Digital citizenship should always be a focus as students continue to use technology at school and home. Below you will find various resources to use with students and staff.
Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media's online interactive game, Digital Compass, is an excellent introduction to digital citizenship. Using an avatar, students use gamification to make digital citizenship choices and see outcomes of their decisions. With many different paths, students are encouraged to repeat the game to see different outcomes.
Google's Be Internet Awesome
Empower Confident Digital Explorers with Google
ISTE approved lesson plans have been created by Google to feature internet safety inside and outside the classroom. The Be Internet Awesome Curriculum provides teachers with lessons ready for implementation as well as methods to make home connections about these important topics.
Gamification to Teach Life Lessons
The use of games is an excellent way to provide instruction, especially on the subject of internet use and safety. Google has created 4 interactive worlds within Interland, which feature the pillars of their digital citizenship program.
Students navigate their avitar through the world using digital citizenship principles to conquer challenges.
While these games may appeal to younger, their message is inclusive of all age groups.
Start playing today and Be Internet Awesome.
Educational Resources on Implementing Digital Citizenship
Featured Short: "Taming the Social Networking Beast"
Assisting our parent community navigate digital citizenship is just as instrumental as student education. This parent resource, created by Whitney Tynes, facilitates some of the needed conversations.