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Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship Digital citizenship can be defined as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use. 1. Digital Access: full electronic participation in society. Technology users need to be aware that not everyone has the same opportunities when it comes to technology.
Digital citizenship is a key component of the technology and media literacy. We should not only teach our students how to be good citizens in the real physical world but how they can be good netizens of the online world as well.Today's learning requires alot of use of technology and most imprtant of all, our students are using technology on a daily basis- text messaging, blogging, Facebooking, Twittering, watching videos, gaming and networking. They live in two different but interconnected worlds. What they do online can have a severe repercussions on their real life if not properly instructed on digital safety issues and this is where digital citizenship fits in. Digital citizenship can be defined as " the norms of appropriate, responsible behaviour with regard to technology use."It is the combinatio of technical and social skills that enable a person to be successful and safe in the information age.
Keeping kids safe on their Internet journey and encouraging responsible behavior online is a common goal of parents and teachers everywhere. This frequently updated directory provides easy access to hundreds of resources that have been developed worldwide. Among the developers are educational institutions, advocacy organizations, law enforcement agencies, and governments from local to national levels.
Home Do you use the internet to share information about yourself or others, communicate with friends, comment on what you see online, play games, get material for an assignment or buy stuff online? If you answered YES to any of these, you are a digital citizen.
Challenge high school students to take perspective on the opportunities and potential pitfalls of the digital world. These age-appropriate, 45-minute lessons use rich discussions and ethical debates to cover the digital literacy and citizenship topics including relationships, identity, respect, and privacy. The lessons highlight how teens can be mindful when curating their digital footprints and how they can take ownership of their digital roles by using today’s technologies to create, publish, and share their own creative work. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Research & Best Practices How does the integration of technology and media improve instruction and student learning? Our collection of recent research and best practices provides answers and can help you plan the best approach for your students.
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Recently, my district began a huge initiative to combat bullying/cyberbullying and to help students become more aware of the choices they make both in their face-to-face lives and their digital decisions as well. There is no one right way or right answer that will stop the problems. However, I do believe that the classroom and our schools are the places where tough conversations need to be had. I have been collecting several resources and I want to share. By no means is this all the stuff that is out there. And some of it may work or may not.