Module Assignments

4.1 Discussion: Are your instructional materials engaging our digitally connected students?

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Review the Common Sense 2015 Census and Infographic on the Digital Activities of Students page of this text.

  1. What data surprised you?
  2. How does the data impact your perspective on your development of instructional materials. Does it make you re-think how you make content available to students and the strategies, tools and media you need to engage today's connected students?
  3. Given the data on teen media consumption vs. creation, and the ISTE Standards for Students - 2016, specifically, that of Knowledge Constructor, what might you infer about your students’ current abilities to “construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others.”

Discussion Rubric

Discussion Rubric

4.2 Portfolio Project: Promoting Digital Citizenship, Information Literacy and Civic Engagement in the Classroom

  1. Using the resources shared with you in this module, create an infographic or poster you could use in your physical or online classroom which highlights one (or all) of the categories we covered in this module including:
    • Digital & Information Literacy
    • Creative credit & Copyright
    • Cyberbullying & Digital Drama
    • Civic Engagement via Social Media
  2. Provide a thoughtful description of the tools you used to create your infographic, why you chose to focus on this topic and how you plan to use and introduce this topic to your students.
  3. Make sure you properly cite any of the resources and references you used to create your infographic.
  4. Embed your infographic or poster in the LMS.

You may find this blogpost “10 Free Tools for Creating Infographics” helpful. If you choose, you may also use Google slideshow or another tool of your choice to create your poster.

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4.2 Portfolio Project Rubric: Promoting Digital Citizenship, Information Literacy and Civic Engagement in the Classroom

4.2 Reflection Rubric

4.3 Reflection: Promoting and Modeling Digital Citizenship & Responsibility

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All reflection assignments should show a thoughtful consideration of the topic. Reflections are expected to be written in standard English, and are typically 300-500 words in length. Reflections may include hyperlinks to outside resources, embedded Web 2.0 tools from this course, and/or properly cited images. Write a post responding to the following:

Write a post responding to the following:

  1. Based on what you have learned in this module, how closely do you come to Promoting and Modeling Digital Citizenship and Responsibility where teachers understand local and global societal issues and responsibilities in an evolving digital culture and exhibit legal and ethical behavior in their professional practices? To what extent do you:
    • Advocate, model, and teach safe, legal, and ethical use of digital information and technology, including respect for copyright, intellectual property, and the appropriate documentation of sources
    • Address the diverse needs of all learners by using learner-centered strategies providing equitable access to appropriate digital tools and resources
    • Promote and model digital etiquette and responsible social interactions related to the use of technology and information
    • Develop and model cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with colleagues and students of other cultures using digital age communication and collaboration tools
  2. Reflecting on your work in this module, how has it strengthened your skills in one or more of the Blended Learning Teacher Competencies? Specifically cite the Domain(s), Competency(ies) and Standard(s). Or, Reflecting on your work in this module, how has it strengthened your skills in one or more of the iNACOL Standards for Quality Online Teaching? Specifically cite the Standard(s) and Teacher Abilities. Reminder: You are to choose ONE focus of reflection for this course, blended learning OR online learning, and maintain this focus throughout the course in your reflection responses.

4.3 Reflection Rubric: Promoting and Modeling Digital Citizenship & Responsibility

4.3 Reflection Rubric