Digital Citizenship Resources
4 months ago
(If you have a question about any of these resources, please contact Tim Taylor or the SCPS Technology Department at 459-6709)
- Microsoft Security
- Safe Teens
- Safe Search Kids
- Common Sense Education Digital Citizenship
- Cyber Safety - Internet Safety Tips
- Center for Cyber Safety and Education
- Compare Antivirus Software Reviews
- A Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety
- Internet Safety and Cybersecurity Awareness for Secondary/College Students
- Online Safety Guide for Parents
- Ultimate Parent's Guide to Internet Safety
- Staying safe on the internet: What single parents need to know
- Student Guide to Internet Safety
Resources for teaching Copyright, Creative Commons, and Fair Use.
- The following two videos from Common Craft provide excellent overviews of these topics.
- For a more in-depth look at copyright for educators, watch Dr. Wesley Fryer’s Slideshare on the topic. Eight years after he released it, it’s still one of the best resources on the topic.
- Copyright for Educators from Wesley Fryer
- Anti-bullying PSA from Burger King
- 3 "I"s of Internet Safety for Parents
- Turn your students into web detectives
- Top 5 E-Safety Tips Most Teachers Probably Don't Know
- Google Family Link
- Online Safety Checklist
about 1 year ago
Shenandoah County Public Schools Learning Achievement Badges(SCPS LAB)
Internet Privacy Statement
over 3 years ago
- collects no personal information. Internet servers do collect communication protocol addresses from the personal computers accessing the website in order to facilitate communication. By itself, this information does not constitute personal information.
- does not place a “cookie” on your computer, and
- will not track your movements through the website.”
Learn how to validate online content - Is it true or fake news?
about 1 year ago
Article by Richard Byrne
In this age of fake and misleading news being spread through social media, it is more important than ever to teach students how to view websites with a critical eye. Here are three good resources that can help you help your students learn to evaluate the credibility of a website.
RADCAB is a good framework for evaluating websites. RADCAB stands for stands for relevancy, appropriateness, detail, currency, authority, and bias. The RADCAB website offers short explanations of each of the aspects of evaluation and why they are significant. The site also provides a rubric (link opens PDF) that you can download and print for your students to use to score the credibility of a website.
Common Craft offers a good video about website evaluation strategies. Website Evaluation Explained by Common Craft teaches viewers to think like an editor when reviewing the claims made in articles on websites. And part of being a good editor is being able to verify the sources of support for a claim. That strategy and more is explained in Website Evaluation Explained by Common Craft.
After getting familiar with RADCAB and reviewing the Common Craft video, students can test their evaluation skills by play Factitious. Factitiousis a fun game for testing your skill at identifying fake and misleading news stories. To play Factitious simply go to the site and select quick start. You'll then see an article appear on the screen. Read through the article, click the source listed at the bottom, and then select either the green check mark or red X to indicate whether or not you think the article is a real news story. After you make your selection you'll get instant feedback and an explanation of how you can tell if the article was a real or fake news story.