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 cares...at least for right now.

Have you seen the Madison AUP and really read it? I have posted it on a wiki....http://micedcis.wikispaces.com/

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...:)