Create a visual representation of what you feel it means to be a Digital Citizen. There is no right or wrong way to go about this — think of this assignment as an opportunity to gather your thoughts in a way that shows us who you are and how the concept of Digital Citizenship makes sense to you. Examples include: drawings, videos, mind-maps, collages, animations, etc. Creativity is highly encouraged!
Please include a brief written explanation to go along with your visual (1-2 paragraphs).
1) Laying the foundation for this class by gathering your thoughts on Digital Citizenship.
2) Explore ways of expressing your thoughts creatively.
3) Create a reference/reflection point for future assignments [we will complete this assignment again at the end of the semester and reflect upon how (or if) our views or ways of thinking have changed].
My Complete Assignment:
I’m not exactly sure why, but it made sense to me to represent Digital Citizenship as a tree. Just as the roots serve as the foundation of the tree, I am the foundation that my Digital Citizenship “grows” from. As my Digital Citizenship tree grows, it starts to develop branches. Each branch represents the path to establishing a distinct quality necessary to make me a strong Digital Citizen. As each branch matures, it begins growing a leaf. The leaves act as the gatekeepers — filtering content to allow my Digital Citizenship tree to remain robust and healthy.
The 5 leaves of my Digital Citizenship tree are:
- Knowledge: the ability to use/understand digital tools
- Communication: effectively exchanging information with others
- Responsibility: the awareness and practice of digital safety/privacy
- Participation: adding to the overall Digital Citizen discourse and collaborating with others
- Respect: maintaining a level of appropriate digital conduct
I give myself an A for clearly explaining my ideas, my creativity, and because there is no right or wrong answer for this assignment!