Johnson City Schools believes that it is vitally important to teach students the skills and equip them with the knowledge necessary to use technology and digital resources safely, wisely, and efficiently as they learn. For this reason, several digital citizenship resources are provided to our schools as they plan how to best deliver this instruction.
All employees and students sign an Acceptable Use Agreement Form each school that outlines the expectations of proper technology and internet usage on any Johnson City Schools' device or account. In addition, Digital Citizenship units are provided through a variety of settings to further increase awareness and knowledge.
The Johnson City Schools Technology Department is also vigilant in ensuring that inappropriate content is filtered on our network and that all devices are frequently updated.
Common Sense Digital Citizenship Resources
Johnson City Schools recommends that teachers utilize the Digital Citizenship units designed and provided by Common Sense Media. These comprehensive units provide activties that emphasize the safe use of digital media in today's society. Student safety is of utmost concern in our district. These activities are organized in age-appropriate units covered the grade spans of K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.
Teachers are encouraged to use those portions of the Common Sense Media curriculum that best address the needs of their students in our schools. An overview of the units can be found here and the full set of resources are available free here (requires creation of an account).
Overview of Resources
- Digital Citizenship Scope and Sequence
- 1:1 Essentials with Digitial Citizenship in Mind
- Earning a Digital Passport
- Becoming Digitally Certified