We're excited to bring you a new series from a passionate digital citizenship advocate, Dr. Jason Ohler. The series will explore the importance of digital citizenship and provide strategies for integrating digital citizenship into schools.
The series will begin on February 17, 2017. This post will contain all of the links to the series' posts. New links will be added as blogs are published.
Three Skills Students Need to Become Good Digital Citizens
Using Character Education to Teach Digital Citizenship
How to Create a Successful Character Education Program That Teaches Digital Citizenship
Dr. Jason Ohler is a professor emeritus, speaker, writer and a lifelong digital humanist who is well known for the passion, insight, and humor he brings to his writings, projects, teaching and presentations. He has been helping community members, organizations and students at all levels understand the ethical implications of being digital citizens in a world of roller coaster technological change. His most recent book, 4Four Big Ideas for the Future, reflects on his 35 years in the world of educational media and innovation in order to chart a course for a future. He is first and foremost a storyteller, telling tales of the future that are grounded in the past. Find him on Twitter @jasonohler or visit his website: JasonOhlerIdeas.com
One of the challenges of teaching digital citizenship is to get students comfortable openly thinking and talking about key issues. We know students are constantly facing issues and making choices in their online lives. Creating an environment where students are encouraged to discuss issues helps them think critically about the choices they're making online. Here are some strategies to start students thinking and talking about digital citizenship.