Tuesday, July 27, 2010
I like the terminology "Digital Citizenship." It only makes since to explain and model how to be a good "Digital Citizen" since technology encompasses our daily lives and continues to grow at a fast pace. We teach our kids how to be good classroom citizens. Now, it is important to include the component of Digital Citizenship. Three components of being a good digital citizen that I would want my kids to understand are digital literacy, proper etiquette, and safety. In my classroom, I plan to model and teach the different ways to use technology ( example: email,I Touch, social networking sites, google docs, different programs, and many others). Students need to be taught a variety of technology tools. Next, I would model and have my class discuss proper etiquette. Do you think it is polite to text or talk on the phone when someone is speaking to you? So many people today have bad etiquette. Lastly, I think it is important to discuss safety. Kids need to know what to do if cyberbullying takes place. Of course becoming a good digital citizen requires all of these components and more. Children need good role models in order for our expectations of them to be attained.