Archive for the ‘digital citizenship’ Category

Great resources by age group at


The issue of cyber hygene is especially importyant to teach to learners as part of the digital curriculum! More at

And when is it time to pull the plug? Read here a good discussion in Need to Go on a ‘Tech Diet’? Current Ways to Fight Your Device Addiction at

Teach learners about digital citizenship with free resources using Be Internet Awesome .  


Teachers, this is a good PD offer for all who need to catch up on digital literacy at .  Did I mention it is free?  And did I mention that you will receive a free curriculum for your own teaching after the completion of the course?  Excerpt of Course content:

The course includes five interactive units:

  • Teaching students about internet safety and privacy, including setting strong passwords and privacy settings
  • Staying safe on the go by securing your mobile device and avoiding harmful downloads on your smartphone
  • Savvy searching, to help students evaluate the credibility of online sources of information
  • Staying safe from phishing and other scams
  • Managing online reputation, including protecting sensitive information


Three out of four college and university students think technology has had a positive impact on their academic success, according to a recent survey. Their preferred tech tools are laptops and smartphones, and they look to their institutions to provide the software applications and resources they need. And most are satisfied with the variety of IT resources available to them.

Read more in Survey: Most Students Say Technology Boosts Academic Success at

What is it and how can it be taught


What a quality digital education looks like

A quality digital citizenship education must include opportunities for assessment and feedback. The assessment tools should be comprehensive as well as adaptive in order to evaluate not only hard but also soft DQ skills. Ultimately, such assessments should serve as a means of providing feedback that gives children a better understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses, so that they may find their own paths to success.

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