Final Project: Reflection and thoughts

For my final project, I wanted to create something that would be appended to our high school's library website.  Over the years, the librarian has created a wide variety of resources for teachers and students that provide important and critical information concerning digital technology, including digital citizenship.  Here is a screenshot of the library home … Continue reading Final Project: Reflection and thoughts

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Week 11 Reflection: Media Literacy and Fake News

(Image from NPR.org) It has been a great week to learn more about media literacy and fake news.  I like the Wikipedia definition of fake news: "Fake news is a type of yellow journalism or propaganda that consists of deliberate misinformation or hoaxes spread via traditional print and broadcast news media or online social media. … Continue reading Week 11 Reflection: Media Literacy and Fake News

Week 10 Reflection: Cyberbullying and Positive Online Behavior

(Image from https://latenightparents.com/2016/07/24/cyberbullying-what-is-it-and-how-to-stop-it-callersmart/) Nancy Willard describes very carefully a handful of terms and phrases that describes how individuals can harm other individuals online.  I like how she delineates each. Digital Aggression - Use of digital technologies to intentionally engage in hurtful acts directed towards another. Digital Threats or Distress - Posting information that is a … Continue reading Week 10 Reflection: Cyberbullying and Positive Online Behavior

Week 9 Reflection: Resources of Common Sense Media

  Common Sense Media is a well-known website that provides teachers with a wide variety of resources including Digital Citizenship, Educational Technology Reviews and Resources, and Professional Development.  It has provided teachers with prepared lessons, videos, and curriculum for grades K-12.  It is a great resource.  I would like to add that Common Sense Media … Continue reading Week 9 Reflection: Resources of Common Sense Media

Week 7 Reflection: Digital Citizenship Tools

(image from NSTeens.org) There are many tools on the Internet that educators and schools can use to help students understand the importance of digital citizenship.  High school teachers like myself are busy with our current work load and to come up with information, content, materials, assessments, tools, and multimedia to teach digital citizenship to students … Continue reading Week 7 Reflection: Digital Citizenship Tools

Week 6 Reflection: Elements of Digital Citizenship

According to Mike Ribble, author of Digital Citizenship in Schools, there are nine elements of Digital Citizenship: Source: https://www.fractuslearning.com/2014/09/09/digital-citizenship-poster/ With these elements, we can teach students specifically about how to integrate technology in all aspects of our lives.  There is one element from this list where I feel it has severely impacted my classroom this … Continue reading Week 6 Reflection: Elements of Digital Citizenship

Week 4 Reflection: Digital Footprints and Big Data.

(Image from https://matineemonday.com/2017/05/02/the-circle-review/) Digital footprints have been in existent for decades, and there is a need to be aware of its content, both negative and positive.  Lately, you can't help to think that all we focus on are negative footprints.  I like the Ellen DeGeneres video clip where she posted online, public photos found on … Continue reading Week 4 Reflection: Digital Footprints and Big Data.

Week 3 Reflection: Character Education for a Digital Lifestyle

(Image from 5-Minute Speaking Activity: Netquette) I think character education is a great vehicle to integrate a digital citizenship program.  Unfortunately, I do not have a firm grasp of where we currently implement a character education program in K12, at least for my school, or district.  I know all teachers impart a character building component … Continue reading Week 3 Reflection: Character Education for a Digital Lifestyle

Week 2 Reflection: ISTE Standards evolution and future issues.

(Image from Benefits and Risks of Artificial Intelligence) In the last few decades, advances in technology have been miraculous to say the least.  When educators plan what our students should know about how to use technology, it's difficult to foresee what is on the horizon.  There has been a concern to individuals as to what … Continue reading Week 2 Reflection: ISTE Standards evolution and future issues.