Saturday, August 3, 2013

Exploring Digital Citizenship

I've been thinking a great deal about who a digital citizen actually is and am about to begin exploring this concept with my students.

The following graphic is an interesting one but I'm wondering if it is a generalisation and whether the reality for the students in my class is different to what is presented here.  I've already argued that we are making assumptions that our students are Digital Natives... but that's a post for another time...

Part of my research for my final Masters paper is around building a Community of Practice for my students so there is a lot of reading, planning, thinking and questioning going on for me at the moment. In developing a strong CoP for my students I want to be able to challenge my own assumptions as a teacher and learner and start from scratch to build this community alongside my students.

Stay tuned for many posts and self-reflections on this.....  In the meantime, check out the infographic below and the links and I'd love to read your thoughts on this.

The Use of Social Media in Schools
by obizmedia.
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  1. Social Media at school is a very interesting topic. I ran a staff meeting on DC with secondary teachers yesterday, it was great but we were really just starting to scratch the surface and will get back to it. Facebook was a big topic, incl. what to do about students using FB inappropriately outside school. We are yet to understand and act on the opportunities that are provided by students' familiarity with and use of Social Media. I'll be watching this space :)

    1. Thanks for your comment Monika and I agree - I think we're only just starting to see the impact of social media in teaching and learning. I still believe it's an incredibly powerful tool for learning and I don't agree with many forms being blocked in schools. Rather, I would like to see teaching and learning about being a confident digital citizen and knowing how to deal with issues when they arise be more to the fore in our daily practice.
      We need to harness the power of these tools alongside and with our students - all teachers and all learners.