In the process of planning a class project on DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP: DOs & DON’Ts which involved designing visuals (infographics, flyers, posters etc.), I decided that some of my students might benefit from more assistance/advice on which tools/programs to use and how to use them.

As time was (and always is) of the essence (15 minutes between my classes), I prepared very short video clips demonstrating quickly and without elaborate explanation, how to navigate inside these programs, using SCREENCASTIFY.  


Please, have a look at the three short video clips done in no more than 15 minutes. No special equipment, no need for installing desktop tools. Just a chrome extension. FREE VERSION of the program.

And finally, a screencast (at the bottom) of you actually can do inside screencastify.

You can:

  • share (see the image) on Youtube or G-Drive
  • download your clip
  • get a shareable link
  • embed to any blog/website etc.
  • edit
  • let others post comments

A short overview from


Digital Citizenship in plain English: norms, rules and regulations applied when using technology appropriately and in a responsible way.

See other definitions:

  • Digital citizenship is about confident and positive engagement with digital technologies. (….)”
  • “(…) the quality of a response to membership in digital community (….)”
  • ” (…) Digital citizenship empowers people to reap the benefits of digital technology in a safe and effective way(…)”

THE SEMANTICS OF DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP – elements, dimensions, pillars, core values, competences …… 

Digital Citizenship poster highlighting the nine elements of Digital Citizenship as defined by Dr. Mike Ribble, by Fractus learning

Digital Etiquette electronic standards of conduct or procedure.
Digital Communication electronic exchange of information
Digital Literacy process of teaching and learning about technology and the use of technology
Digital Access full electronic participation in society
Digital Commerce electronic buying and selling of goods
Digital Law electronic responsibility for actions and deeds
Digital Rights & Responsibilities those freedoms extended to everyone in a digital world
Digital Health & Wellness physical and psychological well-being in a digital technology world
Digital Security (self-protection) electronic precautions to guarantee safety


The DQ (The Digital Intelligence Quotient) Institute identified eight core digital citizenship competencies constituting DQ.

Visit the the DQ Institute website here for more information and resources.

An absolutely fantastic website The Digital Teacher Cambridge features an interactive diagram of six areas: DIGITAL WORLD, DIGITAL CLASSROOM, DIGITAL TEACHER, DESIGNING LEARNING, DELIVERING LEARNING and EVALUATING LEARNING. Find out more about The Cambridge English Digital Framework for Language Teachers HERE.

PanJoyCZ / Pixabay


DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP AGREEMENT – three, FREE TO DOWNLOAD, documents  published by Global Digital Citizenship Foundation HERE.

And my favourite Be Internet Awesome Pledge by google. 


  • POSTERS on the wall with tips (available free for downloading and printing HERE)
  • Collection of POSTERS from
  • Free classroom poster: I am a digital age learner
  • Free poster (British Council)




MOOCs for teachers of English as a foreign language….. and not only.

kreatikar / Pixabay

Techniques for Teaching Adjectives and Adjective Clauses (Coursera) University of California. STARTS on 18 February2019 

This is the second course in the Teach English: Intermediate Grammar specialization. In this course, you will learn how to effectively teach adjectives, adjective phrases, and adjective clauses to your students. MORE HERE

Teach English Now! Technology Enriched Teaching (Coursera) Arizona State University STARTS on 18 February2019 

This course focuses on the key concepts you need in order to effectively integrate technology into your teaching, without letting it overshadow language learning. MORE HERE.

Teaching Tips for Tricky English Grammar (Coursera) University of California. STARTS on 18 February2019 

You will learn about some specific problems students have learning intermediate grammar. You will learn why students have trouble with this tricky grammar and find out new ways to help students conquer it. MORE HERE.

Instructional Learning and Technology (OpenLearning) University of Technology, Malaysia STARTS on 01 March 2019

This course presents the principles and the concept of Educational Technology, Instructional and Learning Technology as well as the teaching and learning process. It also deals with the utilization of Instructional Media from the conventional to the most up-to-date digital media. MORE HERE.

Blended Learning Essentials: Getting Started (FutureLearn) University of Leeds STARTS on 18 February2019

If you are working in further education, skills training, vocational education, workplace learning, lifelong learning or adult education, this free online course is designed to help you understand the benefits of blended learning and how to make more effective use of technology to support your learners. MORE HERE.




One of the numerous e-safety images posted by Google

A collection of e-safety images posted by Google.


Are you a teacher? Or a parent/carer? Check this out! Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. The resurces (articles, videos, games) are split into the target groups: 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14+, parents/carers and children’s workforce.

Thinkuknow has their own youtube channel featuring a number of excellent educational videos.


Issues such as social networking and cyberbullying are explored on the Digizen website. Plenty of fantastic resources such as lesson plans, stories, videos or activities. See the digital citizenship  glossary:


CHILDNET INTERNATIONAL Childnet’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.
DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP  “Everything educators need to empower the next generation of digital citizens.”
DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP & SAFETY COURSE by GOOGLE  “(…) online course is designed for you and your students to learn how they can help create a safe and positive experience online.”

Helping young people to make safer choices online through videos, games and interactive comics.

WEB WE WANT  Created by young people for young people and by teachers for teachers. Available in 12 European languages.



Technology or not technology – that is the question :)

kreatikar / Pixabay

As Bill Gates said “technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important”. And, it is up to the teacher to decide what technology and which tools will enhance the process of learning and teaching.

The padlet below features the examples of technology and a collection of tools I find particularly useful in the areas such as: CLASS MANAGEMENT, COLLABORATION, PROJECT & INQUIRY BASED APPROACH and others. As the work on this padlet is ongoing, it will be updated on a regular basis.

Feel free to comment.♥

Made with Padlet