With that said, here are some great resources and ideas gathered from the discussion.
- Digital citizenship does not always need to be some formal lesson. It can be a brief discussion with students on what it means to be a good online citizen.
- Instead of using the term 'digital footprint' we should use 'digital tattoo' because it helps solidify permanency. Something you put online can be deleted, but will still leave a trace, just as removing a tattoo still leaves a trace.
Digital Citizenship Educator Resources
- Digital Discussions - working with students through discussion based topics (@alicebarr)
- Digital Citizenship Survival Kit - great visual lesson (@teachertegeler)
- Think Before You Post video (@mizshorts)
- Netsmartz - great resources for younger students (@Hallsvilletech)
- Google Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum (@Hallsvilletech)
- Common Sense Media - movies, lessons, games, and more (shared by many people)
- Symbaloo filled with Digital Citizenship resources by @shawnaford1
- EasyTech - easily integrate digital literacy into everyday instruction (@nsattler)
Digital Citizenship Activities/Ideas
- Have students search for 'deleted tweet/photo + their favorite celebrities name. Help them see that once online always online. (@msarlmiddle)
- Students should talk about what they are doing online and then reflect/write about it. (@alicebarr)
- Thousand Words by Jennifer Brown and Tease by Amanda Maciel - great books to read to/with students (@starrreadnrun)
- Have students use websites, such as easywhois.com or who.is to find the author of websites. Research the author to see if source is credible.
- Evaluate online information/websites using the:
- Create a customized Google search for students. Check out the blog written by @Hallsvilletech
- Have high school students create videos to educate the younger students. (@stony12270)
- Google Alerts - have students sign up to get alerts for anything about them on the web. (@nsattler)
- Have students use sweetsearch.com - search engine for students (@teameaglesread)
- WOT (Web of Trust) Chrome Extension - notifies you of website rating. Check out blog here.
I want to thank all who came and participated in the chat. I am truly blessed to have such an amazing PLN to learn from. Here is a link to the archived chat if you want to check out more of the conversation.