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Capella Online Professional Development Course

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.


50 Student Reviews
by Shannon P. on August 22, 2019
This course did an amazing job of informing me about digital citizenship. I would recommend it.
by Noah I. on August 1, 2019
This course well informed and taught me how to become a better digital citizen. I now have a better understanding of how to act appropriately and responsibly while on social media.
by Felicia K. on July 18, 2019
Great class!
by Ashley M. on July 15, 2019
Many of the links were not available for the tutorials. Please do not use the word firstly. It is not a word.
by Carolyn P. on July 8, 2019
This course introduced me to COPPA and CIPA- neither of which I had ever been introduced to in my 31 years of teaching. For that alone it was worth taking this course!
by Jason G. on July 3, 2019
really helpful even though my school has been a 1:1 device school for years. Learned a lot of the behind the scenes elements of internet use in our school that our administrators must have taken care of.
by Kaley F. on July 2, 2019
Very informational! Lots that I had no idea about previously.
by walter j. on June 16, 2019
a nice course. i learned a lot. thanks.