Digital Citizenship should be practiced in all learning opportunities, throughout the school and at home; it is a ongoing partnership between teachers, students and parents.  Just as teachers build an awareness of the importance of digital citizenship at school, parents build and reinforce these concepts with their children at home. Students need to approach any use of technology with the digital citizenship components in mind. 

Digital Citizenship – Rights

  • Digital Access:  Full electronic participation in society
  • Digital Communication:  electronic exchange of information

Digital Citizenship – Responsibilities

  • Digital Etiquette:  electronic standards of conduct or procedure
  • Digital Law:  electronic responsibility for actions and deeds
  • Digital Security (self-protection):  electronic precautions to aid with safety

Teachers at Capitol Hill School will have ongoing conversations with students, the rights and responsibilities they have around Digital Citizenship and the use of technology at the school throughout the year.  Parents are encouraged to access digital citizenship information through our school website under the culture and environment tab. We are requesting that all parents review expectations around Digital Citizenship with their children by reviewing the Capitol Hill Acceptable Use Policy and then return the yellow form for each Capitol Hill student in the family to your child’s classroom teacher. 

Capitol Hill School would like to remind parents/guardians of the Wi-Fi Wireless Network that was installed earlier this year.  The Wi-Fi is activated at Capitol Hill School.  The Calgary Board of Educations’ (CBE) teaching and learning strategies have evolved to include even more digital resources and the CBE’s wireless infrastructure has become even more accessible for students, staff and parents.  New technology is needed to address current and forecasted demands for a comprehensive, reliable wireless network. 

The new wireless platform allows:

  • Significantly improved capacity;
  • Students and Staff – Annual (once per year) registration of personally owned devices, eliminating the need for daily logging in/out;
  • Easy switching between multiple devices with no time out restrictions; and,
  • Simple self-serve guest access for 24 hour period.

Families can decide where or not they choose to send their children with personal devices to support student learning. Individual conversations with teachers and families will determine the need.  Access is available to students on a voluntary basis and places responsibility on students for appropriate use and behaviour according to the Capitol Hill School Acceptable Use Policy.  Students will not be permitted to use digital devices for entertainment during school hours, including lunch and recess breaks.  As with any personal belonging that a student brings to school, the school cannot be responsible for electronic devices that are lost, stolen or damaged.

Capitol Hill School Digital Citizenship Plan

This plan is one component of the Calgary Board of Education and Capitol Hill School Digital Citizenship Process. Capitol Hill School needs:

1. Student Safety

Outcomes for student online safety include:

  • The school has an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) modeled on Administrative Regulation 1062 and Administrative Regulation 6005 Student Code of Conduct and it has been communicated to students.
  • Appropriate ICT outcomes relating to digital citizenship have been infused in core subjects that relate to student safety.
  • Consequences for inappropriate use have been communicated to students through our Acceptable Use Policy.

At Capitol Hill School, the following provisions ensure student safety:

  • Capitol Hill School has developed and communicated the Acceptable Use Policy to all students.
  • Teachers/staff will teach and periodically review, Capitol Hill School’s Acceptable Use Policy with students by presenting information in a school wide power point presentation shared in the community folder and other age appropriate digital citizenship information. Teachers will keep track of when and what types of resources have been shared with the students. 
  • Teachers will provide direct instruction on identifying appropriate and useful information when using the internet as well as what to do if a student should come across something deemed inappropriate.
  • Classroom teachers will focus on on-line safety procedures by modeling effective practices for students.
  • The use of the CBE Internet filter system (CBE Connect) to ensure that students access appropriate websites.
  • Teacher’s/staff will supervise students while they are using any computer or device that accesses the internet. Students accessing the internet will know that laptop and computer screens must be in full view of the supervising staff member.

