To be honest, I haven’t been really looking forward to this post. I’ve already been really focused on Common Sense Media and I’m looking forward to being certified for my job this summer. I thought it I would just write everyone. Everyone is responsible. But then I started thinking more about how we are taught about how to live in the “physical world” and for me, ideas expanded beyond just students.
During my Environmental Education Master’s program we discussed the idea of intergenerational learning
how everyone can learn from each other. Talking with Addy while driving for a meal I really started to think about the possibilities.
My grandma used to get all kinds of games, viruses, etc. on her computer. She wanted to be on facebook to keep in touch with her grandkids. She needs to know about digital citizenship. My boss is scared of twitter because of possible repercussions, so he needs to learn about digital citizenship. The students in my class are still pushing boundaries in their digital world, they have less fear, but there could be more consequences.
I think what we need is more of a campfire, or roundtable discussion. Seriously have everyone involved. Instead of just giving full lessons, make stories (videos, slideshows, etc.) and share experiences. We talk so much about the importance of stories this would be a great chance for us to share all these ideas with each other.
By incorporating everyone, and sharing stories, we can make these ideas more meaningful for everyone and less lesson like. Everyone would be involved, we would create shared stories and these stories would evolve as our relationship with the digital world is evolving. Just a thought.