Our New 21-22 Calendar is available now. You Can View and Download it from this page.

What's New This Month - June 2021

June 2021 This month we focus on Digital Hope for the Future
Image of June 2021 Newsletter Our June issue focuses on the topic of Digital Hope

It is important in this time of so much upheaval and change that we do not lose hope that the future will bring better things.

You may have noticed the link above view and download our 2021-22 Calendar. We encourage you to do that because it features original art by students from our region.
Image of Contest winners from May 2021 Newsletter The issue continues with a full page about the art created by students for our Digital Citizenship Calendar. We are proud of these students who have contributed their talents to enhance our calendar. This is the result of our third Calendar Art Contest. You can view larger versions of the art on our Digital Citizenship blog.

Other features include articles about the Microsoft Translator, and Deep Fakes. We conclude the issue with a perspective on Digital Citizenship written by one of our regional students.

Screen captures from the May newsletter
Here are some images from the best practices, protecting your child, and student perspective articles.

small image of the June Poster - NYS Standards for Computer Science and Digital Fluency This month's poster is NYS Learning Standards for Computer Science and Digital Fluency. The learning standards are organized by 5 main concepts: Impacts of Computing, Computational Thinking, Networks and Systems Design, Cybersecurity, and Digital Literacy. The poster also shows 15 sub-concepts complete with links to several PDF documents about the standards.

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Digital Citizen News

We have created monthly newsletters for the last three school years. Browse all 30 issues here!

Each month takes on several Digital Citizenship topics and provides a poster that you can print and post.

Read Our Digital Citizen Blog

We created a blog to keep up with Digital Citizenship information that we find between issues of our newsletter.

The blog has articles about different areas of Digital Citizenship, and links to other sites with resources.

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ISTE (The International Society for Technology in Education - https://www.iste.org) is constantly reviewing and revising its standards around digital citizenship. This new poster provides information about the Digital Self , and how one can be a Digital Agent , and a Digital Interactor. Download it, print it, hang it up at your school, and distribute it to others.
added 10-30-2017

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This poster, Don't Be An Internet Troll, describes the things that Internet trolls do to annoy other Internet users. Download it, print it, hang it up at your school, and distribute it to others.
added 10-16-2017

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An Inspirational Teacher Talks about Digital Citizenship gives us some well spoken words about what we need to be doing in the classroom. Download it, print it, hang it up at your school, and distribute it to others.
added 10-24-2017

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This poster, The Keys to Digital Citizenship, shows eight elements that students should be aware of to be good digital citizens. Download it, print it, hang it up at your school, and distribute it to others. There are two versions of this poster available.
added 10-02-2017

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This poster, The Keys to Digital Citizenship, shows eight elements that students should be aware of to be good digital citizens. Download it, print it, hang it up at your school, and distribute it to others. There are two versions of this poster available.
added 10-02-2017

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This poster, How NOT to be a CYBERBULLY, has a list of positive things that students can do to make sure that they don't become a cyberbully. Download it, print it, hang it up at your school, and distribute it to others.
added 09-20-2017

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Google has partnered with IKeepSafe.org to deliver the Be Internet Awesome program. This downloadable document has information about the program, links to components of the program and a fully ISTE approved Curriculum for teacher digital safety online.
added 06-09-2017

GST Web Resource

This interactive resource provides a series of yes/no questions to determine how distracted you are.

GST Web Resource

This resource provides 17 real-world scenarios that can be used for sparking discussions about Digital Citizenship topics and issues. Suitable for Middle or High School students and for Faculty or Staff.

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The Digital Citizenship Pledge - a printable poster with a pledge created by GST RIC that contains many of the key ideas of Digital Citizenship. Suitable for printing and posting near your computer.

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The ISTE Standards for Digital Citizensip - this printable handout compares the current ISTE Standards for Students, Teachers, Administrators, and Technology Coaches. Adapted from materials at http://www.iste.org

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Be Safe Online - a printable poster created for our Digital Citizenship Initiative. Print it on a color printer and posted in your classroom or in hallways of your school.

Other Web Resources

These web sites provide more in-depth information about some of the nine main elements of Digital Citizenship. Click each button to visit the site.

Digital Law - Digital Security &
Digital Rights and Responsibilities

Digital Access - Digital Etiquette &
Digital Communication

Digital Literacy - Digital Wellness &
Digital Commerce

GST Web Resource

The Web Detective is an online resource created by GST BOCES to help students learn to evaluate the validity of web resources that they may want to use for class room assignments. Students may work alone or in teams to go through a checklist asking them to evaluate various characteristics of a web site such as its authority, currency, or coverage of a topic.

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Some Resources about Copyright and Fair Use - You can download and print these resources for classroom use.
Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers This one page chart is from Tech & Learning Magazine.
Copyright Definitions from the University of Washington
Copyright Scenarios from the University of Washington

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SafeBook Image
SafeBook - We love this poster from Fuzion Communications (http://www.fuzion.ie). It gives good advice about how to make sure that using Facebook is a Safebook experience.

We provide it here only to make it more convenient for our digital citizens to download. It remains its original copyright protection. You can download the original file in several different languages at http://www.fuzion.ie/safebook.

GST Workshop

This workshop introduces the participant to the elements that make up Digital Citizenship. Participants will leave with a list of resources they can use with their students in their buildings.