Digital Citizenship Week Aims to Promote Healthy Online Choices

By Andrew Pillow

Indiana has been making a big push to incorporate technology in the curriculum. This week they are going a step further and declaring this week Digital Citizenship Week.

The purpose of digital citizenship week is to encourage students to “make safe, responsible and ethical decisions in the digital world.” This is the first time the Indiana Department of Education has celebrated the week. The Indiana DOE has put together a toolkit of resources and lesson plans to support teachers in instructing digital citizenship.

Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, Glenda Ritz, believes that this focus will help Indiana students make better decisions.

“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.”

 

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Andrew Pillow

Andrew is a technology teacher at KIPP Indy College Prep. He is graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Teach for America Alum. Andrew just recently finished his commitment as a Teach Plus Policy fellow, and he is looking forward to putting the skills he's learned to good use. Andrew has written for several publications in the past on a wide variety of topics but will be sticking to education for his role on Indy/Ed.