Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Citizenship Explained

Opening Exercises this year brought on a new role for me in our school.  For the first time I experienced addressing our student body en mass with a presentation of Interlake School Division's new policy on Social Media in the classroom. 

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.