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  • From Digital Studentsto Digital Citizens –Digital PassportNovember 6, 2012
  • Our Missionmission OurWe are dedicated to improvingthe lives of kids and families byproviding the trustworthyinformation, education, andindependent voice they need tothrive in a world of media andtechnology. Our Vision Our vision We envision a world in which every kid knows how to make safe, responsible, and respectful choices to harness the learning potential of digital media in a 24/7 connected world.
  • 1. Educate 2. Investigate 3. Advocate 4. Rate/Review
  • Today’s goals • Quick overview of the digital landscape • Review Common Sense’s FREE Digital Passport
  • Digital Literacy + Citizenship Skills Digital Literacy Digital Citizenship Safety & Security A digital citizen knows how to harness the powerof technology safely, respectfully, and responsibly. Brain image:
  • Mobile Interactive ScaleScaleAnonymous Anonymous Replicable Replicable Persistent Searchable So that means kids are leaving digital footprints
  • Digital Literacy and Citizenship A whole-community approach Image:
  • Balanced tone Research-basedFlexible Standards-aligned
  • Curriculum Categories • Relationships & • Digital Footprint & Communication Reputation • Privacy & Security • Self-image & Identity Internet Safety • Information Literacy • Cyberbullying • Creative Credit & Copyright
  • Scope and Sequence • 65 lessons, differentiated by grade band • Lower elementary (K-2) • Upper elementary (3-5) • Middle (6-8) • High school (9-12) • 3 units per grade level (HS has 4) • 5 lessons per unit • Units are cross-curricular • Lessons spiral unit by unit
  • What’s Digital Passport?
  • Digital Passport Web-based student-guided interactive learning experience – mini-games Teaches kids the rules of the road before they go online or mobile Designed for 3rd-5th grade students Spotlights six key topics: Privacy, Security, Cyberbullying, Cell Phone Use, Copyright/Plagiarism, Search Kids earn “badges” for successful module completion; passport for all 6 Robust and easy-to-use reporting tools provide data and assessment FREE for schools
  • 2012 Digital Passport in the LMC • Trials and tribulations of implementing Digital Passport in the PS 199 Library Media Center across Grade 5 • Ideas and suggestions for introducing digital citizenship instruction and curriculum in your school library • How to work the program with high tech, low tech, even NO tech!
  • Set the scene • PTA president approached our principal to pilot the program • Principal decided the LMC would be the best setting for the trial • Immediate support from administration and parent body
  • Who will support your efforts? • Administration, parents, your young tech savvy colleagues, computer and technology teachers AND Never underestimate the POWER of…
  • School librarians meet the demand to deliver technology instruction to and provide digital citizenship education for all students!
  • First steps first… • Explore and experience the curriculum • Play the games • Enter students’ info to set up classes • Secure computers and Internet connection (use whatever you can get your hands on – in our case, a combo of old Dell desktops plus funky laptops)
  • We are experiencing technical difficulties, please stand by… • Learn to love to troubleshoot, take the tech as far as you can and your students will figure out how to take it from there! • Monitor and assess range of abilities and reassure students that we have thinking brains/machines and devices cause us frustrating problems to solve. Constantly work to lower student frustration/anxiety.
  • Digital Passport provides us with… • Digital Citizenship Curriculum • Lesson plans and materials to teach and instruct our students • Informational videos to inform • Interactive online games to reinforce learning • Digital tools to assess, record and report our findings and student data
  • Completed games earn badgesCompleted games earn badges
  • Completed badges = certificateCompleted badges = certificate
  • Let’s go to Digital Passport to: • Register • Explore Tools for Educators • Set up classes/Register students • Overview of “Rings of Responsibility” • Play “Twalkers”
  • Important resources for your work…
  • NYCDOE and Office of Library Services “Citizenship in the Digital Age: Sample Lesson Plans for Grades 1-12” Go to: 490C-9E90- 1EFCADA92F8C/0/Citizenshipinthedigitalage.pdf
  • Technology Standards ISTE, International Society for Technology Education Go to:
  • Recent studies: New York Times article: “For Better and for Worse, Technology Use Alters Learning Styles, Teachers Say” Go to: echnology-is-changing-how-students-learn- teachers-say.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
  • Publications:Lisa Nielsen and Willyn Webb
  • Online info: Mike Ribble Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship About Mike Ribble Go to: Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship Go to:
  • For more information, contact:Tali at or Louisa at or 212-315-2674 or Lisa Taylor at