Johnston Elementary School has earned national technology education recognition!
The school has earned digital citizenship certification from the national nonprofit Common Sense. The designation recognizes Johnston ES for demonstrating a strong commitment to teaching students to use technology responsibly and think critically.
Principal Laura Akers praised media specialist Paige Chandler for her efforts to teach students how to use technology and digital resources responsibly. “By preparing our students to use technology safely and responsibly, we are providing them an opportunity to build lifelong habits to help them succeed in a tech-driven world,” Principal Akers said. “We’re honored to be recognized as a Common Sense School.”
Ms. Chandler, using Common Sense Education resources as part of her lessons, teaches students lessons on topics including avoiding cyberbullying, managing online relationships, the dangers of plagiarism, understanding media literary and balance and, and protecting personal privacy and their online reputation.
“The Johnston Elementary School faculty and staff deserve high praise for giving students the foundational skills they need to compete and succeed in the 21st-century workplace and participate ethically in society at large,” said Kelly Mendoza, vice president of education programs at Common Sense Education. “We applaud them for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students’ education.”