As I prepare for MACUL 17 and my presentation about digital citizenship, information literacy and exactly what that means has been occupying my mind. I was very excited when I read Joyce Valenza’s post about UNESCO’s stand on media and information literacy. This framework provides a starting point for discussion about what students need to have, … More What is Information Literacy
I am looking for input as I prepare for MACUL 2017 about what people think digital citizenship mean in our current collective environment. Is it just about safety? Does it include introducing the concept of collaborative work in a digital environment? Does it presuppose a certain set of norms? I would like you input.
In thinking about how to teach digital citizenship from a positive perspective, I have been studying the work of Angela Maiers. Getting students to recognize their genius seems to be key in establishing a culture of positive contributions. If students understand that they are expected to contribute what they know and can do, then digital … More Helping Students Find Their Genius
I am in Kansas City this week, partly for business and partly for pleasure. This morning was set aside for the pleasure aspect of the trip, to do some exploring of sites near my hotel that seemed interesting when I looked them up on line. Early this morning I decided to walk over to the … More What Really Matters?
Thank you, Vicki Davis and the Mad About Mattering team. You reframed my thinking about teaching digital citizenship. For too long, we have been teaching students what not to do, coming from a place of fear and negativity. I want students to recognize all the positive things they can do in the world, and that … More Helping Students Do What Matters
I have spent my morning working on the first module in my Cyber Certainty Game for my third grade kick off unit in the fall. the big picture is that I feel I need to step up my game in the area of teaching digital citizenship. I have not entwined it throughout the curriculum as … More Teaching Password Security to Elementary Students