The Plant: Citizen

If we’re going to talk about being a Digital Citizen, I had to think about what word was going to be a challenge for the students in my class: citizen. To preempt the confusion that will come when we start talking about being a Digital Citizen, I decided to plant the word, citizen, into our class constitution (This constitution will also play a vital role in positive interactions online later.) Check out the side note to see I how construct this constitution with the students.

Here’s the Class Constitution from this year.20140818_090151

Here’s the one from last year. Can you spot the difference?

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Using the word, citizen, from the beginning of the year allowed me to have the discussion about what it means to be a citizen of a classroom community. Which in turn, will help me when I discuss digital citizenship.

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