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Digital Citizenship Week 2019 – So Many Possibilities…

Digital Citizenship Week

Mark your calendars: Digital Citizenship Week 2019 is October 14-18. All of our EGUSD Digital Citizenship Site Coordinators have been busy submitting their site implementation plans for the 2019-2020 school year, and we are encouraged to see that there have been some big changes over last year’s plans. We asked the question – If your […]

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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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Digital Citizenship – It’s not just for students

Ted Talk - Digital Footprint

A recent article by Keegan Korf, Embracing Our Digital Footprints and Guiding Students to Curate and Reshape Their Own, re-ignited a conversation on digital citizenship resources for adults. Until now, our focus has been predominately on students. While we provide a wide range of resources for teachers and parents to use with their students and their […]

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Facebook’s new Messenger Kids app – for children under the age of 13

facebook Messenger Kids App Icon

Facebook recently released a spin-off version of their Messenger app, designed specifically for children under the age of 13. Until now, Facebook has required users to be 13+ to create an account. Although Messenger Kids allows tweens into the world of Facebook Messenger, the program comes with built-in parental controls. Parents create the account and […]

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Digital Citizenship Week: Oct. 16-20

Digital Citizenship Week

All of our EGUSD Digital Citizenship Site Coordinators have been busy submitting their site implementation plans for the new school year and it’s refreshing to see changes that incorporate some of the new Common Sense Media and Google Be Internet Awesome materials we blogged about last month. We are looking forward to showcasing what our […]

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Teaching Digital Citizenship in 2017-18

CSM Digital Citizenship and Social and Emotional Learning

We wanted to share a couple of noteworthy resources for the new school year.  Common Sense Media has created a guide for all teachers: Digital Citizenship & Social and Emotional Learning. The guide contains a set of digital dilemmas that students may face at some point in their lives. Sample scenarios, such as the one […]

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Heading into the summer prepared for “challenges”

students using cell phone for photo

As we wrap up the 2016-17 school year, we want to thank all EGUSD school sites for implementing digital citizenship through lessons, parent nights, assemblies and on campus initiatives. With students heading into summer vacation, their well being and safety remains a priority. Vacation brings with it the reality of more screen time for our youth and the […]

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Digital Citizenship Week 2016

Stand Up, Speak Out! Against Bullying Photo

“WHEREAS, The recognition of Digital Citizenship Week is proposed in simultaneous recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month, Connected Educator Month, and National Cyber Security Awareness Month; and …” Did you hear? The California State Legislature has formally declared the week of October 16–22, 2016, as Digital Citizenship Week! Filed last month, ACR 203 integrates Digital Citizenship […]

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EGUSD Becomes First District in Sacramento Region to Become a Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Certified District

Photo of EGUSD students in front of chromebook

The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the first school district in Northern California to receive the Common Sense Media’s (CSM) Digital Citizenship District Certification. The certification demonstrates the District’s and its educators’ commitment in teaching students how to use technology in enriching and responsible ways. Given the pace at which new technology tools […]

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Elementary Digital Citizenship Pilot Program

Nearpod Google Hangout

Common Sense Media announced in August that they had teamed with Nearpod to offer a more interactive version of their digital citizenship curriculum. In partnering with Nearpod, they are able to offer a whole new level of engagement and features for teachers and students. Through open-ended response questions, instantly graded quizzes, interactive polls, homework assignments, videos and […]

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