This essential exploration of digital citizenship provides a framework for helping students become productive and responsible users of digital technologies. Students today have always had technology in their lives, so many teachers assume their students are competent tech users -- more competent, in fact, than themselves. In reality, not all students are as tech savvy as teachers might assume, and not all teachers are as incompetent as they fear. Even when students are comfortable using technology, they may not be using it appropriately. Likewise, educators of all skill levels may not understand how to use technology effectively. Both students and teachers need to become members of a digital citizenry. Included in this new edition:
- The nine elements of digital citizenship and how to incorporate them in the classroom
- Professional development activities to instill citizenship concepts
- Changes to the technology landscape, new tools and devices
- Lesson plans, correlated to the ISTE Standards, for teaching different aspects of digital citizenship
This book is designed to help a district- or site-based team understand digital citizenship and how it can affect their curriculum and schools. Likewise, this book can help individual educators and technology leaders see the importance of digital citizenship and identify ways it can improve teaching and learning with technology.
Audience: K-12 classroom teachers.
About the Author
Mike Ribble has served as a classroom teacher, a secondary school administrator, a network manager, and a university instructor. His nine elements of digital citizenship have informed audiences around the world and inspired dialog around responsible technology use. Ribble has presented at national and international conferences and started the ISTE Digital Citizenship PLN. He offers resources for teaching digital citizenship on his website (digitalcitizenship.org).