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Noelene Callaghan

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Digital Citizenship Teachmeet Session - My Key Notes

Posted on 25 January, 2013 at 0:35

On January 23rd, I participated in delivering a session on how to execute Digital Citizenship via PLANE's Teachmeet session. The Key issues that I raised included that of:

  • Social Networking Sites
  • Etiquette
  • Searching Techniques
  • Digital Footprint


In each of these areas, I discussed the importance of ensuring that students are being taught how to use Computers, the Internet and BYODs in a safe setting and rather than preventing them from using such technologies with strict boundaries, educating students how to use these technologies correctly with endless boundaries.


Key websites that I use include the DET's Digital Citizenship website: http/ and a site on informing students how to search correctly: http/


Educating students life long skills is the key to success. I also discussed that such skills are relevant in all curricular activities and should not be specific or taught solely in ICT subjects. Schools should really be working together to ensure that their students can transfer information between subjects.


I also discussed a movement called the String Movement - http/ which combats bullying and cyberbullying. This is a huge initiative in our school and is something that we all take great pride in.


My school has a great Facebook page (which I have been solely managing), and this year we will have a student committee who will assist me in running our page and adding content and photographs to the page to build our 'social media' reputation and to re-emphasise proper use of such technologies.


For more information about my discussion, please go to twitter and look at the twitter feed at #tmplane




Additional resources that you can use include:



Teachmeet - Digital Citizenship

Posted on 23 January, 2013 at 3:20

[email protected] — Digital Citizenship


Wednesday, 23 January 2013 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)



Our 11th virtual TeachMeet to explore hot topics in ICTs in education.

As per usual the event will be in Adobe Connect.

This months theme is Digital Citizenship.

There is a limit of 80 registrations for this event.

Event Location: Online

Requirements: You, a computer, the internet, and speaker or a headset with microphone.



  • Chris Betcher, PLC Sydney
  • Meridith Ebbs, St Columba Anglican School
  • Rofle Kolbe, Newington College
  • Angela Cooke, Dept of Education Tasmania
  • Noelene Callaghan, Rooty Hill HS
  • Summer Howarth, EduSum



[email protected] continues the lead of successful face-to-face TeachMeets into the online space, giving access to high quality meetups and sharing of knowledge, by connecting K-12 educators from all over NSW with each other.


TeachMeets will take place each month on or about the third Wednesday starting at 7pm (AEST) time (60-90 minutes) and will involve educators coming together in PLANE via AdobeConnect and/or the virtual world OpenSim spaces.


Each [email protected] will focus on a different theme and involve volunteer educators hosting a short informal conversation, presentation, or sharing of their practice.


Twitter hashtags: #tmplane and #planePL