Digital Citizenship: Providing Context
J. Michael Blocher, Shadow Armfield, Elizabeth Moore, Laura Sujo-Montes, Northern Arizona University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, NV, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-13-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper will provide details of the redesign of a digital citizenship unit for pre-service teachers to better support students gaining a global perspective and foundation of digital equity which supports social justice. The purpose of the redesign was to broaden these future teachers’ understandings of the complexity of being good global digital citizens by embedding the elements of digital citizenship; equitable access, global awareness, cultural understanding, safe, healthy, legal, ethical, and responsible use of technology into the foundations of modeling and integrating technology into the curriculum. To help them learn these complex issues so they could make more critical curriculum decisions in their future classrooms, students engaged in a collaborative jigsaw activity, a debate, and finally were assessed by posting their perspectives in their personal blogs. Students demonstrated their growth on this complex, but vital issue by providing contextual examples.
Blocher, J.M., Armfield, S., Moore, E. & Sujo-Montes, L. (2015). Digital Citizenship: Providing Context. In D. Rutledge & D. Slykhuis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2015--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 656-660). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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