Digital Citizenship Reflection

For my reflection this week, I have been asked to respond to the following questions:

1. How should teachers promote and model digital citizenship responsibly?
2. Describe how you will incorporate digital citizenship into your regular classroom instruction and activities.

I believe that teachers should promote digital citizenship by allowing students to see the consequences of poor digital citizenship. Although teachers may demonstrate, students may not always see how it can apply to them. In addition, by thoroughly explaining what comprises of being a good digital citizen, students can understand what to be aware of when they are online.

In order to incorporate digital citizenship, I give each student a scenario that could occur online. Each situation will either display good or bad digital citizenship. Afterwards, students would have to create a short presentation using any sort of presentation program (such as Glogster, GoAnimate, Tackk, etc.) showing why their scenario displays good/bad digital citizenship as well as their own methods/ideas of how to be a good digital citizen. Once students have a grasp of what good digital citizenship entails, I will have students participate in online discussions as well as writing any encounters with poor digital citizens online and their solution as to how to handle it.

Technology Privacy

We are almost at the end of the spring course. I have been introduced to yet another handy tool for classroom use which is an online poster-making website called Glogster. The poster which I have made contains strategies and methods for elementary students to protect their information as well as increase their online privacy.

Click here to view my Glogster!

Cyberbullying Part 2

Here is my Symbaloo webmix with a few resources that can be used to aid in dealing with cyberbullying.

Click here for my Symbaloo!

One of the strategies that I would use would be students learning to protect their information. By creating awareness that sharing information is dangerous and unsafe, students will understand the importance of creating strong passwords and not sharing their information with others, especially over the internet. 

My second strategy would be for students to create a video in which they come up with strategies as to how to help others who are dealing with cyberbullying as well as what to do if they themselves are experiencing it. Whether the students decide to film themselves or use the GoAnimate program, the students will be able to come up with their own ideas and share it with others. By watching some of the videos that I have posted in my Symbaloo, students will be able to get an idea of how to go about making the video.