Digital citizenship and citizenship sometimes are interpreted as being defined separately. As technology use increased, there was an apparent need to define how people should appropriately act when using technology along with a presence online. However, it is now believed that citizenship and digital citizenship should not be separated because citizenship should be the same, regardless of the use of technology (Ribble, 2015). Citizenship is about showing character through positive behaviors and actions. We should be focusing on citizenship as a whole, not separate this concept from digital citizenship. It is important for people to understand that how we should appropriately behave in person should be identical to online, they are one in the same.
The pacing of the Civil Engineering Unit will depend on the students. The class as a whole will be on the same project, but the other sections of STEM could be on a different project based on their abilities. Some classes may take longer to work through a Unit than other classes. The course will be evaluated at the end of the semester to add or edit any projects. When meeting with other teachers during training, it will be necessary to discuss which projects they use with their classes as not to repeat through the grade levels and specific Units.
In the Civil Engineering Unit of STEM, students will need to provide some supplies for the Marble Mineshaft. The Mineshaft is built out of cardboard, primarily toilet paper rolls, and paper towel rolls and the students will need to bring these supplies to construct the project. The software to design, and present the information will be provided along with the computers needed to view videos and prepare assignments. The resources will all be sourced in the LMS so that students have access to the information at school and home. The learners will be provided desktop computers to watch videos, work on discussion, assignments, and submit the projects through the LMS Schoology. At the beginning of the Unit when students are learning about forces involved with structures, students will primarily be answering the questions individually, but later in the Unit students will be working with one or more peers to design, create, and build the structures. These majority of the assignments and discussions will be submitted to the LMS. The hands-on bridge and marble mineshaft projects will need to be observed and given feedback in class without an online submission.