As we foster productive digital learning environments with tools, skills, standards, attitudes and habits for using while using technology we need to consider new approaches to digital citizenship. Gone are the days when teachers and students took a passive approach to learning while digital. Today’s environment is much more related to taking action and building in social, cultural and global perspectives and practices to transform learning while digital.
Digital citizenship is about research, curation, social media, fostering personal learning environments, and learning communities. It is about taking an active approach to the ‘digital footprint’ concept and implementing personal branding (at all ages). It is about professional responsibility to design curriculum and learning experiences for students and teachers to understand what it means to be a reliable, responsible, connected, collaborative and creative digital citizen.
Examples will be shared how schools and students globally are taking action to share and inform and connect and collaborate in ways that promote global understanding as well as competent digital citizens.
This session will explore how to lead for digital citizenship action within schools. Resources and ideas will be discussed around these essential topics:
- Connected learning for effective leadership
- New modes of working and frameworks for supporting digital learning
- How to engaging digital citizenship curriculum
- How to harness social media for learning
- How to empower digital citizenship action
Leaders and teachers at all levels are invited to participate to help inform future school directions for planning and policy creation to help shift pedagogical approaches.
Some related resources to get started:
Common Sense Educators (2013, August 12). Digital footprint – what digital footprint are you leaving online? [Video file]. Retrieved from http://youtu.be/4P_gj3oRn8s.
Bryan, Tracey. (2013, March 26). Empowering Digital Citizenship Action [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://flatconnections.net/profiles/blogs/empower-digital-citizenship-ac...
ISTE Videos. (2013, June 28). Digital tattoo: Helping students build their digital image. Retrieved from http://youtu.be/Y1OKLLzuZso
Lindsay, Julie. (2009, March 7). Digiteens Go Global [Slideshow]. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/julielindsay/digiteens-go-global
Lindsay, J., & Davis, V. (2012). Flattening classrooms, engaging minds: Move to global collaboration one step at a time. New York: Allyn and Bacon.
Michaelsen, Ann. (2013, October 10). Connected Educators for Connect Learners #ce13 [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://annmic.wordpress.com/2013/10/10/connected-educators-for-connect-l...
Mirtschin, Anne. (2012, January 18). Empowering Digital Citizenship Action [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://murcha.wordpress.com/2012/01/18/empower-digital-citizenship-action/