Digital Citizenship: Educating 21st Century Learners

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A presentation I made to all middle school parents about digital citizenship, 21st century education and what I am doing in my classroom to address it.


  • 1. RESPONSIBLE WEB CITIZENS Educating 21st Century Learners

2. VIDEO: Learning To Change, Changing To Learn 3. MEDIA DEPARTMENT PHILOSOPHYCraig Wehrle - Head Of Media 4. MEDIA DEPT PHILOSOPHY Supervision & Education for safety are essential Goal is Digital Literacy &!21st Century Skills: Critical thinking Problem solving Good communication Collaboration Technology literate Flexible & adaptable Creativity Globally & environmentally aware Differentiation is important 5. If we tell them they learn 10%,if we show them they learn 60%, but if we do it with themtogether they learn 90%. 6. ICT LESSONSMitchell Norris - K to 7 ICT Specialist 7. 80%60%40% 75% 58%20%0%Teens that own a phone Children under 12 that own a phone Source: April 2010 Pew Report 8. "(Students) also learn throughcommunity, at home,in museums, in libraries and of course online." Cheryl Lemke 9. Under 13 on FacebookMinors on Facebook20 million15 million 20 million10 million 5 million 7.5 million 0 millionFacebook Age Limit 13+ Source: June 2011 Consumer Reports Magazine 10. 21 CENTURY LEARNER Being connected and being able to access anyinformation at any time is a powerful learning tool 11. 21 CENTURY LEARNERStudents no longer have to recite facts and guresThey no longer remember and recallStudents can access facts in a fraction of a second 12. 21 CENTURY LEARNERThey should be using this information to develophigher order thinking skills. This is 21st century education. 13. BLOOMS REVISED TAXONOMY Higher orderCreatingthinkingskills Evaluating AnalysingApplying Lower Understanding orderthinkingRememberingskills 14. ICT LESSONS ARE... student centreddevelop higher order thinking skillsdesigned around these philosophies 15. EXAMPLES 16. Presentations 17. Image Manipulation 18. Research Skills 19. Movie Production 20. Critical Literacy 21. Open Online Digital Portfolios 22. ENGLISH LESSONSMary Fish - G5 to 6 English Teacher 23. Book Recommendations 24. RESPONSIBILITY 25. VIDEO: What Is Digital Citizenship? 26. Online Safety 27. Commenting and Moderation 28. Content Creation 29. Copyright 30. Online Relationships 31. REINFORCEMENT 32. REINFORCEMENT Internet is a public place Guidelines needed for Internet use, both at home & school Adult supervision is essential: Need to know student usernames & passwords Online proles set up with adult supervision Students are monitored by parents/teachers Adult supervision for IM, emailing & online games Need permission to give personal information Internet friendships MUST be monitored by parents Web cams only used with parental/teacher permission MS Children should not be communicating in chat rooms & chat functions attached with games, social media, etc. need supervision 33. REINFORCEMENT Students need to learn: Importance of building a positive Internet presence What is placed on Internet stays forever What messages should be responded to When its appropriate to respond to messages How to respond to inappropriate content To talk about Internet usage with parents/teachers 34. THANK YOU 35. WWW.MISTERNORRIS.COM