ThemeCoverageRelated Issues 1. Digital EtiquetteLight Common courtesies when using cell phones, texting, cyberbullying, flaming. 2. Digital Communication Medium Texting, cells, chat rooms, discussion boards, IM, social networking sites, blogs, email, posting personal info. When is it appropriate; when is it too much. 3. Digital LiteracyMedium Web site credibility & evaluation, use of search engines, formats of info (blogs, podcasts, database portals). 4. Digital AccessLight Equitable access: availability, affordability, access for those with special needs or low-income. 5. Digital CommerceMedium Online shopping, auction sites, secure payment transactions, comparison shopping online, spyware, identity theft. 6. Digital LawHeavy Downloading of copyrighted material: Online file sharing (P2P sites), pirating of software, music, movies. 7. Digital Rights & Responsibilities HeavyAUPs, viewing inappropriate sites, citing sources, plagiarism, sexting. 8. Digital Health & Wellness LightComputer ergonomics, amount of time spent online. 9. Digital SecurityHeavy Hardware & network security: hacking, viruses, malware. Privacy issues: identity theft, phishing.
The tasks: 1.Write student-friendly descriptions for each of the 9 themes. 2.Find activities to reinforce each of them. 3.Create assignments that assess students’ understanding. Creating a Digital Citizenship Unit
Directions for the Groups: 1.Choose a group “ reader ” to read each scenario out loud. 2.Go around the group for everyone to give their uninterrupted opinion. 3.Open the floor: build & comment on each other’s thoughts. 4.Decide which of the 9 Q’s apply to that scenario. 5. Repeat for all 3 scenarios. 6.Choose 1 to read and share with the class. Include which of the 9 questions apply.
Find what works for you… Julie Harris Media Specialist Rochester High School Rochester Hills, MI View what others have done. Look for tools and resources available on the web. Cover the themes all at once or separately as fitting.