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 schools do to celebrate National Bullying Prevention Month and Digital Citizenship Week. Below we’ve listed some resources to ignite conversations and actions. We invite you to explore something new during Digital Citizenship Week.
California Department of Education
The California Department of Education, in collaboration with Common Sense Media and the California State legislature, will celebrate Digital Citizenship Week October 16-20, 2017. This celebration will continue ongoing efforts to teach students how to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions in the digital world.
This years’ topics include:
- Evaluating Sources/Fake News
- Social media
- Smart Device use
- Positive online presence
The CDE’s weekly plan of events for Digital Citizenship Week provides links to Common Sense Media Lessons for educators and family resource/activity links in both English and Spanish. You can download the Digital Citizenship Weekly Plan from their website.
“More than ever, it is crucial that our students and their families have the knowledge and tools to safely navigate the digital world we live in today,” Torlakson said. “The CDE and our partners have put together a curriculum of instruction addressing online security, privacy, cyberbullying, sourcing, verifying news sources, and other ways to make smart, safe, and ethical digital choices.”
Common Sense Media – Get Dig Cit-Ready
Common Sense Media rolled out their Get Dig Cit-Ready Campaign for Digital Citizenship Week a few days ago.
“Internet safety? Creative copyright? Fake news? With so many topics on your “to teach” list that go above and beyond the core curriculum, it’s essential to have a game plan.”
Share Your #DigCitMoment
There’s a chance for a #digcitmoment in your classroom every single day – Common Sense Media invites you to submit your story!
Following Twitter hashtags such as #DigCit will bring up collective resources and conversations. If you would like to delve into digital citizenship issues via a Professional Learning Network (PLN), Twitter is a great starting point.
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
Share the ISTE Infographic: Citizenship in the Digital Age on your classroom blog or website. See how the characteristics of a good citizen parallel — and differ from — those of a good digital citizen.
Download the ISTE – free digital citizenship guide
9 ways to enhance students’ safety, creativity and empathy.
Note: You will need to fill out a form to get your free guide.
CUE SF: Digital Citizenship Educator Night at Clever!
Network with other educators passionate about preparing our students with Digital Citizenship skills from around the Bay Area.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM PDT
1263 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
“Join CUE SF for their Digital Citizenship Educator Night at Clever and learn about an exciting lineup of tools and resources to prepare educators for Digital Citizenship Week! In partnership with Clever and San Francisco Unified School District’s Department of Technology, CUE SF will be hosting resources and demos from Common Sense Education, Nearpod, iCanHelp, Everfi and even some fun videos and resources from Flocabulary!”
Stand Up Speak Out! Against Bullying
Interested in attending something more local to the Elk Grove/Sacramento area?
October is National Bullying Month and Cyberbullying is a key component. You are invited to join multiple districts, including EGUSD, at the 5th Annual Youth Rally. The previous year’s youth rallies took place on the steps of the California State Capitol; this year the event has moved to the California Museum – Unity Center.
Stand Up Speak Out! 5th Annual Youth Rally
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
CA Museum – Unity Center
1020 O Street, Downtown Sacramento
Know Your Apps
Video chat and anonymous apps are being used by most teens with access to a mobile device. Have you heard of Housechat, Sarahah or TBH?
Visit the EGUSD Digital Citizenship Social Media 101 page to familiarize yourself with the apps our students/children are using. Let us know if you have an app to add – because it’s difficult to keep up as new ones arrive in the app stores weekly.
EGUSD Digital Kids, Digital Classrooms Saturday Seminar
We are currently working on developing a workshop for our EGUSD Digital Kids, Digital Classrooms – Saturday Seminar on January 27, 2018, that focuses on Teaching Media Literacy – Evaluating Sources/Fake News. We look forward to this opportunity to share resources, best practices and frequently asked questions on a very current topic in digital citizenship. We agree with the stance that CA State Legislature has recently crafted regarding the importance of media literacy.
“Media literacy means the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and use media and encompasses the foundational skills that lead to digital citizenship.”
Be on the lookout for our workshop once registration opens.
We realize this is a lengthy post, but with so many great resources, we wanted to post them in one place. As always, if you have additional resources to share, please leave a comment below.