• Student using Computer Digital Footprint: My Digital Self

    Your digital footprint says a lot about how you navigate the Internet. You leave a digital trail of your Internet usage whenever you are online. 

    While the Internet offers many wonderful educational uses, students must be on guard to protect their privacy, be good digital citizens, protect themselves from those who would do them harm, and follow copyright laws and and intellectual property rights. Illinois has created an act (see link below) that requires all districts to educate their students on Internet safety. VVSD 365U has created an Internet Safety curriculum that focuses on the themes of Online Safety, Cyber Citizenship, and Intellectual Property.
     
     

    Digital Citizens Digital Citizenship at Valley View School District

    The Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship provide students with invaluable tools to become a digital citizen that leaves a solid digital footprint. The three categories of Respect, Educate and Protect encompass all nine elements of digital citizenship that help define how to best use technology in every school, home and community.

    Test your Digital Citizenship knowledge with our online Digital Citizenship quiz!

     

     VVSD Staff: Order posters to display in your building or classroom! Digital Citizenship Poster Order Form for Staff
  • Student Lesson 1: Student Chromebook Responsibilities

    After completing this lesson, students will be able to:

    • Explain all of the responsibilities that they will have in keeping their chromebook safe, undamaged, charged and ready for educational use.
    • Explain the importance of protecting their chromebook with a strong password.
  • Student Lesson 2: Digital Citizenship & the 9 Elements of Digital Citizenship

    After completing this lesson, students will be able to:

    • Define Digital Citizenship and identify the 9 elements of digital citizenship.
    • Describe how this information affects their “digital self.”

     

  • Student Lesson 3: Respecting Yourself and Others Online

    After completing this lesson, students will be able to:

    • Explain how they protect themselves by utilizing respect online and thinking about what they post (maintaining a positive ‘digital footprint’ and ‘digital brand’).
    • Explain the implications of positing negative or positive information and understand the “permanence” of online/digital information.

     

  • Student Lesson 4: Educating Yourself & Others: Digital Literacy

    After completing this lesson, students will be able to:

    • Explain what Digital Literacy means.
    • Identify techniques people use to steal information in phishing attempts and understand how to avoid them.
    • Use digital literacy and information skills to identify reliable sources online.

     

  • Student Lesson 5: Protecting Yourself Online

    After completing this lesson, students will be able to:

    • Identify ways they will protect themselves while online.

     

  • Student Lesson 6: Copyright, Fair Use, and Plagiarism

    After completing this lesson, students will be able to:

    • identify the legal and ethical considerations involved in using the creative work of others.
    • understand an individual’s rights and responsibilities as a creator and consumer of content.

     

  • Student Lesson 7: Chromebook 101: Tips & Tricks for Students

    After completing this lesson, students will be able to:

    • identify the legal and ethical considerations involved in using the creative work of others.
    • understand an individual’s rights and responsibilities as a creator and consumer of content.