Innovation in Action




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Viewer's Guide

The digital age has changed how content is accessed and how students are sharing what they create. Students need to be able to determine the credibility and relevance of a vast amount of information available to them, as well as understand how to appropriately incorporate it into their work.

Themes and IdeasThemes and ideas:


  • Digital citizenship: being safe and responsible on-line
  • Benefits of bring your own device (BYOD)
  • Technology-enabled learning and equity
  • The changing role of the teacher

Viewer's ListThis video is for:
  • Classroom Educators
  • School Leaders
  • System Leaders

Video description:
This video highlights two classrooms focussed on digital citizenship. It features a Grade 6 class learning about copyright laws and a Grade 3 class learning about website credibility. It emphasizes the important role educators play in providing students the structure and understanding they need to navigate the on-line world.

Discussion QuestionDiscussion questions:
  • What are the benefits of educating students about digital citizenship? Why is it important?
  • The superintendent says, “There’s a jumping in point for everyone...everybody has a place to start” (with respect to technology-enabled teaching and learning). What are your next steps?
  • What opportunities have you had/can you see as ways to incorporate teaching and learning about Digital Citizenship into your every day lessons?

Tools UsedTools that were used:
  • Pads
  • Chromebooks
  • Internet

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