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1 Digital Citizenship: A Whole Community Approach

2 Dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology. Common Sense Media Non-profit, non-partisan Founded in 2003 Three interconnected pillars: o Rate o Educate o Advocate

3 Common Sense Education empowers people to harness the power of digital media for learning and life PROGRAM S OUTCOMES Digital Literacy & Citizenship EdTech in Classrooms and Schools Empower students to think critically, participate responsibly and behave ethically in a digital world Helps teachers discover and use the most impactful edtech products to propel student performance IMPACT Teacher Member Community Students have skills & knowledge to thrive and work in the 21 st century Academic skills and achievement Educational equity College readiness & job opportunities Behavioral skills/character education Positive school climate Healthy communities

4 Increasingly have access to the Internet and mobile technologies at home and school Technology has the promise for learning, communicating, and sharing Are not always aware of the consequences of their actions in the digital world Students in Today’s Technology Landscape


6 How many hours per week does the average American child between 8-18 spend with media and technology? a) 35 b) 45 c) 53 d) 77 Source: Kaiser Family Foundation, 2010

7 This is Everybody’s Problem Kids consume more than 7 hours of media per day – and nearly 12 hours among 11-18 year olds. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation, February 2010 TV Content Caucasian 3:36 Black 5:54 Hispanic 5:21 Computer Caucasian 1:17 Black 1:24 Hispanic 1:49 Video Games Caucasian 0:56 Black 1:25 Hispanic 1:35

8 Of the ~20 million minors who actively used Facebook in 2011, how many were younger than 13? a) 100,000 b) 3 million c) 5 million d) 8 million

9 Comprehensive K-12 Curriculum Digital Footprint & Reputation Self-image & Identity Information Literacy Creative Credit & Copyright Internet Safety Privacy & Security Cyberbullying Relationships & Communication Developed in conjunction with Dr. Howard Gardner, Harvard School of Education 80 lessons, 40+ videos, unit assessments, worksheets, online professional development Aligned to Common Core ELA & NETS standards Topics addressed:

10 Migrating Digital Citizenship Curriculum From Print to Digital Online Assessments:Apple iBooks:

11 Privacy and digital footprints Sharing and oversharing Building a positive digital footprint Digital Footprint and Reputation

12 Privacy and Digital Footprints K-12 Students learn that what they do online shapes their digital footprints.

13 Follow the Digital Trail (k-2)

14 Trillion Dollar Footprint (6-8) Congratulations! You have been chosen to be a producer of the Trillion Dollar Footprint TV show! TV image: Stage image: Money image:

15 Choose the host that will be honest… …and work well with others.


17 Top Young Writers Award My Digital Footprint in 10 years… Graduates college with honors “This kid is awesome!” says president

18 Computer/Technology Design a web page of your future digital footprint Learning about digital portfolios Social Studies Examine the digital footprint of public figures Role of social media and digital footprint in elections English/Language Arts What would Lincoln tweet were he alive? Reading critically & locating details to solve a problem efficiently Curriculum connections

19 Immersive, interactive blended learning experience for 3 rd -5 th grade students Spotlights 5 key digital literacy + citizenship topics Robust reporting for teachers “Badging” for game completion Available online, on Edmodo*, and as an app* for mobile devices Award winning Since August 2012 launch: 500K+ active student accounts 124,000+ Digital Passports issued Digital Passport * Fee-based


21 8 “choose your own adventure” stories, based on K-12 curriculum categories, for 6 th – 10 th graders  9 endings per story  8 characters = 8 perspectives  45 minute experience per story  Each story includes teacher wraparound materials  Ties to existing unit structure  Aligns to ELA CCSS Developmental differentiators embedded into gaming  Explore + experiment  Make decisions (deductive reasoning)  Rationalize (abstract thinking)  Take risks  Judge conventions (conventional reasoning)  Assert individuality Each story will be animated and incorporate gaming mechanics, such as:  Badging  Leveling  Easter eggs Digital Compass: Launch April 2015

22 Connecting Families Program FREE, year-long program that provides schools and other organizations resources to engage and support parents in raising young people as digital citizens Turn-key program with handbooks on how to host a teen panel and small group parent conversations, conversation starters, videos, and printable resources Currently 8 topics with more to come: o Cyberbullying o Digital drama o Digital footprints and photo sharing o Distraction, multi-tasking, and time management o Privacy, surveillance, and self-disclosure o Sexting and nude photos o Sexual imagery and Internet o Social media and body image

23 Register - It’s free!

24 Online Courses KDS E-Rate* “Tech It Up” course under development Dig Citizenship Curriculum Course Monthly webinars on variety of topics Tutorial Videos How-to Best practice + lessons learned Edtech models Monthly “Appy Hours” Top picks for learning Teacher experts Best practices Newsletter, Blog, + Community Latest features Trends and research commentary Guest articles and expert interviews EdWeb + Edmodo “PLC’s” Professional Development for Educators * Fee-based

25 For educators who have demonstrated passion for teaching our digital citizenship curriculum to students and their families. For schools that have taken a community- wide approach to teaching digital literacy and citizenship to students, staff and families with our resources. For educators who have contributed high- quality Field Notes and an App Flow on Graphite and are committed to sharing best practices all year. Earn the recognition you deserve. Certification Programs

26 Are you into this? Get certified! ➢ Resume-building ➢ Teaching portfolio ➢ Get an edge on your peers! ➢ Perks! ➢ Learn more Learn more

27 Contact info: Sue Thotz Education Program Manager, LA @SueThotz @CommonSenseEdu @Graphite

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