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Digital Citizenship

Dear fellow scientists,
I have been thinking about one of the main reasons why this blog was created and that is to share what is being learned about in this class with the rest of the world. It’s one thing to learn something and it’s quite another to share it with others that we know, and an even more powerful thing to share what we’ve been learning about with those that we don’t know.

As we choose to share our ideas, whether it’s making a post or comment on a blog, on Facebook, or in an email or text message, we choose to accept the responsibility for our words. And this idea has me thinking about whether or not there is a difference in digital citizenship compared to being a citizen in a live community, like a classroom, or a family, or even on a sports team or other organization.

So what are your thoughts? Is there a difference in how people should share their ideas whether it is actual spoken words or in written form?

Is there a difference in how people should share their ideas in a formal setting like in a classroom or when they are just hanging out with a group of peers?

What questions do you have about being a good citizen, whether it’s face-to-face or online?

Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts! I value your comments.
Mrs. Ligon
Student Blogging Challenge #1

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84 Responses to “Digital Citizenship”

  1.   1catalina Says:

    a good citizen is someone that is not passing red lights.

    •   bligon Says:

      Catalina,
      I like how you have given an example of how to be a good citizen when driving. Can you tell me more about what it might mean to be a good citizen online?
      Thanks,
      Mrs. Ligon

    •   2Jade Says:

      I like how you used a red light as an example. I agree with you that a good citizen does not pass a red light. :)

  2.   01Ashley Says:

    I think there is no difference whether your online or not you can still hurt people’s feelings. People think that it’s online it won’t hurt there feeling but it might actually hurt someone feeling. People think it’s okay to say mean things to other people.

    •   1Jessica Says:

      I also believe that if you were to say something, whether it’s online, or in reality, it should be thought carefully, and shouldn’t be disrespectful. Feelings can still be hurt. That is what’s called “cyber bullying” and I think it’s just horrible.

    •   2Megan Says:

      Dear Ashley
      I agree with you it doesn’t matter if you are online no matter what you say it will hurt someone and people do think its okay and its not.

    •   2Megan Says:

      Dear Ashley
      I agree with you it doesn’t matter if you are online no matter what you say it will hurt someone and people do think its okay and its not we all need to get along with each other.

    •   2Jasmine Says:

      Dear Ashley,
      I completely agree with what you are saying.Just because you are on the computer or something doesn’t mean other people have feelings.

    •   2 Lorrelle Says:

      That is so true

    •   3Regan Says:

      Dear Ashley,

      I believe that this is true. No person should ever be mean to people online because they do not know how much damage that can do to other people until it happens to them.

  3.   1Maya Says:

    Yes , I do think there’s a difference about people sharing ideas in a classroom rather than hanging out with friends. I think this because when talking about it in the classroom rather than showing your ideas it doesn’t show that you will follow through with those ideas when only talking about it not showing it.When with friends you can show your ideas.

    •   1Jessica Says:

      I believe that you feel more comfortable with peers than with a teacher because you’ve known your friend longer than you’ve known your teacher.You can open up to them, and feel more in your place than speaking with a classroom…

    •   2Bailey Says:

      Dear Maya, I completely agree with you because it’s actually more better showing your actions than telling your actions or ideas.
      -Bailey

    •   3Reid Says:

      Dear Maya, I love how You show the difference between socialising and learning in a group. Stay strong girl! :D

      From,
      Reid!! :D

  4.   1molley Says:

    There is a difference in how people should share their ideas whether there actual spoken words or in written form. Just because your speaking on the Internet doesn’t mean you can be mean or anything else, just because you cant see the person your speaking with doesn’t mean you shouldn’t talk to them the way you would in person.

  5.   Ethan Says:

    Why would it be a good thing to be a good citizen online ?

    •   2Emily Says:

      Yes, it would be a good thing to have citizenship online and offine

    •   ryle Says:

      Dear, Ethan

      It’s important to be a good a citizen online because, if your not being a good citizen online at school you could get a referral and if you are not at school and just online then if you are not being a good citizen you might really hurt someone’s feelings.

  6.   1 Dylan Says:

    So what are your thoughts? Is there a difference in how people should share their ideas whether it is actual spoken words or in written form?
    No I don’t think there is a difference between spoken ideas or written ideas. They both say your idea and what you are thinking so I don’t see any difference between them.

  7.   1Mackenzie Says:

    I think there is a difference between sharing Your thoughts in a class room or sharing your thoughts with your peers. I think if you’re sharing with your class room You have a discussion about it and get more into detail about sharing your thoughts. And with your peers they might just agree or disagree.

  8.   1 Claire Says:

    I think there is a difference in how people reply to things online rather than telling someone because when there online they can go copy and paste something rather coming up with it on there own. Then when they are talking to you they actually have to speak there mind instead if just rephrasing what someone else said online.

    •   1Shea Says:

      Dear Claire,
      That is an AMAZING answer!
      I agree with you about talking to people face to face rather than online. In my opinion I think its more polite to talk to people in person.

