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Visit Our Website | OCTOBER 20, 2022
Volume 23, ISSUE 10

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October is CYBERSECURITY Awareness Month Week 3: Digital Citizenship Awareness

Each week in October, Tech Connect will focus on a different critical cybersecurity topic. 

Week 1: Multifactor Authentication (MFA)
Week 2: Strong Passwords
Week 3: Identifying and Responding to Phishing Attempts
Week 4: Importance of Updates

CPSB employees who read through the information will find one challenge question at the end. Those who submit the correct response earn an entry to WIN one of 5 iPads to be given away. During the month, each person can earn up to 4 entries with 4 correct responses each week. 

Take a moment to read about this week's topic, then submit the correct response to the challenge question for a chance to WIN one of 5 iPads to be given away to CPSB employees!

Digital Citizenship Week, started by Common Sense Education ten years ago, occurring on the third week of October, is a week set aside to, highlight the importance of helping kids, families, and teachers navigate our 24/7 digital world.

Common Sense Education is one of several resources where educators can find information and educational content organized by grade levels PreK-2, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th, and 9th-12th. 

Digital citizenship skills transfer beyond the classroom into the real world, making it a meaningful element of learning that can be integrated into daily lessons without having to be taught in isolation. 1:1 learning environments provide many opportunities to model and promote good digital citizenship.
what is digital citizenship week?

The CPSB Technology Training Center provides support and professional development for Digital Citizenship Ambassadors. These ambassadors are selected by administrators to support the modeling and promotion of good digital citizenship skills in their schools. Ambassadors help ensure that all students in their schools participate in a district Dig Cit lesson and that all staff view the district CyberSafety video/presentation. They also develop plans specific to their schools. Resources 
that support digital citizenship in CPSB can be found online at www.cpsb.org/digcit or by clicking the banner below.
digital citizenship in cpsb

Modeling and promoting digital citizenship skills happens best when done naturally to complement a lesson already being taught.

Here are a few important concepts to consider and reinforce when natural and possible during class.
dig cit tips for the classroom. ENCOURAGE MEDIA BALANCE. REVIEW THE IIMPORTANCE OF PRIVACY AND SECURITY. TEACH HOW TO MAINTAIN A HEALTHY DIGITAL FOOTPRINT. SHARE ADVICE FOR AVOIDING DIGITAL DRAMA. DISCUSS HOW TO IDENTIFY CREDIBLE SOURCES AND GIVE CREDIT.

The CPSB Technology Training Center is providing the opportunity for teachers to win one of three prize packages to celebrate Digital Citizenship Week when they share the CPSB Dig Cit presentation with students along with 2 other Common Sense Education activities, each of which should not take longer than 15-20 minutes to complete and available as a link on a grade-appropriate Tic Tac Toe card. 

Click HERE to visit the website for access to the cards and for more information.

digital citizenship tic tac toe

prize package #1: 
CPSB Makerspace field trip experience with lunch for class & teacher
prize package #2:
classroom makerspace experience in your classroom by cpsb ttc
prize package #3:
steam gadget classroom pack
Once teachers complete the Dig Cit lesson along with 2 other activities, they can submit a form for a chance win one of these three (3) prizes packages.
digital citizenship tic tac toe prizes
Winning entries will be chosen at random from all completed submissions. Contest closes on November 1st at noon. Winners will be notified by email and announced in an upcoming issue of Tech Connect. 

MORE DETAILS CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING HERE.

Click the question mark to respond to this week's challenge question. If correct, you'll earn an entry to win one of five (5) iPads to be given away. One entry per week permitted. 

Winners will be drawn from all correct responses to the four weekly challenge questions shared in Tech Connect during the month of October. Winners will be notified by email and announced in Tech Connect. Good luck!
ready for the challenge question?

Book Me! is a program provided by the CPSB Technology Training Center. It allows teachers the opportunity to schedule 15-minute virtual meetings to gain support on any  

of the technological resources supported by the CPSB Technology Training Center.  

 

To schedule a meeting with a trainer at your convenience, click the Book Me! button. 

WHEN YOU need A LITTLE ONE-ON-ONE HELP WITH TECH INTEGRATION... 

book me!

Meredith Boullion Book me for support click here! Holly Doga Book me for support click here!
Anissa Fontenot Book me for support click here! Ashley Guillory Book me for support click here!
Dana McGee Book me for support click here! Marybeth Sponnier Book me for support click here!

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