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Monday, October 1, 2012

Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship is an important skill that needs to be taught in school. All our students are very active digitally, but do not always understand the responsibility that comes with it. Student take classes to learn to drive but they are generally not required to take a class in using a digital device.

Digital citizenship encompasses a wide area of topics from digital literacy to digital netiquette. Students need to be taught the necessary skills when communicating digital.

Below are resources I have used this year.

Brain Pop has some basic videos on digital citizenship along with activities to teach vocabulary connected with the topic.


Common Sense is a collection of lessons and videos on this topic. Excellent materials and current videos on various areas relating to digital citizenship.


I belong to an Edmodo group that shared some of their own resources. Cajon Valley School District shared their page of resources.


Google and Youtube teamed up to do an excellent series of called Curriculum: Understanding YouTube & Digital Citizenship. This is a well-organized series that worked well when we did a tech boot camp. 


I know I will be coming back to this topic several times this year to review important practices.

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