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Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup

Check out Edutopia's collection of articles, videos, and other resources on internet safety, cyberbullying, digital responsibility, and media and digital literacy.
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Internet Safety and Cyberbullying

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Digital Responsibility

  • Five-Minute Film Festival: Are We Addicted to Technology? by Amy Erin Borovoy (2014)

    Can't put down your device? Obsessing over social media? You may want to dig in to this playlist of videos and resources to help educators, parents, and students reflect on their relationship with technology.

  • Common Core in Action: Teaching Online Ethics, by Heather Wolpert-Gawron (2014)

    Wolpert-Gawron looks at a key element of digital citizenship -- responsible use of intellectual property -- and slots it into the eighth grade Common Core Standard for gathering, using, and attributing relevant information.

  • Five-Minute Film Festival: Copyright and Fair Use for Educators, by Amy Borovoy (2013)

    In K-12 education, it's a challenge to navigate the copyright and fair use waters. What can educators use? How can they use it? VideoAmy has collected some fun, engaging videos to help teachers and students understand the confusing subject.

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Media and Digital Literacy

  • School-Wide Twitter Chats, by Stephen Baker (2014)

    New Zealand schools explore the learning potential of social media with weekly education-based Twitter chats for students.

  • Big Thinker: Mimi Ito on Learning in Social Media Spaces, by Edutopia Staff (2013)

    Mimi Ito, an expert in young people's use of digital media, shares her research on informal learning in online communities, where students can build technology skills, learn media literacy, and create and share their work.

  • Introducing Social Media to Elementary Students, by Beth Holland (2013)

    Holland, communication coordinator and instructor at EdTech Teacher, gives three age-appropriate examples of introducing social media to children in the lower elementary grades.

  • Digital Native vs Digital Citizen? Examining a Dangerous Stereotype, by Mary Beth Hertz (2012)

    Hertz invites us to look at our assumptions that all kids are born tech-savvy and encourages us to think more globally about how we can teach them to thrive as citizens in a digital world.

  • Media and Digital Literacy: Resources for Parents, by Common Sense Media (2012)

    Young people are immersed in technology in ways previous generations could not have imagined. Common Sense Media has compiled this list of resources for parents seeking advice and information about how to help their children explore smartly and stay safe.

  • Plan a "Digital Family Summit" to Engage Students and Parents, by Joe Mazza (2012)

    Principal Mazza recounts his visit to the Digital Family Summit and talks about how, with digital media, children and their parents can learn and play together.

  • Why Media Literacy is Not Just for Kids, by Suzie Boss (2011)

    Education journalist Boss proposes that media and digital literacy is not just for students, but essential for all citizens nationwide.

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Other Resources From Edutopia

  • Digital Citizenship Week: 6 Resources for Educators, by Matt Davis (2014)

    Digital Citizenship Week is the perfect time for students and teachers to talk about online responsibility and safety. Davis has collected some of the best resources to bring digital citizenship into the classroom.

  • Social Media in Education: Resource Roundup, by Ashley Cronin (2014)

    This collection of blogs, articles, and videos from Edutopia aims to help teachers deploy social-media tools in the classroom to engage students in 21st-century learning.

  • The Path to Digital Citizenship, by Andrew Marcinek (2013)

    Marcinek looks at the ethical and practical sides of digital citizenship and suggests a mindful path for teaching the necessary skills in the elementary grades.

  • Ideas for Digital-Citizenship PBL Projects, by Andrew Miller (2013)

    Miller suggests using the PBL model to teach students the values of digital citizenship.

  • Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Digital Citizenship, by Amy Erin Borovoy (2012)

    VideoAmy explores the topic of digital citizenship with this playlist of videos on the importance of online safety, manners, privacy, and responsibility.

  • Discuss: Digital Citizenship

    Visit Edutopia's community to participate in discussions about internet safety, social media, digital and media literacy, and ways to teach about digital citizenship.

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Ashley Cronin's picture
Ashley Cronin
Digital Resource Curator

There are quite a few useful resources on the web related to digital citizenship, beyond the ones listed on this page. Are there other resources or specific websites that have been helpful? Please feel free to share!

Ashley Cronin's picture
Ashley Cronin
Digital Resource Curator

Lisa, thanks for sharing this. I love your toothpaste analogy: "Once you put your information out there, it is very hard to put back in!" So true!

Glen's picture
Vice President of California School Library Association

Remember the teacher librarians are trained to teach information literacy... An obvious point often missed in these discussions.

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