Educator and author Kristen Mattson, Ed.D., has a bone to pick with a lot of the digital citizenship curricula used in schools today. Too much of it, she says, focuses on what not to do, and it rarely addresses the opportunities and responsibilities of the digital world. In addition, much of it is isolated from any real context and doesn’t give students many opportunities to practice their skills as citizens of digital communities. This article explores strategies to help digital citizens engage with empathy.
This article describes how teachers can effectively teach digital citizenship and provides resources to help teachers learn more about weaving digital citizenship throughout instruction.
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How does news get from the front lines to your feed? Let’s take a look behind the curtain... Students will gain an understanding of what constitutes broadcast news and how it’s produced. They will use this knowledge to work backwards, investigating and critically analyzing news stories they’ve recently encountered. Click on the Activities Tab to complete the lesson.
This is an assessment from the Stanford History Education Group's Civic Online Reasoning curriculum. This is to assess how well students can assess information/claims that they find on social media. This is an assessment that is housed on Google Forms. You will be prompted to make a copy of the assessment which you can be distributed to students.
This is a lesson plan created to help students in 6th grade cement their understanding of the digital citizenship they have learned in their years of elementary school. This will be done as a collaborative group project. Students will revieiw the ISTE Digital Citizen standards, create Interland-style questions that relate to this standard (geared toward a 4th grade audience), create a question slide and an answer slide, and then create an internaut-style character to use on their slides.
Students will explore how to have a positive digital identity. They will demonstrate their learning by creating a digital portfolio that reflects their personal interests, achievements, and goals
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This lesson is designed to further student understanding of what it looks like to be a good Digital Citizen in their community. Students will use the medium of filmmaking to share their understanding of digital citizenship and to either portray a fictional scenario involving a digital citizenship principle or a documentary-style clip sharing information about digital citizenship.Event Photographer and Videographer Icon courtesy of canva for education wichaiwi from WiStudio
This lesson is to help students understand the importance of being a good digital citizen. There are resources attached for students to look through to help them with their assignment. We must all learn to be good digitial citizens. It is important in the digital age we live in, that students are explicitly instructed on what that looks like. Pic: https://unsplash.com/@kimberlyfarmer
A lesson that teaches Digital Citizenship by providing students and parents Digital Citizenship resources and has the students create a infographic about one specific element of Digital CitizenshipImage by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay
This lesson has students practice having polite and postive online interactions with eachother. It is specifically done through Canvas, so any teacher who uses this lesson will want to be familiar with using Canvas, specifically Canvas Discussions.
Using technology well and understanding how online actions affect self and others are foundational skills. These skills are necessary to understand the importance of teaching digital citizenship in today’s educational environments.
This lesson will teach students about using and citing sources in their digital presentations. They will demonstrate their understanding by completing a project that requires finding images online, and giving credit for those sources that are used. Title Image: https://pixabay.com/vectors/laptop-girl-woman-people-computer-40935/