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Digital Citizen Pledge

September 21, 2022 | Chloe Ko

Before the students have access to their computers, they must first understand their responsibilities as a digital citizen.

 

The past few days, students discussed the importance of

  • creating a strong password
  • using clear and kind words online
  • having strategies to address cyberbullying

 

Today, the fifth graders discussed what we should promise to do in order to build and maintain a safe online community. We talked about what we should do when we are learning online, how to interact with our online community, and how to take care of our computers.

 

I took their ideas and wrote it out on the chart paper, and voila– the digital citizen pledge was born. Students all signed it as a sign to keep their promises. The students also created a motto to help them remember the pledge: “Respect first, OTIC!” (OTIC stands for Off Task Isn’t Cool.)

 

Chloe Ko

Teacher, Grade 5

Chloe Jang first developed a passion for children in high school when volunteering at her church’s children’s ministry. She learned how teaching with love and patience can have an impact on both student and teacher. Since then, Ms. Jang has received a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and English Language Arts from Hunter College. In New York City, Ms. Jang experienced diverse classroom environments, especially teaching fourth grade in West Harlem. She’s very excited to be a part of the Mustard Seed team and serve the community!

In her free time, Ms. Jang loves to travel and learn about different cultures. She even lived in Japan for one year, serving students in a college ministry. She also loves to read fiction books, workout, and explore new restaurants.

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