Sep 30, 2019
Digital Citizenship Week
Oct. 18-25, 2019
Digital Citizenship Week exists in order to shine a spotlight on the importance of educating learners on how to be safe, responsible, and informed humans in this digital world. Many associate digital citizenship with internet safety and cyberbullying, but there is so much more.
The term digital citizenship includes:
• online safety
• positive behavior online
• ethical use of information
• information literacy
• media literacy
Understanding and practicing positive digital citizenship allows people the ability to think critically, behave safely, positively contribute, and participate responsibly in a digital world.
Looking for #DigCitWeek activities?
Common Sense Media has created video playlists and discussion questions to help kick off the commitment to digital citizenship:
Do you want to learn more about digital citizenship?
The Grant Wood AEA Media Center has professional resources for you! Click on the hyperlinks below to learn more and/or reserve items to be delivered to your school.
Professional Books for educators:
- DigCitKids: Lessons learning side by side to empower others around the world
- Digital citizenship: A community-based approach
- Digital citizenship: A community-based approach (e-Book)
- Digital citizenship in action: Empowering students to engage in online communities
- Fact vs. fiction: Teaching critical thinking skills in the age of fake news
- Learning supercharged: Digital age strategies and insights from the edtech frontier
- Legacy vs. likes
- News literacy: The keys to combating fake news
- Social leadia: Moving students from digital citizenship to digital leadership
If you need help with your account, the helpful folks in the GWAEA Media Center are happy to help! Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org, 319-399-6754 or 800-798-9771, ext. 6754.