I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do. All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular.
K-8 Digital Citizenship Curriculum—9 grade levels. 17 topics. 46 lessons. 46 projects. A year-long digital citizenship curriculum that covers everything you need to discuss on internet safety and efficiency, delivered in the time you have in the classroom.
Digital Citizenship–probably one of the most important topics students will learn between kindergarten and 8th and too often, teachers are thrown into it without a roadmap. This book is your guide to what children must know at what age to thrive in the community called the internet. It blends all pieces into a cohesive, effective student-directed cyber-learning experience that accomplishes ISTE’s general goals to:
- 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
- digital citizenship
- digital commerce
- digital communications
- digital footprint
- digital law
- digital privacy
- digital rights and responsibilities
- digital search/research
- fair use/public domain
- image copyrights
- internet safety
- social media
- stranger danger
Each grade level includes 3-8 lessons, 3-8 projects, and a full year of instruction in non-sequential order that fits nicely into your school schedule or current technology curriculum. It can take the entire 45-minute class if you have time or multiple pieces of various classes.
Who needs this
Tech teachers, tech coordinators, library media specialists, curriculum specialists
Classroom grade level teachers if your tech teacher doesn’t cover basic tech skills.
How do you use it
Every time students use the internet, remind them of their digital rights and responsibilities. Use this book to point out who should know what when. Then, use one of the recommended projects.
The Ask a Tech Teacher crew
Stuff that goes nicely with this
If you want more, check out the webinars available here. Two are specifically on digcit with the rest on the breadth of tech ed pedagogy.
Where do you get it
Available in print and/or digital as a single or multi-user license
Pay via PayPal or school PO
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Here are some screen shots from the book:
Resources to support teaching Digital Citizenship
Digital Citizenship: What to teach when? (a video)
Building Digital Citizens (online certificate class)
Building Digital Citizens (a college-level class)
Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.