I have been working on this policy as part of our Technology Steering Committee for the past year, so I am excited to see it come to fruition. Social Media places so many demands on our students to be connected 24/7. I feel that we as teachers need to teach students how to manage this demand in a safe, respectful environment. I am excited that I will now be able to help students in our school create positive digital footprints for themselves. Here is the presentation that I shared with our students.
After presenting this to our student body, I realize areas that I may need to change, improve and explain further. I will reflect on how our digital citizenship improves or perhaps doesn't change as the school year goes on. I hope that in my efforts as a teacher, community member and mom that we can educate best practices for moving our kids forth for an ever increasing connected community.