Thursday, January 20, 2011

Understanding the Elements Pgs.36-37

Thinking about the students you work with, what "element of digital citizenship" do you think you school should focus on?  (Reference - pg. 36, next to last paragraph.)

Digital Security Pgs. 33-35

1.  This is always a topic of interest to all of us, right?  Has this topic been addressed at your school with both teaches and students?  If so, how?

2.  How would you rate yourself in regards to adhering to save digital security practices?  Your students (in general)?  Teachers at your school (in general)?

Reading for Jan/Feb 2011 Pgs. 21-37

Butchart Gardens, Victoria, BC
The reading is a bit longer this time 
so I broke it down for each blog post.  
I thought it might be easier to 
chunk the readings/postings. 

Digital Literacy pgs 21-23

Pg. 22, second paragraph....

"Teachers need to be taught how to use technology to stimulate student learning".  What is your interpretation of this statement?

Digital Etiquette Pgs. 24-26

The term Digital Etiquette has been around for awhile.  When the we first started using email (in the 90s) we used the term netiquette, generally referring to proper email use.  Obviously, the term has expanded to mean so much more.

With technology being part of most school curriculum do you feel most teachers, including yourselves, are adequately trained to teach this the topic of Digital Etiquette?

Digital Law Pgs. 26-28

Pg. 26, Essential Questions.

"Are students using technology the way it was intended?"   My question...what was the original intention of technology?  I realize this is may be a vague question, but, one worth discussing.  My thoughts - was there really an end-goal in mind when the personal computer first became available to the general public, and, then to education?

Digital Rights & Responsibilities Pgs. 29-31

In regards to inappropriate use of technology in the is this handled at your site? 

Digital Health & Wellness Pgs. 31-33

Every time I read information about digital health and wellness I find myself at a loose.  Are you aware of this (both the physical and mental aspect) when you are using technology? Do you ever have discussions with your students?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Digital Communication

Essential Questions

  • Do I use email, cell phone and instant messaging technologies appropriately when communicating with others?
  • What rules, options, and etiquette do students need to be aware of when using digital communication technologies?

Digital Commerce

Essential Questions

  • Are students aware of the opportunities and problems associated  with purchasing items using technology?  (Are teachers aware?)
  • Should students be made more aware of how to purchase goods and services through digital formats?

The Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship

In the next reading we will start talking about 3 of the Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship...Digital Access, Digital Commerce and Digital Communication.  (Pages 13-21)

Digital Access
Essential Questions from the book (and the starting point of this blog posting).

  • Does everyone in your school have equal opportunities as far as technology use is concerned?  (Everyone doesn't mean just students, think of others at your school as well.)
  • Do all students have the opportunity to be involved in a digital society?

Thursday, October 7, 2010

AUP - What is it and what does it mean to you, as a teacher?

On page 9 the authors talk about an AUP as a "stop gap measure(s)". Before we can figure out if that is true we need to have a clear understanding what an AUP is and what it means to the teacher in the classroom.

Since I look at this document from the district level it would be obvious that my point of view is going to be the legal aspect. Ho-hum and who least for right now.

Have you seen the Madison AUP and really read it? I have posted it on a wiki....

I will be inviting some "non" MICE participants to join us. This will include Ruth Catalano, Peggy George, Kim Flack and Priscilla Lundberg. They offer experience and knowledge that I am sure will add to our blog.


Looking forward to a lively discussion...:)