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Digital Citizenship


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.


If you ask students a question, their first response is likely to be to “Google” it. If you go to a library for research, the students are most likely to use the computers.The digital world is a world almost universally without boundaries (Some countries do still attempt to restrict access, but these are usually the same countries that are restrictive with their people as well). Visiting, talking, chatting, and messaging are seamless, real time, and simple. The distance between two people is now measured in milliseconds rather than miles.


All of this—the speed, immediacy, accessibility, and ease of use—means that Global Digital Citizenship is paramount.


But how do we teach Global Digital Citizenship, a fluency that is critical at all levels of education?


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Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Gust MEES, Abi Woldhuis