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PLP Digital Citizenship for School Leaders


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This was presented to a Powerful Learning Practice (PLP) Leadership Cohort on 10/27/10.

This was presented to a Powerful Learning Practice (PLP) Leadership Cohort on 10/27/10.

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  • 1. S Digital Citizenship for School Leaders Wendy Drexler, PhD University of Florida
  • 2. FUD Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt What are your fears with regard to giving students open access to digital tools?
  • 3. Tales from the Trenches S Nightmare in the Media S Oh, Judy Blume! S The Middle School Identity Theft Caper S Your Mom Stole my Chainmail S Searching for “Porns” S The Content is Great! (Did you see those comments?) S Guess Who’s on YouTube…Maybe You! What are your tales from the trenches?
  • 4. Reality
  • 5. Are we asking the right questions? How do we protect our children from the dangers of the Internet?
  • 6. Are we asking the right questions? How do we maximize the learning potential of the Internet and teach our children to use it responsibly?
  • 7. Ribble’s Elements of Digital Citizenship S Digital Etiquette S Digital Communication S Digital Literacy S Digital Access S Digital Commerce S Digital Law S Digital Rights and Responsibilities S Digital Health and Wellness S Digital Security (Ribble, 2007)
  • 8. Digital Citizenship for Learning SExternal influences SInternal needs
  • 9. Practicing Digital Responsibility for Learning SAvoiding Inappropriate Content SCommunicating Responsibly SUsing Technology Appropriately
  • 10. Tools that Facilitate Digital Responsibility for Learning S Well-balanced filtering policy S Community-developed Responsible Use Policy S Copyright guidelines for teachers and students S Creative Commons S Direct Instruction and Guidance S On going S Purposeful S Authentic
  • 11. What can Leaders Do? S Check your paradigm S Use technology for your own professional development S Form a close bond with your network administrator S Support your teachers S Provide PD opportunities S Showcase best practices – allow time for sharing S Educate your community and involve them in planning
  • 12. Leadership Resources S Digital Citizenship S Dangerously Irrelevant – Scott McLeod S Practical Theory – Chris Lehmann
  • 13. Wendy Drexler, PhD S Email S Twitter @wendydrexler S Blog S Teach Web 2.0 Consortium S Website