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Digital Citizenship and the

Balanced Approach to

Welcome and Prayer
Heavenly Father, we come to you
today asking for your guidance,
wisdom, and support as we begin
this meeting.
Help us to engage in meaningful
discussion; allow us to grow closer
as a group and nurture the bonds of
Fill us with your grace, Lord God, as
we learn new things, challenge one
another, and make plans for our
school communities.
Continue to remind us that all that
we do here today, all that we
accomplish, is for the pursuit of
truth for the greater glory of You,
and for the service of humanity.
We ask these things in your name.

Digital Citizenship and the Essential Skills of
21st Century Learning
Examining the Digital Citizenship Continuum
Collaboration: Integrating Digital Citizenship
into lesson development
Day of Pink in RCSD

Examining the 7C’s and the integration of
digital tools and apps in multiple subject

What is the Role of Digital
Technologies in Education?

What does
modern learning
really look like at
the level of a
student’s desk?

What are the Essential Skills for
21st Century Learning?
21st Century Fluencies are
the transferable essential
skills that students need
today and in their future.
They are the fundamental
elements of learning that
are driven by pedagogy and
help to leverage curriculum.

Check out our Digital Book on the
Essential Skills of 21st Century Learning

Photo Source: Teach Thought

The 3 Digital Citizenship “REPs”

Source: Dr. Mike Ribble

Digital Citizenship Continuum
3 Pillars of Digital
The 9 Elements
are under the 3

What is the Digital
Citizenship Continuum
Based On?

Image Source:

Work of Dr. Mike Ribble and the Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship

Essential Questions:
Etiquette: Are students aware of others when
they use technology? Do students realize
how their use of technology affects others?
Access: Does everyone in school have equal
access to technology? Do all students need
to engage in a digital society?
Law: Are students using technology the way
it was intended? Are there rights infringed
upon? Why should students using digital
technologies be accountable for how they
are used?
Source: Dr. Mike Ribble

Essential Questions:
Communication: Do I use email, cell phone
and instant messaging technologies
appropriately when communicating with
others? What rules, options and etiquette do
students need to be aware of when
communicating with technology?
Literacy: Does everyone in school have equal
access to technology? Do all students need
to engage in a digital society?
Commerce: Are students using technology
the way it was intended? Are there rights
infringed upon? Why should students using
digital technologies be accountable for how
they are used?

Source: Dr. Mike Ribble

Essential Questions:
Rights & Responsibilities: What rights and
responsibilities do students have in a digital
society? How do we make students more
aware of their rights and responsibilities
when using technologies?
Safety & Security: How do students protect
their technology in a digital society? How can
students be taught to protect themselves and
their equipment from harm?
Health & Welfare: How can students be
physically affected by technology? Are
students aware of the physical dangers that
can accompany the use of digital technology?

Source: Dr. Mike Ribble

How Does Digital Citizenship
Connect to Curriculum?

Integrate authentically

Connect Digital Citizenship lessons to Curriculum to make learning

Lessons can go beyond just stand alone lessons, but connect to

National Canadian Common Curriculum Framework fo

Lesson Framework
Goal: Take a current lesson you
have, then restructure with the
Essential Skills of 21st Century
Learning or 7C’s with a Digital
Citizenship focus
Use: Lesson framework for
integrating 21st Century Learning
Share: Please send or share a
copy of your lesson with Jennifer

21 Century Skills Lesson

• The Lesson Framework is a
template that incorporates Digital
Citizenship and Digital Fluency
Integration into teaching
• Framework Template – Click on the
link, go to Office365.
• Exemplar Lesson –
Digital Citizenship and Politics
• Download and save the template
for ideas in building lessons
integrating the Essential Skills of
21st Century Learning

Digital Citizenship Continuum
Include in your Lesson:
• Curriculum Areas:
• Curricular Outcome(s):
• Resources /Materials:
• Websites and Digital Resources:
• 21st Century Essential Skills:

Digital Citizenship Concepts and Skills: RESPECT, EDUCATE, PROTECT 
Digital Citizenship Essential Questions  
Essential Knowledge - See Digital Fluency Continuum
Knowledge: What will students understand? 
Skills: What will students be able to do?

Resources for Building Lessons
• Ministry of Education
I am Stronger Resources for Educato
Digital Citizenship Resources
Other resources not listed:
• Edutopia “ Digital Citizenship Week, 6
Resources for Educators”
• Inctrl

When You Plan, Consider…
Think About Pedagogy
• What’s best for learning
and your students?
• What are the learning
needs of all your students?
How do you differentiate?
• How can you connect
students to peers to allow
for further learning

When You Plan, Consider…
Think About 21st
Century Skills
• What Essential Skill or
Skills do you want to
• How can these skills and
the use of digital
technology leverage
Check out our Digital Book on the
Essential Skills of 21st Century Learning

Considering the Integration of
Digital Tools

When You Plan, Consider…
Think About
• What outcomes
and indicators do
you want to
• What Skills?

