Resources for Strengthening Awareness of Digital Citizenship
The Digizen website provides information for educators, parents, caregivers, and young people to strengthen their awareness and understanding of digital citizenship and encourages technology users to be responsible DIGItal citiZENS. The site shares specific advice and resources on issues such as social networking and cyberbullying and ways these issues relate to and affect their own and other people’s online experiences and behaviors. Students can explore games, films, and more. For example, they can view an award-winning film that helps to sensitize people to the hurt and pain that cyberbullying can cause. They can play the Digizen game to personalize and reinforce their learning about cyberbullying. Or they can explore social networking profiles to see if they can spot safe and unsafe choices. Students will also discover information and findings on the phenomenon of social networking, along with ways to use social networking sites and social media sites creatively and safely. Digizen’s social networking section provides tips for evaluating online resources, as well as helpful advice and ideas for promoting safe social networking. The section also shares examples of how social networks can and are being used in schools, at home, and on mobiles worldwide to support informal and formal learning.
In part one of this series, we discussed how implementing certain structures can help develop student creation as a learning method. The first three structures included precise scheduling, developing well-crafted scenarios, and offering students choice within their projects.
Let’s dive into the final three structures that help harness student creativity through project-based learning.
IGTV is a platform from the folks at Instagram. However, instead of individual posts or Instagram Stories, which combine still images and short video clips, IGTV hosts longer videos, usually centered around one topic.
Give Thx provides a structured way for teachers and students to practice expressing gratitude through peer feedback and reflection. The mobile and webplatform is straightforward: students log in and write a short thank-you note for one of their classmates.