Celebrate Digital Learning Week With Online Resources

As we recognize Digital Learning Week in our classrooms, our job is to emphasize that whenever students use any type of technology, they are expected to be good digital citizens. Digital Citizenship goes beyond the classroom curriculum. It's important to empower today's generation with skills so they can actively participate in social justice through positive engagement with social media. Celebrate Digital Learning Week in your classrooms with the online resources I've provided. 

Here a girl sits at her computer which says "Digital Citizenship Week" - where she is celebrate digital learning week.

"Digital Citizenship is character education in this networked world."

1. Edutopia

Edutopia has provided 6 resources for educators to use with their students in practicing digital responsibility and online safety. (Even though this post is from 2013, the resources provided are still excellent.)

2. Digital Compass

Digital Compass provides an innovative way for middle school students to make responsible decisions in our digital world. The activities can be completed online or from the app. The students will love the characters for each area of digital citizenship.

3. Teaching Copyright

This Electronic Frontier Foundation has a complete curriculum in teaching copyright. Students share what they already know about copyright, the history of copyright and innovation, fair use and public domain, and more.

4. Common Sense Education

Common Sense Education has a complete k-12 curriculum which includes games and interactive activities, professional development, and family education.

5. Nearpod

Nearpod has partnered with Common Sense to develop a complete curriculum on Digital Citizenship. The curriculum is developed according to grade levels. The curriculum includes cyberbullying, cyber security, digital footprints, information literacy, Internet safety, and relationships and communication.

6. BrainPop

BrainPop has offered a free subscription in teaching digital citizenship.

The most important part of teaching digital citizenship in your classroom is modeling good digital citizenship behavior for your students. Everyone in the school and district has a role in modeling good citizenship. The following animation is an excellent video to share with your students.

For more resources to celebrate Digital Learning Week, visit my Teachers Pay Teachers Store.

Digital Citizenship Bundle - Click to get it from Teachers Pay Teachers     Click to purchase this digital citizenship resource from Teachers Pay Teachers for grades K-7

Digital Citizenship and Cyber Safety Interactive Notebook resource - click to purchase on TpT  

Celebrate Digital Learning Week with your elementary and middle school classroom or home school students. As teachers we need to emphasize that when a student uses technology they must be good digital citizens. Use the six websites, ideas, activities, and resources at this post to empower students with skills to actively participate in social justice through positive engagement with social media. Great for your Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, or 7th grade students.

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