World Wide Think Tank - Community Expectations and Digital Citizenship

It is expected that the following Community Code (of behavior) will be maintained and that members of the community have respect for each others differences and similarities. WWTT is s self-monitoring community, however we ask that any disturbing behavior be reported to Julie Lindsay or Mike Hourahine at THINK Global School.

WWTT Community Code

  • Listen and respect the voice and opinion's of others in the community and do not make unkind or harassing statements towards others
  • Share ideas and resources freely so that the community can learn together
  • Look after each other and be aware at all times of cultural differences that may cause misunderstanding at first
  • Do not use profanity of any kind in any language. Do not use IM speak as this alienates certain cultures
  • Do not share inappropriate images or other multimedia

Enlightened Digital Citizenship

This model is provided courtesy of Julie Lindsay and Vicki Davis and is included in their recently published book 'Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time' (Pearson, 2012).
As students and teachers approach online situations, they should frame their analysis in five areas of awareness: technology, individual, social, cultural, and global. All five areas are important, they are our lenses or filters to interpret circumstances and determine appropriate behavior in different situations. It is through these fundamental competencies that members of the WWTT community will foster better understanding of the world and support learning for all.
To make good decisions, a digital citizen should have heightened knowledge in four key "rays" of understanding: Safety, Privacy, Copyright & Legal; Etiquette and Respect; Habits of Learning; and Literacy and Fluency.

© Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay, 2012