This past week was the official Digital Citizenship Week, however at Westside School both our Lower School and Middle School students will spend the next several weeks taking a look at what exactly it means to be a citizen of the digital world. Using curriculum and resources developed by Common Sense Media, students in third and fourth grade brainstormed what it means to be a digital citizen and used the DIGITAL PASSPORT™ app to earn badges by watching videos and play interactive games on topics such as safe searching, online bullying and privacy. We will continue to talk about digital citizenship throughout the year in Tech Lit.
In Middle School Foundations the fifth grade class was introduced to an overview of digital citizenship where they defined what it means to be a digital citizen compared to a citizen in everyday life. Students discussed and shared their understanding through discussion boards on their Haiku Learning classroom page. Throughout the year in Foundations students will learn more about topics ranging from netiquette, cyber-bullying, and digital footprints/tattoos.
Click here to check out a great video with advice for parents on how to promote digital citizenship!
For more information on digital citizenship, take a look at Common Sense Media’s kindergarten through twelfth grade Citizenship Curriculum.
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