Teaching Digital Citizenship in the Elementary Classroom As elementary level teachers, we are charged not just with teaching academics, but teaching social skills as well. "Ignore bullies and tell an adult if you feel threatened," "Don't talk to strangers," "Treat people the way you want to be treated." You're probably familiar with phrases similar to these if you teach the younger grades. Young children are still learning the norms of social behavior and how to handle strangers. However, when was the last time you talked to your students about how to use good manners when leaving a comment on a blog post? These are the new social skills for our students. While we shouldn't stop teaching children how to say "please" and "thank you," and bullies still exist in the face-to-face world, it is vital that we treat online safety and digital citizenship with the same amount of seriousness and attention. Each year I spend at least a month reviewing digital citizenship and internet safety with all my classes. Lesson Resources Online Learning Tools
family guy Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Digital Citizenship "Digital citizenship" is an umbrella term that covers a whole host of important issues. Broadly, it's the guidelines for responsible, appropriate behavior when one is using technology. But specifically, it can cover anything from "netiquette" to cyberbullying; technology access and the digital divide; online safety and privacy; copyright, plagiarism, and digital law, and more. In fact, some programs that teach digital citizenship have outlined no less than nine elements that intersect to inform a well-equipped digital citizen. It's an overwhelming array of skills to be taught and topics to explore. But while there is much talk about the importance of teaching digital citizenship in this information society, not many are sure what that really looks like. Video Playlist: Teaching Digital Citizenship Watch the player below to see the whole playlist, or view it on YouTube. What is Digital Citizenship? More Resources for Learning About Digital Citizenship
ding dong ditch 5 Excellent Videos to Teach Your Students about Digital Citizenship Edutopia is one of my favourite educational web resources . Today while I was checking its Five Minute Film Festival page I came across a link that took me to their YouTube channel where I found a treasure trove of interesting videos on digital citizenship and because digital citizenship is one of the important themes in this blog, I decided to handpick some of the clips that grabbed my attention and share them with you below , you can also check the entire list here. But before that, let me share with you this concise and to-the-point definition that Amy gave to digital citizenship : "Digital citizenship" is an umbrella term that covers a whole host of important issues. 1- What is Digital Citizenship 2- Digital Dossier 3- YouTube Digital Citizenship Curriculum 4- Invasions of the data snatchers 5- Netiquette: playing nice online
How Can we Embed Digital Literacy in the Classroom? - Purposeful Technology-Constructing Meaning in 21st Century Schools For easy reference, here are technology related standards by grade level. Please see the link above to view/reference both the literacy and mathematics Common Core Standards in their entirety on the CCCS's website.College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading (K-5):Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: 7. Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words. (Please see “Research to Build and Present Knowledge” in Writing and “Comprehension and Collaboration” in Speaking and Listening for additional standards relevant to gathering, assessing, and applying information from print and digital sources.)Production and Distribution of Writing(K-5): These objectives are very similar, but each one builds on previous exposure and knowledge.
Cyber_Digital_Citizenship Units, Rich Topics and Themed Learning - Pupils, teachers, inquiry, questions and projects A theme looking at our online life and who we are in relationship and connection with others. The "Cyber-Digital-Citizenship" Theme can range into a lot of different curriculum areas with a focus on the key competencies of self-management.Cyber-Digital-Citizenship Activities: Cyber-Citizenship offline Activities - cards to practice being Cyber Safe and to spot scams (PDF 4MB).Cyber-Digital-Citizenship Online Bookmarks: Series of screened "Cyber-Citizenship" links from the Internet. Links covering and range of information, integrated unit plans and other sub-topics within this theme. Star rating or *** or **** and rarely ***** are either the newer or better sites. Cyber-Digital-Citizenship Unit Online Google Doc ICT Integrated unit This is a unit being developed for our cyber-citizenship programme. Download from BannersandAwards.com after you have registered here Cyber-citizen Poster form available Comment Making Write great comments Digital Citizenship Poster form Cyber Citizenship AddToAny
Digital citizenship / Teaching Netsafe – Learn Guide Protect The myLGP website supports the Learn Guide Protect Framework . The site promotes a student-centred approach to teaching and learning about cybersafety and digital citizenship across the curriculum. Developed by NetSafe, in collaboration with New Zealand teachers. NetSafe kit for schools A comprehensive programme of cybersafety for schools based upon infrastructure of policies, procedures and use agreements, an effective electronic security system, and a comprehensive cybersafety education programme. Netsafe – Staying safe online A quick guide with advice, tips and how-to guides for social media, online shopping, safe search and more. NetSafe – Learn Guide ProtectSean Lyons, Chief Technology Officer from NetSafe, explains the Learn Guide Protect (LGP) website. Digital citizenship and cybersafetySean discusses NetSafe's definition of digital citizenship and how it fits into the National Curriculum.