Tech Tip Tuesday – Episode 8 – Digital Citizenship & Becoming a Common Sense Educator
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Digital Citizenship is not a new term, but one that has surfaced recently due to the amount of technology available and used, especially in schools.
The six components of the CSE curriculum are:
- Media Balance and Well Being
- Privacy and Security
- Digital Footprint and Identity
- Relationships and Communication
- Cyberbullying/Digital Drama and Hate Speech
- News & Media Literacy.
There are requirements to meet any of the recognitions I just mentioned, but one I thought you might be interested in is becoming an educator. To become an Educator CS requires that a teacher
- Have professional development, either in person or using their resources.
- Help students build lifelong skills and guide families. Some ideas of how to achieve this are to:
- K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum
- Use their Digital Passport or Digital Compass games
- Share Family Engagement Resources and have them complete the Common Sense Education Family Media Agreement.
- Share one or more Family Tip(s) that align with lessons taught in your school.
- Share articles and parenting advice from Common Sense Media.
- Host an in-person event for parents, caregivers, and family members (with ready-made slides!).
- Invite families to participate in the Common Sense Tech Balance text program.
If you are interested in more information on how you can become a CSE please reach out to the Instructional Technology Department. We would love to help in any way we can.
Explore these Resources
Teaching Digital Citizens in a Digital World : Article
Extension of the week:
Use your microphone to exchange a URL with other devices. This means I can:
- Go to a website I want my students to visit
- Click on Google Tone
- The URL will pop-up for the students to click on
- Everyone is on the same website
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