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  • 1. DevelopingDigital Citizens by Dr. Alec Couros
  • 2. #sapdc12
  • 3. me
  • 4. Who Am I?
  • 5. The Blur
  • 6. http://www.flickr.com/photos/will-lion/3974469907/
  • 7. digital citizenship
  • 8. first there wascybersafety ...
  • 9. digital citizenship isa renewed view of web participation
  • 10. changes in society
  • 11. Toward a Mobile RealityEarly Days of PCs in Schools Today’s Social/Mobile Reality
  • 12. Convergence
  • 13. “in 2007 YouTube consumed as much bandwidth as the entire Internet in 2000”“72 hours of video are uploaded every minute, or one hour of video is uploaded to Youtube every second.”“More video is uploaded to YouTube in one monththat the 3 major US networks created in 60 years.”
  • 14. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/24/obama-in-berlin-video-of_n_114771.html
  • 15. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/24/obama-in-berlin-video-of_n_114771.html
  • 16. NY Subway
  • 17. JB Concertphotographed byGeorge Couros
  • 18. Source: google.com/think/insights
  • 19. 2012 Horizon Report - http://nmc.org “Once banned from the classroom, mobile devices & apps have become such compelling tools that schools are beginning to rethink standing policies, and some are even beginning to implement ‘bring your own device’(BYOD) programs.”
  • 20. digital identity
  • 21. Dad
  • 22. in the past the way in which we mediated our identities wasselective, closed, & controlled
  • 23. “The average digital birth of children happens at about 6 months.” “In Canada, US, UK, France Italy, Germany & Spain ... 81% of children under the age of two have some kind of digital profile or footprint.”
  • 24. Easily Copied Instantly SharedEasily Edited Viewable by Millions
  • 25. PRIVATE by DEFAULTPUBLIC with EFFORT
  • 26. remix culture
  • 27. http://www.flickr.com/photos/will-lion/3601144842/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  • 28. “the song intentionally lacked a copyright so that people would be encouraged to create theirown online parodies, in essence their own "XYZ Style"”
  • 29. How long did it take to film and edit? I started in November, but then I had to start from scratch a couple months afterwards, so I spent months and months on it. What’s yourbackground in video editing?I just do it for fun. I’m self-taught.
  • 30. “...for all the money, tax revenue and intelligence that Westerngovernments have at their disposal (they) seemingly cannot gettheir heads around a simple enough concept that wherever one is, someone is watching and recording.” Zack Whitaker
  • 31. remix culture + identity
  • 32. “In July 2003, the student’s family filed a $250,000 lawsuit against the family of four of his schoolmates.The lawsuit stated in part that he “had to endure, andstill endures today, harassment and derision from his high-school mates and from the public at large.”
  • 33. how information flows
  • 34. “Cisco just offered me a job!Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck againstthe daily commute and hating the work.”
  • 35. “parents spotted Facebook comments she wrote describingstudents as ‘germ bags’ and parents as ‘snobby’ and arrogant.”
  • 36. offline conduct too ...
  • 37. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg11glsBW4Y
  • 38. From: http:// www.blogherald.com/ 2009/08/22/drunk- pictures-on-your-facebook-profile-think- again/
  • 39. The three main reasons why people were not hiredafter their profile was checked were:• Candidate posted provocative or inappropriate photographs or information – 53 percent• Candidate posted content about them drinking or using drugs – 44 percent• Candidate bad-mouthed their previous employer, co-workers or clients – 35 percent
  • 40. But Social network profiles have helped candidates as well...
  • 41. The World is Watching http://www.flickr.com/photos/palinopsiafilms/6359719991/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  • 42. the Internet doesn’t forget
  • 43. positive network participation
  • 44. global audience
  • 45. Maria Aragon
  • 46. Amanda Hocking
  • 47. making a difference
  • 48. Human Connections
  • 49. My best attempt, I onlyremoved the tubing, leftcolors and levels alone. Iam sorry for your loss.
  • 50. I color corrected theskintones a bit as well.
  • 51. minor lighting, a 6 x 4 crop for printing in standard size & removed some of the background. well done fellow redditors !!!!
  • 52. Fixed thechair
  • 53. Sorry for the late help. I wentfor simplicity. Enjoy - and Ihope you remember her well.
  • 54. original slide by George Couros“Martha shows every facet of great learning: real world change, making the environment around her better,sharing her thinking with the world, having a conscious for the world beyond her immediate horizons, and robustness in the face of incredible media and social media pressure.” (McIntosh, 2012)
  • 55. learning in the open
  • 56. “Chris Avenir is fighting charges of academic misconduct for helping run an online chemistry studygroup via Facebook ... where 146 classmates swapped tips onhomework questions that counted for 10 percent of their mark.” http://www.thestar.com/parentcentral/education/post-secondary/article/309855--student-faces-facebook-consequences
  • 57. “Our academic misconduct code says that if work is to be done individually and students collaborate, that’s cheating, whether it’s by Facebook, fax or mimeograph.” (James Norrie) http://www.thestar.com/parentcentral/education/post-secondary/article/309855--student-faces-facebook-consequences
  • 58. “But if this kind of help is cheating, then so is tutoring and all thementoring programs the universityruns and the discussions we do in tutorials” (Chris Avenir) http://www.thestar.com/parentcentral/education/post-secondary/article/309855--student-faces-facebook-consequences
  • 59. Social Learning
  • 60. “To answer your question, I did use Youtube to learn how to dance. I consider it my ‘main’ teacher.” “10 years ago, street dance was very exclusive, especially rare dances like popping (the one I teach and do). You either had to learn it from a friend that knew it or get VHS tapes which were hard to get. Now with Youtube, anyone, anywhere in the world can learn previously ‘exclusive’ dance styles.”
  • 61. creating your positive identity
  • 62. photographed by George Couros
  • 63. http://www.flickr.com/photos/will-lion/3356252350/
  • 64. http://budtheteacher.com/blog/2009/10/10/on-modeling/
  • 65. conclusion
  • 66. “Digital citizenship isn’t just about recognizing and dealing with onlinehazards. It’s about building safe spaces & communities, understanding how tomanage personal information, and about being Internet savvy - using your onlinepresence to grow & shape your world in asafe, creative way, and inspiring others to do the same.” (Digizen)
  • 67. 1. What role should schools/districts play in the development of student digital identities and networked literacies?2. To help prevent tragic stories like Amanda Todd’s, what could schools/districts do differently in educating students & parents about digital identity, social media, & information literacy? 3. How can schools/districts in Alberta, along with national/international partnerships, address thechallenges of digital citizenship in innovative ways?
  • 68. Don’t limit a child to yourown learning, for he was born in another time. ~Tagore http://couros.ca couros@gmail.com @courosa