5 b.

Model and facilitate safe, healthy, legal, and ethical uses of digital information and technologies.

In order to model and facilitate safe, healthy, legal, and ethical uses of technology I first had to become familiar with digital law and how it relates to health, wellness, safety, and security.  In my first quarter of my master’s program I studied these topics and synthesized my learning into these Coggle Mind Maps: Health, Wellness, Safety, and Security, Digital Law, The Ethics Gap. I include the Ethics Gap map below as I felt that I both connect with and learned the most while creating this artifact.

In order to ensure that I am up-to-date on the expectations relating to this performance indicator, I have earned and renewed my Common Sense Media certification. To earn and maintain this certification I am asked to incorporate the curriculum in my classroom each year and provide evidence of doing so.  My school district also requires that I teach Common Sense Media Lessons – Scope and Sequence lessons at the start of the year.  I love this context and try to embed it into my instruction as often as possible.  In addition to teaching the Scope and Sequence lessons, I include information on digital citizenship on my class website for students, display information in my classroom, and I have developed quick assignments for students to engage in this content, included below. For more reflection, check out my in my Digital Citizenship: Lessons and Reflection blog post.

This is a poser on symbols of digital Citizenship that my credit retrieval students made. I got this idea from Ann Hayes-Bell, a member of my master’s cohort.

Moving forward, I would like to earn my Common Sense Media EdTech Mentor certification and become more involved with how we roll out the Scope and Sequence lessons in my district.  I also think that I learned a lot about this performance indicator in theory, but would like to find more opportunities to share what I have learned with students, families, and community members.