Digital Citizenship is a concept which helps teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students/children/technology users should know to use technology appropriately. Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it is a way to prepare students/technology users for a society full of technology. Digital citizenship is the norms of appropriate, responsible technology use. Too often we are seeing students as well as adults misusing and abusing technology but not sure what to do. The issue is more than what the users do not know but what is considered appropriate technology usage. The topic of digital citizenship is certainly gaining momentum not only in the United States but around the world. In response to many discussions with users from around the world some new ideas have surfaced on how to discuss the nine elements of digital citizenship.
Digital Citizenship - Main Page21st Century CitizenshipA Vision for 21st Century Citizenship The ways in which Americans, as citizens, engage in their communities, their country and the world are changing and expanding. The challenges of being a responsible, effective citizen are more diverse, nuanced and complex than in the past. P21 has embarked on a year long project to redefine and reimagine 21st century citizenship, working in partnership with the leading civic learning, global awareness, and digital literacy experts. This project is being sponsored by a generous grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Education for a Changing World - Parents Guide for 21st Century Learning and Citizenship Part of a three-part toolkit aimed at parents and families, this new offering from P21 is a collaboration between P21 members and National PTA.
TrainingEste programa no está disponible en español en este momento. Estamos trabajando en una versión español. Por favor, vuelva más tarde o utilizar la versión Inglés. Sponsored by: Online Educator Training Program What is it? NetSmartz® Workshop and Club Penguin™ have teamed up to offer a self-paced, online training program to help you teach Internet safety and prepare kids to be better digital citizens. This training will cover the issues of: Digital literacy & Ethics Inappropriate Content Online Sexual Solicitation Online Privacy Sexting Cyberbullying How long will it take? Approximate running time: 1 hour In this self-paced program you are able to tackle the topics in any order you choose. Who can use it? Anyone teaching Internet safety to children ages 5-17, including: Educators Library Media Specialists Law-Enforcement Officers Youth Group Leaders What will I take away? When you complete the training program, you will receive a certificate you can use to apply for continuing education credits.
How To Tackle Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of SchoolDigital citizenship is not a one time discussion. It is an ongoing process that needs to be taught to all grade levels and to all stakeholders. The problem is that things are changing so rapidly that it is difficult for everyone to keep up to date with the trends. Everyone has to be educated and develop an understanding of the role digital citizenship plays in our everyday lives. There is so much that goes into being a digital citizen; from taking photos of others to knowing when it is appropriate to share something online. Our students are like cowboys living in the wild wild west. Day One: Create An Acceptable Use Policy WITH Your Students – Give Them a Voice Every September we pass out the obligatory acceptable use policies with little thought to what they include. For this discussion, think about digital citizenship in general, at school, at home and in transit. Who is responsible for the technology or the device – what does that entail? Day Two:Discuss “Online Privacy”