Crozier Module 3

Module 3 - Digital Citizenship

January 27, 2017



Teachers will:

  • Deepen their understanding of digital citizenship and the topics it encompasses (e.g., cyberbullying, Internet safety, etc.)
  • Explore strategies for supporting students to grow in responsibility and become upstanding digital citizens (“behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world”), by incorporating digital citizenship curriculum into academic lessons
  • Develop action plans for including or expanding digital citizenship information and activities


Topics/Activities Handouts/Resrouces

Defining Digital Citizenship


Activity questions:  Turn and talk to a partner.

What stood out for you from this video?

How do *you* define digital citizenship?


Group discussion

How has your district/site approached promoting Digital Citizenship for students, teachers (staff) and parents?


Another approach:

Don’t Teach Digital Citizenship, Embed It!

By Heather Marrs in the ISTE website.

What is Digital Citizenship?



Don't Teach Digital Citizenship, Embed It!

Exploring Digital Citizenship Curriculum


Activity: 9 Scenarios


Activity: Chart It


Activity:  Investigation of Common Sense Media (CSM) scope and sequence, lessons and other resources.


Select a topic of interest to focus on that you would like to learn more about, that you might be able to incorporate into a lesson in your classroom this year as you work to support your students’ growth in responsibility and Digital Citizenship.

Share your discoveries by contributing to the Digital Citizenship Resources Form (Digital Jigsaw)


Share the name and URL of the resource you discovered, the topic and your comments about the resource

Write a two-sentence annotation about the resource or lesson.

Nine Internet Safety Scenarios for Digital Citizenship Lessons


Chart It


CSM Scope and Sequence


Digital Life 101


Digital  Jigsaw


Creative Commons Creative Commons Licenses

Exploring Plagiarism Common Sense Media resources

     Framing the topic in your classroom

     Write a student friendly definition of plagiarism

     Explore the resources.


Copyright free images and videos


Teaching Copyright Resources

Top 10 Best websites for Teachers to Check for Plagiarism


Try Paperrater!




Teaching Copyright

Legal and Policy Frameworks (Presentation)

Activity:  Looking at Resources with an emphasis on gaps in your site’s program.

Find the best resource for students for future Advisory/assembly/homeroom lessons on  





Please see Resource list at bottom of page


Legal Roadmap


E-rate compliance website for teachers -- Speaks to the legal requirements by the state and federal programs


CIPA FCC Guidelines

Critical Thinking


Introduction to website evaluation



Explore the 21st Century Fluency website


Develop a lesson, or include in an existing lesson, 21st Century Fluency evaluation criteria.

21st Century Fluency


Hoax Websites

TeachBytes: 10 Hilarious Hoax Sites….


Phil Bradley 1


Phil Bradley 2



What is the difference between digital literacy and digital citizenship?



Exploring Additional Resources


From Fagen Friedman and Fulfrost, LLP

Responding to Cyberbullying: An Administrator’s Guide (PDF)


[email protected] Citizenship Summary


Sample Bullying Response, Investigation and Prevention Checklist


Cyberbullying Research Center Educator Resources


Digital Bytes


Brain Pop Netiquette


LAUSD middle school resources



Commonsense Media

One of the richest, most well organized sites around all issues of media and its relationship to children.  Has resources for teachers, parents, students.  Well-constructed lessons.

Digital Bytes (geared at 13 year olds and up)


State of California Resources from the State Justice Dept.

Clearly organized and rocking list of resources, research and curricula

Stop Bullying  --

Federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Very nice summary of state laws around bullying, an app for smartphones, 38 videos (many cartoon based), several print resources for download, good resource list.

Youth Privacy from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Yes, Canada has a whole government office devoted to privacy. Has a graphic novel about teen privacy. Tools, videos, lesson plans.


Cybersafety resources for parents, students, administrators and teachers.  

Check out the Password Rap in teacher resources.


Actual Text of Chavez AB 307 (2006) - - Making Safer Choices Online

A student site with games, videos, activities that make good points in a non-preachy way.

Not In Our Town

English and Spanish Resources - Not specifically about internet safety but about intolerance that leads to cyber bullying

Building Intentional Communities

This is a commercial site that wants to see you buy their training program but they have an excellent free resource list that can offer many conversation starters and ideas.  Not specifically built around cyber bullying but the root causes.  



Electronic Frontier Foundation: Teaching Copyright  http://www.teachingcopyright.or

Copyright Quiz:

Tech&Learning articles:

“Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This… Then…,” by Silvia Tolisano, 7/18/14

“Kindergarten Copyright,” by Rosemary Shaw. T&L 2003

Creative Commons:


“Fighting Plagiarism,” by Jamie McKenzie, May, 2013

“Anti-Plagiarism Strategies for Research Papers,” by Robert Harris, updated 12/30/13

“Teachers Should Know Copyright from Wrong,” by Star Lawrence, March, 2008

Cyber Smart:


Scenarios -- Pre-written sources to modify or select the most appropriate for your challenges   This set of scenarios comes from Australia.  The PMI refers to Plusses, Minuses and Information needed.


Next Steps --

  • Discuss in a grade level or content area meeting how your group will approach teaching Digital Citizenship

Possible discussion questions:

Have you personally experienced incidences of students being unsafe online?

What strategies or approaches did you choose when you had to respond to an incident of unsafe student behavior?

How have you supported students to develop as digital citizens?

What questions or concerns have surfaced for you regarding the use of these devices at home?

How does digital safety fit into the overall curriculum?

  • Incorporate Digital Citizenship topics into school curriculum.


Follow-up suggestions:

  • School sets a schedule for the delivery of the digital citizenship curriculum.
  • Teachers investigate other digital citizenship tools by searching the S2H database
  • Additional PD on this topic


Module 3: Digital Citizenship



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