We're Building a Free Library of Digital Citizenship Resources. You In?
What do you think of when you hear the term "Digital Citizenship"? My knee-jerk reaction is think of it as a rubric for ethical online behavior. But that is really only one component of what it means to be a digital citizen.
Based on the curriculum provided by Common Sense Media, teaching digital citizenship also includes internet safety, privacy, security, digital footprints, information and copyright literacy, and online communication. In other words, teaching digital citizenship is about teaching students how to approach, use, and thrive in digital environments.
In that context, you could argue that digital citizenship is critical to any student's future in our technological world. It's no wonder, then, why a top priority for K-12 administrators this year is creating a digital citizenship program.
But how do you go about building a program like this? Where do you source your instructional materials? Where will you find the time?
At Schoology, we teamed up with hundreds of educators and some key vendors to provide you with the free resources you need to teach digital citizenship and help create a better, safer internet for everyone.
The Global Digital Citizenship Challenge: A Crowdsourced Curriculum Solution
If you haven't heard yet, we've officially launched our Global Digital Citizenship Challenge. From February 14–March 14, we're providing a framework for educators all over the world to submit high-quality resources to a shared repository for anyone to use. These resources will range from full courses and units to single resources.
In the spirit of competition, there are prizes to be won, but really everyone wins because they will get access to a free peer-reviewed library of digital citizenship curriculum. But to make this project most impactful, we need your help.
How You Can Participate in the Global Digital Citizenship Challenge?
We need your help to either contribute to the resource library or to pledge to implement one of the resources others provide. You can learn more about how to contribute or pledge, the types of resources that we're accepting, our evaluation rubric, and the prizes you could win on our Digital Citizenship Challenge page.
Another way you can help is by spreading the word using #DigCitChallenge. The more educators share their resources, the more everyone will benefit.
Join our challenge and let's empower the next generation of digital citizens together.