I'm sure we're all pretty aware that the Internet and social media are global, but do we think enough about how digital citizenship has to be global too, then – how, by definition, it's more a process than a static concept that can be taught? "Digital citizens" of all ages all over the world are co-creating this new sense of citizenship as we're collectively figuring out how best to use, shape, … [Read more...] about Digital citizenship in process: Notes from the Baku IGF
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Asked how they'd rank "digital citizenship" on a scale of 1 to 10 – with 10 representing "very relevant and meaningful" – a youth panel from Egypt, the US, and UK ranging in age from 15 to 22 gave it a 1, two 3's, a 5, a 6, and an 8. This was in a workshop yesterday involving young people and adults representing the Internet industry, governments, and nonprofit youth organizations from Egypt, New … [Read more...] about Digital citizenship reality check: Notes from Nairobi’s IGF
I read 5th-grade Washington, D.C., teacher Marti Weston's blog post because I was curious about "The Digital Citizenship Minute" (the title of her post). But my curiosity quickly gave way to inspiration. I really liked that Marti asked her students to discover for themselves the definition of digital citizenship by collaborating on the writing of scripts about it for podcasts. Then, as I read on, … [Read more...] about 5th-graders teaching us about teaching digital citizenship
I question it even as I'm preparing for talks on the subject in several countries this coming fall…. The term "digital citizenship" is heard more and more in educational and online-safety circles. The subject is now part of the International Society for Technology in Education's national educational technology standards, and ISTE is starting a National Council for its promotion. Elements of it are … [Read more...] about Next step: Crowd-source digital citizenship
Elaborating on my comments last week at the annual Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) conference in Washington, D.C. (11/10/10).... Digital citizenship is the killer app of online safety – if (big if) we don't complicate it too much. A big if because those of us who did not grow up in the current media environment (the ones who create terms like this and implement programs around them) tend … [Read more...] about Digital citizenship the ‘killer app’: How