Lead Learners and Digital Citizenship

How are you a lead learner and digital citizen: participating, co-learning, and actively contributing online to support teaching and learning for all (staff, students, and community)?

  • Determining what is meant by the term “digital citizenship.”
  • Identifying some of the current strengths and weaknesses in the existing digital citizenship program at your current school.
  • Identifying connections between current curriculum and digital citizenship
  • Identifying ways to begin and/or improve the existing digital citizenship focus at your school
  • Creating an action plan for digital citizenship as a focus in your school

Mentor Text:  Our Space:  Being a Responsible Citizen of the World  http://www.goodworkproject.org/ourspacefiles/Our_Space_full_casebook.pdf

Our Space is a set of curricular materials designed to encourage high school students to reflect on the ethical dimensions of their participation in new media environments. Through role-playing activities and reflective exercises, students are asked to consider the ethical responsibilities of other people, and whether and how they behave ethically themselves online. These issues are raised in relation to five core themes that are highly relevant online: identity, privacy, authorship and ownership, credibility, and participation.


Published by jarbenne

Jared Bennett is the Student Information System Consultant at Hamilton Wentworth District School Board.

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