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Digital Citizenship
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Digital Citizenship

Increasing use of digital tools with your students? Are you confident about their safety? Evaluate ways that you and your students can become responsible digital citizens as formed by the Children’s Internet Safety Act, Children’s Online Protection Act and ISTE standards. Learn how to responsibly access, evaluate, and use online resources and social media using the nine elements of digital citizenship, cyber-safety and cyber-bullying. Full Description


How Capella PD can work for you.

Your Time

Competency-based coursework makes it easy to learn on your time and at your pace, at home or on the go. It’s professional learning on your terms.

Your Class

Application questions within the course send teachers into their classrooms to practice and reflect upon what they have learned applying your learning with your students.

Your Career

Choose to earn professional contact hours or graduate credit and power your career as you see fit from personal growth through to a graduate degree.


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With today's technology and wide-spread access, more and more teachers are using digital tools to engage their students.  This course explores issues of safety, security and etiquette.  First you will learn how to evaluate their lessons for digital safety so that you can safely plan and implement technology-enhanced lessons.  Next you will create your digital safety policies for students and parents. Using these new skills, you will then create a digital assignment that puts your learning into practice. 

During this course you will build 

  • An evaluation model to check your lessons for digital safety
  • Classroom digital safety policies 
  • A student assignment that contributes to a student's positive digital footprint.


43 Student Reviews
by walter j. on June 16, 2019
a nice course. i learned a lot. thanks.
by Kim G. on June 8, 2019
This is an excellent course, I learned so much about how students and adults can fall into problems on the internet.
by Cynthia H. on April 30, 2019
I enjoyed the class. i had a 97% going into the milestone, but I thought the test was poorly written & didn't test what was mostly covered in the challenges.
by Lillian D. on March 26, 2019
Another positive experience! Gino Sangiuiano, the instructor, was awesome. Very informative and knowledgeable. Enjoyed his classroom experiences that he made part of each presentation. One thing different from my first course was that I downloaded and printed the PDF file and highlighted the important topics in his presentations. This was much easier that trying to keep up taking notes. Looking forward to my next class. Thank you, Capella University, for such worthwhile professional development courses.
by Lorraine S. on March 26, 2019
This was a very informative course about Digital Citizenship! The subject matter was very inclusive. Materials were presented in an interesting way and I really like the practice quizzes that prepare you for the Milestone test.
by Khadeeja N. on March 3, 2019
Best to understand all aspects of digital citizenship!!!!
by Kimberly P. on March 2, 2019
This course provided valuable information for educators to monitor their own digital citizenship and then model and teach those behaviors to their students. My only issue is the answers for the PDF version of the practice milestone were not correct! Only 7-8 questions were answered correctly.
by Christine L. on January 28, 2019
This was a great course that not only gave me usual information for my classes, but also for my own personal life.