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Digital Teaching and Learning @PCHS │ February 21, 2017

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Digital Citizenship in the Classroom – What can I do now?

As teachers, we have a responsibility to model and guide students as they dive into the online waters. That may spark the question: who is guiding us? Yes, the online world is fast-paced and we may feel like it is zooming past us, but you aren’t on your own. Last year we started offering Digital Citizenship workshop sessions. This year we’re doing that, adding monthly information in this newsletter, piloting a District Digital Citizenship course for staff and offering optional mini-workshops in March and April. We’re reaching out and hopefully catching you in a manner that best meets your schedule.

There are two main resources our building and District reference regarding Digital Citizenship: ISTE and Common Sense Media. Our freshmen are working through portions of the Common Sense Media resources in their Computer Apps courses. I encourage you to explore these resources as time allows. For them moment, I would like to share some “Teachable Moments” from ISTE’s resources as a what can I do in my classroom now piece.

  • As you read: demonstrate note-taking when using Notability, allow students to use text-to-speech
  • As you research using Safari or another browser: model search strategies, model evaluating information, model website evaluation
  • As you record with the camera or one of our video/audio apps: Discuss appropriate use
  • As you collaborate with the Google Suite: model how to collaborate online, discuss and model how to use the tools for effective communication
  • As you create with any of our creation tools: Model how to use the tools being used, discuss credit and copyright
  • As you write with any of our productivity tools: Discuss and model effective communication using text, images, links; discuss Creative Commons and Copyright

You'll find this complete resource and the ASD20 poster that details these teachable moments based on ISTE's Essential Elements of Digital Citizenship in our Google Drive folder.

What can your Digital Learning Coach do for you?

  • Share with you what tools we have available to you and your students
  • Show you how to use the tools we have
  • Push out course-specific apps to you and your students
  • Co-teach with you so that you can focus on the content and I can focus on the tool and any digital issues
  • Trouble-shoot issues, iPad and Desktop
  • Share our Vision and what it means as we travel down the road towards making that it real
  • Help you plan and reflect on lessons using digital tools
  • Provide Digital Citizenship tips and resources

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