Tag: digital citizenship

Exemplar Me vs Me

In consider the topic of digital citizenship, and refecting on their own identity and participation in online platforms, I ask my students to create a piece of design work called Me vs. Me. Most students follow my lead and use raster editing software (such …

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Digital Citizenship

Danger Sinking Mud_urdz7529hc8vutz6With the massive rise of ICT use in everyday living, it is vital that students have a chance to discuss issues relating to digital citizenship (identity, privacy, participation, credibility, authorship and ownership) and security.

Whilst these issues are infused throughout the course in anecdotes …

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2 Minute Warning

Earlier this year I asked my Year 8 students to record a 2 minute warning to their parents, aiming to highlight risks which they might face online. This piece of work followed several smaller tasks (such as Me vs Me), and lots of discussions, regarding digital citizenship, what being online means and how we can stay safe. Of all the excellent pieces submitted, I was most taken by work of Chloe, who I believed manage to convey a lot of meaning in an easy to understand message: Chloe runs a nice blog where she posts some of her other work, if you are interested in taking a look.

Me vs Me

I am planning projects for the year to come, and as part of a unit on Digital Citizenship I am trying to get students to think about the way they project (or create identities) for themselves. I will be asking them to compare their identity within their own family to their identity online. This is what I call "Me vs Me" (a nod to the old Mad comic "Spy vs Spy"), and students will be asked to create a visual representation of these two facets of themselves. To make it clear what I mean I put together the following example work...I hope no one takes it seriously:

Thanks to Bbpics on Wikimedia Commons for the image of the model.


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