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Collaborative Digital Citizenship Inquiry by Students

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Started by Tania 27 Nov 2013 11:44am () Replies (6)

This term, Catriona Pene and I have been working with a group of students from four different schools in the Kamo community.  The students have ranged in age from Year 3 through to Year 9.  We have met with the students every Friday for an hour and a half.  Our major focus has been to inquire into what a digital citizen in the Kamo community looks like/acts like.  The students have worked in teams, with students of different ages and from different schools making up the 4 teams.  Basically we provided them with the resources via a google doc/google presentation and blog and set them on their way.  There only 'outcome' was to present back to the wider group their understanding of a digital citizen.   This stage of our inquiry has come to an end, and I am now wanting to share their continued learning process.  We are hoping to continue this by sharing our learning with our local schools and community.  The journey continues.  We would LOVE comments on our blog and for anyone to share our iMovies and posters with others.  You may also like to read the Facilitator/Teachers feedback on this inquiry learning process.  


  • Heather Harper (View all users posts) 27 Nov 2013 6:32pm ()

    I have just had a look at what you have done. This looks awesome. I am currently researching resources to use with our Digital Citizenship Journey and you have somegreat ideas. Very impressed with the videos. I have been getting students to do something similar and it is a work in progress. So good to see what other people are doing as it helps reinforce the direction we are gong but also reaffirm that we are heading along  similar pathways.

  • Tania (View all users posts) 27 Nov 2013 9:22pm ()

    Thanks for your feedback Heather - and yes FAB to reaffirm what we are doing, love being able to bounce ideas of others.  Recommend approaching Sean Lyons from Netsafe for a Skype session, really good at listening to student ideas and giving them good food for thought.  Look forward to hearing more about your journey as it happens.

  • Katarina Moore (View all users posts) 28 Nov 2013 8:35pm ()

    Fab work Tania and Catriona. We,as a school, have identified that that we need to look deeper into what a Digital Citizen look like with our students. Your google doc and presentation is a great guide and support. Is it ok for us to use it next year at WPS? 

  • Tania (View all users posts) 29 Nov 2013 9:01am ()

    Totally happy for you to make a copy of our google doc and presentation and make it your own.  Look forward to hearing about the process and outcomes being shared on your class blogs.  Are you thinking about doing it within individual classes or across a range of ages working together?

  • Catriona Pene (View all users posts) 17 Dec 2013 9:45am ()

    Thanks for sharing this Tania, the experience was an awesome one to be part of. As well as achieving our goal of raising the profile and knowledge around digital citizenship in each of the schools and with the students invloved especially the project had some unexpected spinoff benefits.

    1. The teachers involved (who came to supervise the students from each school) had some time to network and share their stories with each other of how they were working with technology in their schools. 

    2. The younger students made some new friends at schools they will be moving onto in years to come.

    3. The independence exhibited by the students made the other teachers involved rethink how they present tasks in a classroom, how they share information and how they dictate what end products should look like.

    4. The older students and adults involved were amazed by the ability and skills of the younger students using the technology.

    5. The students going out and using the community in which they live as part of the project was a new idea to many and was really valuable.

    Lots to ponder : ) 

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