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Middle School | Digital Citizenship

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 activities that cover distinct topics:

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Digital Literacy | Digital Citizenship

How to Celebrate Digital Citizenship Week 2018

By: Bri Stauffer
October 11th, 2018

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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Information Literacy | 21st Century Skills | Digital Citizenship

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 4 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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Digital Citizenship | Digital Curriculum

4 Ways to Celebrate Digital Citizenship Week in 2017

By: Chris Zook
October 19th, 2017

Digital Citizenship Week is here! This entire week is dedicated to being smart and safe online. It’s typically celebrated for younger students in middle school and high school, but good digital citizenship applies to everyone who uses the Internet. That’s why we found the best digital resources to help you celebrate Digital Citizenship Week 2017:

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Digital Citizenship | Career and Technical Education | Career Readiness

3 Big Reasons You Need to Teach Digital Citizenship in CTE

By: Celestial Holmes
October 12th, 2017

CTE teachers like you need to teach their students the skills to succeed. You’re an expert in your field,  even if you’re not a trained teacher. With a bit of practice, planning, teaching, and grading can all become second nature. But there are some skills that may not be on your radar. You want to do everything you can to get your students off on the right foot once they’re out of the classroom. Today, that requires teaching digital citizenship!

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