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    1. 1. Building a Digital Citizenship Program Presented by The Digital Citizenship Task Force Shorecrest Preparatory School August 12, 2008
    2. 2. Are Kids Different Because of Digital Media?
    3. 3. Students Today: <ul><li>Are growing up surrounded by digital technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Are comfortable using technology in their every day lives. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not always use it appropriately. </li></ul><ul><li>Need to learn the tools to become responsible citizens in a digital society. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Teachers Today: <ul><li>Are using more technology in their teaching practice. </li></ul><ul><li>Can not assume students know how to use technology responsibly just because they know how to use it. </li></ul><ul><li>Should provide active direction to students. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Schools Today: <ul><li>Should prepare students to live in a digital world. </li></ul><ul><li>Should help students understand that digital technology makes them citizens of the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Should develop a school-wide digital citizenship program. </li></ul>
    6. 6. What Can Schools Do? <ul><li>Schools can start the conversation! </li></ul><ul><li>Students need to see that being a good citizen is just as important in the digital world as in their community. </li></ul>Image: National Educational Technology Standards for Students, 2007
    7. 7. What is Digital Citizenship? “ the norms of behavior for technology use”
    8. 8. Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship Digital Access <ul><li>“ full electronic participation in society” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does everyone in your school have equal opportunities as far as technology use is concerned? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do all students have the opportunity to be involved in a digital society? </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship Digital Commerce <ul><li>“ the buying and selling of goods online” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are students aware of the opportunities and problems associated with purchasing items using technology? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Should students be made more aware of how to purchase goods and services through digital formats? </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship Digital Communication <ul><li>“ the electronic exchange of information” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do I use email, cell phone, and instant messaging technologies appropriately when communicating with others? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What rules, options, and etiquette do students need to be aware of when using digital communication technologies? </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship Digital Etiquette <ul><li>“ the standards of conduct expected by other digital technology users” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are students aware of others when they use technology? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do students realize how their use of technology affects others? </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship Digital Literacy <ul><li>“ the capability to use digital technology and knowing when and how to use it” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Should technology be used to access information to learn new concepts? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can students use digital technologies to take best advantage of the educational opportunities available to them? </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship Digital Law <ul><li>“ the legal rights and restrictions governing technology use” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are students using technology the way it was intended? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are students infringing on others ’ rights by the way they use technology? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Should students using digital technologies be accountable for how they use digital technologies? </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship Digital Rights & Responsibilities <ul><li>“ the privileges and freedoms extended to all digital technology users and the behavioral expectations that come with them” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What rights and responsibilities do students have in a digital society? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do we make students more aware of their rights and responsibilities when using digital technologies? </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship Digital Health & Wellness <ul><li>“ the elements of physical and psychological well-being related to digital technology use” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How can student be physically affected by technology? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are students aware of the physical dangers that can accompany the use of digital technologies? </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship Digital Security <ul><li>“ the precautions that all technology users must take to guarantee their personal safety and the security of their network” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How do students protect their technology in a digital society? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can students be taught to protect themselves and their equipment from harm? </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Who Should Teach Digital Citizenship ? <ul><li>Every member of the school community should be actively engaged in teaching digital citizenship. </li></ul><ul><li>While each member may play a different role, all community members need to model appropriate practice. </li></ul><ul><li>All members need to be familiar with the school ’s rules and regulations (AUP). </li></ul>
    18. 18. Digital Citizenship Task Force <ul><li>Established March 2008 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes 11 faculty, 2 administrators, 2 parents, 2 high school students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Met every Wednesday for 10 weeks in Spring 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Part of the committee also met over the summer to plan today ’s professional development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tasks Accomplished </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rewrote school ’s Acceptable Use Policy for Educational Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Created a Teacher Acceptable Use Policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Populated a wiki with resources for the classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed professional development plan for 2008-2008 school year </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Summary <ul><li>Technological advances will continue to take place, whether schools want them to happen or not. </li></ul><ul><li>We can no longer rely on Acceptable Use Policies to be the sole “police” of what students are doing with technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Even if you are not using technology in your classroom, you need to be prepared to discuss digital citizenship. </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching students to be digital citizens, in and out of school, should be a top priority. </li></ul>