Digital Citizenship - ICE 2011
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Online media and social networking are "dirty words" in many schools today. We avoid the use of the websites and in turn, students may not have the chance to come face-‐to-‐face with complicated …
Online media and social networking are "dirty words" in many schools today. We avoid the use of the websites and in turn, students may not have the chance to come face-‐to-‐face with complicated issues under the guidance of their teachers. Instead of ignoring these increasingly important current topics in our classrooms, why not attempt to integrate digital citizenship, online safety awareness, and an understanding of new media literacy into your lessons? The first half of this workshop will involve a discussion amongst participants concerning digital citizenship, Internet safety, and awareness of intellectual property concerns. During this time, we will share and compile best practices, successes, challenges, and knowledge regarding these important topics. The conversation will be recorded via Flip video, and the second half of the workshop will involve creating a "mashup", or meaningful video montage integrating our recording with other sources on the Web, using the VuVox.com service. Participants are encouraged to bring their own recording devices and computers (Windows or Mac) to participate hands‐on. This activity will provide educators with detailed instruction and a compelling model that they can incorporate into any subject area or grade level lesson plan.