In today’s schools and districts, just saying “no” to
bad technology practices is not enough. This leadership posture can take the
form of extreme blocking and filtering of websites, providing little access to
devices and declining to integrate digital tools and resources into learning out
of fear of what else a student might do. Such a mindset can also lead to adults
choosing not to engage -- or being unable to engage -- in conversations when
students share stories about what a peer did online or through the latest app.
Digital citizenship curriculum needs to be taught at two levels at once --
horizontal (the world immediately around students) and vertical (connecting to
the rest of the world). This book provides education leaders a strategic road
map that demonstrates how to incorporate these concepts into the curriculum so
that digital citizenship isn’t just “one more thing,” but is threaded into the
DNA of how educators teach and work.
- Provides a five-year-plan for developing a digital
citizenship program in your school.
- Covers such topics as digital ethics and leveled
approaches to digital citizenship.
- Walks through the digital citizenship responsibilities
and opportunities inherent in various roles, including library media
specialists, classroom educators and special ed teachers.
- Offers strategies for spreading digital citizenship internationally and
explores the future of digital citizenship.
This book will help schools and districts develop a meaningful approach to
embedding digital citizenship into established programs, and ultimately, help
students succeed in a digital world.
About the Authors
Mike Ribble (@digcitizen) is the author of Digital
Citizenship in Schools, now in its third edition. Ribble has served as a
classroom teacher, a secondary school administrator, a network manager and a
university instructor. His nine elements of digital citizenship have informed
audiences around the world and inspired dialogue around responsible technology
use. He has presented at national and international conferences, and helped form
the ISTE Digital Citizenship PLN. He offers resources for teaching digital
citizenship on his website (digitalcitizenship.org).
Marty Park, Ed.D., (@martypark) is the chief digital officer
with the Kentucky Department of Education where he focuses on strategic
implementations and experience design of emerging technologies for learning. He
previously served as a regional education technology leader for the department
and, prior to that, was the chief information officer and district technology
coordinator for one of Kentucky’s largest school districts. Park also consults
on federal and state programs and is a frequent speaker at international,
national and statewide events. He’s an adjunct professor at the University of
Kentucky in Lexington and Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky, and an
innovation fellow for the Digital Learning Design Lab.