Consequences for inappropriate use are determined on a case by case basis. School administration, IT and parents will be in consultation regarding consequences of student inappropriate behavior. The consequences have been communicated to students and parents and are as follows:

  • 1st Incident - The student will be reminded of the Acceptable Use Policy and how his or her behaviour was not appropriate. Removal of digital technology privileges for the remainder of the day or the next day. Parents will be informed of the incident of inappropriate use by the classroom teacher and teachers will notify administration. Teachers will keep a record of the incident.
  • 2nd Incident - Removal of digital technology privileges for a week. Parents will be informed of the incident of inappropriate use by the classroom teacher and teachers will notify administration. The Acceptable Use Policy will be reviewed and the student will make an action plan on how they will attend to ensuring that he or she will follow the guidelines of the policy.
  • 3rd Incident - Student will lose open access and will be fully monitored when using digital technology. Parents and the student will be involved in creating a plan for ensuring appropriate use at school. Students who engage in inappropriate use with a personal device will lose their student wireless access at Capitol Hill School for the remainder of the school year.

2. Student Learning

Student learning outcomes relating to digital citizenship include:

  • ICT outcomes relating to digital citizenship have been embedded inappropriate curricula. Click here to see the ICT Program of Studies. Students are aware of information regarding the reliable and authoritative resources that are currently available for all CBE students, parents/guardians and staff.

At Capitol Hill School, the following provisions ensure student learning:

  • Inquiry-based learning that utilizes technology as an essential component of the learning and inquiry process.
  • An integral part of the planning process at Capitol Hill School includes the infusion of technology into the instruction and assessment design.
  • Technology is being embedded in appropriate curricula in a variety of ways to enhance learning.
  • Appropriate website links related to a variety of topics are available to students to direct younger students to
  • information that they will find useful.
  • Students will learn to evaluate the quality of material and information being accessed and used for learning purposes.
  • Provision of various forms of technology, including but not limited to laptop computers, mobile devices, digital cameras,document cameras and SMART Boards are provided as a regular learning experience.
  • Education for teachers and students on how to effectively use the available technology.

3. Staff Professional Development

Staff Professional Development Outcomes include:

  • Teachers are aware of issues relating to student online safety;
  • Teachers are aware of the potential impact of digital technologies on student learning;
  • Teachers are aware of professional development resources relating to digital citizenship. Teachers are aware of the Three-Year Education Plan.

At Capitol Hill School, the following provisions ensure staff professional development outcomes include:

  • Establishment of a collaborative learning environment where all participants, teachers and students have the opportunity to act as learners and teachers.
  • Ongoing formal and informal sessions that educate staff on the use of specified technology in the classroom through new teacher meetings and grade group meetings to support teachers in planning and designing assessment tasks. There is a common team planning time for teachers to collaborate and plan. Collaboration with learning specialists from the CBE will embed technology within the learning and inquiries teacher teams are developing.
  • Teachers will work closely to build their capacity around infusing technology in a way that enhances an understanding of digital citizenship for students. 
  • Participation in external professional development opportunities.
  • Participation in internal professional development opportunities, such as lunch and learn sessions about a variety of technology topics. Subject coordinators will send out emails and provide updates regarding new professional development opportunities.
  • Teachers will be a part of the process for assessing the potential impact of digital technologies on student learning.
  • Teachers will work collaboratively to build their capacity around infusing technology in a way that enhances an understanding of digital citizenship for students.

4. Student Owned Devices

Outcomes relating to student-owned devices include:

  • Students and staff are aware of their rights and responsibilities with regard to the use of student-owned devices in schools; 
  • Students and staff are aware of how student-owned devices may enhance student learning;
  • Technical support. Teachers are aware of professional development resources that support the use of student-owned devices in classrooms.

At Capitol Hill School, the following provisions are made regarding the use of student owned devices:

  • Staff and students will be informed on the effective use of student-owned devices in school. Students will access the internet through CBE-connect wireless system once it has been installed.
  • Students will keep their personal devices in their backpacks and devices will only be used under the direct supervision of the classroom teacher. In the case of a student having their personal device at school to be used for learning in conjunction with the parents knowledge in advance, the Staff will ensure that classroom doors are locked when no one is in the classroom to ensure student owned and school owned devices are secure. Students will be asked to leave their personal devices at home during field trip days.
  • Camera functions may only be used under teacher supervision as per privacy legislation. (FOIPP)
  • To ensure digital access for all students, Capitol Hill School is in the process of purchasing a variety of digital tools to replace outdated technology that is beginning to need upgrading. For example, SMART boards, laptop computers, iPads and iPods and will continue to do so through the school’s long-range purchasing plan.

