3 ways to be a better digital citizen, online and IRL

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It has become such a part of what we do and who we are that it become to be defined as a sort of “digitalcitizenship. So what describes a digital citizen? In my book Digital Citizenship in Schools , I define a digital citizen as someone who shares ideas, makes purchases, plans activities, asks for answers, interacts both at work and in play and much more on digital devices (computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc.).

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More simply, it’s: …an extended group of knowledgeable people you reach out to for answers, and trust to guide your learning. Having people who understand how you think, have your back in emergencies, and serve as a virtual knowledge base will help you to handle difficult colleagues, adapt to challenging principals, address tricky parents, and differentiate for varied student needs. The engine of a PLN is social media.

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Becoming a good digital citizen commonly includes the mastering of a multitude of skills. link] Creative Commons license: [link] The Digital Classroom Starter Kit from Common Sense Education provides digital citizenship activities and lessons as part of their classroom technology use ideas. They also provide a wonderful K-12 digital citizenship curriculum with the scope and sequence found here and have recently started updating their curriculum.