Week 1: Digital Citizenship

Topic 1: Digital Citizenship

Here are some questions for you to think about:

What is digital citizenship?

What are the rights and responsibilities of a digital citizen in today’s world?

By exploring new online tools and using them to publish online in this tutorial, you will get to experience many new ways to be creative. You will also have the freedom to interact with friends in new ways and possibly even with people from around the country or the world. With that freedom, comes the responsibility to practice good etiquette as a digital citizen.

Activity 1: To help you explore these topics and try to answer the questions above for yourself or through conversation with your friends and classmates, here are a few short videos for you to watch:

Privacy: Post to be private and Social Networking

Protecting Your Reputation online

Your Digital Footprints: Visit this site and click to play “A Tale of Two Footprints”

Activity 2: To see whether you have a “digital footprint” established already, try going to Google and searching for your name. You may be surprised by what you find. Your digital footprint will stay with you your entire life, so you want whatever people may find about you online to be positive.

After you set up your blog (in Topic 2), you will write a posting about your thoughts about digital citizenship. Make sure to label your post as Topic 1: Digital Citizenship.

Activity 3: Read the Blogging Guidelines for Students from this link provided by CSLA Teen Learning. Write about your thoughts on the blogging guidelines for students. Were you surprised by any of the guidelines? Is their a guideline that you think should be added?


Welcome to Library Practice blog!

Welcome to Learning 2.0–Enjoy your 2.0 discovery learning journey.

This blog will link you and other library practice students during the spring semester 2012. You are your classmates will be completing the California School Library Association’s Teen Learning 2.0 tutorial. You will be introduced to a selection of free Web 2.0 online software tools, such as blogging, image generators, Google documents, and social bookmarking sites.

You will create your own blog and post  information about your learning and experiences with the tools you will be using during the tutorial.

I will create a blogroll of all of the library practice students blogs. Please complete the Google docs form about your blog.



Hello Library Practice second semester students!

This tutorial is designed so that you can learn how to use the tools of web 2.0 for your classes or for fun.

I hope that you will have fun – because these websites are full of creative ideas for you to use. Take time to explore and enjoy all the tools of this new Internet. Read on!

Before you begin this tutorial, you need to know that you are entering the big world of the Internet and “social networking”. This means that you will possibly encounter images and ideas that may be different from those that you are used to. While we have limited the places we’re sending you, you will still be interacting with your fellow students in a way that you may not have done before. Therefore, we expect you to behave respectfully, always be positive and, when asked to critique others ideas, you will do so in a way that promotes learning and is constructive.

This tutorial was first designed for teachers, and it included activities organized into 23 different topics or “things.” You will explore 10 different topics and complete at least one activity for each topic. There are additional activities to explore and experience if time allows.

How to complete this tutorial:

1.    Each topic takes about a week to complete.

2.   Each week you will be introduced to at least one website/or tool.
 You may also get information about an aspect of digital citizenship.

3.   Next, you have an activity to complete using the website.

4.  The last, and most important thing you need to do is to post about what you learned on your blog.