Growing Up Online: Promoting Positivity in a Digital Citizenship Curriculum
Participate and share : Poster
Tuesday, June 25, 1:00–3:00 pm
Location: Posters: Level 4, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 48
Discover how middle school students are learning to navigate the intersections of their online and offline lives. Through activities that highlight kindness and awareness of their actions and words in any medium, students are constructing an understanding of their digital identity.
|Audience:||Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Library media specialists|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|ISTE Standards:||For Administrators:
explore how digital citizenship can be taught through a lens of kindness;
understand how social media can empower students;
examine strategies for building a deeply meaningful digital citizenship program.
Drawing on works about digital citizenship (Ribble and Casa-Todd) as well as lessons on crafting a culture of kindness (Drew and Tinari), this middle school digital citizenship program aims to create a positive environment around social media. Participants attending this poster session will learn about activities to help students reflect on their words and actions both online and off as well as lessons that examine healthy online behaviors and habits and the differences between upstanders and bystanders.
The presenter will share successes and challenges faced in implementing the curriculum. Poster station attendees will gain insight into how students are empowered by social media and how we as educators can leverage their enthusiasm to create powerful relationships and tools.
Digital Citizenship in Schools by Mike Ribble
Social LEADia: Moving Students from Digital Citizenship to Digital Leadership by Jennifer Casa-Todd
Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World by Devorah Heitner
Creating a Culture of Kindness in Middle School: 48 Character-Building Lessons to Foster Respect and Prevent Bullying by Naomi Drew and Christa Tinari
Posted by John David Anderson
Common Sense K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum
Check for Understanding With Digital Tools! 10 Formative Assessment Strategies for Classrooms
Integrating Computational Thinking Into the Middle School Science Classroom
Opening Keynote with David Eagleman, Ph.D.