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Digital Citizenship and Responsibility

Greater Essex County DSB (2015)

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As technology becomes an increasingly integrated part of learning and teaching, school boards are recognizing the need to educate students about appropriate behaviors when navigating the online world.

This video highlights the ways in which a Digital Learning Team in the Greater Essex County District School Board enriches student understanding of digital citizenship during a half day program. Students engage in various activities to learn about the various aspects of digital citizenship, culminating in an oral presentation to demonstrate their learning. These student sessions coincide with teacher professional learning about the use of technology to deepen students’ learning.

Themes and IdeasThemes and ideas:


  • Digital citizenship
  • Digital footprint
  • Student voice
  • Co-learning

Viewer's ListThis video is for:
  • School leaders
  • Professional learning facilitators
  • Classroom educatorsParents

Discussion QuestionDiscussion questions:
  • How might educators integrate the various aspects of digital citizenship (critical thinking, creation and credit, communication, health and protection etc.) to students at various grade levels?
  • How is student well-being promoted by this learning?
  • “It’s the task, not the tool, that engages student learning with technology” - John Howitt. How can you structure tasks to create authentic learning about digital citizenship?
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