Digital Citizenship

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Digital Citizenship is the norms of appropriate and responsible behavior with the use of technology. There are nine elements of digital citizenship: access, commerce, communication, literacy, etiquette, law, rights & responsibilities, health & wellness, and self-protection. 

Digital Citizenship is not just another teaching tool. It is a way of preparing our students for a world of technology. 

Recommendations for Classroom Practice
  • teach students the different elements of being a digital citizen
  • use the Technology Application TEKS in conjunction with curriculum to teach digital citizenship