5. Parent Communication

Outcomes relating to Parent Communication include:

The school has communicated information about the school’s digital citizenship plan to parents through formal letters explaining the Digital Citizenship Admirable Usage and Student-Owned Devices.

The school has informed parents of issues relating to use of student-owned devices in school including:

  • Staff and student rights and responsibilities;
  • Student readiness criteria;
  • Liability in case of theft, damage, or loss;
  • Impact on student learning.

At Capitol Hill School, the following provisions ensure effective parent communication:

  • Parents have been sent a letter outlining the regulations around students using their own devices in the school, including that the school is not responsible for any damage or loss.
  • Parent information will be provided on the Capitol Hill website listing useful websites regarding digital citizenship.
  • Ongoing communication with teachers regarding learning opportunities will be sent via teacher agenda notifications, email and parent letters.

Acceptable Use Policy

The Calgary Board of Education and Capitol Hill School are committed to helping students thrive in the 21st century. Digital citizenship, with the emphasis on both safety and ethical behaviour, is a key component in supporting students’ use of digital technologies available to them at school. Technology is a wonderful educational tool. Along with the usage, there are rights and responsibilities users at the Calgary Board of Education have which are in alignment with our Digital Citizenship Plan.

Capitol Hill School focuses on the need for digital literacy, or processes of teaching and learning about our digital world. In addition, this year we will be focusing on digital health which balances physical and psychological well-being in a technological world.

Technology instruction is integrated into all curricular areas throughout the year and is accepted as an essential tool for teaching and learning. 

At Capitol Hill School there is not set computer time in a lab as teachers and students access technology when and where it is needed with our wireless network. Students will have access to computers through logging into their account and will not have an assigned computer. The expanding infusion of technology into the instructional day truly enhances the learning environment within Capitol Hill School. Students are much more engaged and learning is much more personalized when technology is accessed when it is needed and when it connects to learning. As we likely know from our own experiences with the digital world, past practices of restricting and controlling access to digital media are shrinking and with that trend comes the need to educate students on the ethical and responsible use of technologies. The term “digital citizenship” is used to define the important elements of the use of technology by everyone. As a CBE school, Capitol Hill School is committed to the education and modeling of this practice for all users.

At Capitol Hill School, students will use digital technology for learning.

This means that we use technology to:

  • Find and think about information
  • Share our ideas and understandings
  • Learn from others
  • Construct personal knowledge and meaning
  • Collaborate during inquiry

Behaviours such as the following are not acceptable:

  • Playing games that are not teacher approved
  • Visiting on‐line sites that are not teacher approved (such as gaming sites, violent sites, and sites that are intended for adults only)
  • Visiting chat sites that are not teacher directed
  • Downloading software of restricted files
  • Sharing personal information about oneself or others without teacher consent
  • Intentionally damaging digital equipment of the network
  • Using cell‐phones during instructional hours

At Capitol Hill School, students will use digital technology to communicate with others in a kind and respectful way. This means that:

  • We use good manners when interacting with each other online
  • We respect each other’s privacy and the work of others

Behaviours such as the following are not acceptable:

  • Using inappropriate and/or obscene language when communicating on‐line
  • Harassing, insulting, threatening or attacking others
  • Sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures
  • Taking photos without teacher supervision and approval
  • Taking someone’s photo and / or posting someone’s photo online without their permission
  • Using someone else’s folders, work, or files and allowing others to use your folders, work, or files
  • Destroying other people’s work

Please download the Acceptable Use Policy from the Resources section to sign with your child.

Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship should be practiced in all learning opportunities, throughout the school and at home; it is a ongoing partnership between teachers, students and parents.  Just as teachers build an awareness of the importance of digital citizenship at school, parents build and reinforce these concepts with their children at home. Students need to approach any use of technology with the digital citizenship components in mind. 

