Principles of Character Adaptability Compassion Contemplation Courage Honesty Initiative Loyalty Optimism Perseverance Respect Responsibility Trust-worthiness (ICLE, 2005)
“For example, the value respect, common to many inventories, might be restated: RESPECT within local, global, and digital communities.” (Ohler, 2011) Moderns Values vs. Digital World “These values seem acceptable for any age, but they need fine-tuning to be fully applicable to the world of cyberspace. “
In the past… Reactions to digital-age misbehavior have come in 2 forms: Responding in a case-by-case manner by arbitrarily blocking large portions of the Internet and expelling students OR
Those approaches DO NOT work They don’t show how the issues are connected and should be handled in a ‘connected’ manner. They don’t teach students how to be digital citizens. (Ohler, 2011) What they DO is reinforce that students should live their digital lives away from school and adults. (Ohler, 2011)
Character Education: The Solution to Choose Establish a proactive, aggressive character education program that uses student’s digital tools. (Ohler, 2011) Put digital activities within the context of community rather than students' private lives. (Ohler, 2011) Involve the students in the teaching process. (Hassett, 2010)
For the Best Results Digital Citizenship should be:
Resources Brain Pop http://www.brainpop.com/technology/digitalcitizenship/ Raising a Digital Child http://www.digitalcitizenship.net/uploads/09-0489_AWAY__26_DIGKIDS_.pdf Common Sense Media http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators Connect Safely http://www.connectsafely.org/other-resources.html Digital Citizenship.net http://www.digitalcitizenship.net/ Digital Citizenship http://www.nisd.net/digitalcitizen/Main_Page.html NetSmartz http://www.netsmartz.org
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