Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Digital Citizenship Seminar

A tag cloud with terms related to Web 2.Image via Wikipedia

Our district is organizing a community wide Digital Citizenship Seminar for students, parents, teachers, administrators and community members. (If you are unaware of Digital Citizenship, please visit here before reading the rest of the post.)

Digital Citizenship covers nine different elements related to the appropriate and responsible behavior for technology use, including how we live our lives online. Those nine elements can be found here: http://www.digitalcitizenship.net/Nine_Elements.html

Some of the topics we are looking to cover include:
  • Student Use of Technology / Online Behavior
  • Parent Monitoring of a Web 2.0 Child
  • Appropriate Teacher Interaction with Students Online
  • Life after High School / College - How does that impact me?
  • What skills should my (5th, 8th and 12th) grade student have in order to compete in a global society?
  • What is Digital Citizenship? What are the 9 Elements?
I am hoping to have local state policy, state education technology leaders and local leaders participate in this event. I believe it will help raise awareness for all age groups / genres on how they should behave in an online world and also what questions / thoughts to bring to the next event. I believe this large event will start several smaller groups to carry on the banner of Digital Citizenship and Appropriate Online Behavior for all.

What are you doing in your school district or community to educate others and raise awareness for Digital Citizenship? Is this a priority for your leaders? Please share your experiences.


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