This is the last post I plan to write about the sessions from the National Educational Computing Conference, or NECC. The last speaker I saw, Mike Ribble, of Kansas State University, is the author of Digital Citizenship in Schools, which is a forward-thinking work dealing with the ethics and the legality of student behavior on the internet, "emphasizing the positive aspects of technology usage: collaboration, learning and productivity".
- Digital Etiquette
- Digital Communication
- Digital Literacy
- Digital Access
- Digital Commerce
- Digital Law>Image via Wikipedia
- Digital Rights and Responsibilities
- Digital Health and Wellness
- Digital Security (self-protection)
As I sat in this session, I immediately thought of New Trier's Strategic Planning initiatives, specifically our Ethical Conduct and Global Citizenship (ECGC) action plans. After the success of the ECGC discussions in Advisery last year, and considering how involved our students are in social networks like Facebook and with technology in general, "digital citizenship" might be the next step in implementing our action plans.
Related reading: Mark Wagner's "Ethical Use of the Read/Write Web".