What kinds of responsibilities does a good digital citizen have?
Digital literacy classes teach students practical, responsible, and safe use of technology.
As we move into a digital world, it is imperative that we prepare our students with the knowledge to safely navigate through the everchanging online and technological landscapes. In alignment with our one-to-one iPad program, we introduce students to Digital Literacy in Fifth and Sixth Grades. Through this course, students are encouraged to consider seriously their actions in all electronic modes, to act safely and to be accountable for their actions now and in the future. Students must appreciate the speed with which technology shifts and learn to proceed with caution as they move through the amazing opportunities for human connectivity and learning.
Digital Literacy Fifth Grade is presented to students using Common Sense Media’s Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum for Fifth Grade, while our sixth grade students use Common Sense Media’s Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum for Sixth Through Eighth Grades.
Throughout the course students are asked to reflect on topics such as “Privacy and Security,” “Digital Footprint and Reputation,” “Self-Image and Identity,” “Creative Credit and Copyright,” “Relationships and Communication,” “Cyberbullying,” “Information Literacy,” and “Internet Safety.”