This app helps students navigate the often-tricky world of digital citizenship

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Name: Learning.com Digital Citizenship App

What is it? This app provides students with information and instruction on online safety, ethical use of digital resources, and cyberbullying.

Best for: Middle and high school students and teachers.

Price: Learning.com is enlisting districts to pilot the app for free in mid-April; full availability, including pricing, will be announced in the fall of 2014.

Requirements: iOS or Android

Features:

The app:

  • Provides an easy-to-implement curriculum about online safety, cyberbullying, and the ethical use of digital resources.
  • Available on tablet and mobile devices for both iOS and Android.
  • Interface, content, lessons, and activities are specifically geared towards middle and high school students.
  • The app self-guided, yet ensures that students have a strong grasp of instructional objectives by requiring students to complete a quiz.
  • Instructional objectives are aligned to Digital Citizenship Standards, part of the ISTE Standards for Students.
  • Helps districts address the online safety and cyberbullying instruction requirement of eRate, and provides reports to show compliance.
  • Supports BYOD and 1:1 programs by helping districts ensure that students know how to use devices safely and ethically.

Link: http://www.learning.com/digital-citizenship/

Laura Ascione
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Laura Ascione

Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura