Digital citizenship goes beyond technical knowledge

12/3/2012 | Edutopia.org

The stereotype that the current generation is made up of digital natives is dangerous, writes technology teacher Mary Beth Hertz. Instead, she suggests referring to them as "digital citizens" because of the prevalence of digital technology in their lives. However, Hertz writes, just because students know how to use a tablet computer does not mean they understand aspects of that citizenship, such as intellectual property rights and digital etiquette.

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