E iloa oe i lou tu ma aga o
oe o le Samoa moni.
You can tell a person
by their deeds and
actions that they are a
O le ala o le pule o le tautua
The path to leadership
is through service.
Overview of the process
For the first collaborative assignment the authors met via skype to discuss the collaborative task set.
The task was to define Global Digital Citizenship, concept and practice.
Areas of awareness: Technological Awareness
Access to the tools and an awareness of how to use the tool is important for connecting and for
Awareness of self A digital citizen must be
aware of one’s values
and goals and to have
the self-confidence to
advocate for oneself
online and speak out
when issues arise.
Area of awareness: Social Awareness
A third lens to view awareness through is Social awareness. Social awareness allows the
learner to interpret situations and retain interpersonal skills with face-to-face and online
friends and colleagues.
between the ears
Area of awareness: Cultural Awareness
Understanding that the world is diverse and that other cultures have different religions, holidays,
school practices and that it is important to find commonalities rather than focus always on differences.
Areas of awareness: Global Awareness
Understanding geography, politics, and local bandwidth concerns and the fact that one should
understand these areas leads to a global awareness that makes one an effective digital citizen.
I believe I can
Be the Change
and so can you
Mallory is now 14 and
she began this when she
Be the change
you wish to see.
We can change the world and
make it a better place. It is in
your hands to make a
What are you
doing for others?
Anyone can be
anyone can serve.
You can never win
you are there
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata
Citizenship asks how do we act with others in ways that enhance the common good online and
offline? Ultimately citizenship is about people. It is about building relationships for the common good
and we do this by making connections online and offline and in the between.
Silencing the voices that need to be heard.
Easier - is not necessarily better - any time, any place, must not neglect the anyone.
Hook, P. (2014). Transport as a context for encouraging skilled and active
citizenship. The NZ Transport Agency Education Portal – Resources and
resource links for road safety education. Full Paper and Two Page Summary –
Slideshare and pdf
Lindsay, J., & Davis, V. (2013). Citizenship. In Flattening Classrooms,
Engaging Minds Move towards Collaboration One step at a time. Pearson.
Van Schaijik, S., & Rooney, A. (2014, October 4). Global Digital Citizenship.
Retrieved November 20, 2014, from
Westheimer, J., & Kahne, J. (2004, January 1). What kind of Citizen? The
politics of educating for democracy. Retrieved November 20, 2014, from
Images of Ghandi, Mandela, King http://www.biography.com
Image of Cooper http://culturescollideassignment10sr.blogspot.co.nz/
8 hours on line per day
The price we pay is our privacy
Pam Hook states “Any action that makes a positive difference to the common good can be construed as an act of citizenship. Enabling students to think critically about their own lives and society as a whole is a powerful way of making citizenship visible to them. To develop what Hayward (2012) refers to as a democratic imagination, motivation and involvement, students need a context where they have a voice and feel like they belong, matter and can make a difference. A context where they can value, and act in ways that promote, community and participation for the common good. A context where they can experience agency and demonstrate the rights and responsibilities they have as citizens.”