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.”
Read more here.