A Must Have Tool for Teaching Kids about Digital Citizenship
Digital Passport is an excellent web tool and mobile app designed for students in grade 3-5 to educate them on the fundamentals of digital citizenship and help them stay safe while using the net. Similar to Digital Compass (another digital citizenship tool we covered in a previous post), Digital Passport provides learners with a variety of engaging activities and games such as ‘playing platform games, creating digital mashups, and playing other fast-paced games, all while learning important lessons about leading a safe and responsible digital life.’
As a teacher, you can set up classrooms and monitor student progress through generated reports. Digital Passport offers 5 modules that take about 45 minutes in its entirety. They particularly focus on critical skills related to digital safety, respect and community. Other topics covered include: passwords, cyberbullying, privacy, communication, creative credit, and search. More details and instructions on how to set up students accounts, and monitor their progress can be found here.While Digital Passport is free for the web, Android and iPad apps are premium.