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Chapter 5: Step 3 Citizenship
We need a global and rational approach to learning with and working with digital technologies. Our future as a planet relies on our ability to use incredible technological advances for good and that begins with being able to relate to one another and prevent cultural disconnects from happening.
The first section of this chapter, Self, defines an approach to understanding digital citizenship through the five areas of awareness and four core competency areas. In the School section we discuss approaches to digital citizenship in the classroom and provide strategies for teachers and administrators. In the final section, Students, we look at how to construct effective digital citizenship learning experiences, including a review of the methods used in the Digiteen project.
Chapter 5 Essential Questions
Challenge #6: Create a Classroom Monitoring Portal (CMP)
Challenge #7: Empower Digital Citizenship Action
"Digital Citizenship encompasses many aspects of life with technology and cannot be limited to a definition that includes the word 'computer'. Technopersonal skills are communication skills where technology is the channel of communication. Although technology is used in communication, digital citizenship is till squarely about relating to people". pg. 99
Students Speak out
Vicki's students at Westwood presented their social safety recommendations for virtual worlds for kids. This was the video they used to present to the K12 Online Conference about what they had been doing in the Digiteen project for the last three years as part of their digital citizenship course.