It’s hard to overemphasize the importance of teaching our students how to use technology appropriately and responsibly. And what’s just as important is making sure we're helping all our students build these essential digital citizenship skills. The students in our classrooms are unique, each with their own individual learning needs. Just as we differentiate our core content instruction to meet these needs, our approach to digital citizenship should take student diversity into account. So how can you best think about teaching these critical skills to your students with learning and attention issues?

Identifying student challenges
I would start by...

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  • About the Author:

    Bob Cunningham is a senior advisor and the founding expert on learning and attention issues at Understood. He is also the executive director for both the Robert Louis Stevenson School in New York City and the Purnell School in New Jersey, and he serves as an advisor to the Reimagine Learning Fund for New Profit, Inc.

    Cunningham often consults with schools, organizations, and families on matters related to learning and attention issues, program development, and organizational strategy. He has been a trustee or a professional advisory board member for the National Center for Learning Disabilities, the NVLD Project, the Purnell School, and several other education-related nonprofit organizations. Previously, he was head of school for the Gateway School in New York City.