Program to Prepare Thoughtful, Ethical Digital Citizens
Born in a Waldorf-inspired public charter school classroom in California, Cyber Civics meets a growing need to prepare middle school students to be ethical, safe, and wise digital citizens. The in-class program has three levels—Level 1: Digital Citizenship; Level 2:Information Literacy; and Level 3: Media Literacy for Positive Participation. Subscribers to Cyber Civics receive a private link that provides access to an online portal full of in-classroom lessons, videos, resources, plus support. Every level has enough 50-minute lessons/activities for an entire school year (if taught weekly). Teachers can sign up online for a free lesson. The initial subscription fee for each level of the program depends on the size of the school. Scholarships are available for schools that cannot afford the cost.
Super skills, twenty-first century skills, best practices—whatever you want to call the 4C’s (creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, communication), they are an integral part of the student experience in our classroom. Even so, sometimes a pathway to incorporate the 4C’s may seem evasive or like it takes too much time. Adding the following tools and ideas to an instructional toolbox can support a seamless incorporation of the 4C’s into our teaching and learning for all students.
On April 2, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET), educators are invited to a free, live presentation on “Leading with Ethics” sponsored by ETS – ProEthica. In this freeedLeader Panel hosted on edWeb.net, the presenters will explore how school administrators can help change the way ethics-based decisions are made within their school districts.
iRobot is helping to drive STEM education programs in the iRobot Cool Stuff Museum, where students can explore the building blocks of the world’s coolest robots. A freeiOS or Androidapp from Cuseum takes students on a tour of the museum, providing an opportunity to learn about iRobot’s rich history in robotics and gain inspiration.