CyberWise Digital Citizenship | Why It's So Important Today we communicate through a powerful combination of words, images and sounds. Therefore, becoming "media literate" requires a new set of skills that enable us not only to comprehend, but also to create and distribute information across all mediums. At CyberWise we believe that Digital Citizenship is the first step to Media Literacy. Because, just like Driver's Education prepares young people to get behind the wheel of a Learn More: car, Digital Citizenship prepares them to navigate the Information Superhighway safely and confidently. Okay, Got It. While there is still some debate as to the exact definition of the term, we like this one from Ann Collier: "Critical thinking and ethical choices about the content and impact on oneself, others, and one’s community of what one sees, says, and produces with media, devices, and technologies." Fortunately, this idea of Digital Citizenship is gaining traction (if not in the classroom, at least on the Internet!). @KevinHoneycutt
Awesome Digital Citizenship Poster for Young Learners May 19, 2014 Digital citizenship is one important element of students digital literacy toolkit. Besides developing digital skills that allow them to access, search for, find, evaluate and synthesize digital content, students, most importantly, need to learn how to stay safe while using the net. They need to learn how to deal with the Internet hazards and how to maintain a good digital footprint. Digital citizenship is not only about online safety but is also about netiquette (online social conventions). Learning what kind of digital content to share, how to appropriately cite digital materials, and how to comment on others work (to mention but a few examples) are all digital practices that should be held in equal footing with online safety procedures. I have compiled a fabulous resource encompassing a wide variety of materials teachers can use to teach students about digital citizenship which you can access here. Check out the original poster here.
A Primer on Digital Literacy Adapted from the book Digital Literacy by Paul Gilster (John Wiley & Sons, 1997) Introduction In the summer of 1996, renowned journalist Pierre Salinger wrote about a conspiracy surrounding the downing of TWA Flight 800. His proof? An e-mail message circulated on the Internet that purportedly originated from the former Safety Chairman of the Airline Pilots Association. The e-mail message was of dubious origin and could not be corroborated by any serious evidence. Yet it was clever enough to take in Salinger. It was incidents such as this that prompted Paul Gilster to ask, "In a world where anyone can publish, are all publications suspect? Gilster's answers to these and other troubling questions can be found in his groundbreaking new book, Digital Literacy, just published by John Wiley & Sons (ISBN 0-471-16520-4). The following Primer on Digital Literacy is adapted from Gilster's book. Content Evaluation When is a globe-spanning information network dangerous? E-Mail. Search Engines.
untitled Classroom Aid | Resources for Teaching Digital Literacy Search Tools Search is the essential 21st century skill. Developing search literacy in students should be the priority of our education. Teachers and students need the ability, search tools and strategies to effectively mine for information, evaluate and validate information. FindingEducation, it’s for teachers to find best education resources on the web , backed by FindingDulcinea’s hand-selected and professionally edited education resource library. Check out this Web search tutorial called “Ten Steps to Better Web Research” by SweetSearch, this presentation provides background, reference material: Teaching the Ten Steps to Better Web Research. WolframAlpha, it’s a real know-it-all, instead of sending users to another source for information, this “computational knowledge engine” answers questions as completely as it knows how. Twoogle lets you search multiple social sites and search engines from one page. The Infopeople Project is supported by the U.S. Bookmark :
untitled digital-id.wikispaces Skip to main content Create interactive lessons using any digital content including wikis with our free sister product TES Teach. Get it on the web or iPad! guest Join | Help | Sign In Digital-ID Home guest| Join | Help | Sign In Turn off "Getting Started" Loading... What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship In my classroom, I use two essential approaches in the digital citizenship curriculum that I teach: proactive knowledge and experiential knowledge. Proactive Knowledge I want my students to know the “9 Key Ps” of digital citizenship. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Experiential Knowledge During the year, I touch on each of the points above with lessons and class discussions, but just talking is not enough. Truth or fiction: To protect us from disease, we are inoculated with dead viruses and germs. Turn students into teachers: You can have students create tutorials or presentations exposing common scams and how people can protect themselves. Collaborative learning communities: For the most powerful learning experiences, students should participate in collaborative learning (like the experiences shared in Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds). Students need experience sharing and connecting online with others in a variety of environments. Digital Citizenship or Just Citizens?
What Happens in One Minute on the Internet? [Infographic] As millions of new Internet users log on every month, the numbers relating to the flow of information becomes ever more staggering. An infographic from analytics software provider Domo, attempts to quantify just how much data is generated in one minute online. First thing’s first: Email is still a dominant sharing tool. Internet users send more than 200 million emails every minute. Searching Google is the second most-popular activity on the Web with more than four million queries every 60 seconds. Surprise, surprise: Facebook holds dominion when it comes to social networks, with users posting nearly 2.5 million pieces of content. Internet users also seem to love the same things online as they do offline: shopping, music and dating. To be staggered by more statistics, see the infographic below.
Developing students' digital literacy The issue Even today’s students need support with some areas of digital practice, particularly in an academic context, so it’s important to make sure that these needs are met. While employability is an obvious driver, developing learners who can learn and thrive in a digital society is a key role for universities and colleges. We define digital literacies as the capabilities which fit someone for living, learning and working in a digital society. What you can do Below, we've summarised some of the steps you can take to improve your students' digital literacy. Review your support for digital literacies An audit is a good way of finding out who’s already working in this area and starting productive conversations with staff. To learn more about the behaviour and motivations of learners as they use the web, try our guide to evaluating digital services. Link to other key priorities Create a buzz In any large organisation there will be all sorts of interesting digital practice. Get people talking
How to Teach the 9 Themes of Digital Citizenship Infographic Teacher Infographics How to Teach the 9 Themes of Digital Citizenship Infographic Digital citizenship refers to how we conduct ourselves on the web. Today, it’s important for students to understand the principles of being a good digital citizen, not only while they’re in school, but also as they move on to college or careers.DigitalCitizenship.net describes the “norms” of technology usage, or digital citizenship, by defining it in terms of nine themes: 1. Technology users need to be aware that not everyone has the same opportunities when it comes to technology. 2. Technology users need to understand that a large share of market economy is being done electronically. 3. One of the significant changes within the digital revolution is a person’s ability to communicate with other people. 4. While schools have made great progress in the area of technology infusion, much remains to be done. 5. 6. Digital law deals with the ethics of technology within a society. 7. 8. 9.