Digital Citizenship in Action, is a 2017 publication from ISTE (, written by Kristen Mattson. Its subtitle is “Empowering Students to Engage in Online Communities.”

 This book includes tips for creating a digital space where students can learn what it means to be a citizen in different settings. It also contains stories from teachers that demonstrate how these ideas can be used in actual classrooms. The many activities included in the book will help you integrate these digital citizenship ideas into your classroom. Making students active participants in digital community is a theme that permeates throughout the book.

You can order the book from ISTE (using this link), from Amazon (using this link), or from your favorite bookseller. The table of contents (download TOC) , and a sample chapter (sample excerpt) can also be downloaded from ISTE’s website.

Dr. Kristen Mattson is a former English teacher and current high school Library Media Center Director in Aurora, Illinois. She partners with teachers in all content areas to integrate digital literacy, research skills, creation and innovation in the classroom. She also supports fellow librarians by hosting site visits, facilitating professional development, and blogging about her digital experiences at

A full-size color poster based on content from the book is available from ISTE. We have provided a low resolution sample of the poster here.