What is Digital Citizenship?
The concept of digital citizenship has been brought to the forefront in lieu of the ever-changing, and growing, advancements in technology. As part of our Grade 7 advisory program, students have been exploring, what is digital citizenship?
This week I have had the opportunity to explore using Google Glass in my PE classes. After my initial experience, I was left with a few wonderings regarding the use of technology in the PE setting. Just as students should be physical and health literate, the need to become literate in digital citizenship should also be valued.
What complex forces tug at the idea of technology and social media? Take a look at the following video. What further inquiries does Google Glass create in the context of digital citizenship?
Watch the Google Glass video of volleyball skill development in PE and consider the following questions...
- How would digital citizenship look like in different teaching and learning settings?
- What would change about the thinking taking place among students and teachers?
- How would teaching and learning be like if Google Glass was used in the PE setting?
- What would be some factors that could influence the use of Google Glass in PE or in other classroom environments?
Use the thinking routine, Tug of War, to reason carefully about the pull of various factors relevant to digital citizenship.
- Identify the factors that pull at each side of the use of technology and social media in different settings
- Think of tugs, or reasons why you support a certain side (think of reasons on the other side as well)
- Generate what if questions to explore the idea of using technology and social media
Share your questions in the comment section of this post - let's make our thinking visible!
More on digital citizenship...
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