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Digital citizenship in the curriculum

A short presentation covering the defintion of digital citizenship and its importance in education.

Ronnie Pritchard

on 25 April 2014

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Transcript of Digital citizenship in the curriculum

Digital citizenship can be defined as the norms of appropriate, responsible behaviour with regard to technology use. 
(Ribble, 2011)

What is digital citizenship?
Digital citizenship in the curriculum
Children are using digital technologies from an early age
A good citizen has the same attributes as a good digital citizen.

Digital Citizenship Educators
Scare tactics?
How do we teach digital citizenship?
Digital citizenship curriculum
It is important to know the current digital knowledge of your students, so nothing is assumed and they have safety skills required. Many schools use a digital passport or cybersafety quiz to teach these basics of digital safety, responsiblity and etiquette.
Embedding digital citizenship into the curriculum

: Project based learning
Schools need a customised digital citizenship plan

“A customised classroom and national standards can co-exist and lead to rich learning” Lindsay (2010, p. 13).

Allow students to collaborate and be creative!
Teachers need to use the “teachable moments” to capture that real life learning moment. (Ribble, 2011)
How do
embed digital citizenship into the curriculum?
Lindsay, J., & Davis, V. (2012). Flattening classrooms, engaging minds: Move to global collaboration one step at a time. New York: Allyn and Bacon. Chapter 5: Citizenship.
Be a digital citizen
Watch this video.
Length: 2.12 mins.
“The hard part is changing attitudes…by the time students are twelve years old, their behavior in how they use technology has already been set.
(Ribble, 2011).

Isolated activities?
Embeded curriculum?
Digital citizenship awareness includes three main skills:
Digital literacies across the curriculum.
A Futurelab handbook. http://www.futurelab.org.uk/resources/digital-literacy-across-curriculum-handbook
Educators need to have a solid understanding of how technology works.
Technology is growing rapidly and we need to educate our children for the future. Educators need to have the skills and access to digital citizenship resources to engage learners in the global online world.
Are you developing yourself into a "professional who can effectively empower student-centred learning to create vibrant, exciting learning projects?"
Lindsay & Davis (2013, p. 111).
Based Learning
A 45 minute block lesson
on digitial citizenship.
Set clear parameters for Internet use.
School policies
Student needs
: Web 2.0 tools
: With others locally & worldwide.
Let us develop responsible digital citizenship education for life long global learning.
The best way to learn about digital citizenship is to embed it into relevant curriculum.


Teachers can sometimes "hide behind time". available at under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0. Full terms at https://www.flickr.com/photos/olliebray/5542812986 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0.
Shocked person(Copyright free image / Public Domain) http://pixabay.com/en/afraid-dread-emotion-expression-19086/ .
cc licensed. flickr photo by woodleywonderworks: Digital world: https://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/2102790208/sizes/m/in/photostream/
We need a mind- shift
Reinforce them
Embed them into daily practice.
(McCallum, 2014).
There is no‘real world’ and ‘digital world” by Ollie Bray available at https://www.flickr.com/photos/olliebray/5542809508/in/photostream/ Commons Attribution 2.0. Full terms at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0
Zhang, X. (2012). Be a digital citizen.
Common Sense Media. Digital citizenship [Poster]. Retrieved from https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/elementary_poster
Digital passport. Common sense media. (2013). Retrieved from https://digitalpassport.org/educator-registration
Hague, C., Payton, S. (2010). Digital literacy across the curriculum [Handbook]. Retrieved from Futurelab website http://www2.futurelab.org.uk/resources/documents/handbooks/digital_literacy.pdf
Ribble, Mike. (2011). Digital Citizenship in Schools. International Society for Technology in Education.
(Zhang, 2012)
McCallum, D. (2014). Students Accessing Inappropriate Sites at School? In Digital Citizenship. Retrieved from https://bigideasineducation.wordpress.com/category/digital-citizenship-2/?blogsub=confirming#subscribe-blog
Professional Development
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