Digital Citizenship

Our Digital Citizenship Plan

The plan is meant to guide the school’s work in these areas. The principal does not submit the plan as part of the compliance process.

1. Student Safety

Outcomes for student online safety include:

  • The school has an acceptable use policy (AUP) modeled on A.R 1062 and A.R. 6001 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 the Attached AUP (Acceptable Use Policy that will accompany the parent letter).

School strategies to keep students safe when they are online:

The following supervision strategy will be in place:

  • Children will be supervised by teachers when using the internet or using their digital devices. Student-owned devices (that are at school for educational purposes) will not go outside at morning recess or lunch recess, but be kept in the classroom.
  • The placement of machines encourages active supervision by teachers (teachers see what students are working on at all times – monitor screens visible at all times).
  • Students will access the internet only under the direct supervision of teaching staff
  • There will be no computer or other digital devices (student or school owned) used during an indoor recess or indoor lunch recess in the classrooms, unless supervised by a teacher.

In addition:

There will be consequences for inappropriate use of CBE owned or student owned digital devices within Woodbine

School. Consequences the school has put in place for inappropriate use of CBE computers and the CBEC network.

  1. Documentation of inappropriate actions
  2. Administrator intervention
  3. Removal of privileges on school devices and/or student owned devices (length of time to be determined based on severity and/or frequency of inappropriate use)
  4. Possible sending home of student owned devices (determined on severity of inappropriate use)
  5. Parent communication (letter; phone call) from Administrator
  6. Follow up plan (to use computers/digital devices on our network again).

2. Student Learning

Student learning outcomes relating to digital citizenship include:

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

How the school will meet student learning outcomes relating to digital citizenship:

ICT General Outcomes

F1 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the nature of technology.
F2 Students will understand the role of technology as it applies to self, work and society.
F3 Students will demonstrate a moral and ethical approach to the use of technology.
F4 Students will become discerning consumers of mass media and electronic information.
F5 Students will practice the concepts of ergonomics and safety when using technology.
F6 Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of the operating skills required in a variety of technologies.

P1 Students will compose, revise and edit text.
P2 Students will organize and manipulate data.
P3 Students will communicate through multimedia.
P4 Students will integrate various applications.
P5 Students will navigate and create hyperlinked resources.
P6 Students will use communication technology to interact with others.

C1 Students will access, use and communicate information from a variety of technologies.
C2 Students will seek alternative viewpoints, using information technologies.
C3 Students will critically assess information accessed through the use of a variety of technologies.
C4 Students will use technology to aid collaboration during inquiry.
C5 Students will use technology to aid collaboration during inquiry.
C6 Students will use technology to investigate and/or solve problems.
C7 Students will use electronic research techniques to construct personal knowledge and meaning.

3. 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;
  • Issues relating to student-owned devices have been clearly articulated for students and staff. These include:
  • Keeping their devices in a secure location at all times;
  • Responsibility in case of loss, theft or damage;
  • Technical support.
  • Teachers are aware of professional development resources that support the use of student-owned devices in classrooms.

How the school will meet outcomes relating to student-owned devices:

Teachers have discussed with students that:

  1. Student owned devices will be brought to school only for learning purposes.
  2. Students must not take out these devices at recess or lunch.
  3. Devices should only be in use in the class when they are being used for learning.

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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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