Digital Citizen (Backup)

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In an increasingly technology-driven, knowledge-intensive, and globalized world, it is important to prepare our students for success. “In a world that is constantly changing, Ontario students will be better prepared to adapt, achieve and excel, regardless of the challenges they face”. (Achieving Excellence: A Renewed Vision for Education in Ontario, 2014).  (+)[/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][text_output]Structure

This resource is intended to guide educators as they embed the concepts and skills of digital citizenship into their daily practice. It provides links to existing lessons, videos, interactives, and more, at various divisions, with reference to specific digital citizenship categories and criteria: … (+)[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row no_margin=”true” padding_top=”-10px” padding_bottom=”-10px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″][text_output][tab_nav type=”four-up” float=”none”][tab_nav_item title=”Critical Thinking”][tab_nav_item title=”Creation and Credit”][tab_nav_item title=”Communication”][tab_nav_item title=”Health and protection”][/tab_nav][tabs][tab active=”true”]

CritThinkIcon Critical Thinking and Information Literacy
A digital citizen is one who…
  • uses effective strategies to search for information (e.g., keywords, narrowing a search)
  • uses credible online resources (e.g., databases, encyclopedias, ebooks)
  • evaluates and reflects critically on information/resources/sites
  • applies an inquiry model to gather, use and evaluate information to build knowledge



CreationCredIcon Creation and Credit
A digital citizen is one who…
  • respects intellectual property of others (e.g., paraphrases and gives credit)
  • uses digital resources responsibly and adheres to user agreements
  • understands and gives credence to the consequences of unauthorized distribution
  • utilizes appropriate licensing options for personal creations (e.g., Creative Commons)



CommunicationIcon Presence and Communication
A digital citizen is one who…
  • communicates appropriately according to the audience (e.g., conventions, voice, form)
  • contributes positively to the local and global communities
  • identifies and responds appropriately to online issues (e.g., cyberbullying, sexting, etc.)
  • develops a positive reputation and digital footprint



HealthProtIcon Health and ProtectionA digital citizen is one who…

  • implements precautions for online security (e.g., passwords, settings)
  • protects the privacy of self and others
  • balances offline and online activities (e.g., gaming, texting, social networking, etc.)
  • uses devices with attention to physical and mental health