Another way I explored digital citizenship in my classroom was to set up classroom expectations for online communities. We first discussed what types of online communities we were a part of. Based on their answers, I created this wordle:
We then had a discussion about how online communities are similar and/or different than offline communities. We held this discussion using Todays Meet.
This provided an opportunity for the students to practice discussing in an online community. Using the thoughts from the today's meet discussion, we then came up with some norms to set as a class. We really wanted to build an online community where everyone felt safe to share. We created a pledge together as a class . The students then signed the pledge stating that they would uphold the expectations we set as a class together. Below is an example of one of my classes' pledges:
The students then completed one more practice online discussion that discussed what they were doing over Thanksgiving break. This built trust between students and also allowed students to figure out how to use Moodle Forums. My hope is to create a stronger online community in my classes. This unit I will be implementing an online discussion topic. I will also be trying out using KidBlog as way for my students to showcase what their doing for their Genius Hour projects.