“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”― Alvin Toffler
Digital Literacy is the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills. (Source)
Digital Citizenship is the norms of appropriate, responsible technology use. (Source)Too often schools and educators do little more than hide behind a web filter and leave the digital citizenship to the students. Web filters have their place, but in a digital world, I believe schools and teachers have some responsibility to support students as digital citizens.
Here are a few of our favorite resources for teachers, parents, students, and schools to support digital citizenship and digital literacy.
- Google Digital Citizenship & Safety Course
Learn how to stay safe online and equip your students to become responsible digital citizens with this free and interactive course.
- Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship
Empower your students to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions online.
- ISTE - Digital Citizenship
Articles and resources connected to digital citizenship in schools.
- Resources - Safety Center - Google
Google and their partners have compiled a short list of helpful resources for getting to know the web.
- Be Internet Awesome
Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence.s
- 8 Ways to Support Digital Citizenship Skills with Google
Shake Up Learning post by Kasey Bell sharing some Googly resources connected to digital citizenship and digital literacy.
- How & Why You Should Be Teaching Digital Citizenship All Year Long
Erin Flanagan's post sharing practical tips and resources connected to digital citizenship in the classroom.
- Common Sense Education YouTube Channel
Videos include tips on teaching with technology, lessons on digital citizenship and ways teachers can protect students’ privacy on social media.