Digital Literacy & Citizenship in the 21st Century

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Presentation for Hudson Valley NYSCATE Conference
Session G: Digital Literacy & Citizenship in the 21st Century
Most of today’s students are entirely comfortable with technology, but are they using it appropriately? Do they understand their roles and responsibilities in digital society? How can teachers help students become responsible digital citizens? Learn more about the interconnected world that our kids are growing up in -- and how they can thrive in it.

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  • Even though teens usually intend for only one person to see these pictures, they don’t always stay private. Take a look at this video to see how one girl’s choice to send a nude picture quickly got out of control.(Click to show video.)
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  • Digital Literacy & Citizenship in the 21st Century

    1. 1. Digital Literacy and Citizenship in the 21st Century “… students must be “active, creative, knowledgeable, and ethical participants in our globally networked society.” (U.S. Dept. of Education, 2010)
    2. 2. Goal: Learn why it’s important to address the 21st century skill of digital citizenship, in which students: Collaborate Connect Communicate Responsibly Safely Ethically
    3. 3. Agenda • What is digital citizenship? • Using digital media – Responsibly – Safely – Ethically • What is our role?
    4. 4. Be a Digital Citizen
    5. 5. 9 Themes of Digital Citizenship • • • • • • • • • Digital Access Digital Commerce Digital Communication Digital Literacy Digital Etiquette Digital Law Digital Rights & Responsibilities Digital Health & Wellness Digital Security
    6. 6. Respect, Educate & Protect (REPs) Respect Yourself & Others • Etiquette • Access • Law Educate Yourself & Connect Protect Yourself & Others • Communication • Literacy • Commerce • Rights & Responsibilities • Safety • Health & Welfare
    7. 7. Respect, Educate & Protect (REPs) Respect Yourself & Others • Etiquette • Access • Law Educate Yourself & Connect Protect Yourself & Others • Communication • Literacy • Commerce • Rights & Responsibilities • Safety • Health & Welfare
    8. 8. What is the place of digital media in our lives?
    9. 9. Reflection • Which one or two answers surprised you the most? • Which one or two statistics most closely reflect how you use digital media in your own life? • Which are the farthest fom your own personal experience?
    10. 10. Respond My media life is like a _________________ because ____________________________.
    11. 11. Responsibly
    12. 12. Perspectives on Social Media
    13. 13. Reflection • What are some of the upsides and downsides of digital life according to the teens in the film? • What do you think the upsides and downsides are in your own lives? • How has mobility impacted responsible use?
    14. 14. Link to video here
    15. 15. Safely
    16. 16. Staying Safe Online Opportunities Randy (Social networks) Aseal (Gaming) Renee (Texting & video chatting) Pitfalls
    17. 17. Perspectives on Chatting Online
    18. 18. Staying Safe Online Opportunities Randy (Social networks) Aseal (Gaming) Renee (Texting & video chatting) Pitfalls
    19. 19. Communication Considerations • Has this person asked to keep anything secret? • Has this person hinted at or asked about anything sexual? • Have I felt pressured or manipulated? • Do I feel true to myself – sticking ot my values – when I communicate with this person?
    20. 20. If I am uncomfortable… • Change it up • Log off or quit • Know that it’s okay to feel embarrassed or confused • Talk to a friend or trusted adult
    21. 21. Ethically
    22. 22. Perspective on Ethics Respecting Creative Work Privacy Connected Culture Selfexpression & Identity
    23. 23. My Online Code
    24. 24. Perspective on Ethics A good citizen of the digital world _______________________________.
    25. 25. Goal: Learn why it’s important to address the 21st century skill of digital citizenship, in which students: Collaborate Connect Communicate Responsibly Safely Ethically

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