This week's chapter is all about educating students about digital citizenship. Susan opens this chapter saying, "Incorporating digital citizenship lessons organically into the fabric of daily lessons is probably the most effective approach...." Considering this, and assuming you have educated yourself in the different areas of digital citizenship, what can you do in your classroom to teach your students about digital citizenship. Think not only about the focused lessons you can do, but also how you model things like privacy, copyright, fair use, communication, safety.
IDOE encourages all schools to take part in the state digital citizenship week which provides a set of comprehensive lesson plans on big topics such as digital identity, cyberbullying and copyright issues. Also, if you have not joined the Digital Citizenship Communities of Practice, that is a great place to continue this conversation.
One of our participants suggested that I share the blog posts on Fridays so you have the weekend to read and respond. Last week I posted on Saturday morning and many of you responded over the weekend, so apparently this is a good time for others. So feel free to respond over the weekend or during the week...or both! Whatever works best for you.
Next week we will read and discuss chapter 6, Educating Parents.