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Totally Techie Teachers: Artifact 3

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Totally Techie Teachers Artifact 3
Primary Division
Junior Division

Senior Division
With the rise of technology being integrated into the classroom, the issue of digital citizenship becomes a prominent concern in education. According to Hollandsworth, Dowdy, and Donovan (2011), “digital citizenship includes student safety and security, educational enhancements, ethical and legal behaviours and becoming an effective member of digital communities” (38). In today’s society, the youth is being introduced to digital media at younger and younger ages. It is imperative that young students are made aware of the topic of digital citizenship and what exactly it entails. Weigel, James, and Gardner (2009) suggest that if the youth lack a comprehensive understanding of this topic, the Internet’s potential for learning may have negative ramifications on student performance. Teachers and parents alike are advocates of digital citizenship which is both a social action and responsibility. Students must come to the realization that their online actions significantly influence not only on themselves but their outside circle of friends. It is fundamental that education take a proactive rather than reactive approach to digital citizenship curriculum before problems arise. Digital literacy must be embedded within the curriculum and reinforced wherever possible. Simply restricting children from the cyber world is virtually impossible and surely not the solution to digital citizenship. The article argues that it is through education that students learn appropriate online conduct and their responsibility as a member of the digital community.

Essentially awareness, education and action are needed! According to the article, research suggests that digital citizenship should begin to be taught to younger students in the primary grades. Parents must prepare their children about the digital world before they begin school. Many students in the primary division are quite technologically savvy and can navigate the online community with relatively no assistance. It is imperative that parents and teachers work together to teach young students digital literacy and how to use technology competently and appropriately. Lack of digital citizenship and awareness and education can be problematic and dangerous. If teachers and parents do not teach their children the importance of digital citizenship, then who will? It is simply not enough to provide students with rules and regulations on internet safety. We must engage is conversations and entertain questions regarding online conduct.
Article Evaluation
1. I will always ask my parents/teachers for permission before going online.
2. I will tell my parents/teacher right away if something online makes me feel uncomfortable.
3. I will not give out personal information online, remember don’t talk to strangers!
4. My online password is for me ONLY!
5. I will ask a parent/teacher before
downloading from the Internet.
6. I will be a good online citizen
and not do anything that hurts
other people.

Article Summary

As the world becomes more and more digital, teaching children how to become proper digital citizens at a young age is critical. In the article “Digital Citizenship in K-12: It Takes a Village” authors Randy Hollandsworth, Lena Dowdy, and Judy Donovan discuss the impact of this increasingly technological world on the development of children. In order for the term “digital citizen” not to be overwhelming or confusing to both students and teachers the authors recommend that it be “aligned with character education” (38). Digital citizenship should therefore become “less of an educational program and more of a social action” which is student centred (38). Since it takes a village to raise a child, the key question the article’s authors are trying to answer is “who represents the village for our youth, as it relates to digital citizenship?” (38). Their answer is everyone: parents, educators, community leaders, and student peers. In order for the teaching of proper digital citizenship to be effective, everyone must “develop common ground” that advocates for the responsible use of technology (39). Another common ground that all can agree on is the desire to “seek protection” for children who are using digital technologies (40). As technology grows and becomes an integral part of life, the authors rightly state that society is simply unable to protect children from digital dangers by “building a wall” around them (45). To keep children safe “awareness, education, and action are required in order to give students…a code of conduct” which will support their navigation of an ever increasing digital world (40). In conclusion, “no single entity can tackle this challenge alone,” and it will involve effort on the part of everyone involved in a child’s upbringing to make sure that his or her safety is maintained in the digital as well as the real world (46).
This Prezi is designed to help students at a Junior level understand what it means to be a "digital citizen" and how they can be responsible when using technology. This type of presentation would not only be shown as an introduction to digital resources, but it would also be displayed as a reminder to students throughout the school year.
What's a Digital Citizen?
Similar to being a Canadian citizen, when you go online or use any digital technology you become a digital citizen.

Let's talk...
What does it mean to be a citizen?
How do you help make Canada a great place to live by being a responsible citizen?
What are your responsibilities as a digital citizen?
What You Say
Online or offline, you have to remember to treat others the way you want to be treated. Never say something to someone online that would hurt their feelings because behind that screen is a real person with real feelings. Remember to be respectful.
How Do I Use Information I Find?
Never copy and paste information without telling your reader the source.

When you do research for class
remember to note the source
of your information. A citation
is a note that you put at the
end of your project to let your
audience know the source.

Some places that you get
information from are more trustworthy than other so you have to be careful about the information you select and the websites you visit. If you are not sure about where to find information for a project or don’t feel comfortable about a website talk to an adult right away!

