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Janet Leahr -CIED 7601 Professional Development Course Syllabus Title: Cyber Ethics for the Education Professional

Required Textbooks Ribble, M., & Bailey, G. (2007). Digital citizenship in schools. Washington, DC: ISTE. ISBN: 978-1-56484-232-9 Target Audience This course is intended for K-12 classroom teachers, K-12 Administrators or pre-service teachers who are preparing to teach in a K-12 environment. Course Description Through a series of professional development activities, this course will educate K-12 classroom teachers and Administrators about the importance of digital citizenship and the nine key elements that encompass digital citizenship. These activities will prepare education professionals to incorporate digital citizenship units into all curriculums. Course Standards INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION (ISTE) EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS FOR ALL TEACHERS (NETS-T) 4. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility Teachers understand local and global societal issues and responsibilities in an evolving digital culture and exhibit legal and ethical behavior in their professional practices. a. Advocate, model, and teach safe, legal, and ethical use of digital information and technology, including respect for copyright, intellectual property, and the appropriate documentation of sources b. Address the diverse needs of all learners by using learner-centered strategies providing equitable access to appropriate digital tools and resources c. Promote and model digital etiquette and responsible social interactions related to the use of technology and information d. Develop and model cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with colleagues and students of other cultures using digital age communication and collaboration tools

Janet Leahr -CIED 7601 Course Objectives: Using the syllabus, textbook, guidance from the facilitator, and other external tools, educators will: describe the nine elements of digital citizenship. identify appropriate uses of technology in a nonthreatening way. discover new ways for teaching content using digital technologies. utilize digital technologies to communicate and collaborate with colleagues toward common goals. demonstrate adequate skill proficiency with the use of the latest digital communication tools identify several educational applications for Twitter. create a blog or wiki to communicate information about their classrooms with parents. explore new ways to use technology to support content learning and personal productivity. identify the technologies available to students out side school, and will determine whether more school- sponsored access is needed. determine when and where it is appropriate to use technology in a school setting. explore different perspectives on appropriate and inappropriate technology use. identify the emerging rules of etiquette that govern technology use contribute to the improvement of their AUP to support digital citizenship efforts and priorities. identify the issues of personal privacy in a digital society. assess Digital Rights Management and its effect on schools identify several e-Commerce strategies identify the components of technology addiction.

Outline of Content, Activities and Assignment Requirements I. Introduction to Digital Citizenship Activity 1-Email Bingo

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Learning and Student Performance Activity 2- Understanding Digital Technologies Activity 3- Appreciation Blog Activity 4 - New Digital Communication Models Activity 5 - Twitter for Gathering Information Activity 6 - Blogs and Wikis for Parent Communication Activity 7 - Use of technology in Education Activity 8 - Providing Digital Access Outside School

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Environment and Behavior Activity 9 - Appropriate Technology Use (Rights and Responsibilites)

Janet Leahr -CIED 7601 Activity 10 - Inappropriate Technology Use Activity 11 - Digital Etiquette Issues Activity 12 - Digital Citizenship and the School AUP Activity 13 - Protecting Personal Security IV. Student Life Outside the School Environment Activity 14 - Digital Rights Management Activity 15 - Online Commerce Activity 16 - Technology Addiction

Course Evaluation Grading Scale- This course is evaluated based on a pass/fail system, and may be available for graduate credit. A passing grade is evaluated at 80% or higher. Grades lower than 80% will receive a failing grade. Quality is expected in all products and performances. Given the percentage totals above, final grades will be assigned accordingly. 90-100=A 80-89=B 70-79=C 60-69=D Below 60=F Activities = 50% Each activity is designed to explore key elements of digital citizenship. Educators will interact with online content. Each activity can be completed independently or in a live or group setting. Discussions = 25% - Discussions are key questions based on each lessons reading assignment. Discussions are designed to help students reflect on, process, and review the information presented in the text. Reflections = 25% - Reflections are journal entries designed to Allow reflection on course expectations. Reflect on prior experiences with digital citizenship. Reflect on changes or adjustments to the curriculum to enhance the learning experience.

Attendance Policy Students are expected to maintain a regular and frequent presence in the online course, particularly when involved in online discussion groups. It is the responsibility of the student to make sure that they have adequate equipment and access to maintain this online presence. Professionalism Within this course, you are expected to respect intellectual property, complete

Janet Leahr -CIED 7601 assignments with consistent punctuality, regularly access content online, make an effort to complete assignments completely and correctly, pay careful attention to detail in following instructions, show willingness to revise based on instructor or peer feedback, strive for creativity in devising products and processes, demonstrate enthusiasm in faceto-face and online endeavors, be helpful to peers, show self-reliance to enable independent progress/ completion of your work, display courtesy in written and oral communications, and exhibit cooperation in group work situations. As a professional, you should practice fairness based upon a belief that all learners can achieve. Online work is generally conducted asynchronously, and does not require students to be online at scheduled times. There may be occasional synchronous class activities such as chats that will be scheduled at mutually agreed upon times. General Requirements Participants are expected to: Complete all assignments by their deadlines. Maintain an online journal. Participate and actively engage in discussions with fellow learners while contributing to the course. Technical Requirements Word processor Internet service provider E-mail PDF Reader

Standards of Academic Integrity The standards are listed online at: http://teacherline.pbs.org/teacherline/help/help_template3.cfm?subID=197 Instructor: Janet Leahr Media Specialist Loganville Christian Academy Cell Phone: (404) 310-1284 Work Phone: (678) 554-9888 Email: janetl@lcalions.com, or jl04852@gsu.edu Office Hours: 7:30am - 3:30pm Adapted from: Dewar College of Education Valdosta State University, Department of Curriculum, Leadership, and Technology Syllabus

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