“If you are on social media, and you are not learning, not laughing, not being inspired or not networking, then you are using it wrong.” ― Germany Kent
The only constant in this world is change. The world that many educators grew up in does not exist for our students today. We are connected to the world like never before, but the the world also has unprecedented access to us.
It is important for educators, students, and parents to recognize that we all have a digital footprint. This footprint can be used for good or bad. I like to tell my students that the each are building a digital tattoo. I like this analogy because once we share something with the digital world it is very hard to erase it.
I believe all educators have responsibility to help our students become digitally literate and I my PLN has been helping me organize these resources.
Featured Digital Citizenship & Digital Literacy Resources
- Be Internet Awesome - Google's Digital Safety Resources for the classroom and home.
- Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship - Empower your students to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions online.
- Google Digital Citizenship & Safety Course - Learn how to stay safe online and equip your students to become responsible digital citizens with this free and interactive course.
- ISTE - Digital Citizenship - Articles and resources connected to digital citizenship in schools.
- Resources - Safety Center - Google - Google and their partners have compiled a short list of helpful resources for getting to know the web.
- Common Sense Education YouTube Channel - Videos include tips on teaching with technology, lessons on digital citizenship, and ways teachers can protect students’ privacy on social media.
Additional resources and a Digital Literacy Video Playlist can be found on our website.