Following up to yesterday’s webinar with Common Sense Media, Kari Stubbs, the Vice President 21st Century Learning at BrainPOP, shares her thrill to discover a new series of books about digital citizenship published by ISTE. The series, which features two puppies, Piano and Laylee, teaches children as young as ages 5-9 digital citizenship concepts. The titles in the series include: Piano and Laylee Go Online, Piano and Laylee Text Message, Piano and Laylee and the Cyberbully, Piano and Laylee Help a Copycat Become a Creative Cat, and Piano and Laylee Learn About Acceptable Use Policies. Available in both hard and soft back, they’d make the perfect complement to BrainPOP Junior’s digital citizenship resources: Internet Safety and Bullying. One could also pair these great books with BrainPOP’s Spotlight on Digital Citizenship, with great topics like: copyright, cyberbullying, information privacy, online safety, online sources, plagiarism, social networking. Plus the spotlight includes an engaging Online Safety Poster featuring Moby and a smart collection of lesson plans. It’s never too early to teach our digital kids to be smart online citizens.
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