"From Plato to 'Leave it to Beaver,' Jason Ohler places our struggles with digital citizenship in the context of humanity's ongoing quest to develop good, productive, responsible citizens."
—Joe Brennan, Instructor, Discovery Education, Wilkes University, Arlington Heights, IL
"Jason Ohler excels at showing how digital connections affect almost every aspect of school life. This is an important read for anyone wanting to understand technology's impact on education."
—Will Richardson, Author of Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms
An all-inclusive roadmap to citizenship in the 21st Century
Best-selling author, educator, and futurist Jason Ohler challenges all readers to redefine our roles as citizens in today's globally connected infosphere. In exploring the various aspects of digital citizenship, he aligns its pedagogy with the ISTE standards definition. The book uses an "ideal school board" device to address fears, opportunities, and the critical issues of character education. These issues include
- Cyberbullying, "sexting," and other safety concerns
- Students' ability to creatively access and critically assess information
- Respect and ethics regarding copyrighted information
- Communicating appropriately in an expanded and public realm
Rich with examples, professional development and classroom exercises, resources, and policy perspectives, this book will resonate with educators, parents, and anyone interested in the merging of education with technology and its impact on our children.