  9.   1Maritza Says:

    I think good citizenship means is when a person is nice and kind to you and most importantly when a person is respectful and has good manners.

  10.   1NickC Says:

    Does Being A Good Citizen Mean Having A Face-To-Face Conversation

  11.   01jose Says:

    Being a good citizen means you care for each and every person

  12.   1 Sarah Says:

    How does bloging work?

    •   bligon Says:

      Sarah,
      Blogging is an online forum or place where an author can share ideas with others and also receive feedback on their ideas. Why do you think that it’s important to practice good citizenship when we are online?

      Thanks for asking.
      Mrs. Ligon

  13.   1Jessica Says:

    Is there a difference in how people should share their ideas in a formal setting like in a classroom or when they are just hanging out with a group of peers?

    Yes, I believe there is a difference because if you share a fact with a group of peers, it’s obviously not going to speak sophisticated, like if they were in a classroom. In a classroom, people should speak, minding their manners. At a place where you hang out with your friends, you don’t mind your manners much. Why do people feel more comfortable speaking to peers then answering a question in class?

  14.   1tyler Says:

    What if the person is mean and then we leave and they say we are mean?

    •   bligon Says:

      Tyler,
      Because I get to control who gets to say something on the blog, I will never let anyone say anything mean towards another student.
      If you ever have a concern about what someone has said, all you need to do is let me know and I’ll investigate it and determine what to do.

      Thanks for asking.
      Mrs. Ligon

  15.   1giovanny Says:

    I think blogging has gotten more popular through the years and it is important to keep blogging

    •   bligon Says:

      Dear Giovanny,
      I also agree that blogging has gotten more popular during the last few years. I am excited to be able to use it in our science classroom to extend our learning and share what is happening in our class with others around the world.
      Because we are sharing our classroom experience with others who are not here with us, what how do you think we need to treat our guests who visit this blog?
      Thanks,
      Mrs. Ligon

    •   2 erin c. Says:

      dear,giovanny

      I agree that it has gotten way more popular over the years with face book and things like that. it isn’t exacllty important to keep blogging, but it is a good way to tell and explain to people ht yu are doing and see if people across the world and see what there doing too.

  16.   1Adam Says:

    Dear Mrs.Ligon

    There’s not a difference between spoken words or written form.

    From Adam

  17.   1Blake Says:

    I do not think their is a difference in how people should share their answer.

  18.   1Rita Says:

    I think a good citizen is someone who is caring,they help people who are in need.They are kind to one another.And they are respectful.What do you think is a good citizen?

  19.   1nickp Says:

    No I don’t think there should be a difference between it because you need be nice and respectful to others online and off

  20.   1 Sarah Says:

    I think good Citizenship means when someone is very trustworthy and kind and that care a lot about others.

  21.   1-Alexandra Says:

    I think this is a great site because we get to post things and people from all around the world get to see it and reply back and even post something from there own.

    Is there a difference in how people share there ideas in a formal setting like in a classroom or when they are hanging out with a group of peers? –

    Yes, because they might say things that might be allowed in school as they could do when hanging with friends.Also,maybe in school there shy and hanging with friends there comfortable and do share there ideas.

  22.   1Nathen Says:

    I’m Answering this question… Is there a difference in how people should
    share there ideas in a formal setting like in a classroom or when they’re just
    hanging out with a group of peers?
    Yes because in a classroom the teachers might have you share ideas on the
    Internet. But outside the classroom kids might not have a computer to share there ideas

  23.   kendra m Says:

    I think it does make a difference because on digital blogs your not face to face with someone your just typing I also think people are more brave to say things online than in reality

  24.   1zach Says:

    I think this is a great post because it tells about being a good citizen

  25.   1 Tori Says:

    I think that people can show that they are a citizen. They can show it either way, writing or face-to-face. Ways to show it can be to give a compliment to someone, or to say that they have done something in a good way. When writing something, you can tell someone how they remind you of someone good. You can say how great they have done. I have always wondered more ways that you can show that you or someone else it a good citizen. There aren’t many ways to show it, but all you have to do is be a good person. Another way to be a good citizen is to pick up garbage when you see it, recycle, help the elderly. Whatever you want to do to show that you are a good, and helpful citizen works. You just have to show who you are and that what they have done, it a great thing, and you will be doing a great thing, too.

  26.   2Zoe Says:

    I think that blogging is way popular now then it has ever been, because there is more high technology then there was 2 years ago. Like on Facebook people blog on there all the time.

  27.   2 Shaelynn Says:

    I think citizenship is being a good person to other people and being a good sport.

  28.   2Robert Says:

    I think citizenship is all the good things we do in life because citizenship is all about respect,kindness,helping,loving,and always have a positive attitude.:{)

  29.   Quynten Says:

    I think citizenship is were you are respectful and nice and being a good friend.

