You may have heard the term “Digital Citizenship” get thrown around a lot lately or maybe even noticed blog posts, newspaper articles and even emails from our district. It’s a topic discussed often and as educators we need to understand why it’s so important to teach our students how to be a good citizen online while simultaneously teaching them the skills to be a good citizen in the classroom. All students even as young as Kindergarten should learn how to use technology appropriately. Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool, it’s a way to prepare technology users and guide them to use the tools safely and properly.
Check out this blog for more information on digital citizenship and why kids need to be educated
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Common Sense Media is a great site for parents and educators. Common Sense Media is free to join and offers Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum for grades K-12. The scope and sequence documents offer objectives, lesson plans, activities, videos and more!
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