Making a Better World: Digital Citizenship Resources for K-12

Digital Citizenship

I never had an idea of this sort. When I heard digital citizenship ... I was like ... WHAT ??? What is that ? Then I thought may be just to be techno-savvy means "Digital Citizenship" ! But but but ... when Kelly Mendoza started throwing light on the concept ... it was very much precious knowledge and information. It is all about spreading awareness among teachers, students and parents about the pros and cons of technology, media, internet. 

Some of the statistical figures were shocking. 41% of kids aged 8-17 leave their Facebook private settings on "default" ! Kids aged 8-18 spend 7.5 hours per day with media ! It was convincingly explained why we need digital citizenship. Plagiarism and Academic Honesty are the major concerns with the Diploma students. 

I am an IBDP Mathematics teacher and examiner as well and I know how tough it becomes to help students help themselves regarding plagiarism and research work. 

I liked the resources she shared with us and specially the Digital Literacy & Citizenship Curriculum. I am very much planning to implement it at my school.

I have already signed up with Common Sense Media. It is an ocean of resources. When I shared it with the teachers at my school ... they said HUURRRAAAAY ! This is not only helpful to teachers and students but also for parents.

Digital passport is another great website and resource for educators and students. 

The education programs, professional developments and the certification courses are add-ons.

This webinar was in connection with the next one "Discovering and Curating High Quality Apps, Websites, and Games for Learning". I was very curious to attend the next immediate webinar.

To be continued in the next blog ...

Cheers !

Piyush Maru

Views: 19


You need to be a member of The TICAL Community to add comments!

Join The TICAL Community

Save the Date!

TICAL Arkansas at the Data Conference

July 19-20, 2018
Hot Springs, AR
Learn more.


Rowland Baker, Executive Director

Michael Simkins, Ed.D., Consulting Director

TICAL Newsletter

Receive New at TICAL updates when new resources are added to the TICAL portal by signing up on the TICAL web site.


See the most recent New at TICAL.

TICAL is the one-stop, technology portal for school administrators, by school administrators. You'll find over 800 resources.




  • Add Photos
  • View All

© 2019   Created by TICAL.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service