Capstone 5: Digital Citizenship
Modeling digital citizenship includes safe searching, copyright and fair use, and teaching the key elements to students. Using the 21Things for the 21st Century Educator (21things4teachers), visit Thing 8: Digital Citizenship to check out the 9 Themes of Digital Citizenship, Common Sense Media, and the 21things4students resources. While visiting Common Sense Media, make sure to check out the Digital Citizenship curriculum, including the Scope and Sequence, Certification, and Professional Development materials.
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As you are starting conversations with staff on these legal, ethical, and safety issues that encompass Digital Citizenship, reflect on plans and practices:
- What is the culture of your building/district and how well versed are staff to embrace these new, necessary guidelines and practices.
- What are your plans to inform and support local educators in implementing legal and fair use practices?
- Participate in this conversation with other leaders in your network to increase your knowledge of strategies and resources for promoting exemplary digital citizenship among teachers and students.
- Identify ideas or resources you found useful and give suggestions for other ideas or resources where appropriate, as well as supporting and encouraging each other toward your leadership goals.
- Identify elements of Digital Citizenship that will impact your leadership, or consider how you can you integrate the elements of Digital Citizenship into expectations for staff and students.
As you move through this Capstone, consider the impact of Digital Citizenship on your organization.