Essential elements of digital citizenship Nearly all of the ISTE Standards list digital citizenship as one of the aspects of education technology that all members of a school or district should support. Specifically, the standards tend to focus on the safe, legal and ethical use of technology in schools. This is certainly at the heart of the ideas behind digital citizenship, but as technology integration grows, not only in schools but in society as a whole, I believe the concept of digital citizenship will continue to expand. When I wrote my first book, Digital Citizenship in Schools, with Gerald Bailey, we considered where this might lead on a bigger scale. The idea was to create a framework of defining elements that provide a structure for digital citizenship education on which everything else could hang. Respect Educate Protect These nine elements have been well-received over the years, and I am now looking to take them to the next level by creating a curriculum that can be embedded into the classroom at various levels.
Ni områder af Digital Citizenship 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. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Respect, Educate and Protect (REPs) These elements have also been organized under the principles of respect, educate and protect. Respect Your Self/Respect Others - Etiquette - Access - Law Educate Your Self/Connect with Others - Literacy - Communication - Commerce Protect Your Self/Protect Others -Rights and Responsibility - Safety (Security) - Health and Welfare If this was to be taught beginning at the kindergarten level it would follow this pattern: Repetition 1 (kindergarten to second grade) Respect Your Self/Respect Others Digital Etiquette Educate Your Self/Connect with OthersDigital Literacy Protect Your Self/Protect Others Digital Rights and Responsibility
Khan Academy digicitizenship - home Digital Citizenship Resources to get you started Resources in the area of digital citizenship have proliferated exponentially in the last few years. Here are a few places to help you get started: Digital Community, Digital Citizen, (Corwin Press, 2011). Digital Citizenship Resources. Getting started. My history with digital citizenship I helped to establish one of the early masters in educational technology degree programs in direct response to desktop computing in the classroom. The goal: to use technology effectively, creatively, wisely- and funly. Since the early 1980s, my program always included a course dedicated to looking at technology critically within a social context. Digital citizenship today As the technology evolved, the potential areas of interest that the course addressed evolved as well. Technology connects and disconnects. In particular, we are concerned about the health and safety of our children as they do so.
Disruptions: Privacy Fades in Facebook Era David Paul Morris/Bloomberg NewsPrivacy is a rare commodity today with the high amount of information being posted on social networking sites such as Facebook. As much as it pains me to say this: privacy is on its deathbed. I came to this sad realization recently when a stranger began leaving comments on photos I had uploaded to Instagram, the iPhone photo-sharing app. After several comments — all of which were nice — I began wondering who this person was. Trust me, it’s not. So I set out, innocently and curiously, to figure who she was. I knew this person lived in San Francisco, from her own photos. There it was: a full name. Creepy, right? Nearly everyone has done something like this. A friend who works in technology recently told me I would never be able to figure out her age online. So who is at fault for this lack of privacy protection? Ms. The tools that aggregate information are only getting smarter. Now which one of us is going to do that?
11 Resources for Teaching & Learning Web Safety Over the last three plus years I've reviewed a lot of resources related to web safety. Here are some of my favorite resources for teaching web safety. Welcome to the Web is a series of lessons for teaching young students how to navigate the Internet. There are seven lessons in the series although the first lesson is really just an introduction to the site. LMK Life Online is a website created for the purpose of educating girls about online safety. The Google Family Safety Center introduces parents to and shows them how to use Google's safety tools including safe search, safe search lock, and YouTube's safety mode. Own Your Space is a free, sixteen chapter ebook designed to educate tweens and teens about protecting themselves and their stuff online. The Virginia Department of Education has produced an engaging and useful site for teaching students web safety lessons. PBS Kids offers the Webonauts Academy in which elementary school students can learn about safe online behaviors.
