Good Digital Citizenry

In a recent article from THE Journal (September, 2008), Mike Ribble shared what he considers the nine steps towards building skills in becoming a good digital citizen. These are:

  1. Etiquette
  2. Communication
  3. Literacy
  4. Access
  5. Commerce
  6. Law
  7. Rights and Responsibilities
  8. Health and Wellness
  9. Security

As we put our students in front of computers each week, it would behoove us to consider how we’re not only covering the Standards of Learning, but also how our students are developing skills in digital citizenry. 

For more on Mike’s steps, check out this PDF guide from Cable in the Classroom.You can also check out the website Digital Citizenship.net for more information on covering digital citizenship skills in your classroom.

Finally, a little over a year ago, “CoolCat Teacher” Vicki Davis posted online about digital citizenship, and I love how it correlates with our own thinking this year on Research 2.0.