Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tool # 10 : Digital Citizenship

1.  Three things that I want my students to understand about being good digital citizens are:
1)       The importance of using responsible and appropriate behavior when utilizing technology.
2)      The importance of staying safe online by asking the teacher/parents before entering a new link/website.
3)      The importance of protecting their passwords. 

2.  I would use BrainPOP Spotlight: Digital Citizenship. I also liked NetSmarthz Kids: Bad Netiquette Stinks’ video. 

3. I would introduce the idea by discussing the importance of being safe in the playground and then making the connection to being safe on the internet.  I would explain to students that there's no distinction between offline and online behavior.  I would use the NetSmarthz Kids’ video to show my students examples of good and bad digital manners.

4. I think Back to School Night would be a great opportunity to introduce digital citizenship to parents.  I could also include in my weekly newsletter technology updates, appropriate technology usage and safety tips to discuss with their child.


  1. Great ideas! Now make it happen! I can't wait to see all of these ideas put into use this school year!

  2. Back to School Night sounds like great opportunity to introduce digital citizenship to parents. Good idea!