After my last post, I began to think of how can we help students learn and understand about positive digital citizenship.
As I wrote there, I think it is easy to fake and appear good online but I don’t want students learning to do that. I want them (and us, as well) to be:
- honest and genuine about themselves, but remember about protecting their own privacy.
Be proud of who they are. But be conscious about what to post and what to keep private.
- respectful to others, treat others as they want to be treated.
- it is not about popularity contest. How they engage in the space matter.
(How to Increase Your Social Influence – was interesting article about who do we associate and how we engage matters in online space too.)
- develop critical thinking skill.
They need this more than ever. So we, educators, need to provide them with Essential Questions throughout our teaching. I was at the great discussion on Twitter #saskedchat on Feb. 5th. and I learned so much about it. (here is the link to Kelly Christopherson‘s blog: Essential Questions)
I think I will keep adding to this list. But for now, I better get back to my baby.