Muir Module 7

Digital Citizenship
Muir Middle School ~ March 31, 2015

Objectives: Teacher will:

  • become familiar with resources for helping student become good digital citizens
  • decide how to best work with students on the various DC topics so that all of them have been presented. 
  • consider ways to incorporate DC curriculum as part of an academic lesson.
  • create a plan for Digital Citizenship curriculum delivery.
Activity Handouts/resources

What exactly are schools required to do?

  • Cyberbullying

  • Privacy/Social Media/Chat rooms

  • Copyright

  • Plagiarism

E-rate compliance website for teachers



Intro Video:  What is Digital Citizenship?


  • How do students use the Internet?

  • What do we mean when we talk about Digital Citizenship?

  • Do you think your students are informed about DC?

  • Are you students being safe while online?

  • What DC curriculum do you have at your site?

  • What concerns are there when devices are also used at home?

What is Digital Citizenship? Video

Discussion and Activity  (Chart It)

Activities:  Chart It

  • Piracy and Plagiarism:# 6 Megan and Mohammed

  • Cyberbullying: # 3 Kayla and Marcie

  • Plagiarism: # 5 Jeff and Trey

You Chart It resources

Activity:  Investigation of other Common Sense Media (CMS) lessons and other resources (and share out)

  • Divide into small groups

  • Discuss how and if these topics are being presented to students now.

  • Report out


Digital Jigsaw--Cyber Bullying, Copyright, Digital Reputation

Digital Bytes (NEW!)

Brain Pop Netiquette

Digital Passport


CSM Scope and Sequence

Link to Digital Bytes


LAUSD middle school resources

Google doc for resource evaluations


Activity:  Looking at Resources with an emphasis on gaps in the Muir program.

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

  • Cyberbullying

  • Privacy/Social Media/Chat Rooms

  • Plagiarism

  • Copyright

Group choice of method:

Each table jigsaws the three areas with one to two people looking at each one

Divide into three groups, each assigned one area.

Each group reports out in 30 minutes.


Please see Resource list at bottom of page
Magic Moment:  Try Paperrater! Top 10 Best websites for Teachers to Check for Plagiarism



Feedback to Presenters



Next steps:
  • Incorporate Digital Citizenship topics into school curriculum.


Follow-up suggestions:

  • School sets a schedule for the delivery of the DC curriculum.

  • Teachers investigate other DC tools by searching the S2H database

  • Additional PD on this topic


Resource List

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.

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 forparents,students,administrators andteachers.  

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.  


Resource List


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 RobertHarris, updated 12/30/13

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

Cyber Smart:


Module 7: Digital Citizenship




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