Research: Investigate character traits associated with an exemplary digital citizen.
Create: A blog post which describes three most impressive character traits of an exemplary citizen within a digital learning community. Be creative! The description in the blog post may incorporate any or all of the following:
a short digital slideshow
an audio clip
a short video
Answer: What makes each of those characteristics worthy of recognizing and emulating?
A digital citizen has been defined as “those who use the internet regularly and effectively”. As many schools, move to 1-1 devices or BYOD policies it is integral that school administrators, educators and parents work together to educate students in order to create digital citizens. Common Sense Media and ISTE have been leaders in creating and providing schools, parents and students with standards and lessons on how to develop proper digital citizenship skills. There are several character traits that make an “exemplary” digital citizen within a digital learning community; all of these traits can be combined into 3 umbrellas
- 1. An exemplary digital citizen has respect for others, policies and rules while online. Students understand copyright and fair use rules and respect the others work by not plagiarizing. This characteristic should be emulated because, first it keep you out getting into trouble(copy right), bu this characteristic also deals with the ever present problem of cyberbullying. If you emulate respect online, you will not get caught doing something wrong. Check out this wonderful youtube video that I found
- 2. An exemplary digital citizen is educated in the various ways to communicate online and is able to learn in digital environment. Students are able to make proper decision on what to say and not to say on online communities. This characteristic should be emulated because in this digital world we will need to communicate with various types of people through digital tools. Check out this wonderful youtube video that I found
- 3. An exemplary digital citizen protects their information and understands they have a “digital footprint” The students will understand how much information to share and not share online and are aware of how to make a positive imprint. This characteristic should be emulated because everyone has a digital footprint and you want to make sure that you digital footprint is positive and good/accurate reflection of who you are.
- Check out this wonderful youtube video that I found