Digital Citizenship - Main Page Responsible Search Strategies for Kids The Internet has given kids unprecedented access to information and entertainment. All they need to do is search for something, and it arrives -- often unfiltered, age-inappropriate, or totally irrelevent. You can keep them in a safe zone using kid-safe browsers and search sites and reference and research tools. But along with good search skills it's important to teach kids how to use the powerful tools at their fingertips responsibly. Follow these guidelines: Young kids: Consider using filters or parental controls that restrict Internet access. Make sure that you're using your browser's safest search settings, and block words you don't want kids searching for -- like "sex" and "porn." Always be present when little kids are online, and know where they're going -- especially on YouTube, which has great stuff and not-so-great stuff. Older kids: Explain that Internet searching can be risky. Keep the computers in central locations. Establish rules about online searching. Go beyond Google.
Activism or Slactivism? The Kony 2012 Campaign as a Teachable Moment Sam Hodgson for The New York TimesJacob Bubenheim, 20, and Alyssa Ramirez, 20, packed “action kits” on Thursday at Invisible Children’s San Diego headquarters.Go to related article » Note to Teacher | This lesson suggests showing photographs and videos of brutality wrought in Africa by Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army. The slide shows, videos and articles contain graphic material that may not be appropriate for all students. Overview | What is the real story behind the “Kony 2012″ video and the “Stop Kony” campaign? Do awareness campaigns promote real change or mere “slacktivism” or “clicktivism”? Materials | Student journals, computers with Internet access, projector. Warm-Up | Survey the class, tallying their answers to the following questions on the board: How many of you have heard about the “Kony 2012″ video? Next, show New York Times photographs depicting victims of Uganda’s Acholi war as well as photographs depicting the impact of the Lord’s Resistance Army in Congo.
U.S. Department of Education Study Finds that Good Teaching can be Enhanced with New Technology Providing further evidence of the tremendous opportunity to use technology to improve teaching and learning, the U.S. Department of Education today released an analysis of controlled studies comparing online and face-to-face instruction. A systematic search of the research literature from 1996 through July 2008 identified over 1,000 empirical studies of online learning. Of these, 46 met the high bar for quality that was required for the studies to be included in the analysis. “This new report reinforces that effective teachers need to incorporate digital content into everyday classes and consider open-source learning management systems, which have proven cost effective in school districts and colleges nationwide,” said U.S. “To avoid being caught short when stimulus money runs out, school officials should use the short-term federal funding to make immediate upgrades to technology to enhance classroom instruction and to improve the tracking of student data,” Duncan added. Top
Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Digital Citizenship "Digital citizenship" is an umbrella term that covers a whole host of important issues. Broadly, it's the guidelines for responsible, appropriate behavior when one is using technology. But specifically, it can cover anything from "netiquette" to cyberbullying; technology access and the digital divide; online safety and privacy; copyright, plagiarism, and digital law, and more. In fact, some programs that teach digital citizenship have outlined no less than nine elements that intersect to inform a well-equipped digital citizen. It's an overwhelming array of skills to be taught and topics to explore. But while there is much talk about the importance of teaching digital citizenship in this information society, not many are sure what that really looks like. Video Playlist: Teaching Digital Citizenship Watch the player below to see the whole playlist, or view it on YouTube. What is Digital Citizenship? More Resources for Learning About Digital Citizenship
Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This… Then… | Langwitches Blog It is the responsibility of all educators to model good digital citizenship for their students. Especially when it comes to copyright, plagiarism and intellectual property. The waters are murky. Not being familiar with online digital rights and responsibilities (hey, teachers did not grow up with the Internet being around), educators are wading through uncharted waters (hey, I did not know that I could not just google an image to use. If someone puts it up online it is free for the taking). It is every educator’s responsibility to become familiar , observe and model for their students! I have written about copyright on this blog many time. The waters are murky, it is not an easy topic. Together with the Academic Technology Team at Graded- The American School of São Paulo, the importance of developing a school policy in regards to copyright was discussed. We have ubiquitous digital access, ease of duplication and distribution of information.