Digital Citizenship Matters

When we place technology into the hands of our students, it is critical that we support them in understanding responsible, ethical, and legal use of the technology. These are the foundations of digital citizenship.

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Classroom Resources

Consider the traits that make up a responsible citizen. How different are these traits from those that we expect of a digital citizen? We expect our students to communicate in a clear and respectful manner in the more traditional forms of collaboration and engagement. These same expectations hold true in a digital world.

Our responsibility as educators is to understand how these traits transfer with the integration of technology, identify the traits within each learning opportunity, set clear expectations for the behaviors we expect from students, and model those behaviors in practical ways.

K–5 Digital Footprint lesson plan  ►
K–5 Digital Citizenship poster
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K–5 Digital Citizenship poster
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6–12 Digital Footprint lesson plan ►
6–12 Digital Citizenship poster
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6–12 Digital Citizenship poster
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Family Engagement

Building a culture of responsible technology use requires a community. In a successful digital culture, parents and family members support the practices and behaviors in the home environment, and are open to communication from the teacher.

Begin by suggesting ways for parents to talk to students about responsible technology use, and by providing resources to support them as their students engage with technology.

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includes suggestions for social networking, privacy controls, and home use.


Weston Kieschnick

Join us for Weston Kieschnick’s webinar “Going Digital and Getting Results: Successful Teaching and Learning in a 21st Century Classroom.” This session will address effective teaching and learning in today's blended learning environments. 

Monday, September 14
Duration: 45 minutes

Participants will learn how successful blended classrooms are integrating technology with purpose, see exemplars, and participate in designing lessons that consider Common Core, ISTE Standards, Digital Tools, Best Practice, Assessment, SAMR, and problem-solving practices. Additionally, attendants will gain insight and resources on enabling immediate implementation, building internal capacity, and developing a culture of positivity related to digital learning initiatives.

Please fill out the information below to register.


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