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Digital Citizenship Curriculum from Common Sense Education Added to Open Space

Author // Matt Yauk Monday, 09 May 2022

A collection of 73 digital citizenship lesson plans for grades K-12 have been added to Open Space. The curriculum from Common Sense Education seeks to address critical issues facing children in the online world of media and technology. The lessons teach students to think critically and develop the habits to navigate digital dilemmas in their daily lives. The primary topics of the digital citizenship curriculum include: 

  • Media Balance and Well-being
  • Privacy and Security
  • Digital Footprint and Identity
  • Relationships and Communication
  • Cyberbullying, Digital Drama, and Hate Speech
  • News and Media Literacy

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These materials have been aligned to Ohio’s Learning Standards for English Language Arts. Users can search by these standards in Open Space and find additional connections to CASEL, AASL, and ISTE standards on the lesson pages. All lesson plans are available in English and Spanish and include short videos, readings, activities, handouts and posters, and take-home resources.

Open Space a curriculum creation and collaboration tool powered by INFOhio empowers educators to create and share resources that promote innovative and collaborative learning. Instructional materials added to Open Space go through an evaluation process using a quality rubric. In addition to finding quality instructional materials, Open Space users can view and rate resources and also share content to Google Classroom. 

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About the Author

Posted by: Matt Yauk

Matt Yauk is a Senior Instructional Specialist with INFOhio. He is a certified educator who has worked as a Business and Technology teacher in the middle and high school settings and as an educational technologist, instructional designer, and academic technology director for The Ohio State University (OSU). He has a B.S. in Education: Technical Education and Training from OSU, a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction: Instructional Design and Technology from University of Cincinnati, founded the Learner Engagement Division within the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), and co-authored a chapter in the Handbook of Distance Education (4th edition) called "Trends and Directions in Continuing Professional Development." The positive impact on student learning and educator development has always been his primary focus.

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