The focus in Engage this month has been Digital Citizenship. Have you done anything with your students on digital citizenship? What do you talk about? Did you just hit the concepts, or did you talk about specific behaviors? We want to wrap up the month with an activity that puts you in the shoes of your students.
Pretend you're a student in your school, your classroom, or a school/classroom you work with. Put yourself in a digital citizenship conundrum, and think about how you might respond with behaviors appropriate for a 21st Century Citizen of our Digital World. Respond to this discussion with a quick (three sentences to a paragraph) "story" about this situation and how you, the student responded. To develop your story:
- Pick out and identify one of the aspects of Common Sense Media's Digital Citizenship Pledge (responsible communication, protecting privacy and information, standing up to cyber-bullying, respecting the ideas and opinions of others, and giving proper credit/citation for others' work)
- Set up your story with the situation "you" as the student find yourself in related to this aspect of the pledge.
- Write the narrative that explains how you addressed this situation using digital citizenship skills related to that aspect of the pledge.
We want to hear your stories. So much, in fact, that if you respond to this discussion with a story that meets the criteria described above, we'll enter you into a sweepstakes drawing for this sweet Intel-Inside Bay Trail Atom PC thumbdrive by Shenzen Apec Electronics. Did you click that link? Looks like a thumbdrive, right? Wrong - it's a full PC!
Share your story between now and November 24** to be entered in the drawing. This drawing will only become active when a minimum of 10 participants respond, which means in some cases, the drawing will take place after the above mentioned date. To get the full fine print on Intel Engage Sweepstakes Drawings eligibility and regulations, click the Bunnyman below.
**Since we did not get enough responses to trigger the drawing we are extending the deadline to Monday, December 15th!