Tuesday, July 31, 2012
1. Discuss at least three things you would want to make sure your students understand about being good digital citizens. Literacy- knowing how and why one source is more credible than another, and how to find a good source when coming up empty. Etiquette- this is the biggest one to me. There is so much trouble that can come from using technology in a negative way. Rumors, emails, pictures, etc. Students need to truly understand that what they put out in the cyber world could end up in their parents inbox, their teachers inbox, or on the news. And lastly, Safety, knowing what to put online as far as personal information, knowing about scams and quizzes that offer rewards, and how to avoid viruses received in emails. 2. Share at least one of the resources mentioned above or on the Ed Tech website that you plan to use instructionally. The picture below from Cool Cat blog I plan to use. I think it can be broken down into 4 mini lessons, one from each category to introduce the ideas under the Digital Citizenship. 3. Explain briefly how you would "teach" the idea of digital citizenship to your students. As read on the blog by Cool Cat I think this man has the general idea down, "David Warlick says, "Instead of starting with a web page, displayed on the whiteboard, they [teachers] should start with Google, demonstrate how they found the page, the considerations and decisions they applied to select that page, and include in the presentation, the evidence that what's being presented is valuable...When we model authority, we shouldn't be surprised when students look for authority in every piece of information." SHOW them how we do it and then they will understand the difference between a reliable site and an unreliable site. 4. Explain briefly how you plan to share the idea of digital citizenship with your parents. I think I would post this on a welcome to school Flip Chart for the parents.