Recognizing that our students are growing up in a digital age, our district felt that it was important to make sure that they had the skills necessary to navigate the many aspects of the digital world around them. As such, our district declared Monday, 7 October, as Digital Citizenship Day.
At Wheatley, English classes were replaced with grade-appropriate lessons in digital citizenship. The different topics were:
- Grade 8: Use of GMail; Dangers of Sexting
- Grade 9: Academic Honesty in the Digital Age
- Grade 10: Identity Theft
- Grade 11: College Admissions and Social Media
- Grade 12: Texting While Driving
The presentations were powerful, and we received wonderful feedback from a number of students. I presented (with Ms. Roberts, our Librarian) to the 9th graders. Our Guidance Department was involved in the other presentations.
Some photos from the day: