Standard 5: Digital Citizenship

Description of Artifacts Elements of the Standard Rationale Explaining the Representation of Each Element
Cyberbullying Prevention Infographic Cyberbullying prevention helps us to promote the health and safety of our students. It is so very vital that our students do not feel threatened online or at school. This infographic supports the elements of modeling safe, healthy, legal, and ethical uses of digital information. Cyberbullying is a major problem across the world. I would dare say that it is worse than bullying in the here and now. As we all know, anything posted on the internet is there forever. As a result, even though an individual may be able to overcome the feelings associated with the bullying, the words written by the bully are there forever. Future employers may find them.
Email Communication Letter Communication is essential to the digital world. We can communicate through words, images, and videos. By using tools to communicate effectively, we teach our students how to communicate as well. Communication is a large part of digital citizenship. It is important to understand how to communicate effectively and pleasantly on the internet. The only way to communicate online is through words. As a result, how you present yourself online is factored into how you communicate. Be clear and concise, and grammatically correct.
Teacher Scenarios Part of citizenship in the digital world means knowing right from wrong. These teacher scenarios bring forth concerns about copyright infringement and other ethical issues. As teachers, we must know how to avoid infringement of others. This document embodies digital citizenship because, I think, every teacher has fallen victim to the accidental copyright infringement. Understanding how to avoid copyright infringement is a part of being responsible digitally.