My Classroom Rules and Procedures:
Tap into our student's natural talents
Looking at things from a student perspective, the digital world is their playground. We as teachers need to incorporate their natural learning environment and help them make the shift from using technology to learn entertaining things to reaching for technology for classroom studies and projects.
But the students natural ability comes with a flaw. No one was there to teach them about the dangers and etiquette of technology, especially since the subject is expanding every day.
Since the the ins and outs of digital citizenship is an ever changing thing, we have to have our student's buy-in. Let them explore and create their why, then come together as a class with mutual goals, and create the class's Digital Citizenship Classroom Experience.
All of my teaching classes have worked together to form my Digital citizenship profile. Before learning about effective classroom culture and engagement, I probably would have simple listed rules and distributed the rules to my students, but now I understand that my students need to be a part of the formation of rules and culture for them to be effective.
This class challenged me to really dive into the concept of digital citizenship. I realized I knew very little about it. So it was fascinating to learn different things about the issues and challenges that teachers and students have to deal with regarding digital responsibility.