Digital Citizenship

Dayton is a Common Sense Media Signature School for a Second Year in a Row!

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, has named Dayton Avenue Elementary School a Common Sense Media Signature School with Digital Citizenship Certification for the 2013-2014, 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school year! 

According to Common Sense's website, "A Common Sense Education Certified School: Digital Citizenship is dedicated to teaching digital literacy and citizenship to young people using the Common Sense Education materials."  Dayton is one of the few schools to receive the certification in New York. In addition, the Eastport-South Manor CSD also became the first school district in New York State to receive district-wide Digital Citizenship Certification for 2014-2015.

Students create digital superheroes who stay safe on the Internet.

From Common Sense Media:

Dayton Avenue Elementary School has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to use the immense power of digital media to explore, create, connect, and learn, while limiting the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying.

“We applaud Dayton Avenue Elementary School for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students’ education,” said Rebecca Randall, vice president of education programs for Common Sense Media. “Dayton Avenue Elementary School deserves high praise for giving its students the foundational skills they need to compete and succeed in the 21st-century workplace and participate ethically in society at large.”

Dayton Avenue Elementary School has been using Common Sense Media’s innovative and research-based digital literacy and citizenship resources in the library media center with Mrs. Marone, which were created in collaboration with Dr. Howard Gardner of the GoodPlay Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The resources teach students, educators, and parents tangible skills related to Internet safety, protecting online reputation and personal privacy, what to share and what not to share, managing online relationships, and respecting creative copyright. The free resources are currently used in more than 65,000 classrooms nationwide.

“We're honored to be recognized as a Common Sense School,” said Mrs. Marone, the school’s library media specialist, who is also a digital literacy certified educator.  “By preparing our students to use technology safely and responsibly, we are providing them unlimited opportunities to maximize and personalize their learning.”




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