Digital Citizenship: Learn To Be Safe and Respectful In Cyberspace

Find out how to be safe and respectful online. Get the whole family and our local community certified.


Common Sense

Here are a few things all middle school students should know about cybersafety and digital citizenship and more by the end of the school year.

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Creativity and Innovation

Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. Students:

apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.
create original works as a means of personal or group expression.
use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues.
identify trends and forecast possibilities.

Communication and Collaboration

Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students:

interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures.
contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.

Research and Information Fluency

Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students:

plan strategies to guide inquiry.
locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.
evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.
process data and report results.

Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. Students:

identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation.
plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.
collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions.
use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions.

Digital Citizenship

Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. Students:

advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.
exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.
demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.
exhibit leadership for digital citizenship.

Technology Operations and Concepts

Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations. Students:

understand and use technology systems.
select and use applications effectively and productively.
troubleshoot systems and applications.
transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies.

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You will study a variety of cybersafety and digital citizenship lessons on the Internet. Your job is to learn how to navigate the web safely and respectfully and then get yourself and your family certified.

Cybersafety Links

Here a few links about Cybersafety and Digital Citizenship that I would like you to explore. Fell free to find new links and add them to the collection.

Digital Citizenship Links

Here a few links about Digital Citizenship that I would like you to explore. Fell free to find new Digital Citizenship links and add them to the collection.

Caught In Action Using Technology for Learning

Your mission is to show off your technology skills and get "Caught in the Action".

Technology In The News

Find articles about cells in the news and share them with the class and online.

Cell Phones In Science Paparazzi

Add your best photo or movie of Cell Phones In Science to the collection.

Quests: All Year in Life Science 7 Search For New Technology To Try

Play and Other Teamwork Games