Digital Citizenship and Digital Literacy are my twin passions! Digital Citizenship has many definitions and is often thought of in terms of cyber bullying, but there is so much more to it than that! From “the norms of appropriate, responsible technology use” to “being safe, savvy, and ethical online,” digital citizenship encompasses a wide range of attitudes and behaviors that are essential for living in today’s world.
I will serve as the co-chair of ISTE’s Digital Citizenship PLN for 2017. Julie Paddock, my co-chair, and I are committed to promoting a “#DigCit State of Mind,” as opposed to presenting digital citizenship as a separate curriculum. One of my favorite blog posts is all about being sneaky about digital citizenship.
I am an associate of the Digital Citizenship Institute and was thrilled to be a panelist at the 2nd annual #digcitsummit in San Francisco in October. See this link for more info about the Summit, and you can watch the Media Literacy panel here:
Improving Digital Literacy Through Student-Created Content is a project I hope to see come to life in my district soon. Everything about the portfolio-based graduate program I’m in is helping me to achieve that dream. CLICK is a developing website of student-created technology tips that allows kids to learn and practice digital literacy and digital citizenship through the creation and the viewing of the content.
Join me in addressing digital citizenship and digital literacy in your situation and becoming a digital culture change agent! Our students deserve nothing less.
Additional food for thought on digital citizenship and literacy:
Digital Citizenship Summit (thrilled to have served on a panel in San Francisco!)
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