Additional Resources




iBook Version of Providence Day Digital Citizenship Resource Guide


Below are instructions for you to access the PD Digital Citizenship Resource Guide which is an iBook. It is a custom created resource for our teachers and parents. Please contact Matt Scully or Derrick Willard with any questions.
To download your copy of the resource guide,

For iPad:

  1. Download the iTunes U app and iBooks app on your iPad using the App Store if they are not already on your iPad.

  2. Open this webpage on your iPad and click here.

  3. On the next window choose “agree.”

  4. Click on the Digital Citizenship course in iTunes U (look for the digital compass) and click on Materials button at bottom of the screen.

  5. Choose the download icon (cloud with arrow) next to the Digital Citizenship iBook.

It may take a minute or two to download the book depending on the strength of your wireless connection.  IF you have never read an iBook on your iPad, click here for a short video on the basic functions of this special ebook format.

Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship

One of the first resources that help Providence Day set a course to create a digital citizenship compass and curriculum.

Common Sense Media

Curriculum resources in each chapter came from this wonderful resource. Please note that teachers need to register with them to download materials.

*Note-new CSM  iTunes coursework with teacher/student materials!  Free and downloadable in ibook format.

Common Sense Media Digital Passport for grades 3-5:

This resource outlines games and badges to help you track your students through completing a series of online safety activities.

Understanding YouTube and Digital Citizenship

Google has created an interactive curriculum to support teachers of Middle and Upper Schools students. Goal of these resources is to help students and adults properly use YouTube.

Google Digital Literacy and Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Class 1 (one lesson): Becoming and Online Sleuth

In this class, students will identify guidelines for evaluating the credibility of content online.

Class 2 (three lessons): Manage Your Digital Footprint

  • Lesson Plan 1 (approx. 45 min.): Protect Your Stuff-In this lesson, students will learn why it is important to safeguard passwords and how to create strong passwords that are difficult to guess.
  • Lesson Plan 2 (approx. 45 min.): Be Respectful to Yourself and Others-In this lesson, students will identify and revise messages that violate online etiquette and evaluate whether further action is needed.
  • Lesson Plan 3 (approx. 45 min.): Street Smart-In this lesson, students will learn how to manage their digital reputation and how to respond to people they don’t’ know.

Class 3 (one lesson): Identify Tricks and Scams

In this lesson, students will learn how to avoid online tricks and scams, and learn best practices of how to conduct themselves online.

Parenting in the Digital Age

Resource created and curated by Providence Day School to help parents explore parenting students using digital tools. Monthly meetings encourage parents and PDS faculty to come together to share concerns, trends, and more.

Google Safety Center

Learn about Google safety tools designed to help you manage the security and privacy of your personal data and help your family build good online safety habits with tools from Google and advice from our family safety partners.

The Teaching Channel

Teaching Channel is a video showcase — on the Internet and TV — of innovative and effective teaching practices in America’s schools.

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