Thursday, September 22, 2016

What We're Reading this Fall

Thanks for the wonderful participation in the summer eLearning book club. Hopefully you took away a few ways to start working on your own digital citizenship and some lessons to take into the classroom. I have sent out the PGPs to all participants. If you did not receive a message, you can email Meri at carnahan@doe.in.gov.

We will be starting the fall eLearning book club on Monday, October 3rd. We are reading Kids Deserve It! Pushing Boundaries and Challenging Conventional Thinking by Todd Nesloney and Adam Welcome. The digital and paperback versions of this book can be purchased on Amazon. Please register for the book club at https://goo.gl/forms/cM9258MNxJ7uv8mG3. The book fall book club will cover ten weeks of virtual discussion. Up to 20 PGPs will be awarded to book club participants.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Digital Citizenship Conclusion

Thank you all for the wonderful participation in the summer book club. I will be sending PGPs out in the next week. Be sure you continue your conversations in the Digital Citizenship Community of Practice. And join in all of the activities surrounding Indiana's Digital Citizenship Week which began yesterday and learn about our other digital citizenship initiatives.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Digital Citizenship Week 7: Putting It All Together

It's the last week of the book club discussion so it's time to put it all together. Borrowing Susan's question at the end of chapter 7, what specific steps will you take as a result of reading this book to facilitate the implementation of a community-based digital citizenship program in your school or district? These may be big or small steps and they may just be in your classroom. 

Please have all comments posted by 5pm eastern on Monday, September 12th. Make sure you use this time to comment to posts or comments from each week. Also, if you didn't register or if you aren't sure whether or not you registered, please complete the registration form here. If you don't register I won't have your email address and I won't be able to send your PGPs.

Just a bit over a week to go until Indiana Digital Citizenship week. 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 Community of Practice, that is a great place to continue this important conversation.