21st Digital Citizenship in the Classroom

Each individual is either a digital native or a digital immigrant in our digital society; however, everyone has an opportunity to become a digital citizen. How? Digital citizenship is broken down into nine essential parts. This workshop will involve discussion of these nine essential parts as well as the implications for establishing citizenship in a digital society where few guidelines have been developed for the use of digital technologies. Participants will also be provided with sample lesson plans on digital citizenship. For Professional Staff Only



Enduring Understandings:

Participants will understand that the establishment of digital citizenship results in guidelines which ensure the safety of all members of the digital community.
Participants will understand that digital citizenship equally pertains to the rights and responsibilities of digital natives and digital immigrants.
Participants will understand that digital citizenship is applicable across curriculums and grade levels and is primarily concerned with the safety of all students when using technology.


Essential Questions:
What are the implications of digital citizenship in today's world?
How does digital citizenship relate to both digital immigrants and digital natives?
How does digital citizenship apply to all grade levels and curriculum?


Knowledge and Skills:
Participants will understand the definition of digital citizenship.
Participants will understand the nine elements of digital citizenship.
Participants will be able to apply the nine elements of digital citizenship appropriately to their curriculum and grade level(s).


Assessment Evidence/Instruments:
Pre-Assessment
Discussion
Post-Assessment


Learning Activities:
Navigation of 21st Digital Citizenship in the Classroom Wiki
Wiki Discussion
Pre-Assessment
Post-Assessment


Required Materials/Resources
Technology Workshops Wiki
Internet
Laptops
Projector
Xeroxed Lessons and Activities from Digital Citizenship in Schools


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Workshop Navigation
1. Take this pre-test. Click here to briefly review the foundation for this course enitled 21st Century Skills: Natives and Immigrants. Click on Digital Natives and on Digital Immigrants to get their respective definitions. What is a Digital Native? What is a Digital Immigrant?
2. Click on Digital Citizenship to get the definition of this term. What is Digital Citizenship? How can Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants co-exist as Digital Citizens? Read the excerpt below taken from Digital Citizenship in Schools by Mike Ribble and Gerald Bailey for more insight into the term Digital Citizenship.
"What is digital citizenship and why is it important for individuals to become contributing members of a digital society? Moreover, why should anyone--administrators, teachers, parents, students--even be concerned with such a thing as a "digital society"?
The term citizen is most commonly defined as a 'a native or naturalized person who owes allegiance to a larger state or collective and who shares in the rights and responsibilities afforded all members of that collective.' As the definition states, a citizen both works for and benefits from a larger society. The concept of digital citizenship, then, reinforces the positive aspects of technology so that everyone can work and play in this digital world.
To date, few social guidelines have been developed for the use of digital technologies. We can decide, as a society, that anarchy should be the norm. Or we can decide that digital technology should be used for the benefit of all. This is why those of us who work for and benefit from a larger society need to be involved in deciding how best to support digital technology in our communicaties. This is why there needs to be digital citizenship."
Why is it important to establish social guidelines when it comes to the use of technology? What are the advantages of establishing a digital citizenry?
3. Read Teaching Digital Citizenship: When will it become a Priority for 21st Century Schools? ArticleWere you struck by any of the scenarios? Have any of the scenarios happened to you? How can digital citizenship help address these scenarios?
4. Watch this interesting discussion on Digital Citizenship. What important issues are brought up in this discussion?
5. Check out this blog and this wiki. What interesting information have you found on digital citizenship?
6. Check out this blog. What interesting information have you found on digital citizenship?
7. Check out this blog. What intersting information have you found on digital citizenship?
8. Check out DigitalCitizenship.Com What interesting information have you found on digital citizenship?
9. Read Teachers as Digital Citizens What interesting information have you found on digital citizenship?
10. The Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship: Digital Access
11. The Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship: Digital Commerce
12. The Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship: Digital Communication
13. The Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship: Digital Literacy
14. The Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship: Digital Etiquette
15. The Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship: Digital Law
16. The Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship: Digital Rights and Responsibilities
17. The Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship: Digital Health and Wellness
18. The Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship: Digital Security
19. Read PointofView on Technology Drivers' Licenses. What do you think of the idea of a driver's license? Examine Secondary Driver's License Article or Elementary Digital Driver's License Article What are your views on the idea of driver's license analogy?
20. Examine How well is the Lower Merion Acceptable Use Policy in agreement with The Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship? What would you change about the policy?
21. Take a look at this article on Harriton's Technology Zone. In what ways does, this zone pertain to digital citizenship?
22. If you had one question to e-mail Mike Ribble and Gerald Bailey, what would it be? Submit the question here.
23. Take this post-test.