Every year in October we talk with our students about the importance of being good digital citizens. We know that curating good digital citizens is vital to their future successes. At each grade level we focused on specific aspects of being a good digital citizen. These conversations will continue through out the school year as we continue to provide our students with opportunities to demonstrate digital citizenship.
In Kindergarten, we focused on going places safely online. The emphasis with students was to make sure to always ask for permission before getting on a device, only talk to people they know and make sure that they are always visiting a 'just right' place for them.
In First grade, we focused on their digital footprint. All First grade students will be piloting a program called SeeSaw. This app will allow them to share information (projects and school activities) with a specific audience. More information about this program will be sent home in the future. We spent our time discussing what types of things are appropriate to share online.
Our Second and Third grade students focused on passwords. We discussed why passwords are necessary, who they should be shared with and how to create a secure password. In addition, we reviewed what it means to be a good digital citizen in general.
Many of the lessons and resources we used came from Common Sense Media.
In 2016 our school was named a Common Sense Media certified school.
I am Shawna Lewis, Media Specialist at Cline Elementary. I teach on a K-3 campus and I see approximately 800 students on a 6 day rotation.