Digital Citizenship & Information Literacy

Digital Citizenship

According to Common Sense Media, digital citizenship is the responsible, safe and respectful use of technology. Included under the umbrella of Digital Citizenship are the following topics:

  • Internet Safety
  • Privacy & Security
  • Relationships & Communication
  • Cyberbully & Digital Drama
  • Digital Footprint & Reputation
  • Self-Image and Identity
  • Information Literacy
  • Creative Credit & Copyright

Go to Common Sense Media's web site and explore their resources and curriculum. Their curriculum and resources are divided into grade categories K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Additionally, they have a multitude of resources for teachers to share with parents and for parents to access themselves. This summary "Our K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum" is an excellent overview of the topics listed above.

For this course we are going to take a closer look at Information Literacy, Creative Credit & Copyright and Cyberbully & Digital Drama.

Information Literacy

Go to Common Sense Media and read their definition of Information Literacy, What to Know and Why Teach It? sections.

Once you've completed this brief introduction of Information Literacy, watch the videos below which are examples of how other teachers have begun to integrate information literacy practices into their classrooms.