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Digital Citizenship Means Responsible Use
Technology access in the 21st Century has created an increasing demand to prepare our students to use that technology safely, legally, and ethically in our school systems as well as socially and eventually professionally. In this session we will explore the ISTE Digital Equity Standards.  What do those standards mean and how can they be applied in the K-12 environment? Free online resources and lessons to teach to these standards will be shared. 

What Is Digital Citizenship?
"Digital citizenship can be defined as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use."   --Mike Ribble
21st Century Learners
ISTE's National Educational Technology Standards (NETS)
5. Digital Citizenship
  Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. Students:
a. advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.
b. exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.
c. demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.
d. exhibit leadership for digital citizenship.
4. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility

Teachers understand local and global societal issues and responsibilities in an evolving digital culture and exhibit legal and ethical behavior in their professional practices. Teachers:


advocate, model, and teach safe, legal, and ethical use of digital information and technology, including respect for copyright, intellectual property, and the appropriate documentation of sources.

b. address the diverse needs of all learners by using learner-centered strategies providing equitable access to appropriate digital tools and resources.

promote and model digital etiquette and responsible social interactions related to the use of technology and information.


develop and model cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with colleagues and students of other cultures using digital-age communication and collaboration tools.

Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship
The information in this section is based on or quoted from the following:
NINE ELEMENTS IMPACT STUDENT LIVES:  Learning/Academics, School Environment/Behavior, and Life Outside School
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