Introducing the ESSB Digital Citizenship Initiative
“Digital citizenship is…
- the norms of appropriate, responsible technology use.
- a concept which helps teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students should know to use technology appropriately.
- more than just a teaching tool; it is a way to prepare students for a society full of technology.”
Digital Citizenship: Using Technology Appropriately. Mike Ribble
This year, ESSB has teamed up with Digital Citizenship Quebec to bring safe and appropriate use of the world wide web for learning within our Eastern Shores Community and beyond. A group of Cycle 3 teachers will pilot the DC Initiative, but don’t fret if you are not among these early implementers. Everyone is encouraged to start right away. We will schedule support to specific Cycles over the next 3 years, but it remains critical to approach Digital Citizenship in a global way from the outset. More details will follow as this moves forward. You can find resources to get started on the Digital Citizenship Pinterest Board.
Educators, Students, and Parents alike…Please leave your comments and thoughts. Let’s begin this conversation 🙂