Our children know to wait for a green light before crossing a road and to say please and thank you. They don't always know the rules before clicking on the internet to safeguard their privacy and manage online identity. Learn how to help students build their digital footprints.
Purpose & objective
As learning becomes more digital, educators at all levels are instrumental in helping students understand the impact technology has on both their personal and future professional lives and develop lifelong habits to create a positive online identity. During this panel discussion, educators will share best practices for building a positive online identity.
Panelists will cover the following topics: What's expected of digital citizens? What behaviors should educators model to help students navigate the complicated digital landscape? What questions should educators be asking to kick-start meaningful conversations about online behavior to help students understand the broader impact? Each panelist will talk about professional learning programs in their schools and districts that address these questions. After opening comments and an initial round of questions, moderator Frank Catalano will invite participants to ask questions and engage in the conversation.
Digital Citizenship in Schools, Second Edition is an essential introduction to digital citizenship. Starting with a basic definition of the concept and an explanation of its relevance and importance, author Mike Ribble explores the nine elements of digital citizenship. He provides a useful audit and professional development activities to help educators determine how to go about integrating digital citizenship concepts into the classroom. Activity ideas and lesson plans round out this timely book.
Securing the Connected Classroom: Technology Planning to Keep Students Safe, by Abbie H. Brown and Tim D. Green (published by ISTE). Brown and Green, co-authors of this paper, are experts on classroom digital security issues. Their most recent book describes the spectrum approach to establishing school policies and procedures that work and are developed by the school community itself. The book explains in detail the steps involved in fact-finding, committee creation, developing an appropriate response, building consensus and evaluating the results of the effort.
Digital Citizenship Inforgraphic to see how the characteristics of a good citizen parallel — and differ from — those of a good digital citizen.
Digital Citizenship Academy Series. This self-paced online course guides educators through the major issues surrounding digital citizenship and how to address them in schools. Each of the six modules offers resources, videos and lessons to help educators at all levels — from administrators to teachers to coaches — use digital tools appropriately and lead students and parents toward becoming better digital citizens. You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of how to use the ISTE Standards to develop, model and facilitate digital citizenship skills.
ISTE Standards for Teachers. Teachers have always held the key to student success. But their role is changing. The ISTE Standards·T define the new skills and pedagogical insights educators need to teach, work and learn in the digital age.