In-Service Workshop - August 2012

What does it mean to be a "digital teacher" and have "digital responsibility"? Have you always wanted to have an online presence for your class but just don't know where to start? This workshop is for you! We will begin with an overview of Digital Citizenship and Responsibility and what that means for you as a teacher. Then, we will explore the different types of online environments that are available for you to move your classroom resources online to enhance your communication with parents and students and to build collaborative opportunities for your teaching and your students' learning. Finally, time will be given to begin the creation of an online presence with guided help and support.


Goals & Agenda

  1. Gain a better understanding of Digital Citizenship and Responsibility.
  2. Learn ways in which educators can promote and model Digital Citizenship.
  3. Gain a better understanding of why having a collaborative and communicative online presence is important for educators today.
  4. Learn about the different types of collaborative online environments available and the benefits and drawbacks of each.
  5. To spend time creating a collaborative online website.

  1. Introductions
  2. Warm-Up Activity
  3. Digital Citizenship & Responsibility
  4. Collaborative Online Environments
  5. Experimentation & Creation Time
  6. Wrap-Up

Warm-Up Activity

Post your answer to this question on the Wallwisher below:

What is Digital Citizenship?

Digital Citizenship & Responsibility

What is it? How can we teach it?

  1. Read the following article, keeping the questions below in mind. Article: Passport to Digital Citizenship (PDF)
  2. When you are finished reading, form groups of 2-3 and discuss the questions below.

  • Has your definition of Digital Citizenship changed? In what way?
  • What is your take on the Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship? Do you feel confident in your own knowledge of them all?
  • What are the four stages in the technology learning framework for teaching digital citizenship? Which stage are you on with your students?

What is expected of teachers?

  1. Read the International Society for Technology in Education's Teacher Standards, in particular, #4. NETS Standards for Teachers
  2. When you are finished reading, fill out this Google Form
  3. Read each others' answers on the Google Spreadsheet



Diannekrause's Favorite Links on digitalcitizenship from Diigo

Collaborative Online Environments

Activity - Peer-to-Peer Reflection: Discuss the following questions in groups of 2-3.
  • Why have an online presence for your class(es)?
  • What would you include relevant to communication to students and parents?
  • What types of things could you do collaboratively with students?

Why use online collaborative environments?




Google Docs & Sites



Reflective Activity for Year 2 & 3 Inductees

Respond to the discussion for this workshop on the Induction Moodle Page with the following:
  1. A reflective paragraph or two on how you intend to model and promote digital citizenship and responsibility in your classes this year.
  2. Post the URL/link to your website that you developed after attending this workshop.
  3. With the link, please also include a reflection of the tool and how you see yourself use it this school year with your students and their parents. If you already used the tool before the workshop, be sure to include what you added to expand what you have already been doing.

Also, be sure to visit each others' sites and respond with some positive feedback and constructive criticism!

Please be sure reply by September 10th.

Workshop Feedback Evaluation

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