It's only a short blurb in the Post, but the plan sounds promising: "RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia’s schools will soon offer a new digital education program that will encourage students to use technology and social media safely and responsibly."
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This is a collection of resources that can be used by educators or students regarding the issue of digital citizenship. Note: the questions used here are targeted primarily at high school students, but many of these questions apply to anyone new to the topic.
"Earlier this month, I wrote "10 Important Skills Students Need for the Future." After reading a few articles about specific tech skills, I thought I write what I think are the 10 Important Tech Skills Students Need."
"The project at the end of this post is something my class is working on at the moment and I’d like to share it with you. The objective is to create a comprehensive guide for digital citizenship and understanding your digital identity and privacy."
"Two pieces of proposed legislation could change the game completely for those of us who teach, write, share, and create online. And for our students. And for the sites that host our content. And for the sites that help us access media and information. And for our understandings about fair use."
Digital Citizenship is a concept which helps teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students/children/technology users should know to use technology appropriately. Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it is a way to prepare students/technology users for a society full of technology. Too often we are seeing students as well as adults misusing and abusing technology but not sure what to do. The issue is more than what the users do not know but what is considered appropriate technology usage.
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