Digital Citizenship

In the Elementary Classroom

For Students

VIDEO:

http://www.teachinctrl.org/videos/livingdigitalworld-student.php

Video that describes how much time students spend on the internet and with technology. It gives advice for how students to use technology safely.The average teen spends 458 minutes with media daily! That is a lot of time!!


GAME:

http://mediasmarts.ca/sites/mediasmarts/files/games/privacy_playground/flash/privacy_playground_en/start.html

Game for students ages 8-10 where they decide whether the characters are doing the right thing online or not.


BrainPOP:

Provides activities for students to learn about Digital Citizenship

https://www.brainpop.com/spotlight/digitalcitizenship/


FakeBook:

A great resource where students can make a fake Facebook site for a character in a story, or a historical figure.

http://www.classtools.net/FB/home-page

For Teachers

"Digital Native vs. Digital Citizen? Examining a Dangerous Stereotype"

-Teachers need to remember that just because students were born in a media world, that does not mean they use it properly or understand it completely. teachers must teach technology explicitly and be curious when making assumptions about the ability of their students. http://www.edutopia.org/blog/digital-native-digitial-citizen-stereotype-mary-beth-hertz


"A starting point for ensuring student online privacy"

This article provides teachers with an overview of where to start concerning protecting their student's privacy. Procedures for safety are outlines, including the importance of awareness and alignment of class policy with local, state, and federal standards.

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/starting-point-ensuring-student-online-privacy-anne-obrien


Cyberbullying Toolkit

This resource breaks down resources for elementary, middle, and high school. For elementary, there are 25 lesson plans for teachers, including Screen Out the Mean (k-2) and Group Think (3-5). The site also provides teachers with a plan and tools for working with the community and parents. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/cyberbullying-toolkit


Digital Footprint

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/videos/digital-footprint

Tips for being a responsible digital citizen

1. Before you use technology: THINK

T- is it true?

H- is it helpful

I- is it inspiring

N- is it necessary

K- Is it kind

2. Never give out your username and passwords

3. Don't give out any personal information online about yourself