloadable as a PDF
- Retaking the course:
- Students are given only one chance to re-take the course.
- Students receive an email and a notification on their Student Page informing them what they did incorrectly.
- Students must click back through every lesson and retake each quiz. They course does not require them to re-watch all videos again.
- The course will recognize previously submitted assessments so it is up to the student to modify or delete and re-submit new assessments that will be re-evaluated. This is explained in their Re-take notification.
- If students leave incorrect, previous assessments on their page these will be re-evaluated and accounted for again.
- To re-submit the re-take version, students must click through to the final lesson and hit submit.
- Status - Anytime a student can see the status of their course by clicking on the course. - - Status of In progress, Assessments in Review, Passed, Failed is noted at the top of the page that lists the lessons.
Behavioral & Cause For Concern Notifications
- When we have to remove content, a “Behavioral Notification” is issued to the student regarding why that content was taken down and the primary contact (i.e the principal) at the school is notified via email along with a screen shot of the content that was removed, so that the school can address this as a teachable moment.
- When we see content that express a student in distress, or anxious about something, we do not remove this content but issue a “Cause for Concern” notification, to the primary content to be sure the school looks into this.
- A history of these notifications will also live in the Classroom dashboard next to each student. In addition to the default setting of just the primary contact receiving the updates, we can update your school's setting for any teacher with this student in one of their "Classes" on GoEnnounce, and any parent (established via rostering) to receive these updates.
Please contact your GoEnnounce rep or firstname.lastname@example.org anytime to verify or change the settings you would like:
- Primary Contact Only
- Primary Contact & Teachers
- Primary Contact & Parents
- Primary Contact, Parents & Teachers
SMS (TEXT Notifications) - for more immediate notifications - If primary contacts and teachers and parents (via rostering) or have updated their SMS number in Edit Profile, this will issue an SMS notification in addition to the email to be more immediate.
Make Goennounce A Part Of The Conversation In Every Class
- Aside from the curriculum, GoEnnounce as a social, learner portfolio tool, should be used in every classroom.
- Regularly work with students throughout the year and offer opportunities for students to post & upload projects. This creates a teachable moment as they have to assess & reflect on what they’ve learned and accomplished.
- Assist students with their voice as they track and curate their unique academic, civic and social artifacts and progress.
- This will improve students’ assessment & digital communication skills.
Empower Positive Student Voice - Your students are your best community engagement tool! By working with them on their voice as they share all of the awesome things they are accomplishing & learning, their community of followers becomes better informed about your school & district.
The most important piece in helping students understand and change their digital footprint comes in the application phase of the learning. This is just one of the major differences between GoEnnounce and all other Digital Citizenship curriculum, so be sure to infuse and weave opportunities for your students to utilize GoEnnounce into all subject areas whenever possible.
Thank you for helping your students get better prepared for tomorrow by giving them a tool to learn & practice these important 21st Century Skills:
- Critical Thinking by assessing their learning & accomplishments.
- Improve Digital Communication skills as they share updates.
- Creatively take time to build their Student Page with their own participation & accomplishments & highlight what makes them unique.
- Collaboration while learning from other students around the country as they apply lessons on safe & positive social media use.
❤️ The GoEnnounce Team