Google+ Hangout on 12/02/14: Digital Citizenship in Out of Eden Learn
A core element of the Out of Eden Learn (OOEL) experience is that young people are given the opportunity to share perspectives, stories, and slices of their everyday lives with young people from different places and cultures. As youth take up these opportunities, there are both great promises and risks. How can we as educators support online exchanges that are authentic, meaningful, and respectful? In this Google+ hangout, Carrie James and Chris Sloan discussed digital citizenship in the OOEL context. As part of this conversation, they introduced a toolkit for online dialogue designed to support positive dialogue in OOEL. They also discussed and invited feedback on a draft policy for responding to insensitive posts.
Carrie James is a co-principal investigator of the Out of Eden Learn project, Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Chris Sloan is an English teacher and media adviser at Judge Memorial High School. He has helped to develop youthvoices.net since 2005. Chris is a teacher consultant with the National Writing Project and Wasatch Range Writing Project, a Google Certified Teacher, and an EPET PhD candidate at Michigan State University.