@<a href=”https://twitter.com/kylepace”>kylepace</a>: Social Media as a Tool for Peer Collaboration with Elementary Students: A Teacher Inquiry Project <a href=”http://t.co/Q9TTKfze9K” title=”http://bit.ly/Zpq9Wq”>bit.ly/Zpq9Wq</a></p>— Steven W. Anderson (@web20classroom) <a href=”https://twitter.com/web20classroom/status/330317821412270080″>May 3, 2013</a></blockquote>
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When it comes to the question of what it means to be a digital citizen, something very important that I believe this article brought up is that, when it comes to being a digital citizen, the Arab people have, “also demanded their rights while also accepting their responsibilities.” I believe this is a huge component to what it means to be a citizen of the 21st century because it shows that, yes we may feel as if we are free on the internet to say and do what ever we feel, however, while given these freedoms we must be aware that there are consequences that may come as well. I do not think that our schools are completely prepared to meet the needs of the digital world. Although I think the schools are doing a great job intergrading activities from the internet that help enhance students learning, there are problems with people saying and doing things on the internet that is open for everyone to see. People feel as if they can hide behind technology, and do not have to pay the consequences of their actions if they do something offensive, and our schools need to teach the students that this is not the case. An example of this is what we discussed in class, when a student made a group on Facebook about a teacher that she really did not like, calling her the worst teacher. This student felt as if she was expressing her freedom of speech, however, mostly did not realize how offensive it was at the time. Going along with this, I also do not feel as if the schools know how to determine what is simply a practice of free speech and what people should be punished for. The article stated that, “ordinary people claiming their rights of free expression and assembly and using the platform of the new technologies to make this happen.” The question that I develop from this is, how free is the freedom of speech in the digital world, where your words are set in stone and can be shown to anyone. Another important point that was discussed in this article that we have not yet developed is that in real life situations, when crimes are committed off the internet, such as bullying, they are typically reported right away. This, however, is not second nature to Internet users yet, and something that also needs to be implemented in the school system.
What do you think is good digital etiquette? New says 76% said texting during a meal was inappropriate. read what… fb.me/Xq4XyV3X
— STOP THINK CONNECT (@STOPTHNKCONNECT) February 11, 2013
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I think its very important to have a discussion on what people feel is proper educate in the technology world, because not everyone has the same feelings and beliefs. Technology is becoming such a large part of our lives, and because it still new and developing, people do not know what is considered acceptable or not. This is why I think proper educate should be discussed consistently to keep everyones opinions in mind.
Privacy isn’t a “set and forget” mentality. Stay on top of your digital footprint.
— Get Cyber Safe (@GetCyberSafe) February 21, 2013
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I think this message is very important for teachers to keep in mind when it comes to their digital footprints. They are setting an example for their students, so if they do not make sure that their information, pictures, and posts on the internet are offensive so some people, there are plenty of parents and other people out there who will turn these teachers in and get them in trouble. If they do not continuously check their privacy, they may not realize that something offensive is open to the public.
— Safer Online by MSFT (@Safer_Online) February 22, 2013
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This tweet is very important to teachers because it makes us realize that the people who are using the internet are now getting younger and younger, making it imperative that we begin to teach them digital identity as young as possible. This tweet provides a link to an online book that helps teach these children how to be respectful on the internet and aware of digital footprint.