Reflecting on Behind the Screen vs Face to Face

Strengthen the offline face to face behavior to improve the online behavior

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Students need to be provided a space to know the "other." They need to be able to talk to their peers and work through differences (culture, religion, race, gender, etc) INSIDE the classroom. Students can be challenged to go through text message threads and find conversations that they should have had in person. This will reflect to them ways they "hide" or become another person behind a screen. This type of activity can create opportunities for conversation - learning how to have a conversation in person, then be able to reflect those skills on a screen, 

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I have noticed that my students who struggle with responsible online use also struggle interacting with peers offline. If we address both the online and offline, we can improve the overall mission of teaching kinder and smarter citizens.

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Hi Kelly,

First of all, thanks for participating in this collaboration between the Teachers Guild and ISTE. We really appreciate your contributions!

We’re in the last week of the build phase of the challenge on digital citizenship so it’s time to fine tune your idea before final voting begins next week.

Here are some things to consider as you continue to build on your idea:
- is your idea clear and will it inspire action from other teachers?
- would it be easy for a teacher to incorporate your idea about digital citizenship in their classroom?
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- is your idea student-centered and does it promote agency?