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!