Teaching Digital Citizenship to both Students AND Teachers

Digital Citizenship

Welcome to “Ask the Tech Coach,” a podcast for Instructional Coaches and Technology Integration Specialists.

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff welcomes Martin McGauran on the podcast to discuss the importance of teaching Digital Citizenship to both our students, and our teachers.

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Question of the Week

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This week’s question is:

What is the difference between Digital Citizenship and Digital Literacy?

Weekly Topic

  • Digital Citizenship vs Digital Literacy
    • Digital Citizenship is NOT “Cyber Safety”
      • Digital Citizenship is “What you do online”
    • How can Coaches support teachers in teaching Digital Citizenship in their lesson plans
    • Current state of digital citizenship education in elementary classrooms (Australia vs USA)
      • Australia – National Digital Citizenship Curriculum
      • “Digital Safety – and Well Being”
    • Important Topics in Digital Citizenship
      • Social Media Awareness & Safety
      • Online Gaming & Online Conversations
      • Meta Worlds and “second life” type of virtual environments
      • How to Report what you see online … safely and respectfully
    • Don’t vs Do’s in student user agreements
    • Explicit vs embedded digital citizenship
    • Where to find good resources about Digital Citizenship
      • Common Sense Media
      • Be Internet Awesome
      • gov.au (Government Organization)
      • http://ollieonlinedownunder.com/


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About our Guest: Martin McGuaran

Marty McGauran is an Australian primary (elementary) school teacher and educational consultant with over 12 years experience in schools. He is a qualified teacher, holds a Masters of Education (ICT & Digital Learning) as well as being a Google for Education Certified Trainer and Innovator. In 2018 he founded Inform and Empower, with the aim of redesigning and rethinking the way that digital safety and wellbeing is delivered in primary schools.

Marty's passion for digital citizenship & online safety comes from his extensive experience as both a classroom teacher & school technology/curriculum leader. He is equally energised presenting to parents & carers, teachers or students! In 2022 his live streamed incursion program (Every Term, Every Student) reaches an Australian audience of 21,000 students.

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