|Each and every one of us has some sort of digital interaction. Whether it’s with each other, or with news, media, data, and other online communities. This is especially common among students today.|
What is digital citizenship?
According to ISTE standards, it is: “The quality of habits, actions, and consumption patterns that impact the ecology of digital content and communities.” Basically the regular and appropriate use of technology.
Who is considered a digital citizen?
Anyone using the internet regularly and productively. In this digital age, children are born digital citizens. They are grasping new developments way faster than we can hope to catch up. Their daily interaction with technology can be both beneficial and detrimental. As such, teaching students how to effectively use technology, both practically and ethically, will help them develop into good digital citizens.
Key elements of understanding good digital citizenship:
Keep in mind, digital citizenship is about much more than online safety, encouraging appropriate online behaviors or reviewing a list of dos and don’ts.
It’s about turning digital users, like our students, into thoughtful, responsible and empathetic citizens in the world of digital integration and usage.
Ultimately, teaching the important qualities of digital citizenship may even positively influence student behaviors outside of the class, thereby shaping a much better community.
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|Technology has become ubiquitous with youth today. As they grow up, the more crucial it becomes to teach them good digital citizenship skills.|
This can be a complex task to manage, but it’s also where your Aimee page comes in handy.
Whether you’re inside or outside of class, Aimee helps you:Facilitate empathetic and productive connections among your studentsEncourage student reflection on their experiencesCollaborate on projects and share feedbackShare reliable and credible online resources
|Have some time to spare? Here’s a quick video straight from the chairman of ISTE on how to rethink digital citizenship.|
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