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Digital Literacy and Etiqutte

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Rachel Mitchell

on 19 December 2013

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Transcript of Digital Literacy and Etiqutte

Suggested Solutions...

- Proper training for teachers who will be including technology into their curriculum.

- Requiring Technology classes taught by qualified teachers.

-Technology Experts should be available in schools.
Digital Literacy and Etiquette
Being responsible online, knowing when and how to use technology, being aware of your surrounding and audience, spamming and hacking, vandalism, and online bullying
Types of Digital Age Literacy

- Web browsers to enhance learning
- Email
- Text
- Wiki

-Scientific, Economic, Technological, Visual, Informational, Multicultural and Global Literacy

Students need to take responsibility for their actions by doing following...

-Viewing age appropriate websites
- Being courteous and respectful when communicating online
- Respecting other people's views and materials
-Knowing the appropriate times and settings when using technology
- Avoiding inappropriate behaviors such as harassing and threatening or "cyber bullying"
- Posting or sharing private or personal information
Why is Digital
Literacy Important?

- College and Career Readiness
- Digital Etiquette
- Digital Collaboration
- Being a digital citizen
- Promotes higher order
thinking and connects to real world experiences

Students Role
- Be Responsible
- Be safe
- Be Educated

- Take Responsibility for their own learning
- Be aware of technology polices at school
- Hold themselves and others accountable
- Knowledge of their Digital Footprint
Digital Literacy is the ability to responsibly, appropriately, and effectively use technology tools to access, evaluate and communicate information
Professional Etiquette
Digital Literacy is the ability to responsibly, appropriately, and effectively use technology tools to access, evaluate and communicate information
Digital Literacy is the ability to responsibly, appropriately, and effectively use technology tools to access, evaluate and communicate information
Teachers Role
- Be Educated
- Stay Current on technology programs and policies
- Incorporate Technology into your curriculum
- Model proper behavior with technology
- Educate students properly on the use technology

Non-Examples of Digital Literacy
- Just learning how to use multimedia to research and investigate a topic
- Having a computer lab in your school
-Technology as specials classes, separate from the daily classroom
- Typing papers on a computer
- Children dropping out of school to learn without guidance
- Using online media without any knowledge or guidelines on how to judge whether the information is accurate or trustworthly

- Be Educated
- Be Involved
- Educate your child
- Monitor Technology Use
- Set Technology Guidelines

Digital Literacy is the ability to responsibly, appropriately, and effectively use technology tools to access, evaluate and communicate information
Examples of Digital Literacy in the Classroom
- Understanding how to use a variety of software programs to showcase learning
- Evaluating online resources for accuracy and trustworthiness of information
- Using online classes and resources to enhance learning in the classroom
- Choose appropriate media to showcase learning.
- Teacher and students Using interactive white boards daily
-Encouraging students to use technology to showcase their learning
- Students and teachers creating online content to be utilized both in and out of the classroom.
What do you need to know ?
How and When to
Use Digital Literacy
- Incorporating technology into daily lessons and activities
- Collaborating with grade level colleagues to design lessons and activities to allow students to use technology
- Be enthusiastic, confident and realistic when trying something new for the first time; don't be afraid to take risks
- Have a back up plan for when technology is not cooperating

The various digital literacies apply to the more traditional academic disciplines of reading, writing, mathematics, sciences, social studies, history and the humanities.
The goal of all teachers is to promote higher order thinking skills. Incorporating digital age literacies and technology into lessons and activities is a sure way for teachers to facilitate their students construction of knowledge and meaning.
Thinking critically about the technology used to present a message is just as important as the message itself.
Technology Etiquette
" Netiquette"


Why is Netiquette Important?
- Being polite and not offending others
- Avoid unnecessary conflict or trouble
- Understanding how your actions can affect others
- Understanding consequences that may come from
improper use of technology
Tips for Parents
Tips for students

Are there consequences for
having bad "Netiquette"?

What are some ways to incorporate Digital Literacy into your curriculum and classroom on a daily basis?

-Think before you write! Ask yourself:
"Would I say that to their face?"
"Would I say that in front of my mother?"
-If something upsets you, wait at least 24 hours before responding.
-Avoid using all capital letters.
-Proofread, spell check, and send the right impression of
-Watch what you say and how you say it.
-Be respectful and responsible
Tips for Teachers
-Monitor child's use, interactions, and internet safety
-Encourage children to think before posting "What would my parents think?
YES! Student need to be aware of the affects of cyber bulling as well as the context of the online converstaions.

Joking and sarcasm are extremely hard to identify when using technology. TONE can be taken differently than you had origionally intended.

-Untrained or under
qualified teachers
- Lack of funding
- Ever changing technological advances
- Technology classes being removed due to lack of funding
- Students are assumed to have a prior knowledge when using technology
So what is the problem?
Parents Role
" They can't put anything on the
internet that isn't true"

- Gradually integrate technology into your curriculum
- Model and explicitly teach proper netiquette
- Include an "Acceptable Use Policy" for technology in your classroom management plan
- Much like other classroom rules, teachers will need to revisit and reiterate the importance of netiquette both at school at home
- Follow all guidelines provided to you in regards to technology
- Consistency and consequences should be in place for inappropriate usage and poor netiquette

- Identify yourself: begin messages with a salutation and then your name
- Include a "subject name" that gives a preview of the message
-Avoid sarcasm; people who do not know you may misinterpret its meaning
-Respect others privacy; don't quote or forward an email without the author's permission
- Acknowledge and return messages promptly
- Copy with caution; don't send every email to every person. (Don't hit "reply all")
- Be concise and use appropriate language
Let's look at some scenarios!
Students will need to be able to decipher which sources of information given online are valid versus those that are not.
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