4. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility
Teachers understand local and global societal issues and responsibilities in an evolving digital culture and exhibit legal and ethical behavior in their professional practices.
a. Advocate, model, and teach safe, legal, and ethical use of digital information and technology, including respect for copyright, intellectual property, and the appropriate documentation of sources.
b. Address the diverse needs of all learners by using learner-centered strategies providing equitable access to appropriate digital tools and resources.
c. Promote and model digital etiquette and responsible social interactions related to the use of technology and information.
d. Develop and model cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with colleagues and students of other cultures using digital age communication and collaboration tools.
Chadron Public Schools Technology Plan
- TE 878 – As part of my Leadership in Instructional Technology class, I revised and re-created a technology plan for our school district based on survey results, needs assessment and verbal interaction with staff. The technology plan was created to help with vision, goals and planning for Chadron Public Schools through the 2018 school year. There are several supporting documents which include an acceptable use policy for students, hardware and software evaluation instruments, hardware acquisition policies, professional development plan and a website evaluation tool. During the creation of this project, I was reminded of the need to have a thorough rationale for expenditures and a plan on how to implement and support the technology as part of the curriculum. It was also important for me to realize the need for all staff and administration to be on board and involved in the planning process for technology integration.
- Chadron Technology Plan (PDF)
- TE868 – To help the teachers and students in my buildings understand copyright and fair use, I created an infographic poster for display in classrooms throughout our district. As students and staff work more collaboratively and learn to research, the need to be responsible citizens online will continue to become more important. As part of the classes I teach, I have taken the infographic and worked through the sections with my students to help them understand copyright and fair use. Having a quick visual reference has been a tremendous help in our school and taking the time to learn copyright and fair use is an asset to my job.
- Copyright & Fair Use Infographic (JPEG)
- Chadron hosts an annual Technology conference that is conducted in house and addresses needs shared by district staff. It was found through survey results there was a need to stress digital citizen and cyberbullying in particular. Working with the technology coordinator, we created a cyberbullying presentation to present staff with information and give possible behavioral indicators of students victimized by cyberbullying. Using online resources, we also provided staff with infographics to display around the school.
- Cyberbullying Presentation (Google Presentation Format)