Use these short, self-guided digital citizenship activities and create a positive culture around digital learning.
迪威国际开户Digital citizenship will be more important than ever this fall as most students will return to school virtually, in one form or another. But with the pressures of distance learning, we know that educators and students may have limited instructional time together.
迪威国际开户To address this, we've pulled together a collection of short digital citizenship activities that students can complete independently, or with parents or caregivers. All of the videos and games below emphasize the importance of digital citizenship as a foundation for digital learning.
Watch-and-reflect videos: 15-minute activities
Students absolutely love our videos, which include songs, poems, whimsical animations, and our fun characters, the Digital Citizens! Use the quick activity guides below, which include links to our videos, along with reflection questions you can send to students.
For grades K-2, you can send the videos and discussion guides to students, then discuss the questions briefly during class time. Alternatively, you can have students use our (also available in ) to simply watch the videos and engage with the characters. For grades 3-5迪威国际开户, we've included handouts students can use to answer the discussion questions independently and/or discuss briefly during class. Note: All videos are available in Spanish.
- (song). Students sing along with the Digital Citizens about the importance of media balance, learning how to be mindful of their tech use and how it makes them feel.
- (Media Balance & Well-Being). Students learn to pause, breathe, and finish up whenever they have to say good-bye to technology.
- (Privacy & Security). Just like traveling in the real world, students learn to be safe when traveling online with three simple rules.
- (Relationships & Communication). From our head down to our toes, and our feet up to our nose, the Digital Citizens are featured in a song helping students pause and think about how to be safe, responsible, and respectful online.
- (Media Balance & Well-Being). Students learn a poem to help them reflect upon different feelings they might experience when using technology.
- (Privacy & Security). Students learn the "Internet Traffic Light" poem, helping them understand how to assess "green sites" that are "just right" for them, versus "red sites" that are not appropriate.
- (Relationships & Communication). Students sing along with the Digital Citizens about the amazing possibilities that come with using technology and take a pledge to be safe, responsible, and respectful when traveling through the online world.
- (Digital Footprint & Identity). Students learn that the information they put online leaves a digital footprint, or "trail," which can be big or small, and helpful or hurtful, depending on how they manage it.
- (Media Balance & Well-Being). Students learn about a framework -- the Rings of Responsibility -- to understand how to balance their responsibilities to themselves and others in the digital world.
- (Cyberbullying, Digital Drama & Hate Speech). Students build empathy by learning that words exchanged online are indeed powerful, and strategies to use when confronted with cyberbullying.
- (Privacy & Security). Students learn the difference between what personal things they can safely share online and private information that should not be shared.
- (Relationships & Communication). Students learn how to keep their experiences positive and fun when communicating in online games with others.
- (Cyberbullying, Digital Drama & Hate Speech). Students put themselves into the shoes of the Digital Citizen characters, who play superheroes that are able to solve digital dilemmas in responsible ways.
- (Media Balance & Well-Being). Students learn a framework for making informed media choices and to help them find healthy media balance in their lives.
- (Cyberbullying, Digital Drama & Hate Speech). Students learn what kinds of online behaviors are cyberbullying and ways to combat it.
- (News & Media Literacy). Students learn the components of online news articles, paying close attention to advertising and sponsored content that can be confused with article content.
Digital Passport™: 10-minute games
is our award-winning suite of games for students in grades 3-5 that address key issues they face in today's digital world. Students can complete each game online and independently -- they don't need to download an app or register. If you have time to discuss these topics with your students, use the reflection questions in the Module Guides for each game, found in the . Although Digital Passport is appropriate for anyone in grades 3-5, we've provided some recommended activities below. See the FAQ迪威国际开户 for more information.
- (Security). Students learn how to create safe and secure passwords.
- (Multitasking). Students reflect on what it's like to multitask on a phone and consider the benefits of focusing on one task at a time.
- (Privacy). Students evaluate examples of online messages and decide what information is appropriate to share and what is not.
- (Search). Students learn how to choose effective keywords for searching online and tips for narrowing their search results.
- (Upstander). Students respond to cyberbullying scenarios and are prompted to make choices to "evolve" into an upstander.
- (Creative Credit). Students remix media content to create a new creative piece, while giving proper credit to the artists whose images and sound clips they use.