|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
- 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/www.digitalcitizenship.nsw.edu.au/ and a site on informing students how to search correctly: http/lib.nmsu.edu/instruction/eval.html
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/www.thestringmovement.com/ 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
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