3 HOT Digital Resources for Teaching Digital Citizenship
As educators we teach children the fundamentals of math, science and english, now we are called to teach the "digital natives" how to develop digital citizenship. For some, this maybe overwhelming. Some of our children can tweet, blog and watch video's at the same time while navigating the digital world. While we spend endless hours writing lesson plans and creating webpages such as this. However, the time is now that we as a community practice "good" digital citizenship and demonstrate digital leadership to the digital generation.
- www.brainpop.com/digitalcitizenship/ - Brainpop is an online paid resource that teaches students with videos, games and puzzles. There is an option to use Brainpop from home with a subscription. Brainpop also has a portion of their learning platform dealing with Digital Citizenship which comes with lesson plans and short films to help engage the students.
- www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship - Common Sense Education is a big player in the quest for teaching Digital Citizenship. A lot of the resources out there are sponsered by them. They offer tons of lesson plans and activites for students, teachers and families. You can also search for specific digital citizenship resources with them.
- www.digizen.org/ - Digizen is a branch of Children's International that focuses on social media and cyberbullying. They offer great resources for parents and teachers alike. Students can become digital detectives and are taken on a hunt for what is wrong in some of the scenario's played out in the role playing features of this site.
Let's curate some information.
Take a look at the resources I have gathered on Pinterest. Some of them may also come from the digital resources from above but I have gathered them together for an easy access point of information. Feel free to follow and add to the pins as you see fit.
Pearltrees is another curation plateform. I have gathered tools to help educators, student and parents learn more about digital citizenship an what it means. There are also articles that have been linked. Feel free to follow and add more to the tree as you see fit.
Articles of Interest
Casa Todd, Jennifer. "Social Leadia." Retrieved from: https://www.socialleadia.org/
This is a must follow site/twitter account. Jennifer Casa Todd's book Social Leadia should be on every Future Ready Librarians reading list. Her website and twitter accounts supplement her book and offer a lot of resources as well as a place for educators to collaborate. Be a part of the Social Leadia team!
Hefley, Susan. (2018, May 10). Moving to Digital Leadership: the theory. Retrieved from: http://librarian92.wixsite.com/susanhefley/single-post/2018/05/10/Moving-to-Digital-Leadership-the-theory
A must follow blogger! Susan Hefley is totally intune with what is going on with Digital Leaders. I really think this Media Specialist blogger is heading for the future.
Park, Jane. (2013, Sept. 25). Open Curriculum Alternative to MPAA's New Anti-Piracy Campaign for Kids. Retrieved from: https://creativecommons.org/2013/09/25/open-curriculum-alternatives-to-mpaas-new-anti-piracy-campaign-for-kids/
This article is fantastic! Here you can find resources for teaching and learning about copyright and digital citizenship. They even have a small question and answer section if you have questions about fair use. I highly recommend saving creative commons in the tool bar of all the 1:1 computers so the students can have the resource at their finger tips.
Miller, B. (2016). Can I Use This App or Website for My Class? What to Know about Instructing Teachers and Students on Digital Citizenship, Digital Footprints, and Cybersafety. Knowledge Quest, 44(4), 22-29.
This article talks about some of the dangers we face as teachers when we are not clear about digital usage.
LaGarde, J., & Hudgins, D. (2018). Fact vs. fiction: Teaching critical thinking skills in the age of fake news. USA: International Society for Technology in
I highly recommend this book for all middle and high schools. Jennifer and Darren do a really good job of helping educators present this tough ever changing topic to students.