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Teachable Moments for Digital Citizenship

July 16, 2013

Update: Since this was posted on Edudemic 11/23/13, I’ve had a few requests for a PDF of the poster.  Here it is! Teachable Moments for Digital Citizenship Infographic

In preparing for professional development on the topic of Digital Citizenship for teachers in our 1:1 iPad pilot next school year, I have been searching for a resource to share on the importance of modeling these skills. While there are some great resources available for teaching  Digital Citizenship as a separate curriculum to students (Common Sense Media, KidSmart, and Digizen to name a few) I know that teaching in isolation is not usually as effective as taking advantage of teachable moments – when students are actually online and pursuing a learning task to reinforce appropriate behavior, safety, and application of skills.

I didn’t find what I was looking for – so I decided to create an infographic. I  used Pictochart – great tool! 

Here is a direct link to the infographic on the site.

Digital Citizenship infographic

July 20, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Nice work Nancy. Thanks for the tip on Pictochart too.

Oe way to model 21st century skills is to show kids that when you don’t know the answer to a question, or need some information, is to look it up. Of course kids should be looking stuff up themselves, but it won’t hurt to model that behavior by looking stuff up yourself in class sometimes.

August 16, 2013 at 7:01 am


Really liked you Piktochart, it helps to bring the topics of the Elements out. As more are going to iPads (and other mobile devices) it is nice to have a direction for teachers how to use the devices and apps with them. We are looking to create a week of Digital Citizenship activities in Oct., let me know if this is something you would like to participate in.

September 4, 2013 at 11:30 am

Thanks, Mike! I’d love to be involved in your October event. I sent an email to your yahoo email account – hope that was the right one to use!

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