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“Screen time: active vs. passive

“If used appropriately, digital media is wonderful. We don’t want to demonize media, because it’s going to be a part of everybody’s lives increasingly, and we have to teach children how to make good choices around it, how to limit it and how to make sure it’s not going to take place of all the other good stuff out there.” –Marjorie Hogan, Pediatrician and Spokeswoman for the American Academy of Pediatrics

Defining Digital Literacy & Digital Citizenship

Recent education language has leaned hard on students needing tools, 21st-century skills. Which, at this point, 17 years in, are just skills. Everyone needs to be able to read; reading is not a new skill PLUS a new medium. And actually, the medium is hardly new anymore. Leveraging a low-tech skill like reading using digital makes tech extremely accessible. Digital Literacy is when students can engage society using technology. The next step is to ask them to engage responsibly…this is digital citizenship.

Traditional definitions of digital citizenship look a lot like the graphic to the right, encompassing:

  • Permanence
  • Ethics
  • Bully & safety
  • Plagiarism
  • Privacy
  • Digital Footprint”


Posted on: September 8, 2017, 6:07 am Category: Uncategorized

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