Coram Elementary has been named a Common Sense Certified School based on their commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing their students to use digital media to explore, create, connect, and learn, while limiting the hazards that exist online, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying.
Sponsored by Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, the award is presented to schools that embrace digital citizenship as an essential part of their students’ education.
Coram Elementary School has been using Common Sense Education’s innovative and research-based digital citizenship resources, which were created in collaboration with Dr. Howard Gardner of the GoodPlay Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The resources teach students, educators, and parents tangible skills related to Internet safety, protecting online reputations and personal privacy, managing online relationships, and respecting creative copyright. The free resources are currently used in more than 90,000 classrooms nationwide.
“We’re honored to be recognized as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School,” said Principal Vaughn Denton. “By preparing our students to use technology safely and responsibly, we are providing them with unlimited opportunities that can maximize and personalize their learning.”
Photo (l-r): Coram Elementary School students join (l-r back row) Assistant Principal Thomas Knott, School Media Specialist Shannon Alexander, Principal Vaughn Denton and Assistant Principal Jennifer Mella-Mollo.