Standard Five
Digital Citizenship

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Reflection:

The ISTE Standard 5 specifies that, "Technology coaches model and promote digital citizenship." Standard 5 includes three annotations. Collectively, the annotations address equitable access to digital tools and resources; the safe, healthy, legal, and ethical use of digital information and technologies; and the cultural understanding and civility necessary to collaborate with others on a potentially global scale.

The first artifact is as essay on digital citizenship and computational thinking completed in the spring of 2018 in MEDT 7481 - an independent study. In it I make a case for an extension of explanations why computational thinking should be widely taught. The second artifact is a video explanation of how students at different universities might use technologies to collaborate on an assignment to write a fictional public-service short story. It was created for an assignment in MEDT 7468 in the spring of 2016. The content of the video is relevant to digital citizenship and the use of technologies that support collaboration regardless of subject-area content.

These two artifacts together are evidence of my insights regarding digital citizenship and my abilities to prepare resources needed to produce instructional multimedia; and to actually use technology to produce reasonably sophisticated multimedia including fades and other transitions among a camera, a digital whiteboard and an embedded preexisting YouTube video. I used various kinds of hardware including a Newtek Tricaster Mini, and an Elmo with HDMI output. Technology coaches need skills with hardware and software application to help others learn how to prepare instructional resources that are culturally sensitive and that promote digital citizenship. These artifacts primarily reflect my commitment to Betterment of Society and to being knowledgeable within my commitment to Professional Excellence as per the Conceptual Framework.

Artifacts:

Artifact Title: Essay on Digital Citizenship and Computational Thinking
Artifact Description: This is an essay on the evolving meaning of digital citizenship in light of social media and advances in artificial intelligence. In this essay I claim that currents events make the teaching of computitional thinking in K-12 education increasingly important.
Course Number and Title: MEDT 7481 Independent Study on Teaching Computational Thinking to K-12 Educators
Relevant Conceptual Framework Descriptors within Commitment to Professional Excellence:
Knowledgeable
Culturally sensitive
Empathetic
Collaborative
Artifact Link: Artifact 1

 

Artifact Title: Vision of collaborative story-writing across and among programs
Artifact Description: A video explanation of a vision of how students at different universities might use digital technologies to work together to write fictional public service short stories.
Course Number and Title: MEDT 7468 Instructional Multimedia Design and Development
Relevant Conceptual Framework Descriptors within Commitment to Professional Excellence:
Knowledgeable
Culturally sensitive
Empathetic
Collaborative
Artifact Link: Artifact 2

 


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