Digital Citizenship – Rights

  • Digital Access:  Full electronic participation in society
  • Digital Communication:  electronic exchange of information

Digital Citizenship – Responsibilities

  • Digital Etiquette:  electronic standards of conduct or procedure
  • Digital Law:  electronic responsibility for actions and deeds
  • Digital Security (self-protection):  electronic precautions to aid with safety

Teachers at Capitol Hill School will have ongoing conversations with students, the rights and responsibilities they have around Digital Citizenship and the use of technology at the school throughout the year.  Parents are encouraged to access digital citizenship information through our school website under the culture and environment tab. We are requesting that all parents review expectations around Digital Citizenship with their children by reviewing the Capitol Hill Acceptable Use Policy and then return the yellow form for each Capitol Hill student in the family to your child’s classroom teacher. 

Capitol Hill School would like to remind parents/guardians of the Wi-Fi Wireless Network that was installed earlier this year.  The Wi-Fi is activated at Capitol Hill School.  The Calgary Board of Educations’ (CBE) teaching and learning strategies have evolved to include even more digital resources and the CBE’s wireless infrastructure has become even more accessible for students, staff and parents.  New technology is needed to address current and forecasted demands for a comprehensive, reliable wireless network. 

The new wireless platform allows:

  • Significantly improved capacity;
  • Students and Staff – Annual (once per year) registration of personally owned devices, eliminating the need for daily logging in/out;
  • Easy switching between multiple devices with no time out restrictions; and,
  • Simple self-serve guest access for 24 hour period.

Families can decide where or not they choose to send their children with personal devices to support student learning. Individual conversations with teachers and families will determine the need.  Access is available to students on a voluntary basis and places responsibility on students for appropriate use and behaviour according to the Capitol Hill School Acceptable Use Policy.  Students will not be permitted to use digital devices for entertainment during school hours, including lunch and recess breaks.  As with any personal belonging that a student brings to school, the school cannot be responsible for electronic devices that are lost, stolen or damaged.

Capitol Hill School Digital Citizenship Plan

This plan is one component of the Calgary Board of Education and Capitol Hill School Digital Citizenship Process. Capitol Hill School needs:

1. Student Safety

Outcomes for student online safety include:

  • The school has an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) modeled on Administrative Regulation 1062 and Administrative Regulation 6005 Student Code of Conduct and it has been communicated to students.
  • Appropriate ICT outcomes relating to digital citizenship have been infused in core subjects that relate to student safety.
  • Consequences for inappropriate use have been communicated to students through our Acceptable Use Policy.

At Capitol Hill School, the following provisions ensure student safety:

  • Capitol Hill School has developed and communicated the Acceptable Use Policy to all students.
  • Teachers/staff will teach and periodically review, Capitol Hill School’s Acceptable Use Policy with students by presenting information in a school wide power point presentation shared in the community folder and other age appropriate digital citizenship information. Teachers will keep track of when and what types of resources have been shared with the students. 
  • Teachers will provide direct instruction on identifying appropriate and useful information when using the internet as well as what to do if a student should come across something deemed inappropriate.
  • Classroom teachers will focus on on-line safety procedures by modeling effective practices for students.
  • The use of the CBE Internet filter system (CBE Connect) to ensure that students access appropriate websites.
  • Teacher’s/staff will supervise students while they are using any computer or device that accesses the internet. Students accessing the internet will know that laptop and computer screens must be in full view of the supervising staff member.

