“Digital citizenship is understanding effective, safe behaviors online that consider long term consequences and give students a method for understanding how to make decisions as new technologies and trends emerge at lightning speed,” says Vicki Davis, classroom teacher and co-founder of the Digiteen™ Project.
The goal of the Digiteen™ Project is to create and maintain best collaborative projects and collaborative workspaces for preteens through high school and educators serving those students while building global bridges between students, educators, teachers-in-training, and higher education institutions. It is a global collaborative project that provides an opportunity for students to not only talk about digital citizenship, but experience via online connection, collaboration, shared research and presentation. It also has an action project component where a classroom designs an action to be carried out in their own school community and then shared back to the global partnership.
An annual school subscription per project will provide for 15 students in a Digiteen™ Project. For any students above this number or for additional projects, a per-student fee is applicable. The project site will include the ability to embed video, blog, make groups, have discussions using forum posts, and it may be used for other activities for the class during the year.
In order to help meet the subscription price, teachers can apply for a limited number of sweat equity positions. These scholarships will be available to cover the cost of per student fees on an application basis. The vision is to allow teachers to provide administrative support for the project such as RSS monitoring on the project portal, serving on project leadership committees, providing troubleshooting responses, and other activities in order to defray the administrative overhead costs of running the project. The application deadline is September 15, 2011.
For more information about Digiteen™, including access to the online application, please see http://www.digiteen.org/
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Watch this space for more announcements of new projects coming, including the repeat of the popular ‘Eracism’ Project, as well as an opportunity for educators to join our next Flat Classroom® Certified Teacher course, also starting in September 2011.
Also, our book, ‘Flattening Classroom, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration one Step at a Time’ is due for release January 2012. Find out more at www.flatclassroombook.com