Mr. Reed’s 5th grade classroom at Walled Lake Elementary School recently had a “BYOD Day” (Bring Your Own Device). As part of their learning for the day, the class had a lively discussion about digital citizenship, which resulted in the creation of a class Prezi presentation. See it here, and be sure to watch the final video!
While students and teachers are anxious to integrate new learning tools into the classroom, taking the time to empower our students by giving them instruction in digital citizenship is critical. Students must understand the consequences of being irresponsible using digital tools, as this could affect their futures.
Mr. Reed helped his students understand the importance of using technology responsibly in a perfect way. Instead of providing information by lecturing or presenting digital safety tips, his students were active participants in the process, which makes it more meaningful and relevant. Way to go Mr. Reed and his class!