Learn how the skills kids gain over the summer can help them be great digital citizens.
Summer camps give kids the chance to unplug and enjoy life’s simple pleasures, like swimming in a lake or roasting marshmallows over a campfire. Campers escape the school-year pressures of homework ... Read more
Help kids learn how to find and use other people's creative works legally and ethically.
We (rightfully) spend significant time and energy teaching kids to be aware of their digital footprints. Stories abound about momentary lapses of judgment leading to loss of employment or scholarships. ... Read more
Learn five tips for a successful school-wide digital citizenship program.
Marie Belle Vargas has made it her mission to level the playing field for the kids and families in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the nation. Regardless of their access to devices or internet at home, ... Read more
Help kids practice smart internet habits and stay safe online.
With kids getting smartphones and other devices at younger and younger ages, it's more important than ever to teach them how to use the internet safely. Whether kids are using social media, ... Read more
Share these simple, smart practices with students and their families.
The other day, I took my 8-year-old son to a birthday party at an indoor trampoline gym. Usually, he and his friends run around like wild monkeys the whole time we're at those kinds of places, ... Read more
We think our Common Sense Ambassadors are worth knowing. Here's the latest in a series of spotlights.
The Common Sense Ambassadors are an exceptional group of Common Sense Certified education leaders who share their passion and inspiration about our mission with others.
Today we're spotlighting ... Read more
Supporting teachers in digital citizenship is a win-win for all.
Improving the way students learn using technology requires more than just high-quality instructional resources like lessons and facilitation guides. It requires creating a culture of digital citizenship ... Read more
Read how one teacher supported her students’ language acquisition by providing authentic, meaningful learning opportunities.
Three years ago, the English-language learners (ELLs) program at the elementary school where I teach switched from a pullout program to a push-in program. This meant that instead of sending our English ... Read more
Start empowering your students to become critical creators!
Have you heard of the new ISTE Standards for Students? Released at the ISTE Conference in Denver last June, these seven standards focus on essential skills for success in a connected, digital world. ... Read more
Learn how to keep student information confidential on social media.
Social media is an increasingly important part of students' lives; in fact, the average teen spends over an hour a day using social media. Unfortunately, the same study reveals only 3 percent of ... Read more