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DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP: INTERMEDIATE

 

RAISING DIGITAL CITIZENS

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At the Thames Valley District School Board, our vision is to inspire innovation, embrace diversity, and celebrate achievement.  As leaders in public education and the use of technology, we encourage innovation by providing students with inquiry-based learning and higher level thinking experiences. We commit to providing access to resources, technology and experiences that meet students' strengths and needs.
 

Today’s students are proficient technology users.  They want to take the technology they use in their daily lives and make it a part of their classroom experience. Research tells us that if we reflect their interests in their learning, we will increase engagement which leads to improved student success. Our investment in technology for all TVDSB students will ensure our schools are increasingly connected and equipped with the environment and tools needed for digital learning.

 

Students are going to live and work in a digital world. They need to learn to use technology safely, effectively, ethically and respectfully. At the beginning of each year, parents and students are asked to sign the Computer Safe & Acceptable Use Code of Conduct.  This Code of Conduct and Academic Integrity applies to the use of technology whether students are accessing information from school or home. We embrace the responsible use of online resources, and recognize that a 21st century classroom needs to incorporate Digital Citizenship into the curriculum.

 

For all Thames Valley students, our Digital Citizenship education is designed to help students to be: Responsible, Literate, Safe, Ethical, and Accountable when working online. These themes will be built upon through lessons and activities from K-12.  In the Intermediate Grades (7-8), Digital Citizenship programming continues to include Internet Safety and appropriate sharing on social media platforms. Students investigate Academic Integrity, learning to effectively evaluate the validity of information found online and how to properly cite sources.

In the Intermediate Grades (7-8), Digital Citizenship programming continues to include Internet Safety and appropriate sharing on social media platforms. Students investigate Academic Integrity, learning to effectively evaluate the validity of information found online and how to properly cite sources.

Responsible

 Literate 

  Safe  

  Ethical  

Accountable

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For inspiration teachers may also want to check out Common Sense's DIGITAL BYTES.  This resource teaches teens digital citizenship through student-directed, media-rich activities that tackle real-world dilemmas. Teens learn from the experiences of their peers then create collaborative projects that voice their ideas for making smart, safe choices online.

Additional resources include ... Students - IntermediateParents - IntermediateTeachers - IntermediateDigital Citizenship Home

 

 

  • Media Smarts, a Canadian resource, supports educators with information, resources and programs to help students develop the critical thinking skills they need for interacting with media as active and informed digital citizens.
  • Main Page: Media Smarts 
  • Resources (lessons, digital and media literacy outcomes by province, digital literacy framework): Teacher Resources, Media Smarts

 

 

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  • Common Sense Media, an American, not for profit organization, provides education for teachers and students, and advocacy for families to promote safe digital and media usage for children.
  • Main page: Common Sense Media
  • Scope & Sequence JK-12: Scope & Sequence JK-12
      

 

  • TVDSB staff have compiled 9 inquiry-based questions, a list of key vocabulary, and a variety of videos and activities for various divisions using Mike Ribble's nine elements of Digital Citizenship from his publication Digital Citizenship in Schools, 2nd Edition.
  • Main page: Digital Citizenship

INTERNET SAFETY

 To send or not to send quiz 

 What type of internet user are you? quiz 

 

 

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