This week during advisory Grade 6 students have been exploring their on-line identities and learning how to detect internet scams. These lessons comprise part of our Digital Citizenship curriculum, which is jointly taught by Mr. Tony Potts (Primary School Assistant Principal & Tech Innovation) and Ms. Terry Maguire (Secondary School Librarian). Students had opportunities to share their own experiences, learn how to be “upstanders” rather than “bystanders” when they experience digital drama, and practice detecting phishing on the internet. The message we emphasize with regard to tech use is that one’s actions on-line should be no different from one’s face-to-face interactions with others.
If you would like to see some of our resources for teaching digital citizenship in middle school, please peruse our Middle School Advisory Libguide (password is the same as for parent portal). Our lessons are adapted from materials published by Common Sense Media and are aligned with ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) standards and American Library Association (ALA) standards. We will be continuing with digital citizenship lessons with high school students after we work with middle school.
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