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Digital Citizenship | Middle School

4 Best Digital Citizenship Lesson Plans for Middle School

By: Emma Stanton
October 8th, 2020

At Applied Educational Systems, we work with thousands of middle school teachers who need to educate their students to use technology effectively and appropriately.

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Digital Citizenship | Digital Literacy

How to Celebrate Digital Citizenship Week 2020

By: Bri Stauffer
September 17th, 2020

With technology at their fingertips 24/7, it’s more important than ever to ensure your students are behaving appropriately in the digital world. But finding a way to incorporate these topics into your existing syllabus can be tough — especially if your courses don’t specifically require you to teach them. That’s where Digital Citizenship Week comes in!

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Digital Citizenship

What Is Digital Citizenship & How Do You Teach It?

By: Chris Zook
December 10th, 2019

As a career readiness curriculum developer, we often hear from teachers who have questions about a variety of topics they are required to teach.

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Career Readiness | Digital Citizenship | Middle School

Top 4 Digital Citizenship Activities for Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
November 22nd, 2018

New technology is driving change in educational standards across the country, especially in digital citizenship. This means middle school teachers need great digital citizenship activities to meet their requirements. While you could come up with your own activities, that takes a lot of time and you don’t know how each activity will go in the classroom. That’s why we recommend these four tried-and-true digital citizenship activities:

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Digital Citizenship | Information Literacy | 21st Century Skills

5 Essential Steps to Teach Information Literacy in Middle School

By: Chris Zook
April 5th, 2018

Information literacy is quickly becoming one of the most important topics to cover in schools across the United States. The threats of fake news, social media misinformation, and lightning-fast information transmission have made digital tools dangerous to handle — unless you handle them correctly. 

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Cyber Bullying | Digital Citizenship | Middle School

The 5 Best Cyberbullying Resources for Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
December 21st, 2017

Every year we hear the same challenge from hundreds of middle school teachers: Finding good cyberbullying resources takes too much time and effort.

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