Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tool #10

1. Discuss at least three things you would want to make sure your students understand about being good digital citizens.
I- Students need to know how to differentiate valid sources of information from invalid ones.
II- Students need to learn how to be cautious of unsafe material for their protection.
III- Students need to understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.

2. Share at least one of the resources mentioned above or on the Ed Tech website that you plan to use instructionally. Atomic Learning offers several opportunities to learn about digital citizenship and how to introduce students to the concept. I plan to view these videos to get ideas on how to best incorporate learning about digital citizenship in the classroom for next school year.

3. Explain briefly how you would "teach" the idea of digital citizenship to your students. Digital citizenship needs to be taught daily. Students need to learn through individual discovery (with the help of their teacher and peers) to fine tune their understanding and compliance with digital citizenship.

 4. Explain briefly how you plan to share the idea of digital citizenship with your parents. I plan to send an e-mail to determine which parents are active technology users. The email would include links to resources about digital citizenship. Parents that do not use email will likely not be aware of digital citizenship and will need to be informed of what is available online to their children, both good and bad, since their children will have access and exposure to technology in the classroom. Sending a letter home may be the most effective way to inform those parents of my plans to incorporate technology throughout the year.

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