Empower students to use technology safely, responsibly, and effectively

A comprehensive K-12 resource to teach Digital Citizenship, Evaluating Media, Social Media, Technology Applications, and Coding

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Code Monkey Common Sense Education

250+ lessons, assessments, and PBLs

Digital Citizenship & Literacy is a four-part, comprehensive K-12 curriculum that is standards-aligned, using research-based instructional models to ensure your students use technology safely, ethically, and effectively.

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP
EVALUATING MEDIA
SOCIAL MEDIA
TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS
CODING

Based on research conducted at Harvard Graduate School of Education, curriculum helps create a positive school culture that supports safe and responsible technology use. Topics include:

  • Information Literacy
  • Internet Safety
  • Self-image & Identity
  • Relationships & Communication
  • Privacy & Security
  • Digital Footprint & Reputation
  • Cyberbullying

Encourage students to think critically about their social media use and the platforms they frequent. Topics include:

  • Sourcing Information
  • Evaluating Evidence
  • Fighting Cognitive Bias
  • Diversifying Your Media Diet
  • Analyzing Algorithms
  • Exploring Echo Chambers

Teach students how to critically analyze and consume information from news and social media sources. Topics include:

  • Snapchat
  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Wikipedia

Introduce students to authentic practices and applications as they learn together how they can apply these skills in the real world. Topics include:

  • Computer Vocabulary
  • Creating Spreadsheets and Designing
  • Using Photoshop
  • 3D Printing
  • Creating Videos, Podcasts, and Websites
  • Virtual & Augmented Reality
  • Understanding Cryptocurrencies & Machine Learning

Provide opportunities for students to innovate by learning programming to gain advantages in thinking, processing, and communicating. Topics include:

  • Grades K-2: Computational thinking in an ELA context; exploring fundamental concepts like sequence & algorithms
  • Grades 3-8: Foundational coding concepts; writing real code in Code Monkey’s gamified platform
  • Grades 9-12: Front-end development and website design; learning to code in HTML, CSS, and Javascript

250+ lessons, assessments, and PBLs

Digital Citizenship & Literacy is a four-part, comprehensive K-12 curriculum that is standards-aligned, using research-based instructional models to ensure your students use technology safely, ethically, and effectively.

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Benefits of Digital Citizenship & Literacy

Kimberly Jackson

Quote I had been reserching options on how we could deliver a Digital Citizenship curriculum across our district and I came across Nearpod. Not only did Nearpod have the right lessons their partnership with Common Sense Education, but their interactive platform + access to their K-12 content library was the perfect solution for our 1:1 District. Quote Kimberly Jackson, Director of Institucional Technology Henry Country Schools - Georgia