Friday, June 29, 2012

Tool #10 - Underneath it All - Digital Citizenship

1. Discuss at least three things you would want to make sure your students understand about being good digital citizens.
Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology. Plagiarism is a big issue with students today. They must learn how to use information correctly and treat other's works with the same respect as they would theirs.
Students must also learn that although their words are private, their writings and thoughts need to be used in an appropriate manner. And they also need to protect their works from others that may deem harmful.

2. Share at least one of the resources mentioned above or on the Ed Tech website that you plan to use instructionally.
From EdTech: Digital Rights & Responsibilities: those freedoms extended to everyone in a digital world.
3. Explain briefly how you would "teach" the idea of digital citizenship to your students.
Firstly, I would go over all of these rules with my students, letting them know this is a serious matter. I would give the students various situations and have them work in groups to decide and explain if they do/do not meet the criterias of positive digital citizenship. Then give them feedback on their answers.
4. Explain briefly how you plan to share the idea of digital citizenship with your parents

I would write up the same guidelines I went over with the students in class and send it home to their parents to have them read, agree, sign and date the guidelines.

Just as in the American Constitution where there is a Bill of Rights, there is a basic set of rights extended
to every digital citizen. Digital citizens have the right to privacy, free speech, etc. Basic digital rights must
be addressed, discussed, and understood in the digital world. With these rights also come responsibilities
as well. Users must help define how the technology is to be used in an appropriate manner. In a digital
society these two areas must work together for everyone to be productive.


1 comment:

  1. I assume you have a .jpg above the quote? It doesn't seem to have uploaded properly, and I WANNA SEE IT.