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Digital Citizenship 10

April 26, 2021

The instructor for this course is Jason Sand

Course History

First Offered in 2014

Developed by Jason Sand

To travel the world today it is necessary to have a passport. This documentation verifies who you are and tracks where you are going. The Internet is a large world, free of physical borders. However, even without physical borders we can travel around the world. By taking this course you will learn how to travel safely in this digital space.

This course is designed to have you develop your thinking, identity and interdependence, literacy and social responsibility. 

Course Information / Credit Recovery Units

Unit 1: What is a Digital Citizen? (16 Days)

  • Know the meaning of digital citizenship.
  • Know why responsible digital citizenship is important.
  • Create a journal entry that demonstrates a critical look into my online activity.
  • Apply my knowledge about online safety in my assignment that focuses on what teens should know about the content from this unit.

Unit 2: Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship (16 Days)

  • Create a journal that explores and expresses my opinion on the nine elements of digital citizenship.
  • Use prior knowledge and experience to create a presentation that describes what element of digital citizenship is the most relevant for teens and where they can access this information.

Unit 3:  Social Environment and Responsibility (16 Days)

  • Reflect on my awareness to my rights and responsibilities as a digital citizen in my journal.
  • Reflect on my understanding if what it really means to have ubiquitous access to existing online in my journal.
  • Demonstrate and awareness of how I exchange information online in my journal.
  • Compare the content that I have covered and what my peers do online to create a list of the most relevant topics and rationale of why these are so important for teens to know.
  • Compare the content that I have covered and my understanding of what safety issues that potentially affect me in my online life. I will generate a list and create a rationale of why these are so important for teens to know.

Unit 4: Student Learning and Academic Performance (16 Days)

  • Create a journal that addresses the correlation between digital literacy; digital law and intentional propaganda based viral videos.
  • Select a case study and critique the actions of the subject. After I have created an understanding of the actions in the case study I will formulate the best way that a student should respond in this situation.

Unit 5: Student Life Outside of School (16 Days)

  • Reflect in my journal on my own online commerce practices that I use.
  • Create a video that is about my story as a digital citizen. In my story I will identify the contributing factors that have allowed me to develop into the person I am today.

Unit 6: Social Media (16 Days)

  • Create an info graphic that expresses how I use social media.
  • Apply my understanding of how teens use social media.
  • Assess the changing trends with social media and create a paper that defines my social media profile in relation to my top three social media platforms.

Unit 7: Professional Networking (16 Days)

  • Reflect in my journal on which social media platforms are better suited for professional networking.
  • Reflect and explain how to add a professional element to every online social media platform that I have joined.
  • Develop an online resume that reflects my current skills and expertise.

 Unit 8: Digital Footage (16 Days)

  • Express my understanding on why it is important for me to have a positive digital footprint.
  • Apply my knowledge and understanding of a positive digital footprint to create a series of ten important things with supporting evidence that teens should know.

Unit 9: Final Project (17 Days)

  • Submit a journal that represents my understanding of what is important for teens to know about being a positive digital citizen.
  • Create a Public Service Announcement (PSA) of my choice that will summarize my understanding of what is important for teens to know about being a positive digital citizen.

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