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.
The National Geographic Society offers Early Career Grants to help less experienced individuals lead a project. Funding supports the areas of education, technology, research, storytelling, and conservation.
Your Edtech Conversation Guide, a free downloadable resource from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), is the definitive handbook for changing the conversation with parents about how students are learning with the use of technology.
A diverse group of technology, education, and media organizations has come together to launch the Digital Citizenship Commitmentcampaign(DigCitCommit) with the goal of redefining digital citizenship and reaching one million students by 2021. The campaign will engage teachers, allow for sharing of best practices, and provide educators with tools to teach a new definition of digital citizenship and wellbeing.