EGUSD Digital Citizenship

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EGUSD Digital Citizenship


Teacher and technology integration specialist for the Elk Grove USD


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

Mobile phone with apps

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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#DigCit Tweet Chat

Photo of students using tablets

We’ve marked our calendars for 5:00 pm (PST), February 6, to join Illinois #FutureReady librarian and author Kristen Mattson for the #michED Tweet chat on digital citizenship. Tweet chats are public conversations, via Twitter, connected by a unique hashtag (#). No matter where you are teaching, digital citizenship conversations have much in common. In fact, many of our best […]

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New Curriculum for Empowering Students to Protect Their Online Privacy

Data Privacy Day

Last Sunday, we had the opportunity to attend the EdTechTeam Google Summit at Roseville High School, where we learned about Google’s Applied Digital Skills Curriculum. This newest project from the EdTechTeam has three big selling points: The lessons are correlated to ISTE Standards and Integrated with Google Classroom, with an emphasis on digital citizenship. The lessons address […]

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KAMS #DigCit Parent Outreach

KAMS EGUSD Digital Citizenship Badge

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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Digital Citizenship in the 2018-2019 School Year

As a district, EGUSD has long recognized the importance of teaching and modeling positive digital citizenship. Other districts have even reached out to us for guidance in implementing a K-12 program and working towards Common Sense District certification, which EGUSD has earned for another year. “We applaud the faculty and staff of the Elk Grove […]

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Addressing the Need for Media Literacy

Digital Citizenship 4 Foci

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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Defining Bullying and Cyberbullying

School fight on cell phone

“Isn’t ‘cyberbullying’ just another form of ‘bullying’? Why label it as a separate issue?” We have been asked this question a number of times. And, yes, we agree that cyberbullying is a form of bullying. Ideally, there would not be a need to add “cyber” in front of “bullying.” However, based on regional, community and […]

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Media Literacy – Defining and Teaching a Must-Have Skill

Photo of teacher and student in front of computer

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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