Something from my Research

Growing Up DigitalIn going through some books (I’m surprised how old Millennials Rising [2000] and Growing Up Digital [1998] are now), and ran across the Participant Rights and Rules that Don Tapscott used in the kids interactive forum he used in preparing the book. They seem especially appropriate for today’s classroom blogging communities.

  • You are entitled to express your opinions.
  • You are entitled to an audience.
  • You are expected to learn.
  • Your are expected to teach.
  • You have a right to disagree.
  • You have a right to respond.
  • It is your privilege to change your mind.
  • It is your privilege to remain silent.

There are others that should be added concerning appropriate communication, but I really liked to positive direction of these rules.

Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.