Keeping Up in the Technological Age

Did you know that Francine Delany teaches Common Sense Media’s Digital Citizenship Curriculum? This is a K-12 curriculum that focuses on being a good digital citizen. As part of the 2016-17 staff development focused on technology integration, teachers studied the curriculum and found that it aligned well with the North Carolina Information and Technology Standards as well as connected to Language Arts standards that relate to reading, writing, and researching online. The curriculum includes units on Internet Safety, Privacy & Security, Relationships & Communication, Cyberbullying & Digital Drama, Digital Footprints & Reputation, Self-Image & Identity, Information Literacy, and Creative Credit & Copyright. Teachers began teaching the lessons this year, K-8. You can see the curriculum and find many great family resources on the Common Sense Media website at www.commonsensemedia.org.  (Look under the “For Educators” tab to find the Digital Citizenship Curriculum.) Check it out!