Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tool # 10

I think that digital citizenship is a very important topic.  In the age of non face to face communication thinking before you type is one of the most important skills that a student can learn.  Cyber bullying and thoughtless comments can be very impactful to students, especially in an area like science when so many students are unsure of themselves to beign with.  Before we begin any on-line forums or use of technology I will have a discussion with students about the affects of their words asking them to have the discussion with very little leading or guiding.  I will also be confiming that they submitted their SBISD Acceptable Use foms before allowing them access to the technology.  If there is an issue with the student I will refer back to the SBISD policy and follow up with parent contact.  Teenagers will do what they are allowed to do, and until someone tells them that what they are doing is wrong they will continue to perform those behaviors that can be harmful to themselves and others.

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