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From Digital Citizenship to Digital Leadership, Empowering Learners Through Social Media

[Listen and learn : Lecture]

Monday, June 27, 4:15–5:15 pm
CCC Four Seasons Ballroom

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Too often in the realm of digital citizenship, we focus on teaching students what they can't do. We'll show you how to focuses on what they can do to make an impact on others both locally and globally.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, PC, Mac
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Digital citizenship
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: Teachers : Promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility
Students : Digital citizenship
Administrators : Digital citizenship
Additional detail: Session recorded for video-on-demand, ISTE Professional Learning Network pick, Featured session, Leadership strand session

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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Objectives: Discuss Digital Citizenship and the challenges of teaching this in schools. Look at both the positive and negatives of digital citizenship, and then focus on how to embrace the potential that we have at our fingertips.


Content: Multimedia rich presentation showing relevant examples of digital citizenship and leadership in practice today. Time: 10 minutes dedicated to introduction of topic and why it is important. 20 minutes: Dedicated to digital citizenship practices already being taught. 20 minutes to discuss "digital leadership" and what that means for students and schools. 10 minute for questions. A hashtag will be used to engage participants real time both during and after the presentation.

Supporting research - Also Danah Boyd's "Live of Networked Teens"



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