Consequences for inappropriate use are determined on a case by case basis. School administration, IT and parents will be in consultation regarding consequences of student inappropriate behavior. The consequences have been communicated to students and parents and are as follows:

  • 1st Incident - The student will be reminded of the Acceptable Use Policy and how his or her behaviour was not appropriate. Removal of digital technology privileges for the remainder of the day or the next day. Parents will be informed of the incident of inappropriate use by the classroom teacher and teachers will notify administration. Teachers will keep a record of the incident.
  • 2nd Incident - Removal of digital technology privileges for a week. Parents will be informed of the incident of inappropriate use by the classroom teacher and teachers will notify administration. The Acceptable Use Policy will be reviewed and the student will make an action plan on how they will attend to ensuring that he or she will follow the guidelines of the policy.
  • 3rd Incident - Student will lose open access and will be fully monitored when using digital technology. Parents and the student will be involved in creating a plan for ensuring appropriate use at school. Students who engage in inappropriate use with a personal device will lose their student wireless access at Capitol Hill School for the remainder of the school year.

2. Student Learning

Student learning outcomes relating to digital citizenship include:

  • ICT outcomes relating to digital citizenship have been embedded inappropriate curricula. Click here to see the ICT Program of Studies. Students are aware of information regarding the reliable and authoritative resources that are currently available for all CBE students, parents/guardians and staff.

At Capitol Hill School, the following provisions ensure student learning:

  • Inquiry-based learning that utilizes technology as an essential component of the learning and inquiry process.
  • An integral part of the planning process at Capitol Hill School includes the infusion of technology into the instruction and assessment design.
  • Technology is being embedded in appropriate curricula in a variety of ways to enhance learning.
  • Appropriate website links related to a variety of topics are available to students to direct younger students to
  • information that they will find useful.
  • Students will learn to evaluate the quality of material and information being accessed and used for learning purposes.
  • Provision of various forms of technology, including but not limited to laptop computers, mobile devices, digital cameras,document cameras and SMART Boards are provided as a regular learning experience.
  • Education for teachers and students on how to effectively use the available technology.

3. Staff Professional Development

Staff Professional Development Outcomes include:

  • Teachers are aware of issues relating to student online safety;
  • Teachers are aware of the potential impact of digital technologies on student learning;
  • Teachers are aware of professional development resources relating to digital citizenship. Teachers are aware of the Three-Year Education Plan.

At Capitol Hill School, the following provisions ensure staff professional development outcomes include:

  • Establishment of a collaborative learning environment where all participants, teachers and students have the opportunity to act as learners and teachers.
  • Ongoing formal and informal sessions that educate staff on the use of specified technology in the classroom through new teacher meetings and grade group meetings to support teachers in planning and designing assessment tasks. There is a common team planning time for teachers to collaborate and plan. Collaboration with learning specialists from the CBE will embed technology within the learning and inquiries teacher teams are developing.
  • Teachers will work closely to build their capacity around infusing technology in a way that enhances an understanding of digital citizenship for students. 
  • Participation in external professional development opportunities.
  • Participation in internal professional development opportunities, such as lunch and learn sessions about a variety of technology topics. Subject coordinators will send out emails and provide updates regarding new professional development opportunities.
  • Teachers will be a part of the process for assessing the potential impact of digital technologies on student learning.
  • Teachers will work collaboratively to build their capacity around infusing technology in a way that enhances an understanding of digital citizenship for students.

4. Student Owned Devices

Outcomes relating to student-owned devices include:

  • Students and staff are aware of their rights and responsibilities with regard to the use of student-owned devices in schools; 
  • Students and staff are aware of how student-owned devices may enhance student learning;
  • Technical support. Teachers are aware of professional development resources that support the use of student-owned devices in classrooms.

At Capitol Hill School, the following provisions are made regarding the use of student owned devices:

  • Staff and students will be informed on the effective use of student-owned devices in school. Students will access the internet through CBE-connect wireless system once it has been installed.
  • Students will keep their personal devices in their backpacks and devices will only be used under the direct supervision of the classroom teacher. In the case of a student having their personal device at school to be used for learning in conjunction with the parents knowledge in advance, the Staff will ensure that classroom doors are locked when no one is in the classroom to ensure student owned and school owned devices are secure. Students will be asked to leave their personal devices at home during field trip days.
  • Camera functions may only be used under teacher supervision as per privacy legislation. (FOIPP)
  • To ensure digital access for all students, Capitol Hill School is in the process of purchasing a variety of digital tools to replace outdated technology that is beginning to need upgrading. For example, SMART boards, laptop computers, iPads and iPods and will continue to do so through the school’s long-range purchasing plan.

