In schools across the country, technology is transforming education, allowing teachers to create personalized learning environments for their students. But computers, tablets, and mobile devices are also creating a real need for a curriculum that prepares students for the issues that they will face when they begin to go online -- issues like safety and security, cyberbullying, privacy, and respecting creative work.
This year, elementary schools in Chicago, Denver, New York City, Omaha, Maine, and California are having their 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students earn their "digital passports" as proof of their readiness for the digital world. Based on lessons from Common Sense Media's pioneering K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum -- currently taught in 35,000 schools nationwide -- Digital Passport™ is a free, web-based platform that's an exciting and engaging way for educators to teach and test the critical skills of digital citizenship.
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