Learning to participate effectively online is a matter of mindset and practice– and the payoff can be big… Done mindfully, digitalparticipation helps build a more democratic, more diverse culture. Howard RheingoldEducating Effective and Responsible Mike Gwaltney Digital Contributors and Creators Jonathan Martin OESIS January 2013
Discuss in Small Groups: How do you understandCitizenship? What are its exemplars?
Follow-up Discussion:How does DigitalCitizenship Differ fromCitizenship?
The obligations of citizenship were deeply connected with everydaylife. Citizens of the polis saw obligations to the community as a sourceof honor and respect. From Wikipedia Full-Room Discussion
HOW POWERFUL [IS] THE INSTINCT TO WORRY. BUT IT WILL BE OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO KEEP THAT INSTINCT IN CHECK AND TO RECOGNIZE THAT THEIR INCREASINGLY PUBLIC EXISTENCE BRINGS MORE PROMISE THAN PERIL. WE HAVE TO LEARN HOW TO BREAK WITH THAT MOST ELEMENTAL OF PARENTAL COMMANDMENTS: DONT TALK TO STRANGERS. IT TURNS OUT THAT STRANGERS HAVE A LOT TO GIVE US THATS WORTHWHILE, AND WE TO THEM." --STEVEN JOHNSON "WEB PRIVACY: IN PRAISE OF OVERSHARING" TIME MAGAZINE, MAY 20, 2010 HTTP://BIT.LY/ABBBYLFrom Will Richardson, Embracing Innovation
No one is teaching kids to do this well.From Will Richardson, Embracing Innovation
If it was just about learning,* shouldnt we be teaching them to talk to strangers?From Will Richardson, Embracing Innovation *Which it isnt...
• 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.
Now we will justassume that mediaincludes thepossibilities ofconsuming,producing, andsharing side by side,and that thosepossibilities are opento everyone. Howelse would you do it?
NOW WHAT Small Group Discussion : What are you doing to cultivate digital citizenship? Open Share
Stop “Manning The Firewalls” • Provide P.D. for teachers • Partner with students to develop and enforce “Blanket bans are appropriate preventing us from boundaries • Teach media literacy becoming dynamic • Be role models and 21st century learning mentors institutions.”http://plpnetwork.com/2013/01/04/open-letter-leaders-manning-firewalls/
Cyberbullying is not a discrete practice. It should not beaddressed separately.Cyberbullying is more visible, but not more common.There are no silver-bullet solutions. To combatbullying, we needeveryone to be engaged.We must help encourage youth to be courageousand loving, respectful, and tolerant. This is hard,but it starts with each of us.
“We look at artists each dayin class, be it photographers,writers, graffiti artists,poets, sculptors, etc.. Withthe help of social media, weare more in touch with theart world than ever before,and I’ve witnessed thisinspiration set forth ideas inmy students that theysuccessfully translate intotheir photographic work.”Shannon Smith, Teacher
Open Computer Testing What matters is no longer what one knows, but what one can do with what one knows and with information one can access, evaluate, and apply
• Will Richardson Embracing Innovation: http://www.pdscompasspoint.com/learning-in-a-networked-REFERENCES world-with-will-richardsonAND • David Wees on Filters:RESOURCES http://davidwees.com/content/internet-filters-should-be- our-students-heads • Stephen Johnson Future Perfect – Post about: http://wp.me/poMQP-1sG • Howard Rheingold Net Smart – Post about http://wp.me/poMQP-1nb • Digital Citizenship boot Camp St. Gregory http://wp.me/PoMQP-14B • EdSurge Bill of Rights: https://www.edsurge.com/n/2013-01- 23-a-bill-of-rights-and-principles-for-learning-in-the-digital- age • Open Computer Testing: www. 21k12blog.net/oct • Berkman Center Cyberbullying report: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/publications/2012/kbw_what_y ou_must_know • Alan November, Who Owns the Learning • Clay Shirky, Cognitive Surplus
• Mike Gwaltney:FIND THESLIDES, – @MikeGwaltneyVIDEOS, – Mikegwaltney.net& MORE – Mike@mikegwaltney.netAT21K12BLOG.NET • Jonathan E. Martin – @JonathanEMartin – 21k12blog.net – firstname.lastname@example.org