Empower High School Students to
Act and Become Digital Upstanders

David Shepherd, Travis Price and their teenage friends organized a high-school protest to
wear pink in sympathy with a Grade 9 boy who was being bullied, for wearing a pink shirt…
They took a stand against bullying when they protested against the harassment of a new
Grade 9 student by distributing pink T-shirts to all the boys in their school. ‘I learned that
two people can come up with an idea, run with it, and it can do wonders,’ says Mr. Price,
17, who organized the pink protest. ‘Finally, someone stood up for a weaker kid.’ 

How Can Our Students Get
Pink Shirt Day Canada

February 24, 2016
Promote and take part
Start Artefacts for Promoting Digital

International Day of Pink
April 13, 2016
Take part and Share Artefacts with
What do you think? How can we
make this work in our high
schools? Day of Pink RCSD

Integrating Digital Tools to
Leverage Learning

What Does It Mean to be Literate?

What Does It Mean to be Literate?
has always
defined by
… we just
looked at it
that way.

Forms of Literacy







s are we
ng with

Looking at 21st Century Literacy
Key Question:
How do we provide our
students with an education
for their future?
How can digital tools be
meaningfully integrated into
What apps or software have you
used for teaching?
Discuss and share on our

How Do We Manage Information?

Information Hydrant,    by 
 Will Lion 

Click on this
Media Counter which
shows the activity of Social
Media and Mobile and
Game Industry

Collect and combine content and context through the use of
digital tools by creating spaces where knowledge can be
explored, categorized, contextualized, authenticated,
connected, and created. Curators go beyond algorithms and
passive consumption of massive amounts of information by
actively gathering and categorizing information for relevancy,
then sharing their collected content to assist others in the
collective learning community.
Digital Skills:
• plan strategies to guide inquiry
• locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and
ethically use information from a variety of sources and
• evaluate and select information sources and digital tools
based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.
• process data and report results

Teacher Curating
Pearl Trees


• Free
• Easy to use


Integration into Learning:
• Curate and organize sites

Integration into Learning:


• Teacher's can curate their
own sites and gather them
into one place.

Allows for collaboration with other education professionals for pooling

Teacher Curating
Other Teacher Curating Tools…
• Cybraryman has a list of
Twitter chat hashtags to get
• Chats are useful places to
discover resources being used
by other educators.

Student Curating
Noodle Tools and Easy Bib
• Easy to set up student accounts
• Free versions available
Integration into Learning:
• Organize notes, summarize
• Monitor and give feedback on research
• Very powerful tools for collaboration and formative assessment in paid
• Citations
- Ethical use of information.
- Bibliography tool

Easy Bib Research and Organization
Note cards: recipe-like cards
• Link ideas to citation information,
• Useful for teaching paraphrasing and
students to record their own
• Teachers check student notes to see if
they are on right track.
• Teachers provide formative
assessment via self-generated or pregenerated comments.
• Aids in outline creation and the
organization of ideas.
• Printable and accessible for teachers
to check student research while

Curating Tips for Students
• Current - what is the publication date? Does currency
matter to this topic?
• Reliable - Is the information trustworthy? Triangulate
sources - find the same information in multiple sources.
• Authentic - Is there an author? What are his/her
credentials? If there is no author, is there a publisher? Who
is taking credit for this information?
• Purpose - Why is this information being published? Is there
a significant bias to consider? Have I found information to
present a counter point-of-view?

How do We Communicate?

Sharing thoughts, questions, ideas and solutions.
Communicating effectively orally and in writing
with a variety of digital tools and styles as well as
listening skills, tailored to a range of audiences.
• Digital Skills:
• Create documents for communicating learning
• Share ideas in multiple ways for a variety of purposes and
• communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple
audiences using a variety of media and formats

• Tools to Support: Office 365, OneDrive, O365Groups,
Word, Office Mix, student webpages, blogging, wikis,
podcasts, email, social media

Communication is
continuing to evolve in the
21st Century. It is critical
that we support students’
ability to communicate not
only face-to-face, but in
digitally-enabled ways as

Communicate and Share
Students can
communicate their
summative learning
using tools such as:
Explain Everything
Office Mix
Blogging tools (Weebly Edu,
Kid Blog)

Formative Assessment
Formative Assessment
Use Office 365 Groups, blogs, OneNote or
even Excel forms to reflect on learning.
Provide framework questions to help
students reflect and self assess, as well
as comment on the work of each other.
Students can communicate their learning
using Formative Assessment Tools
Digital Exit Slips: Excel Forms, Kahoot,
Quizziz, Plickers, Formative, EdPuzzle,

How Can We Connect Learners with
Do students understand the power
and benefits of connections in the
globally-connected 21st century?
Can students create meaningful
networks using various digital tools
and social platforms?

