Winters Module 7

March 4, 2015
Module 7 - Digital Citizenship

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.


Handouts / resource

Activity: Legal requirements

1) Facilitator discusses with teachers requirements from the state and E-rate

E-rate compliance website for teachers

Activity: Watch Video and Discuss

Activity: Table Discussion of DC

1) Facilitator asks teacher to discuss:

  • How do students use the Internet?

  • Where are the gaps and matches in what has been done so far at WMS?

  • Do you think your students are informed DC?

  • Are your students being safe while online?

What is Digital Citizenship? Video

Activity:  Chart It   Copyright and Plagiarism

# 6 Megan and Mohammed

Activity:  Investigation of other Common Sense Media (CMS) lessons

1) Facilitator explains that since School2Home provides devices for students 24/7, the toolkit for E-rate CIPA compliance purposes does not cover all the topics needed by a daily technology-using student.

Chart It resources

CSM Scope and Sequence

Actvity:  Looking at Resources with an emphasis on gaps in the Winters program.

Find the best resource for students for future Advisory lessons on  

  • Privacy

  • 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


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 agraphic 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.  


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:


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