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Digital Citizenship in a Time of #RemoteLearning

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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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#CUE19 – A few #DigCit takeaways

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Attending a CUE conference is always worth the 9-hour drive from Elk Grove, CA to Palm Springs, CA. Last week’s #CUE19 three-day conference delivered on the promise to provide “dozens of workshops – hundreds of sessions – countless memories” – along with a number of digital citizenship/media literacy takeaways: Got DigCit?  As the co-directors of […]

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How Can a Distracted Generation Learn Anything? – An Interview with BBC

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Two weeks ago, thanks to a referral from Common Sense, we received an email from Nicholas Mancall-Bitel, a freelance writer, working on an article for BBC Capital about the challenges of teaching Gen Z (ages 10-24) and Gen Alpha (ages 0-9) students. On the topic of teaching to a “distracted generation,” Mancall-Bitel’s focus was on how teachers can […]

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KAMS #DigCit Parent Outreach

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In the #DigCit spotlight … Parent outreach is an essential component of an effective digital citizenship program. Each year, we ask all EGUSD Digital Citizenship Site Coordinators/schools to include a parent component in their annual Digital Citizenship Implementation Plans. Yesterday we had the pleasure of seeing first-hand how Katherine L. Albiani Middle School (KAMS) staff […]

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Addressing the Need for Media Literacy

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In the eight years that EGUSD’s digital citizenship program has been in place, new challenges and new resources have necessitated regular updates to this website, which is organized around our four main themes: cyberbullying, digital footprint, protecting privacy and intellectual property. While these four themes still remain at the heart of our program, we recognize that […]

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

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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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Media Literacy – Defining and Teaching a Must-Have Skill

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It would be difficult to read a newspaper, listen to a news broadcast, or open any social media site without seeing some reference to “fake news.” NPR NewsHour’s  recent interview How online hoaxes and fake news played a role in the election highlights this growing concern. There is definitely a need to bring media literacy into […]

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Digital Citizenship Week 2016

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“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

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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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5th Graders Produce Video to Teach about Creative Commons Licensing

We are thrilled to showcase the work of Jim Bentley’s 5th grade class at Foulks Ranch Elementary School. The students enthusiastically responded to our request to produce a video that would teach students (and teachers) what Creative Commons licensing is all about. Given how easy it is to publish to the Internet, it is essential that […]

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