Friday, October 28, 2016

Digital Citizenship: Guiding Our Students to be Responsible Users of Technology

Teaching students to be responsible when using technology is very important in this day and age.  The average student spends about 8 hours interacting with some form of media every day of the week.  Often times they go unsupervised and receive little direction on how to navigate these waters.  Here are some resources that you may find useful as you help students learn about digital citizenship.

BrainPophttps://www.brainpop.com/technology/digitalcitizenship/

This is a collection of videos, games and activities that students can use to learn about computer viruses, conflict resolution, cyberbullying, digital etiquette, media literacy, plagiarism, etc.

Learning.comhttps://login.learning.com/

In Learning.com students in grades 1-8 can watch videos about netiquette, safe searching, sourcing and ethics, etc.

Common Sense Media-
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/digital-citizenship

Students can find games, stories, and activities here for grades 3-12.  Students can practice online safety and apply citizenship skills.  Here you can find many other resources including iBooks lessons, posters, and videos.

Nearpod
https://nearpod.com/s/digital-citizenship-W40

Want your presentation to be more interactive?  Here are some Nearpod presentations on digital citizenship.