Digital Citizens GoogleSite

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Students were asked to develop a website using GoogleSites that contained information about:
  • Digital access, accommodations, and programs that help to increase access
  • Digital etiquette and communication
  • Digital rights and responsibilities: including AUP (Acceptable Use Policy), digital law, and literacy
Each section needed to include at least three web resources. These resources could be videos, websites, or organizations on the web that related to the topic.
The GoogleSite was also required to use at least one survey. The project was meant to give educators and their students a better understanding of all that the Digital World includes.

Digital access, accommodations, and programs that help to increase access


Digital etiquette and communication

Digital rights and responsibilities: including AUP (Acceptable Use Policy), digital law, and literacy


In order to begin this assignment I first collected a wealth of information on the varying topics over the course of the seven week class. I saved interesting files, facts, and websites in a folder on my flashdrive.
Once I had all the information, I began to develop my website. This time, I chose to complete all the development in a word document. After each section was formatted and complete, I cut and pasted the information to my web page. Once I had pasted the information to the page, I then went back and added visuals and links.
By archiving all the information I needed in advance, I saved myself hours of work. This is not to say that this project took me a few hours. It definitely took a minimum of approximately 24 hours over the course of a week to put it all together and fine tune everything.
I used Jing to help me take screenshots to liven up and brighten my webpage. I then went back, double checked every page and made sure I had added the Creative Commons license to each page.

Though this particular assignment did take a multitude of hours, I found it much easier and more useful than the Blackboard assignment from EDT6020. In addition, I found that making the site using MicrosoftWord prior to placing the information on GoogleSites saved me a lot of headaches. The formatting still had to get readjusted from time to time because GoogleSites is not very compatible with MicrosoftWord. I constantly had to correct and adjust my formatting, particularly with bulleting and indentations. For some reason, GoogleSites continuously disrupted the alignment and font size of my text. However, I found it was still somewhat less frustrating than just using GoogleSites. When I tried to just type on GoogleSites it continuously changed the formatting throughout a page. It was very inconsistent. Regardless, I’m glad my project is complete and I do feel like I did learn quite a bit about Digital Access and Communication.

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Face numbers. (2010). [Web]. Retrieved from

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Information literacy. (2010). [Web]. Retrieved from

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Law pic. (2010). [Web]. Retrieved from

Manners. (2010). [Web]. Retrieved from

Open door free access. (2009). [Web]. Retrieved from

Rights. (2010). [Web]. Retrieved from

Stop spam. (2009). [Web]. Retrieved from

Suzy zoo manners
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Wheelchair tray. (2010). [Web]. Retrieved from wheelchair tray

World map. (2008). [Web]. Retrieved from

Web Pages:

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Core netiquette rules. (2010). Retrieved from

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Equitable. (2010). Retrieved from

Internet for everyone. (2010). Retrieved from
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Rodney (caesar) high school. (2010). Retrieved from

Rules in cyberspace. (2002, May 31). Retrieved from

The Listen up web. (2010). Retrieved from

Utecht, J. (2009, August 7).
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YouTube Videos:

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Digital Law. (May 30, 2008) Retrieved from

Digital Literacy Project. (2008, April 27) Retrieved from

Email Netiquette Rule #1. (October 29, 2008) Retrived from

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Global 3000. (November 11, 2008) Retrieved from

How to Follow Proper Netiquette Rules. (May 26, 2009) Retrieved from

The Digital Divide. (May 30, 2008) Retrieved from

What is the Digital Divide? //(April 06, 2009) Retrieved from


Digital Citizens GoogleSite