Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified Educator

Last night I received an email to inform me that my application to become a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified Educator was successful.

I discovered Common Sense Media a few years ago. Prior to that I had used a few different resources, but felt that my approach to digital citizenship was disjointed. 
Common Sense Media presented a complete, and FREE, approach, which started with middle school and now incorporates Kinder and Primary as well as High School. The curriculum has also progressed to cover the following topics:

Internet Safety
Privacy & Security
Relationships & Communication
Digital Footprint & Reputation
Self Identity & Image
Information Literacy
Creative Credit & Copyright

The Certified Educator program is aimed as an addition to the curriculum, to celebrate the educators that embracing technology safely and responsibly in their classrooms. 

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