Turning digital natives into digital citizens for ESL teachers


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Our students are digital natives and, as such, are fully familiar with the tools they need to "live" online, but sometimes things go wrong because they need help with the rules they need to observe to become responsible and respectful digital citizens. Let's help them!

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Turning digital natives into digital citizens for ESL teachers

  1. 1. Turning digital natives into digital citizens Aexalevi – 2013 annual convention Universidad del aconcagua Mendoza, argentina November 1-2, 2013 Bárbara paola garcía www.madaboutelt.com
  2. 2. Digital natives
  3. 3. the first generation to grow up after the arrival and rapid dissemination of digital technology from the last decades of the 20th century (Prensky 2001:1)
  4. 4. Native speakers Of technology, fluent in the digital Language Of computers, video games and the Internet (Prensky 2006:8)
  5. 5. used to the twitch-speed, multitasking, random-access, graphics-first, active, connected, fun, quick-payoff world of their video games, mtv, and internet (Prensky 2001:5)
  6. 6. Raise your hand if you grew up seeing any of these
  7. 7. Their superhoeroes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-WxtQnwSbE
  8. 8. Their superhoeroes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-WxtQnwSbE
  9. 9. Our superheroes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSN0BfUr5ac
  10. 10. Our superheroes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSN0BfUr5ac
  11. 11. They were born in a digital world They are fluent with technology But sometimes some things go wrong
  12. 12. Denuncia 1: “Me estafó con un piso de luna” Denuncia 2: “Me escribió pu...to”
  13. 13. http://sipse.com/mexico/maestra-humilla-a-su-alumna-por-ofenderla-en-twitter-video-50414.html
  14. 14. http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2013/05/star-wars-kid-ghyslain-raza-explains-why-he-didnt-kill-himself/
  15. 15. They know the tools Let’s help them with the rules
  16. 16. Digital citizenship Responsible & appropriate use of technology PRIVACY AND SECURITY IDENTITY AND REPUTATION RELATIONSHIPS INFORMATION LITERACY *Other areas include digital access, health, law and financial literacy DIGITAL CONDUCT Internet safety
  17. 17. Internet safety choosing safe and appropriate websites NOT TRUSTing PEOPLE YOU DON’T KNOW UNDERSTANDing online dangers: identity theft, phishing, online stalking SEEKing help or advice from an adult
  18. 18. PRIVACY AND SECURITY ProtectING personal information Identifying information that is private Creating effective usernames and passwords Understanding our own and others’ right to privacy
  19. 19. IDENTITY AND REPUTATION Building a positive online reputation ThinkING about the potential consequences before posting or tagging Understanding the trail left by digital activity: Digital footprint Being aware of FAKE identities AND aVATARS
  20. 20. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE2Ru-jqyrY
  21. 21. NAME Jova Song GAME Second Life NAME Uroo Ahs GAME Lineage II NAME Rurouni Kenshin GAME Star Wars Galaxies http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow
  22. 22. NAME Charmaine Hance OCCUPATION Housewife
  23. 23. NAME Choi Seang Rak OCCUPATION Academic
  24. 24. NAME Jason Rowe OCCUPATION None
  25. 25. RELATIONSHIPS Understanding the impact of hostile cyber actions (cyberbullying) Taking steps to prevent and stand up (blocking people, reporting abuse) Understanding the importance of social, Collaborative learning
  26. 26. INFORMATION LITERACY Conducting effective searches Evaluating online sources Using online material ethically: citing sources, requesting permission SOCIAL MEDIA AND CREATIVE RIGHTS
  27. 27. Starting discussions http://digitalcitizenship.net/uploads/ISTECompass.pdf
  28. 28. Becoming aware http://www.digitalcitizenship.nsw.edu.au
  29. 29. Becoming aware http://mediasmarts.ca
  30. 30. Becoming aware http://pbskids.org/old_license/
  31. 31. Becoming aware www.commonsense.org
  33. 33. Making commitments
  34. 34. The bottom line is… they are still kids and they need Nurturing, guiding adults
  35. 35. Let’s stand by them and help them through the challenge Of becoming responsible and Respectful Digital citizens
  36. 36. Thank you! Barbara paola garcia @madaboutelt FIND THIS PRESENTATION and the resources discussed here at WWW.MADABOUTELT.COM
  37. 37. REFERENCES Prensky, : (2001) “Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants. Part 1”. On the Horizon. Vol. 9 Iss: 5, pp.1 – 6. Ribble, M. & G. Baiely (2004) Digital Citzenship in Schools. New York: ISTE. Ribble, M. & G. Baiely (2005) “DEVELOPING ETHICA DIRECTIONS”. LEARNING AND LEADING WITH TECHNOLOGY. VOL 32:7. RETRIEVED FROM WWW.ISTE.ORG IMAGE ATTRIBUTION “Digital natives at work” by Gerard Bierens on Flickr “Digital natives – Intercambio de fotos” by Jamjar on Flickr