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Technology and Students’ Mental Health in the Age of COVID-19

It has been over a year since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and a lot has changed in our world. It has become mandatory for people of all ages to use digital platforms to communicate with others and complete basic tasks for school and work. Coupled with this increase in technology use, we have […]

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Celebrating Digital Learning Day- February 25, 2021

    Over the past year, the landscape of digital learning has changed dramatically. Teachers who previously looked at digital tools as optional have learned how to utilize these tools for daily interaction with their students and as primary vehicles for instruction, student practice, and assessing progress. Now more than ever, it is essential to […]

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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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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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#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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#CUE19 – A few #DigCit takeaways

CUE conference

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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