5. Parent Communication

Outcomes relating to Parent Communication include:

The school has communicated information about the school’s digital citizenship plan to parents through formal letters explaining the Digital Citizenship Admirable Usage and Student-Owned Devices.

The school has informed parents of issues relating to use of student-owned devices in school including:

  • Staff and student rights and responsibilities;
  • Student readiness criteria;
  • Liability in case of theft, damage, or loss;
  • Impact on student learning.

At Capitol Hill School, the following provisions ensure effective parent communication:

  • Parents have been sent a letter outlining the regulations around students using their own devices in the school, including that the school is not responsible for any damage or loss.
  • Parent information will be provided on the Capitol Hill website listing useful websites regarding digital citizenship.
  • Ongoing communication with teachers regarding learning opportunities will be sent via teacher agenda notifications, email and parent letters.

Acceptable Use Policy

The Calgary Board of Education and Capitol Hill School are committed to helping students thrive in the 21st century. Digital citizenship, with the emphasis on both safety and ethical behaviour, is a key component in supporting students’ use of digital technologies available to them at school. Technology is a wonderful educational tool. Along with the usage, there are rights and responsibilities users at the Calgary Board of Education have which are in alignment with our Digital Citizenship Plan.

Capitol Hill School focuses on the need for digital literacy, or processes of teaching and learning about our digital world. In addition, this year we will be focusing on digital health which balances physical and psychological well-being in a technological world.

Technology instruction is integrated into all curricular areas throughout the year and is accepted as an essential tool for teaching and learning. 

At Capitol Hill School there is not set computer time in a lab as teachers and students access technology when and where it is needed with our wireless network. Students will have access to computers through logging into their account and will not have an assigned computer. The expanding infusion of technology into the instructional day truly enhances the learning environment within Capitol Hill School. Students are much more engaged and learning is much more personalized when technology is accessed when it is needed and when it connects to learning. As we likely know from our own experiences with the digital world, past practices of restricting and controlling access to digital media are shrinking and with that trend comes the need to educate students on the ethical and responsible use of technologies. The term “digital citizenship” is used to define the important elements of the use of technology by everyone. As a CBE school, Capitol Hill School is committed to the education and modeling of this practice for all users.

At Capitol Hill School, students will use digital technology for learning.

This means that we use technology to:

  • Find and think about information
  • Share our ideas and understandings
  • Learn from others
  • Construct personal knowledge and meaning
  • Collaborate during inquiry

Behaviours such as the following are not acceptable:

  • Playing games that are not teacher approved
  • Visiting on‐line sites that are not teacher approved (such as gaming sites, violent sites, and sites that are intended for adults only)
  • Visiting chat sites that are not teacher directed
  • Downloading software of restricted files
  • Sharing personal information about oneself or others without teacher consent
  • Intentionally damaging digital equipment of the network
  • Using cell‐phones during instructional hours

At Capitol Hill School, students will use digital technology to communicate with others in a kind and respectful way. This means that:

  • We use good manners when interacting with each other online
  • We respect each other’s privacy and the work of others

Behaviours such as the following are not acceptable:

  • Using inappropriate and/or obscene language when communicating on‐line
  • Harassing, insulting, threatening or attacking others
  • Sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures
  • Taking photos without teacher supervision and approval
  • Taking someone’s photo and / or posting someone’s photo online without their permission
  • Using someone else’s folders, work, or files and allowing others to use your folders, work, or files
  • Destroying other people’s work

Please download the Acceptable Use Policy from the Resources section to sign with your child.

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​Digital Citizenship at the CBE

Digital citizenship is about using technology and participating in digital environments. It is key to helping our students learn to use available technology responsibly in the classroom and beyond. Our school has a Digital Citizenship Plan that is updated annually, addressing how we work to build a community where we live and work together as digital citizens.

Visit the CBE website to learn more on how we support students develop online safety skills and learn to be good digital citizens.​​​

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