I am a responsible digital citizen!
1.If I don’t know I ask
2.I will be safe online
3.I am respectful both online and offline
4.I am a responsible and respectful user of technology
5.I cite my resources
6.I share technological tools with my classmates

The following presentation is created for students in the primary division. The purpose of this presentation is to educate students on what it means to be a digital citizen. The following slides are meant to teach young children of the potential dangers associated with the online community and their
important responsibility
when online!
Digital citizenship is about being
online. It is about using technology as a tool to help us learn. We must be
of our online community members and remember to model appropriate behaviour online.
Ask yourselves the following questions before you post information online!
In this article, Hollandsworth et al. bring to light the gap that exists within the current curriculum with respect to the use and integration of technology. Digital media and resources provide fantastic opportunities for learning-if used appropriately. However, there is currently no formal education to educate both students and teachers on how “to use technology appropriately” (38). Hollandsworth et al. argue that we exist in a “society full of technology” (38) and as such, students require "awareness, education and action…to support them in this digital society” (40). Just as we show students how to both respect and utilize the library as a resource of knowledge, we must do the same for the internet in order to fully harness its potential for learning. As an educational society, we have encouraged both educators and students to embrace the use of technology as a tool for learning with the understanding that it has become the catalyst or platform for a fundamental cultural shift in how we educate and how we learn. Yet we have nothing in place to ensure the students not only become “digitally literate” but also understand how and why they must “accept responsibility for using current and future technology in an ethical and legal way” (40). Hollandsworth et al. suggest that we must acknowledge the prevalence of technology in our society and particularly in the lives of our students by creating a curriculum that provides the opportunity for students to acquire the “ability to use technology competently, interpret and understand digital content, assess its credibility to create, and research and communicate with the appropriate tools” (40) in order to prepare them for future success in this rapidly changing technology based society.
Article Summary
Copyright Infringement
Fired Over Facebook
How to Research Using the Internet
Accessed June 19 2013
Accessed June 19 2013
Smith and Kanalley. The Huffington Post. July 26, 2010. www.thehuffintonpost.com Accessed June 19 2013
The Child Explotation and Online Protection Centre. "Consequences". Nov. 19 2009. www.youtube.com. Accessed June 19 2013
Accessed June 18, 2013.
Accessed June 18, 2013.
Accessed June 19, 2013.
Jay Wise & Friends
October 5, 2010.
Accessed June 19, 2013.
Educational Technology. Dec. 16 2010. Accessed June 19, 2013.http://educ ationaltechnologyguy.blogspot.ca/2010/12/think-before-you-post-online.html

Are You Ready to Surf The Internet?
How can you be a digital citizen?
What are some things to remember when
going online?
What questions do you have?
It is important to contribute and actively promote the values of digital citizenship.

In the class room we want to make sure students learn one or two resources to watch, read or listen to, aiming to provide a variety of resources that help students feel safe being online.
Digital Citizenship Definition:
Digital Citizenship is important in schools in order to prepare students to become users of technology now and in their futures. It is our job as teachers to educate our students in how to be successful adults, and being part of the digital community is one thing we must teach!!!

1.What etiquette should be used while working online?
2.Do students need to follow rules when woking
3. How do students know what is appropriate to do
Donovan, Judy, Lena Dowdy, and Randy Hollandsworth. “Digital Citizenship in K-12: It Takes a Village” TechTrends 55.4: 37-47. Web. 17 June 2013.
"Cyber Safety". WellCast, youtube.
Accessed 19 June, 2013
"Stop Cyberbullying". WellCast, youtube.Accessed 19 June, 2013

Students require awareness of what is safe, not only on a personal level, but on a digital level now as well. In the Article, Digital Citizenship in K-12: It Takes a Village by,
Randy Hollandsworth, Lena Dowdy, and Judy Donovan it tells us about how important it is to have awareness being taught in classrooms, families and all around us. This generation of children has such great exposure to daily social media outlets; that it gives the children and youth so much potential to abuse the privileges given to them. Digital Citizenship in schools in now a growing and demanding topic. I believe it needs to be integrated in every level and needs to be an open topic, teachers should not shy away from this. To children, cellphones are now a lifeline (39), this may be a scary and unforeseen circumstance for teachers, but it is the reality. It is our job to be clear and make sure they are not only staying away from cyber bullying, but also protecting their own online profiles and cyber lives. We should teach the students to creative positive images of themselves and use the social media for positive not negative influences in our lives.
Educational Technology. Dec. 16 2010. Accessed June 19, 2013.http://educ ationaltechnologyguy.blogspot.ca/2010/12/think-before-you-post-online.html

"The 5 Things All Digital Citizens Should Do." EDUDEMIC. N.p., 13 Apr. 2013. Web. 19 June 2013.
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