Thursday, December 13, 2012

Educational Technologies Blog

Week 7 blog


Digital Citizenship is a" concept which helps teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students/children/technology users should know to use technology appropriately. Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it is a way to prepare students/technology users for a society full of technology. Digital citizenship is the norms of appropriate, responsible technology use. Too often we are seeing students as well as adults misusing and abusing technology but not sure what to do. The issue is more than what the users do not know but what is considered appropriate technology usage" (Ripple, 2012, p.1).
The reason I chose digital citizenship site was it sereves as a guide to how we should we act when we are online, and what should be taught to the next generation.  Now a days there are so many adult learners that abuse technology by displaying material that potentially harm their future or job.  Digitial Citzenship also discusses the Nine Elements which is related to Respect, Educate and Protect.
Example 1:
I would first show a video of the digitial citzenship nine elements which goes into detail about how students should act while online using technology and respect others as well while on line.  They would take a sheet of paper with scenarios and break down how they could have done better based of the nine elements.
Example 2
I would next put the classroom into a small group and have them make their own Digial Citizenship to help future users of technology respect the online society.  This would also open the group mind to think of different stratgies that could help the future and enhance adult learning.
The next technology to enhance adult technology is Education World.  This is a website that enhances the adults mind about cyber ethics.  Basicly it informs adults on what is good to do on cyberspace and what is bad to do.  These students will also learn the tools for teaching cyber ethics.  Next this site provides "Ten guidelines of computer ethics, online resources for teaching ethics and Internet safety, and eight tips for establishing a "culture of proper use" of technology in the classroom" (EdcucationWorld, 2011, p.1).
Example 1:
The first way learners could learn from this site is by having them read the information and then either answereing questions or having the students to write a report on how this information could benifit them in the classroom or if not please have them explain why not?
Example 2:
Another assignment or task to help enhance adult learning would be to put everyone into groups and see if they could come up the ten commandmants of computer ethics.  Then I would also have them talk about how they would implement the information they learned with another class in the future.
In conclusion both websites were helpful in finding were helpful in finding enhancements to help adult become better users of technology.
Education World.  (2012).  Tools For Teaching Cyber Ethics.  "The Educators Best Friend."  Retrieved:
Ribble, M. (n.d.). Nine elements: Nine themes of digital citizenship. Retrieved May 30, 2012, from


  1. Hi Hiraman,

    I am interested in the technology Digital Citizenship, which you have described in your post in detail. My learners are university students, and not all are aware of the dangers of sharing every photo they take online. As you mention, these may harm their future careers. By using this technology, I can warn my learners against these dangers and make them better digital citizens. I loved your idea of getting the learners watch the video of the nine elements of digital citizenship and then giving them scenarios to discuss in groups. This activity can work well with my learners, as well.

    Thank you for a great post; I am inspired by your ideas.


    1. Hey Izlem,

      Thank you for reading my post, and leaving comments. I too agree with you about the importance of monitoring what is put online for other to see.


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