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Digital Citizenship Week – October 19–23, 2020

Digital Citizenship Week

Common Sense Media sums it up in one sentence… “This year more than ever, we are all digital citizens.” While the transition from in-person learning to distance learning has been challenging for everyone, EGUSD teachers have already shared that online learning has led to impactful conversations about digital citizenship in the online classroom communities they […]

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Navigating Election News/Media – Preparing Students to Become Informed & Engaged Voters

On Sept. 1, 2020 the EGUSD Board of Education passed Resolution No. 15 – High School Voter Education Weeks declaring September 14‐25, 2020, as High School Voter Education Weeks – encouraging schools throughout EGUSD to participate in programs and activities that help get eligible students registered to vote, while encouraging others to become informed and […]

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Digital Citizenship in a Time of #RemoteLearning

EGUSD Distance Learning Laptop

With more people than ever spending time and communicating online due to the COVID-19 virus “stay at home/shelter in place” orders throughout the country, it is important to remember basic media literacy skills and digital citizenship/internet safety guidelines when reading news articles, doing research, exploring new websites, apps and using online tools.  As we move […]

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From Digital Citizenship Week to Media Literacy Week

Stand Up Speak Out Against Bullying Event

Every October, we look forward to showcasing how EGUSD students are celebrating Digital Citizenship Week. This year, students at Joseph Kerr Middle School got a head start on #DigCitWeek with a guest speaker. Students from Roy Herburger Elementary School attended the annual Stand Up, Speak Out Against Bullying Rally. Joseph Kerr Middle School – Social […]

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#DigCit in the 2019-2020 School Year

Hoaxes and Fakes thumbnail

As students and staff settle into the school year, we thought we’d share some of the new resources we’ve gathered over the summer, from attending the ISTE 2019 (International Society for Technology Education) Conference, to Common Sense releasing their new curriculum. Once again digital citizenship is brought to the forefront. We are honored and excited […]

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Social Media, Cyberbullying and the Role of the Bystander – Change Is Coming

Ed Peisner from The Organization for Social Media Safety

Throughout history, the role of the bystander has been attributed to inciting countless bad things. Today, bystanders are involved in most cyberbullying incidents – with no consequences for their actions or lack of action. Change is coming. We recently attended a Parent Night presentation at Joseph Kerr Middle School (JKMS) from the Organization for Social […]

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Online Challenges and Social Media

Social Challenges TN

The purpose of this post is to inform you about the student “challenges” being shared throughout social media. Our student’s well-being and safety remains a top priority, and as a Common Sense Media certified district in digital citizenship, we want to make you aware of specific “challenges” noted in an article published by commonsensemedia.org that […]

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EGUSD Educators #DigCitCommit for #DigCitWeek

Students at the CA Museum Unity Center Unity Needs You Display

Educators throughout Elk Grove Unified guided and supported students through numerous #DigCitWeek activities. Some of the activities represent projects that students will continue their involvement in throughout the school year, while other activities were specifically inspired by the October 15-19 Digital Citizenship Week timeframe. As you can see from the samples below, elementary, middle and […]

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Digital Citizenship Week: Oct.15-19

Digital Citizenship Week

All of our EGUSD Digital Citizenship Site Coordinators have been busy submitting their site implementation plans for the 2018-19 school year. We are looking forward to showcasing what our schools do to celebrate Digital Citizenship Week, part of National Bullying Prevention Month. We are also excited by a recent invitation from EdWeb, Common Sense and ISTE […]

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Keeping your kids safe online this summer

Mobile phone on the beach

Summer break is already here for some and fast approaching for others. With school being out and students spending more free time online and on their mobile devices, it’s important to be aware of ongoing risks in the cyber world. In addition to cyberbullying and exposure to inappropriate content, children need an awareness that threats […]

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