What is Digital Citizenship?
Be Safe. Be Savvy. Be Social.
- Digital citizenship refers to the ability to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world.
Below you will find useful links for teaching students how to safely navigate the internet and accessing all of the learning potentials without the risk!
Teaching Media Literacy
- All Sides for Schools
- News & Media Literacy Educator Toolkit
- Center for Media Literacy
- PBS NewsHour Extra
- All Sides - Presents news stories from the left, the right and the center so that you can see how bias impacts news.
Fact Checking Sites
Nonpartisan fact-checking sites:
Liberal-leaning fact-checking sites:
Conservative-leaning fact-checking sites:
Creative Credit & Copyright
In today's digital culture young people can easily find, copy, and distribute digital content. However, this leads them to use online material without thinking about where it comes from or to whom it belongs. Common Sense Media states that "viewing the Internet as a "free-for-all" leads to problems of copyright infringement, plagiarism, piracy, and a general lack of respect for the hard work and creativity of others. The basic fact is this: Even if something is posted on the Internet for all the world to see, someone somewhere created that picture, song, or article -- and it belongs to that person." The sites below offer access to images with Creative Commons licenses and/or public domain status that can be used in school projects.
- Photos for Class
- flickr (Creative Commons)
- Public Domain Pictures
- NASA Image and Video Library