May 19, 2014
Digital citizenship is one important element of students digital literacy toolkit. Besides developing digital skills that allow them to access, search for, find, evaluate and synthesize digital content, students, most importantly, need to learn how to stay safe while using the net. They need to learn how to deal with the Internet hazards and how to maintain a good digital footprint. Digital citizenship is not only about online safety but is also about netiquette (online social conventions). Learning what kind of digital content to share, how to appropriately cite digital materials, and how to comment on others work (to mention but a few examples) are all digital practices that should be held in equal footing with online safety procedures.
I have compiled a fabulous resource encompassing a wide variety of materials teachers can use to teach students about digital citizenship which you can access here. Today, I am adding this wonderful poster from Sandy Karas from The Book Fairy Goddess . This poster features some important digital citizenship tips for students particularly young learners. I invite you to have a look and share with your students. Sandy also has a page on Teachers Pay Teachers where she shares some of her wonderful teaching materials. Enjoy
Check out the original poster here.