This was the first curriculum I found on the subject and it held such high standards, that all other websites and ideas I found seemed sub-par. They offer resources for students, teachers and even parents. The Youtube videos are interactive and age appropriate that my son even was entertained watching. I explored their link for assessing student learning (screenshot below of example question). While I feel like this can be improved, it's still great teacher resources. Especially since they have free resources and school budgets aren't the biggest. That is what set this one apart. This is a non profit that provides endless resources versus other "nonprofits" that keep shoving monthly subscriptions etc like the next site below.
What doesn't make sense to me is the name "common sense education". I think it's not the best fit for such a resourceful website. I wish they took the domain "Global Digital Citizen Foundation" (as it matches better), but they are part of common sense media and others that help the company identity.
Out of all sites I found, this was the one disliked the most so I decided to choose it. I expected so much from it when it popped up in my Google search. Maybe it was the name. But as soon as I digged around on the site, I was extremely let down. Here comes the power of domain owning. This non profit only provides resources to paying customers. Even to explore more, you have to fill out a form. Blah. This has a pricing option for monthly or districts. Which really threw me off. I know its a nonprofit and subscription is a new model, but they even tried selling a book on it. Idk it seemed more like an irrelevant site with nothing to do about digital citizenship. And all their "trusted" customers seem to be wealthy, private religious schools.
Tried Googling more info on them and found the resources (picture below). Classroom resources examples here. Honestly, the projects have nothing to do with digital citizenship and just link websites that have activities.
This podcast was so interesting to me. Why? Well, Ann Oro provides a new framework that I hadn't seen in my other searches. She teaches the teachers on how to individualize their own digital citizen curriculums. Here is a site on her work and partnership with Seton Hall. Here is a more detailed look at the curriculum per grade level. Had to do some digging around to find all the information though. Simplicity could improve the site.
She does work for a religious school in the pilot program (similar to Global Digital Citizen Foundation), so I wonder 'to be able to integrate technology in the classroom, do the programs have to be wealthy enough to afford it'?
Extra video I found interesting