Lesson #20 I Want To Be A Good Digital Citizen


Week 2 of #DCMOOC and I find myself thinking about digital citizenship in everything I do. Isn’t that what we want students to do? Isn’t that what I want to do … think before I post, learn to be a good digital citizen. I want to become the best citizen I can. I strive to do that daily and as I reflect, I think about the many times I have made mistakes in life and try to remember that I am still learning even today.

I recognize that it took me a lifetime to become the person I am today and I will continue to make mistakes online and off. Trying to merge my two identities online and off , being authentic and true to who I really am isn’t always easy.

Reflecting brings to light what I want students to do which is to focus on their strengths. I attempt to do that online and off, but at times I fall short. Reflecting makes me aware of what I need to do to change and taking this course helps me bring to light what it is that I want to do differently.

Each year I think about new ways to share my learning on line  so that it will benefit students. I want to model and teach citizenship to our students . By reflecting on others posts, sharing in blackboard collaborate , following the hashtag #DCMOOC and reading in the G + community I am often enlightened as to resources that I can use with our students.

I really like what Deborah had to say about #W2Q2 “I find the best analogy to share with my students is that everything they post online should be something they are willing to share on the morning announcements at school.“Thanks Deb, I think I will start sharing that with students. One thing I will do differently is start my day with something I can share with students on digital citizenship twice a week on the school twitter account. I will commit to this next year.

I want to thank Deborah McCallum for this flipboard. It made me think about fixing up one I had already started . I will share it later.

Taking this MOOC has made me revisit some of the resources I use and try to improve them so that I can then use them with students and share with those in #DCMOOC. As a result I have made a few more flipboards to share with School Counsellors and thanks to @suewaters I can now fix my flipboards to make them better. Thanks to @courosa for always sharing such great resources and here are some more resources.

2 thoughts on “Lesson #20 I Want To Be A Good Digital Citizen

  1. I’m sorry but I have no idea what all the acronyms are about, making it difficult to follow. I understand that DC must be “digital citizenship”, but MOOC? ETMOOC? DCMOOC? In your earlier post (week 1), I tried to go back and put some context with it. All I could figure was that it was some sort of training, online training? Maybe this was meant for a specific audience (or I’m just slow!) LOL

    Kristy Clarke K-8 Counselor, Nebraska

    On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 7:43 PM, School Counsellor Talk … Connecting,

    1. Hi Kristy: Thanks for sharing I am doing a reflection for an online course I am in presently called DCMOOC Digital Citizenship Massive Open Online Course and ETMOOC is another MOOC I was in last year Educational Technology Massive Open Online Course. Two amazing connectivist MOOC’s you can follow the hashtags or check out the websites to learn more: http://dcmooc.ca/ and http://etmooc.org/ As a school counsellor these courses have helped me tremendously , so I am happy to clarify!

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