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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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PBS: We’ll Meet Again – Reiko Nagumo Reunited With Her Upstander

Upstanders, Not Bystanders

Thanks to an email from Julie Thomas, Library Archivist for California State University, Sacramento, we made sure to be home last Tuesday by 8:00 p.m. Julie’s subject line was a grabber for us: Reiko Nagumo “We’ll Meet Again.” Her message was short: “Here is the link to the We’ll Meet Again website and Reiko’s story is highlighted further down the […]

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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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National U.S. “Media Literacy Week” – November 6-10, 2017

Media Literacy Week Emoji

This week we join the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) in celebrating National Media Literacy Week.  Organizations, schools, educators and Media Literacy Week partners from all over the country have partnered with NAMLE to participate in events including #MediaLitWk classroom lessons, virtual events, online chats, screenings, PSA’s, panel discussions and more.  What is media […]

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EGUSD Students Stand Up and Speak Out Against Bullying

Stand Up Speak Out Against Bullying

Students from several of our EGUSD schools (Monterey Trail High School and Roy Herburger Elementary School) took the pledge to “Stand Up Speak Out” against bullying at the California Museum’s Unity Center as part of October’s National Bullying Prevention Month and Digital Citizenship Week celebrations. “The Unity Center at the California Museum celebrates the state’s […]

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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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Teaching About Intellectual Property – #Hyperdoc Style

Can I use that? Hyperdoc

We love the many ways teachers in the district are guiding student-centered conversations about building positive digital footprints, protecting online privacy, and confronting cyberbullying. A shout out to Common Sense Media, iKeepSafe, and Netsmartz for the wealth of free resources and lessons you provide to schools on these key digital citizenship topics. EGUSD’s 4 digital citizenship themes – BY […]

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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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