Having knowledge of digital citizenship helped me in leading the class through the two lessons using technology. It also helped the students understand the right way to use technology. By following the guidelines of digital citizenship in the two lessons I taught the students to model a safe and responsible view on their assignments. I was able to teach the importance of their own safety and others. During the two lessons, students were able to understand the importance of citing work that was not theirs, but they were allowed to use it for their own personal projects. When going through these two lessons, creating ways in the classroom for every student to have access to computers was something I was able to learn. If the laptop carts or computer labs were available it was easy for everyone to have the access they needed. If there had been an issue with not enough computers, we would have used the smaller laptop cart and shared in groups to complete the group assignment. That way we would have been able to have access and use the labs or larger carts for the individual projects. By the time the two lessons were completed by the students in the class, it allowed me to cover so much with them. This gave me the chance as a teacher to teach students about the principles of digital citizenship. That made it easy to promote these principles throughout the lessons so that the students and I could better understand the importance of digital citizenship.
- Ability to model safe, responsible, legal and ethical use of technology and implement school and district acceptable use policies including fair-use and copyright guidelines and Internet user protection policies.
- Ability to develop and implement a classroom management plan to ensure equitable and effective student access to available technology resources.
- Ability to promote, model, and communicate the safe, legal and ethical principles of digital citizenship, equitable access, digital etiquette, and responsible online social interactions in a global culture including respect for copyright, intellectual property, the appropriate documentation of sources, and Internet user protection policies.