Standard 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. Teachers:

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.

Reflection on the Standard:

The globalization and digitalization of our society has led to new issues and responsibilities, both local and global. Members of this evolving digital culture must learn and exhibit new legal and ethical behaviors that allow for the success and well being of all members of society. Teachers must not only understand and abide by these new legal and ethical behaviors, but they must model them for their students, teaching them how to properly participate in our digital culture.

Artifact:

To illustrate this standard, I have selected a blog entry that I wrote for Education 251 entitled Field Week 6: Plus Delta Rx. In this blog I reference digital information and properly document original sources. Please click on this link to view my blog.

Explanation of Artifact in Relation to the Standard:

In this blog entry, I site three external sources, a website, a textbook, and a video. These three sources had to be documented in order to give appropriate credit to their original authors. I provided a link to the College of Wooster’s Education Department website when I discussed the department’s goals. When I used information from a textbook, I provided a link to a website that provided all publication information for the book. I also listed the precise page numbers from which I drew my information. Finally, I embedded the video in a way that linked it back to its original website. Through these citations I advocated and modeled safe, legal, and ethical use of digital information and technology, including respect for copyright, intellectual property, and the appropriate documentation of sources.

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