|Our Social Media Protocols|
Yet, at the end of last year several students didn't follow the protocol and sent impolite messages and images via their Google docs. That reminded me of what I know as both a parent and teacher, you have to be explicit in the teaching and keep the message alive throughout the year--cursory attention to a topic is not enough.
Hence, this year my colleagues and I will invest greater time and effort into optimal digital citizenry education. How will we do that?
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Initially, I'll begin with a conversation. I'll ask, "What do you think it means to be a good digital citizen?" We'll brainstorm ideas and share stories.
Next, we'll go to the "dark side" and I'll say, "What are examples of poor digital citizenship?" We'll list and discuss those.
Then, I'll lead students through an education process of what it means to be a good digital citizen in actions and words. We'll use some (or all) of the resources below. Finally, the class will embark on a digital citizenship ad campaign--we'll make multimedia compositions (venue(s) to be determined) to advertise our learning. Then we'll take the ad campaign "on the road" and share it with students in our school and possibly beyond.
Throughout the year, we'll revisit digital citizenship and when students make bad choices, I'll use it as a learning opportunity and provide logical, educational consequences to strengthen the learning.
How do you teach digital citizenship? What's your favorite educational video, presentation, story book, poster or other venue? Thanks for helping out as we embark on this new teaching/learning event.
Digital Citizenship Links
Guided Social Media
Digital Citizenship Introduction.
Social Media Etiquette
Cybraryman’s Digital Citizen Links
Protecting Reputations Online Film
Common Sense: K-12 Digital Citizenship and Literacy Curriculum
Greeley, Colorado School Links for Digital Citizenship
5 Ways to Incorporate Digital Citizenship