Who is teaching
our students to
connect safely
and effectively
with their world?

Do students make meaningful
connections between their classroom
learning, their personal lives, and the
world around them?
Who is teaching our students to

Exploring relationships between ideas and people
from peers to members of community. Forming a
networked literacy where one is able to find answers
through shared purpose, and open networks.
• Digital Skills:
• Contribute share & give feedback F2F or in web-based
communities and digital platforms
• Explore best ways for communicating and sharing
learning cross-generationally

• Tools to Support: Office 365 Groups, student
websites and blogs, Skype, social media

Connecting is about bringing
students together to explore
ideas. Explore opinions and
perspectives. Connecting ideas
and concepts.
How can we connect learners
and learning?
How can we use digital tools to
forge connections? Are there
projects that help to leverage

How Can Technology Amplify
Are students able to work together to
reach a goal, drawing from the talents
and expertise within the group?
Do students demonstrate proficiency in
working collaboratively both offline &
online? Can they transfer their
interpersonal skills from face-to-face to
virtual environments?
Do students work together to construct
knowledge or solve problems better than
what could be accomplished individually?

Working together to reach a goal. Putting talent
and expertise to learn from and contribute to the
learning of others.
• Digital Skills:
• Sharing projects and assignments, discussing ideas
• collaborate, and publish with peers or experts using
a variety of digital platforms and media
• contribute to project teams to produce original works
or solve problems.

• Tools to Support: Office 365 Groups, OneDrive,
OneNote, Skype, blogs, Sway

Collaborating is understanding how to work
with others in multiple ways from face to
face to online.
Are students able to critically assess and
reflect on their roles, responsibilities and
collaborative process face to face and
Are students able to understand the
creative process through collaboration?
How can we use digital tools to assist with
students collaborating face to face,
synchronously and asynchronously?
Possible tools: Padlet, TodaysMeet

Critical Thinking
Using creativity to look at problems in a new way, linking
learning across subjects. Plan, define problems, conduct
research, design solutions and evaluate the process and
• Digital Skills:
• Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a
• Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and make
informed decisions
• Research, track information, graph data, create timelines,
graphic organizers, storyboards.

• Tools to Support: RCSD Databases, Excel, OneNote,
Camera app, Word for graphic organizers

Critical Thinking

Do students use inquiry when
approaching learning opportunities?
Are students critical consumers of

Do students exercise media literacy
skills that include critical analysis of a
variety of information from a variety
of sources ?
Do students give careful
consideration to both the message
and the medium when considering
the validity and value of information?

Critical Thinking

How Can 21 Century Skills
Prepare Students for Lifelong

Creativity allows students to actively construct knowledge,
pursue new ideas and create meaning through design, art,
remixing and storytelling.
• Digital Skills:
• apply existing knowledge to generate innovative ideas, products, or
• create original works as a means of personal or group expression
• use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues
• Remix ideas or software in creating new products or processes using

• Tools to Support:
• Apps like Comics Head, Explain Everything, Pixie, Videopad, Lightbot,
Tynker, Minecraft, camera – Try “smashing” or combining apps
• Moviemaker, iMovie, Word, Photoshop, on-line platforms like Thinglink,
Sway, Vocaroo, Flipsnack

Integrating Digital
Tools to Leverage

How can we provide
opportunities and inspire
students to create their
own understanding?

What Does it Mean to
How can creating provide a space for
voice? Creativity?
How Can Classrooms Support
Creativity with Remixing?
What is the connection to digital
fluency and digital citizenship?
- Explain Everything
- Comics Head
- Infopics and Infographs
- QR Droid
- Mindomo
How can students app smash?

Support Creativity
Active Learning is Creating
Students can support their learning through other tasks to
support critical thinking, communication and creativity.
Students my want to try making an InfoPic or Infograph –
combines pictures with text layered on top to communicate a
App to try:
Explain Everything
Comics Head
Camera App on the device
Online resources to try:
PowerPoint online

InfoPic Example

Provide creative
choice of tools and
opportunities to appsmash and remix

Citizenship is knowledge or sensitivity to show respect for
other cultures and active involvement in addressing global
issues. As well as understand human, cultural and societal
issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical
• Digital Skills:
• advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of
information and technology.
• exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports
collaboration, learning, and productivity.
• demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.
• exhibit leadership for digital citizenship.

• Tools to Support: Digital Citizenship Continuum, platforms for
discussion and reflection like blogs and social media