Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Tool # 10 Digital Citizenship
(1) One thing I would make clear is that words, whether written, spoken need to be thought out before they are put out there. Rude, obnoxious, inappropriate comments, cyberbullying will not be permitted, those that do, should lose the priviledge of using technology to express themselves if it's for this purpose. Helping and complimenting one another, especiallly in group situations is something that should be learned, and practiced.
Staying on task, and helping others to stay on task, helps teachers respect and feel more confident in allowing students to explore more applications and activities.
(2) I will use some of Vicki Davis digital citizenship chart and blog with my students to understand the concepts and information needed to be good citizens and the understanding that sources need to be validated. We know that the majority of students we have use the internet, it's how they use it, and what they do with the information that is essential.
(3) I would use alot of examples wirh specifics within the overall parameters that are established for citizenship to get my students to understand right from wrong, appropriate from inappropriate, and the cause and effect from doing the wrong thing. They could use applications to give inappropriate scenarios like goanimate or comix for hypotheticals involving synchronous discussions, cyberbulling, unvalidated resources. palgarism, etc. The examples could serve as a foundation and promote further discussion.
(4) I would send out information to parents along with "tips" and "examples" of digital etiquette, citizenship. I would ask the parents to lay the foundation by being examples to their kids about right and wrong, and discuss with their kids what they are doing, applications, and perhaps promote ideas of their own.