Middle School Expectations

  • Students in middle school develop understanding of key concepts to help them make sense of digital citizenship. These ideas build upon the elementary expectations within the topics of safety, security and privacy, communication and relationships, identity and self-image, digital drama and cyberbullying, and information literacy. Middle school students are introduced to more complex concepts such as digital footprint and reputation, as well as creative credit and copyright. The expectations for middle school address ISTE Student Standards, NVACS Grade 6, NVACS Grade 7, NVACS Grade 8, AASL, and CASEL. While the scope and sequence provides specific lesson recommendations for digital citizenship, interdisciplinary instructional decisions should be considered to achieve grade level standards and expected outcomes.

    Table of Contents

    Internet Safety

          Security and Privacy   Identity and Self-Image

    Digital Footprint and Online Reputation  

     Digital Drama and Cyberbullying

    Information Literacy   Creative Credit

    By the end of middle school, students are expected to achieve all of the grade level expectations related to each topic within the recommended digital citizenship curriculum. While the scope and sequence provide a progressive framework, individual schools should make implementation decisions around interdisciplinary instruction.

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