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ERIC Number: EJ886385
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1082-5754
Navigate the Digital Rapids
Lindsay, Julie; Davis, Vicki
Learning & Leading with Technology, v37 n6 p12-15 Mar-Apr 2010
How can teachers teach digital citizenship when the digital landscape is changing so rapidly? How can teachers teach proper online social interactions when the students are outside their classroom and thus outside their control? Will encouraging students to engage in global collaborative environments land teachers in hot water? These are the questions the authors hear from their peers around the world who are grappling with such issues in administrative offices and teachers' meetings every day. Digital citizenship is far more than digital literacy, just as 21st-century skills encompass much more than simply "skills." Digital citizenship is not about creating a list of things to do or a stagnant curriculum that one can use for the next 10 years. It's about transforming oneself into a professional who can effectively research technology trends, monitor the uses of technology in one's school or district, avoid the fear factor that can easily paralyze one, and empower student-centered learning to create vibrant, exciting learning projects. In this article, the authors offer some advice to consider and pitfalls to avoid.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A