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1 Digital Citizenship at West Dalhousie School 2010/12

2 Digital Citizenship builds safe spaces and communities and has students understand how to manage personal information; using students online presence to grow and shape their world in a safe, creative way that inspires others to do the same. -


4 Digital Citizenship Aligns with the Alberta Program of Studies Aligns with the CBE Three Year Development Plan Aligns with the West Dalhousie School Development Plan Considers the resources available Safety is our first priority in helping teach our students to learn and live in an increasingly connected world.

5 Digital Access Digital access means access to any digital tool and environment for education. In CBE schools students can access digital environments through CBE devices or the students' own devices. Students cannot be required to bring their own devices to school. If students choose to bring their own devices to school they are responsible for security, damage, loss, maintenance, software updates, virus protection and charging.

6 Digital Literacy

7 Digital Communication

8 Digital Etiquette Digital citizenship involves the ethical use of the Internet and all digital technologies. Understanding when it is contextually appropriate to use technology, how to use technology in a compassionate manner or when it is good manners to use technology is something teachers and parents must help students understand. Adapted in part from Ribble, Mike and Bailey Gerald. Digital Citizenship in Schools. Washington, D.C. ISTE.

9 Digital Citizenship and the Law Digital citizenship involves the ethical use of the Internet and all digital technologies. Digital citizenship requires that users understand and respect copyright. Resources obtained digitally must be properly cited, whether they are text, music, images, audio or any other digital content.

10 Digital Citizenship and the Classroom We must prepare young people for living in a world of powerful images, words and sounds. - UNESCO, 1982 Digital citizenship, like web awareness, begins in the home, but must be supported in the classroom as students begin to explore use of digital resources and their own digital footprint. As they do in their classrooms, teachers will continue to emphasize responsible citizenship among students in online environments.

11 Digital Citizenship and the Home Set expectations for behaviour and internet usage and model them. Use internet and email filters to block out inappropriate material. Teach your children how to exercise caution with regard to personal information. Make yourself aware of their activities and monitor usage of social media sites. Become familiar with CBEs policies (AR1062) and West Dalhousies Admirable Use Policy (AUP).

12 Digital Devices from Home Teach your children to use the devices you send with them to school. Talk with them about proper care of equipment. Help students become aware that the equipment they bring from home, like other personal items, is their responsibility. Reinforce school policies regarding appropriate use

13 L.A.W.N. Users within West Dalhousie School will be able to access the internet via Learner Accessible Wireless Network (LAWN) Students will be responsible for their own devices. Academic usage of LAWN will be available after Spring Break.

14 Admirable Use of Electronic Information Resources Policy (AUP) Centers on the Three Pillars of Care and our belief that our students are responsible and will conduct themselves as good digital citizens. It states: Follow these three principles of respect to ensure that you are using information and technology resources in responsible way:

15 Respect Yourself Keep your CBE account passwords and other personal information confidential. Practice responsible conduct and digital etiquette when using electronic information resources. Inform your teacher if something on an electronic device makes you feel uncomfortable or is inappropriate. Use electronic information resources in a responsible manner that supports learning and demonstrates exemplary character. Care for personal devices is the individual students responsibility.

16 Respect Others Use appropriate language and communicate respectfully while using electronic devices. Respect the property and the creative work of others. Protect and respect personal information of others.

17 Respect this Place Use all electronic resources in a responsible manner that does not damage computer systems, data or networks. Leave the school equipment so that it is ready to be used by others. Use electronic equipment in the classroom environment to support learning in consultation with your teacher.

18 Students at West Dalhousie are expected to be responsible digital citizens who demonstrate exemplary character through an understanding of personal and civic responsibility. Any violation of the above expectations may result in disciplinary measures as outlined in CBE Administrative Regulations 1062 and 6001.

19 More on Digital Citizenship index.asp

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