10 Ways to Commit to Digital Citizenship

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Participate and share : Poster

Jennifer Mahin  
Tisha Poncio  

The way students are learning, sharing and receiving information is evolving rapidly. We must re-evaluate how we're teaching digital citizenship and create a model to meet the needs of students today. This session will include 10 ways to commit to digital citizenship and will empower students to be digitally awesome!

Audience: Coaches, Library media specialists, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Flipgrid Accounts needed
Mentimeter and Wakelet link do not require attendee accounts
Topic: Digital citizenship
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community.
For Students:
Digital Citizen
  • Students cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world.
  • Students demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.
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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this session is to continue a conversation among educators on how to support and reinforce student leaders in a digital space.
The session objective is to share at least 10 tips for educators to take back to their classrooms to implement with their students or school leaders.
Evidence of success will be successful implementation of strategies with students in pk-12 classrooms.


We will present 10+ strategies for cultivating a classroom of digital leaders. We will support and reinforce student leaders in a digital space.We will demonstrate how to empower students to go beyond online safety and develop ethical and empathetic thinking.
Probable list of tips:
*understand digital literacy and info literacy
*address cyberbullying/ prevention
*online communication
*online safety/privacy
*ethical practices/being respectful online despite varying opinions & beliefs
*health/wellness in front of the screen

I.Introduction- 5 mins
II. Strategies- 50 mins(5 minutes per strategy)
III. Questions/ Wrap up- 5 mins
Mentimeter polling, flipgrid for feedback and practice!

Supporting research

Digital Citizenship in Action: Empowering Students to Engage in Online Communities
Digital Citizenship in Schools, Third Edition

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Jennifer Mahin, CodeHS
Tisha Poncio, Wakelet

M.S. Learning Technologies/Instructional Design • #GoogleET • Creator of #studentsCANlead @cisdSWAT • Ambassador of @flipgrid @Wakelet @Buncee#wakeletwave #flipgridfever