INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Education launched the first Indiana Digital Citizenship Week today. This week long celebration will focus on teaching students how to make safe, responsible and ethical decisions in the digital world.
“Technology is infused in our classrooms and in our lives,” said Glenda Ritz, Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction. “Students today must be prepared to responsibly use technology for learning, communicating, creating and collaborating both in and outside the school building. That is why I am excited to announce Indiana’s first Digital Citizenship Week which will provide students with the resources they need to make responsible decisions online.”
To assist educators in the classroom, the Department has developed a toolkit including resources and lesson plans to support the instruction of students about digital citizenship. Additionally, the Department has created an online community to allow educators to share best practices in this area. The Department is collaborating with Common Sense Education to promote and enhance this effort.
Additional information, including resources for educators to use in the classroom, can be found on the Department’s website.