In a rapidly changing digital world, knowledge of digital literacies and understanding the importance of digital citizenship are essential for managing technological information. Access to technology tools increases access to learning and provides new classroom engagement opportunities.
Managing the digital landscape requires cognitive and technical skills as well as responsibility. Digital literacy is the ability to use technology to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, responsibly and across all content areas.
When teaching our students with technology, understanding the importance of digital citizenship cannot be underestimated and embedding digital literacies is a necessity. Explore resources to ensure all learners are digitally responsible, digital literacy is used with purpose, and where to find appropriate content.
A detailed description of Digital Literacy.
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TIER 1: CORE SUPPORT FOR ALL
Celebrate in October for Digital Citizenship Month/Week schoolwide to raise awareness of digital citizenship.
Host a Digital Citizenship parent information session using adopted curriculum resources.
Explore and utilize district digital tools available to support all learners such as Google Classroom and Read&Write for Google Chrome.
TIER 2: SMALL GROUP
Implement Digital Citizenship curriculum within a grade level span
- School-wide grade level prioritization
- Team content selection
- Choose and teach three lessons
Identify specific applications or content for targeted support of special populations or subgroups within your school
- Clever Badges for K0-2
TIER 3: INDIVIDUALIZED
Infuse Digital Citizenship curriculum into all classrooms.
Use Google Classroom for students to access content.
Choose a content specific tool meant to address a specific student learning need and explore resources available to support the student need via the BPS Digital Backpack.