What a Good Digital Citizen Curriculum Needs


A good teacher has never just been concerned with imparting subject matter to students. A good teacher also aims to improve the students’ interpersonal skills such as listening and negotiating. However, in today’s world, a third thing is important for students to master: the skills needed to be a good digital citizen.

In the article, What’s Missing From Your Digital Citizen Curriculum, Matthew Lynch writes,

“While we sometimes incorrectly assume that today’s students, as digital natives, already know what they need to know in order to be good digital citizens, recent research suggests that this is not the case. To fill this gap, students need to be taught about digital citizenship in a thorough and engaging manner.”

You can read more about the 8 domains he believes need to be covered in order to cultivate digital citizenship here.

How do you teach digital citizenship? Would you add anything to these 8 domains?


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