Digital Citizenship

Acquiring Digital Citizenship knowledge through First-Hand Experiences 

Digital Citizenship Skills that Students Can Aquire & Practice Through DigiPals

By connecting students around the globe, DigiPals provides an excellent opportunity for students to experience and acquire knowledge of how to stay safe online in an authentic environment through active learning. 

 

When interacting with an authentic audience and using technology tools, students are putting their skills into practice and being conscious of how to use technology appropriately, responsibly, effectively and safely.  As a result, students will be motivated to be good digital citizens and understand the significance. 

 

FOUR digital citizenship skills that students can acquire and practice through DigiPals:

  1. DIGITAL ETIQUETTE: Students understand that they need to use technology appropriately and always in a positive manner, think about the content and information they are sharing and to create a positive digital reputation.

  2. DIGITAL LITERACY: Students learn how to use various digital technologies, conduct research and look up information online via credible sources. They recognize and are able to assess the validity and legitimacy of online sources. 

  3. DIGITAL COMMUNICATION:  Students gain empathy through interacting with people from diverse backgrounds. Students understand what is appropriate to share and which technology medium is best when sharing certain types of information.

  4. DIGITAL ACCESS: Students become aware that not everyone has equal access to technology resources

 

Alignment with Educational Standards

The digital citizenship skills gained from using DigiPals are aligned to multiple academic standards and criteria, including:

 

  • Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

  • Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills (TEKS)

  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

  • International Baccalaureate Organization Standards (IB)

  • Social Justice Standards - The Teaching Tolerance Anti-Bias Framework

  • Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning  (CASEL)

  • American Council  on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

Click on the standards below to see how you can use DigiPals to improve students' digital citizenship skills in relation to these academic standards.

 

If you do not see your school’s standards listed here, reach out by email info@digipals.co) or click here and we’d be happy to share how DigiPals aligns to your school’s standards.