PLN Activity 4_Part One: Exploring Twitter: A MicroBlogging Information Tool

Is your school’s “digital citizenship” practice a pass or fail?

I find the rubric provided by the author very useful, it helps to clarify what school could be doing in working with students to help them navigate in the digital world.

Moreover, I really appreciate the private vs. public discussion in the article. In my opinion, I think both teachers and parents should talk to the teens what should be posted as public. We should guide our students to think about the implications of what this can lead to! Students should form a habit of THINKING BEFORE POSTING! Whenever you post something online, please think about will it also be said or done in face-to-face, we should be responsible for our post and care about others!

Students should explicitly be taught what their responsibilities are for being good digital citizens, and how they can use technology responsibly, carefully, and ethically. More importantly, teachers, parents and educators should modal the way to behave appropriately in the digital world.


Ideas for Digital Citizenship PBL Projects

I think project-based learning helps to shape students’ understanding of digital citizenship. Students are highly engaged in their project because it’s what they are interested in and excited about. It’s a creative learning process! Guided by teachers, students are taught to learn anything, anytime, anywhere by using technology, they learn how to search information more effectively online. Educating people to a high degree of information literacy skills is one of the elements that digital citizenship involved.

Moreover, students can share the final product of the PBL project via some social networks and their blogs! Those are the great platforms to exchange ideas and learn from peers, many conversations can happen at the same time and get inspired by others. It’s a way for students to experience what digital communication is all about.


What is Digital Citizenship?

This video gives us an idea what does digital citizenship mean. It also reminds us it is our job as educators to prepare our students to navigate the information in superhighway confidently and safely so that students can be able to fully participate in digital world. This video also let us know more about the free online accesses/resources, therefore it helps us to realize how technology impacts our culture and what are the ethical issues regarding to the use of technology. I’d like to recommend this video to all teachers, pre-service teachers, children and as well as their parents.

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