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School Librarian Saturday: Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Curriculum

In School Librarian Saturday, I’m going to share the websites, databases, apps, and other stuff I use with students in my K-3 teacher-librarian role, under the cover of internet darkness (see: the weekend).

Today we have a digital citizenship curriculum from Common Sense Media.

What It Is: A comprehensive (and free to download, when you create an account) digital citizenship curriculum for grades K-12.

What’s Good About It: The curriculum is well laid out, and includes multimedia elements and materials to mix things up. content is well matched to age.

What’s Bad About It: This is a sort of compliment complaint, but the lesson plans are often jam packed. I usually have to pick out just a couple of elements to work on with students.

Last Words: I’ve pulled elements of this curriculum to teach digital citizenship with my students for years. This year the curriculum was updated and is even better. If you teach digital citizenship with students, this is a great resource.

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.