November 23, 2014

Resources for Teaching Digital Citizenship

Students, teachers--all of us--continue to grow in our understanding of how technology plays an important role in our everyday lives. It is useful occasionally to stand back to gain an overview of its role and to determine how we can more effectively handle the technology in safe, secure, and professional ways... and how we can help others learn to do the same.
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Edutopia ( recently published an article by Vicki Davis in which she describes the proactive knowledge and the experiential knowledge she wants her students to know and experience about digital citizenship. Her content categories are up-to-date and useful for students and for teachers, too. Davis lists the basics as:
  • passwords
  • privacy
  • personal information
  • photographs
  • property
  • permission
  • protection
  • professionalism
  • personal brand.

One of the resources I use when I work with digital citizenship curriculum is the Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship developed by Mike Ribble. He states that digital citizenship is "appropriate, responsible technology use." Ribble lists the themes of digital citizenship as:
  • digital access
  • digital commerce
  • digital communication
  • digital literacy
  • digital etiquette
  • digital law
  • digital rights and responsibilities
  • digital health and wellness
  • digital security (self-protection).

In a recent post I shared an infographic designed by Mia MacMeekin for modeling digital citizenship in the classroom. See Good Reading on Digital Citizenship...

Edutopia published an updated resource roundup about digital citizenship. This roundup is a good addition to digital citizenship resources.

What resources would you add for digital citizenship?

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