Digital Citizenship Finds!

What I love the most about technology in education is the opportunities it presents for my students to publish for authentic audiences!  One such site I just found is Instructables.com.  On this site, students can follow instructions to create a project, or they can create and upload their own project instructions!

Issuu.com is another FREE site where you can create documents and then upload them for free public view on the web.  My students are currently creating a classroom magazine that we will distribute digitally as their final project via Issuu.

Being able to publish on the web is a privilege that comes with the responsibility of digital citizenship.  I think that digital citizenship is two fold: students must know how to responsibly post online and know how to access and evaluate credibility of other users’ posts on the web.  I love the idea of using Snopes.com stories and asking students to investigate online and report back whether it is true or not.

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