Learning how to be citizens in a digital world

Rebekah Madrid shares a wonderful video in her post that she created about her students’ responses to what they thought digital citizenship means. She shares how she has learnt about Japan and Japanese culture and finds similarities to learning about digital culture. She notes that her students are learning about the internet by observing and making mistakes.

We want our students to make connections between online space and offline space (be nice to others, we are a community, don’t steal). But the internet has it’s own rules and language. Our kids are starting to understand it, but it is not a smooth path all the time. We teach the digital citizenship because it’s a new space and culture for them to experience. Our students will make mistakes, but as a new citizens of this digital world, they are getting it

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