Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 3:00pm

The entire Marquette student body spent the month of October learning about Digital Citizenship. That means being safe, respectful, and responsible online.  Whether you’re chatting in an online game or in your school email, using Chromebooks in the classroom or working in the computer lab, you’re a citizen of the digital community. 

Third graders are just beginning to use their school email accounts during LMC/REACH class, learning how school email has certain expectations, even when it’s used at home.

students using computers

Fifth grade students heard from the UW-Madison Dell Student Ambassador, Sydney Farmer, about how technology impacts her life in college.  She also stressed the importance of students managing their digital footprint, especially as they begin using social media.

school computer lab

Digital Citizenship conversations aren’t just for the computer lab!  Each classroom is also talking about technology expectations and how to be a good Digital Citizen.

Common Sense Media has wonderful resources for families on internet safety and many other topics. These links can also help families get started talking about technology guidelines at home:

Pause and Think Online Video

Digital Life Family Tip Sheet

Written by Maegan Heindel, Library Media Technology Specialist, Marquette Elementary, mheindel@madison.k12.wi.us

 

 

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