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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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#DigCit in the 2019-2020 School Year

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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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#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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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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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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