Contribute

You are invited to contribute to “Digital Citizenship Conversations” by creating your own videos, either independently or with others. This can be a group project for a class at school, college, home school, Sunday School, service learning hours or just for fun. While you’re welcome to create and share a video about any digital citizenship topic, we have curated specific articles we’d love to have one or more videos created for which highlight different issues and questions raised in them. We encourage you to contribute narrated slideshow videos since they:

  1. Can be more visually interesting to watch and more effective for learning and retention than simple “talking head” videos
  2. Pose fewer privacy concerns since faces (especially for younger students) are not shown / included
  3. Can be comparatively faster to rehearse, produce and share than quick-edit videos or digital stories.

Guidelines

  1. Select an article from our archive. (Look especially for articles which do NOT have shared videos. You can identify them because they don’t have any comments with video links yet.)
  2. Storyboard a 2 to 3 minute video script which highlights the key ideas from the article. Your storyboard can be simple and on paper or made digitally. You should include the script for what you plan to say, as well as the images you want to use for each slide.
  3. Use the iOS app or website for Adobe Spark Video to create your 2 to 3 minute video.
  4. Save your video (in 720p resolution or higher if possible) and upload to your own YouTube channel or a class / school YouTube channel. Give your video an appropriate title.
  5. In the YouTube description for your video, include 3 to 5 suggested discussion questions for your video. These should be appropriate for use by teachers as well as parents. Also note this is a video you are contributing to “Digital Citizenship Conversations” on http://digcit.us.
  6. Post the link to your video as a comment on the DigCit.us article post you selected as your topic. Include a little background in the comment about who made the video, where it was made, and anything interesting about what you learned in the process of creating it.
  7. Optional: Share the title and link to your video on Twitter, using the hashtag #DigCit and username @wfryer so Wes Fryer will see and can retweet your video for others.

All comments on DigCit.us are moderated, so expect some delay before your contribution shows up publicly for others to see and use. By submitting your video as a comment, you agree to grant permission for the video to be shared on DigCit.us as a curated video. Your suggested discussion questions may be used “as is,” or may be edited and changed by DigCit.us website managers.

Do you have questions about the contribution process or the video you want to share? Contact Wes Fryer via Twitter (@wfryer) or this electronic form.

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