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Tales from the Digital Citizenship Classroom
Transcript of Tales from the Digital Citizenship Classroom
- less time making meals together
+ information for everyone!
- less need for good memory
+ more time to watch TV!! ha ha
purdman 1, Flickr
ronnie b, Flickr
Helps students learn how to use the best Internet filter in the world
(the one between their ears).
Media Literacy and Critical Evaluation Skills
Students make a list of four interesting facts about themselves (three true, one false):
-I am good with animals.
-I am afraid of spiders.
-I am a state champion lacrosse player.
-I am shy when I first meet people.
Students break into group of four and read their lists. The others in the group have to guess which is the false statement.
3 FACTS, 1 FICTION
Sammy takes an embarrassing photo of TJ and posts it online...
Design Digital Footprints!
Tales From The Digital Citizenship Classroom
Dr. Howard Gardner, 2007
Harvard University School of Education
When a child hits the 11-14 year old range, interest in digital media hits its peak.
Kaiser Family Foundation Study, 2010
Research shows that young people look to adult role models more than any other source to learn how to conduct themselves online.
6th Grade: Digital Citizenship
Students explore the positive and negative impact of digital media on their lives and communities, and learn what it means to be a responsible digital citizen.
and Disconnects Us
How Technology Connects
- less face-to-face contact
+ connects us with those far away
Students learn how to effectively find information on the web, as well as how to determine the validity and appropriateness of that information.
Students use critical thinking skills to evaluate media messages. They apply their digital and media literacy skills to their 8th grade project.
No Grownup Left Behind!
Free Resources for Parents/Educators:
Pew Internet, 2011
Schools in 15 states now teach Cyber Civics.
Recognized as an "Innovation in Education" finalist by Project Tomorrow and the O.C. Tech Alliance.
Digital issues no longer demand administrative time.
Test scores up consistently and significantly at the pilot school.
Cyber Civics has been covered widely in the press.
Cyber Civics, Year 2: Information Literacy
Unit 1: Balance
Unit 2: Online Safety & Security
Unit 3: Online Privacy
Unit 4: Copyright/Public Domain/Fair Use
Unit 5: Searching the Web
Unit 6: Collective Intelligence
How it all started...
Cyber Civics Today: A 3-Year Turnkey Program for Schools
Cyber Civics Today:
Let's Take a Class!
Cyber Civics, Year 3: Media Literacy
Using critical thinking skills to evaluate media messages and using the tools for a culminating project.
Cyber Civics, Year 1: Digital Citizenship
Unit 1: It's Not About The Tools
Unit 2: Citizenship
Unit 3: Online Reputation
Unit 4: Ethical Thinking
Unit 5: Cyberbullying & Digital Drama
Unit 6: Identity & Privacy
Please say in touch!
@dianagraber, @becyberwise on Twitter