Digital Literacy and Computer Science Curriculum Strand: Citizens of a Digital Culture
2021: All lessons within the grade level's Common Sense Media Unit will be taught by the end of September with teachers taking time to focus at least a week on each lesson & then revisiting the themes throughout the school year. NOTE: If you can't remember your educator login to Common Sense Media, click "Sign in With Google".
Grade Level Teachers will:
- Teach all lessons in their Unit
- Send home the Family Tip Sheet for each lesson via their parent contact group email
K-6 Teachers, sign in here for your lessons from the New Digital Citizenship Curriculum (All resources created in Google Apps & easily shared in Schoology) (Lesson Plan guide, Intro Video, Google Presentation, Student Handout, Lesson Quiz & Take Home Resources all found at the lesson links below.)
- K: Media Balance is Important, Pause for People, Safety in My Online Neighborhood
- 1: Pause & Think, How Technology Makes You Feel, Internet Traffic Light
- 2: We Digital Citizens, Device Free Moments, That's Private, Digital Trails, Who is Your Online Community, Putting a Stop to Online Meanness, Let's Give Credit
- 3: Rings of Responsibility, Password Power Up, This is Me, Our Digital Citizenship Pledge, The Power of Words, Is Seeing Believing?
- 4: My Media Choices, Private &Personal Information, Our Online Tracks, Keeping Games Fun & Friendly, Super Digital Citizen, A Creator's Rights & Responsibilities
- 5: Finding My Media Balance, You Won't Believe This!, Beyond Gender Stereotypes, Digital Friendships, What's Cyberbullying?, Reading News Online
- 6: Finding Balance in a Digital World, Don't Feed the PHish, Who are You Online?, Chatting Safety Online, Digital Drama Unplugged, Finding Credible News
Additional Resources for Grade Level & Special Teachers:
- Privacy & Security
- Digital Footprint & Reputation
- Self-Image & Identity
- Creative Credit & Copyright
- Relationships & Communication
- Information Literacy
- Cyberbullying & Digital Drama
- Internet Safety
New teachers need to do steps 1-5 below from 2017 to create an account, complete the tutorial & review lessons.
2020: same as 2021 above. No changes.
2019: Teachers wanted to emphasize and focus on each lesson/theme within their Common Sense Media Unit, so all lessons were taught by the end of September with teachers taking time to focus at least a full week on each lesson & revisiting the digital citizenship themes throughout the school year.
2018: All K-6 teachers, taught their students all Common Sense Digital Citizenship lessons assigned to their grade level during our CES Digital Citizenship Focus Week: September 11-15. Specials teachers emphasized digital citizenship in their classes during the week, and the library did some continuation lessons during that week and throughout the year.
2017: K-6th Grade Teachers met to discuss our district and school's focus on digital citizenship and the plan for next year & completed the following 1-5 steps before Spring Break.
1. Go to https://www.commonsensemedia.org/ and create your free account (Become a member) so that you have a login to the site.
2. Sign in. You will see your name in upper right of website when you are signed in.
3. Complete the PD tutorial for your grade level. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/training (You must be signed in to the site in order to do the PD tutorial.)
The tutorial provides an introduction to digital citizenship and Common Sense Education’s Digital Citizenship Curriculum, including: K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum lessons (available on iBooks, Nearpod, and as downloadable PDFs), student interactives (Digital Passport, Digital Compass, and Digital Bytes), the Connecting Families program, and the Common Sense Certification Program. You will explore issues facing your students, sample lesson activities, and see examples of digital citizenship in action.
4. Print your certificate of completion and place in Paula's box in office before Spring Break.
At the end of the tutorial, you’ll take a brief survey. At the end of the survey, you’ll be directed to a link to the certificate. In order to access the certificate, you will need to be logged in as an educator on our site.
5. Review the lessons in your Unit for your Grade Band (below) in the Scope and Sequence and let us know if you have any concerns about the content for which you are responsible to teach. This will be taught during CES Digital Citizenship week which is Sept 11-15, 2017.
You have 3 Units from which to choose your 5 lessons. (Choose from different categories & let Library Media Specialist & Tech Coordinator know which 5 you select.)