We have started our targeted Digital Citizenship journey with 4-6 grades in the Media Center. I use the word targeted because digital citizenship is a work in progress constantly in every classroom at Summit but we do focus on it at the start of the year heavily. This will set up "hopefully" a great background for making good decisions on our digital tools. Here is a glimpse into what we are doing:
We started by doing a collaborative activity where students had to pretend they were not able to see each other face to face and plan out how they would complete an assigned activity using digital tools. This was difficult for them. They missed many steps such as assigning tasks, making sure everyone has access to the Google Doc, setting up deadlines, etc.
This week students discussed what their digital footprint is. Here is a copy of our Google Classroom assignment.
Digital Passport is the tool/site we are using to help our fourth graders become better digital citizens. They absolutely love it! I have class lists for each of my three classes hanging up and will mark off when when each child has completed various stages of the game. We started with privacy and security and are moving on to Digital Footprint/Reputation. Again, they are encouraged to work on this at home -we will not complete all these in class.