I was in a meeting today and was comforted when a member of the team remarked that what was expected was not good enough. We are a school district that expects the best. Make sure that we set the bar high.
I couldn't agree more, but then I started to think about digital citizenship. Are we setting the bar high? Think about your implementation, are you implementing digital citizenship to make sure students stay safe and don't plagiarize or is the goal to empower students to create and innovate?
I do not think that there is a school district out there that merely hopes that their students don't get into trouble. I have taught in several areas, some good and some REALLY bad, but I expected that my students did more than just... not bad. If your district is one who believes, as it should, that your students are the future, that your students are the next generation of entrepreneurs, creators, innovators, decision makers, and leaders, then that is what your digital citizenship curriculum should show.
There is so much more to digital citizenship than just a set of rules.
- don't plagiarize
- don't cyber-bully