Educators in this digital age are tasked with preparing students for life in the 21st century – one that revolves around technology. What better way to accomplish this then by making technology a daily part of the classroom experience with 1:1 and bring your own device (BYOD) initiatives. But before you put students behind the wheel (or should we say touch screen) and let them go full speed ahead on the digital highway, shouldn’t you first think about teaching them the rules of the road before they are issued their digital driver’s license?
We are seeing districts innovatively use the program to create different internet access levels. This allows them to offer internet access appropriate to the level of responsibility they have attained – entering students have more restricted access than those progressing through the Digital Citizenship training. It also allows schools to create incentives for demonstrating good digital etiquette. In order for students to gain the highest access levels they have to complete certain aspects of the program. On the flipside, if a student demonstrates poor digital citizenship they can be bumped down to a lower level or tier– the equivalent of being issued a digital speeding ticket.
Enterasys is at ITSE 2012 in San Diego this week. Please stop by booth #5243 for a demonstration of how Enterasys solutions can help you teach good digital etiquette to your students and help you create, manage, and enforce your Digital Citizenship program.