Thursday, October 19, 2017

Common Sense Education: Digital Passport

Online safety is something we all need to consider. Teaching our students to be safe, what to share, how to cite, and how to interact online is incredibly important. There are many websites and tools to help teach students about online safety, but none are as easy as Common Sense Education's Digital Passport. Here are steps to get started!



Create Your Digital Passport Teacher Account:
  1. Go to www.DigitalPassport.org in your browser.
  2. Click on “Register”. (skip to next part if you have an account)
  3. Fill in the required information to create your account.




Create Groups (Classes) in Your Teacher Account:
  1. Go to www.DigitalPassport.org in your browser.
  2. Click on “Educator Login” and sign in with your account email and password.

  1. Click the “+” tab to create a new class.


  1. Type in the group name and select the grade level, then click “Create Group”.






Add Students to Your Classes:
  1. Go to www.DigitalPassport.org in your browser and sign in.
  2. Click on the class tab that you created.
  3. Click on “Manage Group”.
  4. If you are entering 1 student at a time, click on “Add New Student”. If you are uploading your entire class, click on “Import Names From A File”.

  1. Click HERE to get a template to create student accounts. Edit in your students’ names and Google Account info. Click “File”, then “Download As” and choose “CSV”.


  1. Click “Choose File” and then “OK” to upload your CSV.




Preview Activities and Have Students Begin Activities:
  1. Click on “Overview”.
  2. Click on “Preview Games”.


  1. This is a list of all the activities the students will do when they log in. I only let them do what we have talked about in class (they can’t progress ahead), but that is up to you.


  1. You could do these lessons many ways, but here are my suggestions:

  • Easy: Let the students progress at their own pace knowing that they have to complete all activities on their own.
  • Medium: Do one activity each session where the students do the activity at their own pace. Early finishers can replay any completed activity, but not go ahead.
  • Best: Discuss the concept with the whole class. Introduce the game and have the students do the activity at their own pace. Early finishers can replay any completed activity, but not go ahead. Review what was learned after everyone has finished.

  1. Students need to login on the “Student Login” tab with the accounts you created.


  1. Once your students are working on the lessons you can see their progress. Click on the “View Reports” tab to view reports and student progress, as well as print certificates.



Want these steps in a Document? Click Here!