It is always interesting to find out that more and more of our younger students are becoming involved with the Internet and Social Media.
Due to their developmental age, most students have some kind of difficulty with self-management throughout childhood. But, this is to be expected with children. They simply lack the maturity, brain development, and personal experience to understand how to manage themselves in every situation in real life, let alone online.
Global Digital Citizenship is a critical element of any teaching program at any level. Our students are connected. Irrespective of the age of the student, they are wired. We are seeing devices reducing in cost, increasing in availability, and entering most classrooms and almost every school.
But how do we teach Global Digital Citizenship, a fluency that is critical at all levels of education?
In a recent survey of nearly 700 teachers, principals, and school librarians, conducted by MMS Education and co-sponsored by edWeb.net and MCH Strategic Data, 55% of respondents said they had somewhat restrictive policies of access to Web 2.0 tools (social media sites) for teachers, and 23% said they had very restrictive policies. And when it came to students, 44% said they had somewhat restrictive policies of access, and 47% said they had very restrictive policies. What should educators do when they try to access a site in school that’s blocked by the school’s filter? Sensible advice offered on the website.
After that I'll say, "How can we become optimal digital citizens and also help others in the school to be good digital citizens?" Then, I'll lead ... Thanks for helping out as we embark on this new teaching/learning event.
A Must Have List of Resources on Digital Citizenship for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on E-Learning-Inclusivo (Mashup) curated by juandoming (A Must Have List of Resources on Digital Citizenship for Teachers ~ Educational ...
Flickr: Zawezome By Jennifer Roland Teens are savvier than we might give them credit for when it comes to knowing their privacy boundaries on social net (Teaching and Modeling Good Digital Citizenship http://t.co/5iuxjZRp...
Don't miss the wealth of additional curricular materials relating to digital citizenship offered by Common Sense Media, especially the nine CCSS-aligned videos and lessons created in collaboration with the Teacher Channel.
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