NETS‐T Response Standard Four

25 Jul


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 and 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


Teachers should make sure they and their students respect the copyrights for all digital technology in their classroom. Teachers also need to make sure they are modeling and teaching their students proper etiquette in the digital world. Technology can also be used to meet the needs of all students within a classroom.  Teachers need to also model and teach cultural understandings within technology.

 My strengths in this area

My students are young and do not interact digitally as often as older students, but they still interact some. I teach my students to be very careful about providing anyone with personal information, and to always ask an adult before doing so. My students are more advanced in technology than I was at their age and learn more and more everyday so I model proper etiquette when using digital tools within my classroom. I am also very careful when using online pictures and resources. I try and make sure I give the proper credit.

 My weaknesses in this area

My major weakness in this area is knowing the proper way to site digital sources. I know that I could easily find out by goggling, but I haven’t. When creating a PowerPoint or flipchart I try and use clipart, but there are times when I do use a digital source. I usually copy and paste the url beside the picture. I can’t wait to learn if this is the proper way or not!


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