Digital Citizenship

Overview

Effective July 2014, the Grossmont Union High School District Governing Board adopted a new Responsible Use Policy and Digital Citizenship Program. The goals of this program include:

  • Provide a clear, but concise policy that guides student use of technology.

  • Empower and encourage students to use technology in an innovative manner.

  • Establish a clear Digital Citizenship Program for faculty, staff, and students to promote safe, ethical, and responsible use of digital technology.

Teaching digital citizenship does not fall solely to the technology teacher. Anyone who teaches with technology needs to formally and informally teach digital citizenship! Here are the main themes can be infused into what you already do.

  1. Innovation

  2. Evaluating Resources

  3. Copyright, Fair Use, and Citing Sources

  4. Appropriate Online Behavior

  5. Privacy and Security

Making It Happen In The Classroom

Digital Citizenship Webinar

All 9th grade and new GUHSD students must complete the GUHSDtech Digital Citizenship Webinar. Please do not send students to this page - copy and paste the URL and distribute to students via Schoology or other method.

Webinar Links

Other Language Versions

Alternative Webinar for EL and SPED Classes


ALTERNATIVE Digital Citizenship Webinar

The GUHSDtech Digital Citizenship Webinar may not be suitable for all classroom settings. This alternative solution was designed to meet the needs of classes with students who would otherwise have difficulty completing the Digital Citizenship Webinar in one class period.

Structure

There are two parts of the alternative webinar.

  1. A Google Slide Presentation - The teacher can use this presentation to verbally review the major concepts of the webinar. There are three videos, some discussion questions, and two scenarios.

  2. A Google Form - Students are still expected to complete a form that records that they agree to the different parts of the Responsible Use Policy. This shortened form needs to be done after the presentation. Links to the school forms can be found on the right side of this page. This part is necessary to track what students have completed the Digital Citizenship Webinar Activity.

Process for Teacher

  1. Present the Digital Citizenship Google Slide Presentation to students. Use the text and questions to guide your students through the content.

  2. Distribute the URL of the Google Form to your students via Schoology or other method. Have them complete it.

Alternative Digital Citizenship Presentation

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Digital Citizenship Webinar - Presentation

Questions about this presentation, can be directed to tiffanibrown@guhsd.net.

Alternative Digital Citizenship Webinar Forms

Please do NOT share this website with students. Copy the URL and distribute it to students via Schoology or another method.

Resources

FAQ

Who needs to take it?

  • All 9th-grade students at ALL sites

  • All new students to GUHSD

When do they need to take it?

  • In the first 8 weeks of school

Who should coordinate it?

  • That is a site decision, however, tech coordinators at most sites last year were part of this process. A VP should also be involved in communicating its importance with teachers.

  • Generally, it happened in Social Studies / Tech or English since those are the only pure 9th grade classes at most schools

Do all students need to take the same webinar?

There are two versions available:

  1. The Digital Citizenship Webinar - It is in a Google Form and students navigate through it - watching several videos, answering questions, and reading several passages. Most students should take this one. More information is on the Digital Citizenship Page.

  2. The Alternative Digital Citizenship Webinar - In response to last year's concerns from Special Ed and EL teachers that the above version was too difficult for some students, an alternative activity is available. It involves a presentation that the teacher can lead a class through. Once the teacher finishes the presentation, students complete a short form agreeing to various parts of the RUP. This second part allows us to track that students have gone through the webinar.

Who has access to the spreadsheets?

  • Technology Coordinators and Principals have been given access to the two spreadsheets. Additional people can be added by either of those people or you can request Dan to add others to it.

Will there be changes in our Digital Citizenship program in the near future?

Yes!

  • Guides for our main digital citizenship topics are being created along with a curated set of resources for teachers.

  • Next year, all 9th and 11th-grade students will be required to take the webinar. The 11th-grade version will include a section on preparing for post-high school digital life.

If you have any questions, please contact dmcdowell@guhsd.net

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