Digital Citizenship

Digital citizenship in a 1:1 technology environment goes beyond the usual internet safety. It also has to be addressed right from the start so that the students as well as the teachers have a successful school year using technology in the classroom. Make sure you set expectations for how the devices should be treated. Students typically have a hard time discerning between how they use the devices at home versus school.

The number one factor in the success of the use of technology in your classroom is how devices are being utilized by the students.  However, setting some ground rules (just like all procedures) will help ensure an exciting learning experience this year. 

I have compiled a list of resources that you are welcome to use as you wish. These are not provided with the intent that the teacher uses everything posted. However, I do ask that every teacher that comes across this page at least use something in order to increase awareness of the need to maintain a "digital footprint." Some I created, and some are from Common Sense Media and Brainpop. (If you are an East Noble employee, contact me and I can give you the password for Brainpop.)  After two weeks, please video a student telling what they think the most important thing is remember when using their device (iPod, iPad, or laptop.)

Weeks 1 and 2

Respect the Device


Assignment: create a short video asking ONE student what they think the most important thing is to remember when using their device. (For younger grades, you may actually have to use the words "iPod/iPad" instead of device.) Have students email it to lyoder@eastnoble.net with "Respect" in the subject line. 

Weeks 3 and 4

Internet Safety

K-2
3-4
5-6
Assignment: As a whole-class activity or individual students create a digital poster showing what "digital footprint" means or what it means to be safe on the internet. (For younger grades, teachers could use www.popplet.com or www.padlet.com. Students with iPads could use Pic Collage or Popplet. Students with laptops could use Publisher.) Email it to with "Safety" in the subject line.

Weeks 5 and 6

Personal Information

K-2
3-4
5-6
Assignment: As a whole-class activity or individual students create a digital poster showing what personal information is. (For younger grades, teachers could use www.popplet.com or www.padlet.com. Students with iPads could use Pic Collage or Popplet. Students with laptops could use Publisher.) Email it to me with "Personal" in the subject line.


Weeks 7 and 8

Netiquette

K-2
3-4

5-6
Assignment: As a whole-class activity or individual students send an email to me (with "netiquette" in the subject line) telling some rules for how to speak properly online. They need to use a subject, complete sentences, and their first name at the end. (If you have a more creative activity for them to send to me, that is fine as well.)