It's a 'work in progress' . . . so watch this space!!
What's been happening in Room 5?
We have been on a mission . . . that mission was to define 'what is learning' and 'what does it mean to be a learner' to ensure we create a classroom culture we can be proud of!
In room 5 we are pretty 'savvy' on our digital devices, but are we creating an environment that aligns with the idea of 'Digital Citizenship'?
A web definition of digital citizenship:
Digital citizenship is a term that describes how a person should act while using digital technology and has also been defined as “the ability to participate in society online”. The term is often mentioned in relation to Internet safety and netiquette.
Sourced from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_citizenship
So, here are our 'Rules for Cyber Safety'
1. School computers are to help me with my classroom learning. They are not for play.
2. The only time I can use the internet and email at school is when a teacher is supervising me.
3. If I accidentally come across dangerous, mean or rude material, I will immediately turn off the screen, tell the teacher without showing any other children.
4. I will be a good online citizen and not do anything that hurts other people.
5. I will not give out personal information about myself or another person such as name, telephone number, address, or the name or location of my school, without my teacher's agreement.
6. I will never send a person my picture or anything else without first checking with my teacher.
7. I will never agree to get together with someone I 'meet' online without my teacher's involvement.
8. I will not bring games or other software from home to put onto the classroom computer.
9. I understand that If I break the rules for online safety, it could result in the loss of internet access.
10. I will lock away from device at morning tea and lunch.