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Digital citizenship for mvcs

  1. 1. Learning to participate effectively online is a matter of mindset and practice– and the payoff can be big… Done mindfully, digital participation helps build a more democratic, more diverse culture. Howard Rheingold Fighting Fire with Fire: Building Strong Digital Citizenship Jonathan E. Martin 21k12blog.net @jonathanemartin MVCS August 2013
  2. 2. The obligations of citizenship were deeply connected with everyday life. Citizens of the polis saw obligations to the community as a source of honor and respect. From Wikipedia
  3. 3. Idiot as a word derived from the Greek ἰδιώτης, idiōtēs ("person lacking professional skill", "a private citizen", "individual"), from ἴδιος, idios ("private", "one's own")
  4. 4. People who think of themselves as capable of creating as well as consuming are different kinds of citizens, and our collective actions add up to a different kind of society. Knowledge, power, advantage, companionship, and influence lie with those who know how to participate, not just passively consume culture.
  5. 5. The Best Opposition to Poor Citizenship is Good Citizenship The Best Way to Develop Good Citizenship is by Practicing Good Citizenship Digital Natives will Respond to our Lead Far Better when we Model And Advocate Positive Citizenship than when we Frown at their Digital Lives.
  6. 6. From Alec Couros, Digital Citizenship
  7. 7.  Declare a new RUP  Model Digital Citizenship  Establish Norms and Expectations  Practice, Practice, Practice
  8. 8. What’s in your Digital Citizenship Bill of Rights & Responsibilities?
  9. 9. Discuss: How would you develop and use such a Bill of Rights in your school?
  10. 10. DigCit Boot Camps
  11. 11.  http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educato rs/curriculum http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/curriculum
  12. 12. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.
  13. 13. Key Literacies:  attention  participation & contribution  collaboration and communication,  “crap detection,”
  14. 14. When it comes to interacting with the world of always-on information, the fundamental skill, on which other essential skills depend, is the ability to deal with distraction without filtering out opportunity. Howard Rheingold, Net Smart
  15. 15. An antidote to our epidemic distraction lies in a set of astonishing discoveries: attention can be understood, strengthened, and taught. If focus skills can be groomed, the important next question is whether, and how, attention should be integrated into education.
  16. 16.  Instead of complaining about the problem of distraction, we need to teach the skills and habit of attention.  Meditation, prayer, walk in the woods  Sustained silent reading, (art or writing)  Goal-setting, (SMART goals)  Study Skills, prioritizing, calendaring
  17. 17. Bolstering confident, skillful, positive citizenship: Participation and Contribution
  18. 18.  Ferriter Kiva Project
  19. 19.  Moby Dick on Wikipedia example  Images
  20. 20. Communication and collaboration
  21. 21. Critical reading and skepticism
  22. 22. “The heuristic for crap detection is to make skepticism your default. Don’t refuse to believe; refuse to start out believing.” Howard Rheingold
  23. 23. We use social media in the classroom not because our students use it, but because we are afraid that social media might be using them– that they are using social media blindly, without recognition of the new challenges and opportunities they might create. Michael Wesch
  24. 24. One of the side effects or what we call collateral learning for kids who do engage in geeked out, interest driven activities is that when start engaging in knowledge or media production, you tend to develop a much more sophisticated understanding of how knowledge and media is produced more generally. Mimi Ito quoted in Rheingold
  25. 25. Open Computer Testing
  26. 26.  That is why we are optimistic: because we know it can be done.  We know a whole world of pressing social problems can be improved by peer networks, digital or analog, local or global, animated by those core values of participation, equality and diversity.  That is a future worth looking forward to. Now is the time to invent it.

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