What does it mean to be a digital citizen in the 21st Century?
How do we prepare Yarmouth students to use Internet, Email, Social Networking practices appropriately so that the can use them productively in their learning settings?
How did we come to this question:
Headline, eSchool News November 20, 2006:
“Social-networking sites confound schools: At least half of school systems in a recent poll do not have policies to address students’ use of MySpace, Facebook, and other such sites.”
The communication and collaboration aspects of the connected world of the 21st Century are a new and powerful source for learning. The school system has invested in computers that have access to the Internet anytime and anywhere and in teacher preparation to guide student learning. We need to develop a continuous process of teaching students to fulfill the rights and responsibilities of this access and to participate in positive, responsible uses within thoughtful guidelines. If we involve students, teachers and parents in the process we believe that we can avoid having to limit and restrict student access by providing instruction and support for appropriate uses.
Who will work together:
Alice Barr (YHS), Mike Arsenault (HMS), & Cathy Wolinsky (YES & Rowe)
Note: We are setting up a “blog” to post our writing, reflections, weblinks, etc. (see http://yarmouth.edublogs.org/overview/)