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Pause and Think Online

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Teacher Daphne Amster at Edgewater Elementary school and her Grade 4 class created a video based on Common Sense Media’s Pause and Think Online. This project idea encourages students to create a video showcasing the elements of the song, and to think about how they can become good Digital Citizens.

The Video

The Project

The project is based around an existing video which encourages students to become good digital citizens. The song focuses on body parts and encourages them to make connections between how safe, responsible and respectful behaviour online is very similar to that of the offline world.

The original Common Sense Media video is below.

It’s Time to Embrace Your Child’s Digital Life – Nov. 6 Webinar

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Screen Shot 2014-01-15 at 2.44.17 PMThe Lester B. Pearson School Board in conjunction with the Board’s Digital Citizenship Program held a live streamed parent webinar November 6, 2013. Dr. Alissa Sklar Ph.D. and Tanya Avrith M.A. Ed Tech facilitated the webinar. The focus of the webinar addresses how we can use social media in positive ways as well as a vehicle to improve learning.

Topics that were addressed:

• Develop an understanding of how your child builds their digital footprint.

• Learn how to instill in your child values that will help them become responsible digital citizens.

• Learn some tips on how to engage online with your children.

• Practical ideas for how you can embrace digital technology with your child.

• Looking at how you can develop an understanding of how your child builds their digital footprint.

The videos that were addressed in the webinar can be found here:……

For more information on the Digital Citizenship Program visit:

You can also connect with:

Alissa Sklar at and follow her @alissasklar

Tanya Avrith at and follow her @edtechschools