Celebrate Digital Citizenship Week: October 14-18, 2019

This October, as we celebrate Digital Citizenship Week, we encourage you to take some time with your students to reflect on how you use technology both in and out of your classroom.

As educators, we are all responsible for both teaching and modeling digital citizenship in our schools. How do you model and teach digital citizenship in your classroom or school?

This month we have created a game — The DigCit Amazing Race — that you can use with your students and staff. Follow these instructions and download the game to get started. Be sure to let us know how it goes. Post your thoughts to social media using the hashtags #IDEAil and #DigCit.

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ISTE Helps Create New Definition of Digital Citizenship

Recently, a group of tech, education, and media organizations — including ISTE — banded together to launch the Digital Citizenship Commitment campaign (DigCitCommit). Their goal is to reach one million students by 2021 with a new definition of digital citizenship — one that focuses less on a list of DON’Ts and more on a proactive approach of DOs that challenge students to stay safe, solve problems and become a force of positivity. The campaign promises to engage educators, allow for the sharing of best practices, and provide them with the tools to teach their new definition of digital citizenship.

You can become a part of this movement by taking part in the DigCitCommit Challenge. Are you using technology to support positive change in the world? #DigCitCommit wants to see how you’re being a force for good online! Prizes will be awarded for the top submissions.

Follow these four simple steps and make your own commitment to digital citizenship.

Step 1: Download these resources | Slide deck | Flyer | Poster

Step 2: Submit an idea for the DigCitCommit Challenge

Step 3: Sign up for updates on all the cool things happening

Step 4: Follow @DigCitCommit and engage with #DigCitCommit

More Resources for Digital Citizenship

Check out these additional digital citizenship resources from some of our partners.

Common Sense Education

Digital Citizenship Week: October 14–18, 2019


K-12 Free Online Resources


5 myths of online student privacy

Reflective observation essential part of digital citizenship lessons

Teen helps create social media lessons

Upcoming Events

Be sure to check out our full list of Upcoming Events at ideaillinois.org/calendar.

IDEA Central Illinois Valley | Teacher Tuesday Developing Critical Thinking Skills with Games

October 1, 2019

IDEA Western Chapter | Bots n Bevs

October 3, 2019

October #ILedchat | Digital Citizenship

October 7, 2019

IDEA Abe Lincoln Chapter | Bots & Bevs: a Meetup for Educators (Springfield)

October 12, 2019


October 14-18, 2019

A Conversation on Modern Measures of Learning Conference

October 17, 2019

IDEA Two Rivers Chapter | Engage and Assess with Peardeck

October 17, 2019

IDEA & Tynker Webinar | Micro:bits and Tynker: Physical Computing Made Easy!

October 17, 2019

IDEA Two Rivers Chapter | Quizlet: Flashcards plus More!

October 24, 2019

IDEA Three Rivers Chapter | Bots & Bevs

October 24, 2019

Micro:bits Made Simple - with Tynker for Schools!
October 26, 2019

IDEA Abe Lincoln Chapter | Bots & Bevs: a Meetup for Educators (Decatur)

October 26, 2019

IDEA Two Rivers Chapter | Google Tips and Tricks (Liberty)

October 29, 2019

IDEA Wednesday Webinar | Digital Literacy and Inquiry in K-12

October 30, 2019

ISTE Certification for Educators - Springfield, IL

November 12-13, 2019

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Illinois Digital Educators Alliance

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