Digital Citizenship

in the elementary classroom

What is digital citizenship?

The ability to use technology safely, responsibly, critically, and proactively to contribute to society.

Why should we teach it?

Digital citizenship is the essential first step to becoming media literate in a 21st century. Much like Driver's Education prepares kids to get behind the wheel of a car, digital citizenship prepares them to navigate the information superhighway confidently and safely. The media environment our children are growing up in is new and different from anything any of us have experienced before with rules of the road literally being written as we speak.

Lesson Ideas

Edmodo (3-5th grades)

Blogging (I use Kid Blog)

Google Apps: collaboration on documents, chat function, gmail

Common Sense Media lessons

Digital Passport activities

Explore internet safety sites, complete digital project