Chapter 5- Digital Literacy and Citizenship

Our task was to: Step #1 – Create a detailed summary that could be used to inform educators about OER and Copyright law.

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As part of the assignment I also was asked to reflect on the Digital Citizenship standards of the ISTE-C (standard 5a-c) and for each standard, explain one concrete way you plan on promoting and modeling digital citizenship and responsibility.

ISTE 5a- I will do my best to design lessons to promote equity by keeping cognizant of the accessibility of devices at all sites. I will model lessons with both an offline and online component and be aware of the challenge of the classroom teacher regarding accessibility of technology to the site in general.

ISTE 5b- I will promote safe, healthy, legal and ethical uses of digital information and technologies by promoting and advocating for a robust and integrated digital citizenship program, with checks and follow-ups on lesson by principals and district admin.  I will, to the best of my ability, model digital citizenship on all my presentations, interactions and handouts. This is the best way to teach others, to show hem how easy it is to adhere to the tenets of digital citizenship in my daily work and be a model of best practices as well as a resource for those who wish to learn more.

ISTE 5c- When planning lesson and tech opportunities, I will keep in mind and promote the fact that being able to access technology opens students up to a whole new world of interactive opportunities with other cultures and parts of the world. I will promote opportunities for collaboration like mystery Skype, to get my students out of their sheltered world and looking into the world beyond the area code and neighborhoods. This is a unique opportunity for students, no matter how sheltered or introverted they may be. It will be up to me to make sure the teachers are aware and taking these great opportunities for their classes.