New Courses: Building Digital Citizens Part 1 & Part 2
The need for Building Digital Citizens starts as soon as kids pick up a digital device, certainly by Kindergarten. To thrive in the digital ecosystem that infuses both their personal and educational world, students must understand the culture of the online world and how to use it effectively while doing so safely, morally, and legally.
In these two parts online course you will learn:
- What digital citizenship is, how to teach it and how to find reliable sources.
- The importance of digital citizenship, the impact on lives, and how to address these with tech-savvy students
- How to blend digital citizenship into any class
- How to guide students to safely and effectively use the Internet
- How to unravel the complexity of using online commerce and digital communication legally and morally
- How to advocate and model safe, legal, and responsible use of social media
- How to exhibit a positive attitude toward using the Internet to support collaboration, learning, and productivity
In Building Digital Citizens Part 1 you will cover six out of thirteen digital citizenship modules:
- Copyrights, Fair Use, Public Domain
- Digital Rights and Responsibilities
- Digital Research
In Building Digital Citizens Part 2 you will cover the seven remaining digital citizenship topics:
- Digital Commerce
- Digital Communication
- Digital Footprint/Privacy
- Internet Safety
- Social Media
This course is for pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators, educators, homeschoolers– anyone who doesn’t understand digital citizenship but wants to; anyone who realizes their students lack knowledge of digital rights and responsibilities and wants to address that within the context of their classes; anyone who wants authentic approaches to teaching digital citizenship.
The course author, Jacqui Murray, has been teaching K-18 technology for 25 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, and K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in TechEd, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, a freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. You can find her resources in Structured Learning. She is also the author of the tech-thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days.