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  • Building a Digital Citizenship Program Presented by The Digital Citizenship Task Force Shorecrest Preparatory School August 12, 2008
  • Are Kids Different Because of Digital Media?
  • Students Today:
    • Are growing up surrounded by digital technology.
    • Are comfortable using technology in their every day lives.
    • Do not always use it appropriately.
    • Need to learn the tools to become responsible citizens in a digital society.
  • Teachers Today:
    • Are using more technology in their teaching practice.
    • Can not assume students know how to use technology responsibly just because they know how to use it.
    • Should provide active direction to students.
  • Schools Today:
    • Should prepare students to live in a digital world.
    • Should help students understand that digital technology makes them citizens of the world.
    • Should develop a school-wide digital citizenship program.
  • What Can Schools Do?
    • Schools can start the conversation!
    • Students need to see that being a good citizen is just as important in the digital world as in their community.
    Image: National Educational Technology Standards for Students, 2007
  • What is Digital Citizenship? “ the norms of behavior for technology use”
  • Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship Digital Access
    • “ full electronic participation in society”
      • Does everyone in your school have equal opportunities as far as technology use is concerned?
      • Do all students have the opportunity to be involved in a digital society?
  • Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship Digital Commerce
    • “ the buying and selling of goods online”
      • Are students aware of the opportunities and problems associated with purchasing items using technology?
      • Should students be made more aware of how to purchase goods and services through digital formats?
  • Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship Digital Communication
    • “ the electronic exchange of information”
      • Do I use email, cell phone, and instant messaging technologies appropriately when communicating with others?
      • What rules, options, and etiquette do students need to be aware of when using digital communication technologies?
  • Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship Digital Etiquette
    • “ the standards of conduct expected by other digital technology users”
      • Are students aware of others when they use technology?
      • Do students realize how their use of technology affects others?
  • Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship Digital Literacy
    • “ the capability to use digital technology and knowing when and how to use it”
      • Should technology be used to access information to learn new concepts?
      • How can students use digital technologies to take best advantage of the educational opportunities available to them?
  • Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship Digital Law
    • “ the legal rights and restrictions governing technology use”
      • Are students using technology the way it was intended?
      • Are students infringing on others ’ rights by the way they use technology?
      • Should students using digital technologies be accountable for how they use digital technologies?
  • Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship Digital Rights & Responsibilities
    • “ the privileges and freedoms extended to all digital technology users and the behavioral expectations that come with them”
      • What rights and responsibilities do students have in a digital society?
      • How do we make students more aware of their rights and responsibilities when using digital technologies?
  • Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship Digital Health & Wellness
    • “ the elements of physical and psychological well-being related to digital technology use”
      • How can student be physically affected by technology?
      • Are students aware of the physical dangers that can accompany the use of digital technologies?
  • Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship Digital Security
    • “ the precautions that all technology users must take to guarantee their personal safety and the security of their network”
      • How do students protect their technology in a digital society?
      • How can students be taught to protect themselves and their equipment from harm?
  • Who Should Teach Digital Citizenship ?
    • Every member of the school community should be actively engaged in teaching digital citizenship.
    • While each member may play a different role, all community members need to model appropriate practice.
    • All members need to be familiar with the school ’s rules and regulations (AUP).
  • Digital Citizenship Task Force
    • Established March 2008
      • Includes 11 faculty, 2 administrators, 2 parents, 2 high school students
      • Met every Wednesday for 10 weeks in Spring 2008
      • Part of the committee also met over the summer to plan today ’s professional development
    • Tasks Accomplished
      • Rewrote school ’s Acceptable Use Policy for Educational Technology
      • Created a Teacher Acceptable Use Policy
      • Populated a wiki with resources for the classroom
        • https://digitaltaskforce.wikispaces.com/
      • Developed professional development plan for 2008-2008 school year
  • Summary
    • Technological advances will continue to take place, whether schools want them to happen or not.
    • We can no longer rely on Acceptable Use Policies to be the sole “police” of what students are doing with technology.
    • Even if you are not using technology in your classroom, you need to be prepared to discuss digital citizenship.
    • Teaching students to be digital citizens, in and out of school, should be a top priority.