Oct 17, 2017
October 16-20 is Digital Citizenship Week
Digital footprints? Internet safety? Creative copyright? Fake news? There are a lot of topics to teach around digital citizenship. Digital Citizenship Week is a perfect time to remind educators and students what it means to be a good digital citizen.
According to our Iowa BrightBytes data, more educators need to be teaching digital citizenship. This matters because, “Teaching students about digital citizenship prepares students to be responsible global citizens and how to use technology strategically for this purpose” (Ribble, 2012).
Suggested resources from GWAEA Media Center to support work with Digital Citizenship:
- Digital Connections in the Classroom by David Marcovitz
- Digital Smarts Behaving Ethically Online by Human Relations Media
- Online Safety: Internet Dos and Don’ts for Grades K-6 by Shannon Miller
- Responding to Cyberbullying: An Action Tool for School Leaders by Jill J. Myers
Other Online Resources:
- Digital Citizenship and Safety Course - for educators
- Be Internet Awesome- for students
- Common Sense Media Curriculum
- Common Sense Media- for families
- Digital Citizenship Survival Kit - to use with students
- Common Sense Media DigCit Week - Great resources to set you up for success for the week and all year!