The Digital Citizenship module is designed according to the AES course framework, which includes four phases:
- Learn & Practice
Below you'll discover how AES can help you teach your students about digital citizenship according to these four phases.
Phase 1: Explore
Activity: Digital Citizenship Choices
In this activity, students will listen to scenarios and determine good and bad digital citizenship choices.
Phase 2: Learn & Practice
Unit 1: Digital Literacy
In this unit, students will learn about: the impact of technology on society and the workforce and exhibit decision-making skills and critical thinking in the ethical use of digital resources.
1. Our Digital World
2. Ethical Use of Digital Resources
Unit 2: Digital Communication
In this unit, students will learn about: cyberbullying and its effects and handling digital communication in personal and professional lives.
1. Personal Digital Communication
2. Workplace Digital Communication
Unit 3: Online Safety
In this unit, students will learn about: the consequences of choices they make with their digital footprints, managing social media accounts, and protecting themselves.
1. Digital Footprint
2. Protecting Yourself Online
Phase 3: Reflect
Activity: Reflection Questions and Discussion
In this activity, students will journal about crediting resources, cyberbullying, digital footprint, and protecting one's self from online predators and scams. A class discussion can follow.
Phase 4: Reinforce
Activity: Resolving Issues
In this activity, students will review several scenarios and make recommendations to resolve digital citizenship-related issues. A class discussion can follow.
Project: Ethical Issues with Electronic Communications
In this project, students research, summarize, and share various perspectives and ramifications surrounding an ethical issue related to modern-day electronic communications. Specifically, students answer questions and create a presentation about their chosen ethical issue.
Project: Ethical Issues with Intellectual Property
In this project, students research, summarize, and share various perspectives and ramifications surrounding an ethical issue related to intellectual property rights. Specifically, students answer questions and create a presentation about their chosen issue.
Activity: Current Event
Students will review articles for information related to a topic in the module. Once an article is found, students complete a Current Event form.