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Digital Citizenship Week: Tools and Tips for Your Classroom

Posted by Deanna Zaucha on October 18, 2016

Digital Citizenship Week is October 16-22. During this week, teachers and administrators have the chance to educate K-12 students on how to safely, responsibility, and respectfully utilize digital resources.

Thanks to Common Sense Media there are many tools and tips available for educators to assist in communicating the importance of students’ digital citizenship.

Which should you use in your classroom? That’s where we can help.

  1. Take the Digital Citizenship Pledge or have students create their own pledges.

  2. Use the Scope & Sequence Tool to integrate digital citizenship in your lesson plans. The tool can focus on specific topics like self-image and identity or cyberbullying and digital drama.

  3. Embrace the power of technology by adding student interactives to your classroom.
  • Digital Passport: The passport allows students to play through five games to practice online safety and citizenship skills.
  • Digital Compass: The compass includes animated stories and games to learn how the actions taken online can affect students’ reputations.
  • Digital Bytes: A forum showcasing ideas of how to make a smart, safe and creative online experience.
  1. Download these toolkits for assistance in lesson design.
  1. Print and post these classroom posters to spread awareness in your school.
  1. Incorporate one of these 50 videos in your digital citizenship discussions.

Need more ideas for how to talk about digital citizenship in your classroom? Visit here!

Cover Image via Common Sense Media

Topics: Education Trends, K-12 Education, Education Technology

Deanna Zaucha

Written by Deanna Zaucha

Deanna Zaucha is the Content Marketing Specialist at Chalkable, and also manages their social media presence. In her free time, she can be found on the dance floor, or on her iPhone keeping up with the latest trends in education, marketing, and technology. Read more from Deanna on Twitter.