Calgary Board of Education

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Digital Citizenship

“Each of us has a digital presence, a digital reputation which is an expression of oneself. Your presence is formed and added to by yourself and others over time. It is influenced, both positively and negatively by your actions, but also by the actions of others, with or without your permission/awareness. It builds over your lifetime and profiles your activities and influences your opportunities.” - From the 2Learn Education Portal Your Digital Presence

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CBE’s Digital Citizenship Link to materials on digital citizenship and the CBE’s policies for responsible use of technology and the use of personal devices in schools.
Check out the four sections directed at senior high students on:

The Digizen site encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS. It shares specific advice and resources on issues such as social networking and cyberbullying and how these relate to and affect their own and other people's online experiences and behaviours.
Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship

Know the Net

Know the
For a straightforward infographic from ‘Know the’ of the top 10 Dos and Don’ts of your online life, open this link.

Delete Cyberbullying

Delete Cyberbullying
Good digital citizens know the effect of their words and posts online as well as in person. Understand how bullying and cyberbullying can affect schools and young people.


Citations and Plagiarism


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Find out what plagiarism is, what specific actions make a student liable for plagiarizing, why it is unethical and how to avoid doing it. As with many sites (such as and this site connects students to paid sites that will check their papers for grammatical issues and instances of plagiarism.

quiz Plagiarism Quiz
Check how well you understand plagiarism with this short quiz!

Finding Dulcinea

Finding Dulcinea
“Why not Wikipedia?” Read up in this article from—the Librarian of the Internet ,“The Top Ten Reasons Students Cannot Cite or Rely on Wikipedia” by Mark Moran, October, 2011.

Open Education Database

Open Education Database
Use this site to connect with repositories of authoritative content (such as databases and speciality search engines) not indexed on the visible web (Google). “Research Beyond Google: 56 Authoritative, Invisible, and Comprehensive Resources”.

Wiki Beneath Surface

Video - Wikipedia Beneath the Surface
Watch this short video from the NCSU Library site on how Wikipedia works—“Wikipedia: Beneath the Surface What is a wiki? How does the information get into Wikipedia? Find out what goes on behind the scenes.”

OWL Purdue

Purdue Writing Lab
Use the Purdue Writing lab pages on Research and Citations to guide your research, including how to use primary and secondary sources, avoid plagiarism, and format your citations.

Media Smarts

Media Smarts
Media Smarts is a centre for digital and media literacy. (formerly Media Awareness Network)