Growing Global Digital Citizens: Better Practices That Build Better Learners
This practical guide explores how to transform education through the concept of global digital citizenship (GDC). Embraced by thousands of schools, GDC practices empower students to effectively and ethically participate in and contribute to the digital world around them. The authors provide a clear path for establishing a GDC program in your school and ensuring your students grow into considerate, respectful, and responsible global citizens.
- Discover the characteristics of global digital citizens and what these citizens stand for.
- Consider the limitations of conventional acceptable-use policies and instead embrace ethically driven digital citizenship agreements.
- Learn how to address the various stakeholder communities involved in developing students into global digital citizens.
- Use tools and rubrics for gauging the effectiveness and progress of your global digital citizenship practices.
- Complete global digital citizenship assessment frameworks.
- Review digital citizenship agreements for students at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, as well as for professionals and the wider community.
"In their latest book, Lee Crockett and Andrew Churches provide a road map for school communities to help students commit to global digital citizenship. This is a must-read for the modern school principal.”
Simon Vaughan, principal, Melrose High School, Australia
“This groundbreaking book is an exciting and fresh discussion of the dynamic responsibilities inherent to living in an ever-smaller global village, where respect for the planet and its inhabitants is as important as more iconic digital citizenship topics like privacy and social media.”
Jacqui Murray, owner of AskATechTeacher.com
“Throughout this book, Lee and Andrew provide the why and how for schools, teachers, and parents to foster positive digital thinking in our students. By establishing student-centered guidelines, building staff capacity, teaching and modeling, and furthering family education, Lee and Andrew share that it is not just about digital; the learning behind respect and responsibility make our students better global citizens.”
Craig Cantlie, principal, Caulfeild Elementary School (iDEC), British Columbia, and founder, TEDxWestVancouverED
“Featuring an eleven-page listing of references and resources, as well as a three-page index, Growing Global Digital Citizens is unreservedly recommended for college and university library educational policy and practices collections.”
Midwest Book Review
"Through this book, Lee Watanabe Crockett and Andrew Churches will provoke you with contemporary thought and approaches about how to embrace digital technologies as part of our students’ world. This book provides a user-friendly framework for teachers and school leaders to work collaboratively with students and their community to enhance learning as global digital citizens.”