    •   1Maritza Says:

      Dear Quynten,
      I agree with your statement I also think that good citizenship is when you are respectful and nice good job :)

  30.   2Margaux Says:

    Citizenship is a serious thing when at school. Being respectful to other students,and all teachers. Wether you attend classes with those students or teachers they give you respect, don’t you think they deserve the same? Students and teachers both have different minds and or attitude levels. Some go off easier then others. You just have to learn to control it all because you will have to deal with each other for 1 year (365 days are in a year). Fighting isn’t worth a whole year wasted of time, it’s your choice to come to school and learn, the teachers are providing you with the knowledge that you asked for. Also being reliable is very important. If you are given an assignment then you are required to do it, it is understandable if you don’t know the answer, but that is when you ask the teacher for help.

  31.   2Faith Says:

    I believe that citizenship is like sportsmanship you have to care about some one or respecting people.

  32.   seth Says:

    I think writing,typing,and saying it the same thing no matter what and some people might not like it so it not that big of a deal

  33.   3 nick >:D Says:

    Being a good citizen is when you are respectful and caring for other people.

  34.   Taylor Says:

    I think a good citizen is someone who’s not a jerk online.

  35.   3christian Says:

    If you are a good citizen or bad citizen online what can some of the consequences be?

    •   bligon Says:

      Christian,

      You ask a great question! There can be many consequences to making some poor digital citizen. I’m excited to read what others come up with!

      Mrs. Ligon

    •   alexndra:) - 1 Says:

      If you are a good citizen or a bad citizen online,what may be the consequences…

      – I agree with Mrs. Ligon that is a very good question to ask.

  36.   3 Kyleigh Says:

    A good citizen is a person who follows the law but, isn’t afraid to make some sort of mistake not little good people all the time. Just being a normal person without doing something illegal.

  37.   3Tyler Says:

    I think citizenship is doing good things even when no one is looking. Such as, picking up trash.

  38.   3wyatte Says:

    Isn’t blogging the most popular thing

    •   bligon Says:

      Dear Wyatt,

      I am curious to know more about what you are thinking about when you say blogging is a popular thing. How do you think blogging relates to digital citizenship?

      Thanks,
      Mrs. Ligon

  39.   3 Trinity Says:

    I think people do talk different when they are online. Kids mostly. We make rumours about people and then don’t want to deal with it person.

  40.   3Regan Says:

    I think blogging is a good way to show citizenship because you need to be kind and accept what other people say.

  41.   3Britany Says:

    It doesn’t matter if you’re online or face-to-face,you still have to show citizenship no matter what.

  42.   3 Ky Says:

    Being a good citizen is saying what you mean to a person and not hiding behind a computer or, just being nice to a person without being forced too.

  43.   3Mattie Says:

    Dear 01Ashley,
    I agree with you. There is no difference in saying something mean to someone on the computer rather than saying it to their face. The only difference is maybe someone has more guts behind a computer screen.

    -Mattie

  44.   3Vanessa Says:

    It’s like where you help someone in need.
    Or if you see someone homeless asking for money, Give them some.
    Or when your friend needs help with homework, You help them.

  45.   03Jack Says:

    Dear Ethan,

    The reason it would be a good idea to be a good citizen online is so if you do meet them in real life the y already have a good idea of what you are like.

    03Jack

  46.   3 Kat Says:

    Dear Giovanny,

    I personally like blogging because you can keep a conversation going on your own time it doesn’t have to be immediate

  47.   timmy Says:

    I think you if you talk mean to people online,later on that person will talk even meaner back and it will effect you more for what you said to that person.

  48.   1Sidnee Says:

    I think good citizenship means when they are respectful, and kind to others. They are also, caring, thoughtful, generous, and responsible for the things that they do.

    •   1Jessica Says:

      Dear Sidnee,

      I also believe that good citizenship means too be respectful and kind to others online, but why is it the right thing to do, do you think?

  49.   2Natalie Says:

    It means help others and if if we need help we know that they will to that is what citizenship means to me.

  50.   2briana Says:

    It means help others and if if we need help we know that they will to help me that is what citizenship means to me.

  51.   1 Sarah Says:

    Good Citizenship is really important. It means to respect everyone around you. If there is someone you don’t really like by you. Don’t just sit there and make fun of them. Just sit there quietly and don’t say anything. Just keep it in your head. If you want to say something mean, don’t say anything at all! It’s called respect.

  52.   2RYAN Says:

    Citizenship is a good thing for people so they can feel good about them selfs.

  53.   3DEAN Says:

    Citizen ship means to help others in need.

  54.   1 Sarah Says:

    Dear Margaux,
    I absolutely agree with you that if Teachers have good citizenship then students need it to! Some students are just mean to others and “TRY” to act like their the coolest person around in the school.
    Someday I would really like everyone that doesn’t have good citizenship to stop acting like that, because I just don’t get how being mean to others makes you cool? You know what makes you cool? “CITIZENSHIP”!(:

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