The following resources are meant to help provoke and introduce students to the five elements of Digital Wellness. These resources can support classroom discussion, self-reflection, and inquiry.
 

Interested in trying a digital wellness lesson in your classroom? If so, consider one of these lessons created by members of our Digital Wellness Lead team. You'll find lessons for Elementary, Middle, and High School students centered around our 5 digital wellness themes.

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Education about Digital Wellness is an emerging concept and shared responsibility that has wide-reaching implications for learners, schools and communities. This self-paced digital course will focus on the 5 elements of SD23’s Digital Wellness Framework. Participants will reflect personally on their own digital wellness, and also consider how they might bring this learning to their students.

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With the help of our district's Digital Wellness Elementary Lead Team we've curated a list of picture books that help support digital wellness discussions and questions.

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Humans of Boucherie

Learn how students from Mt. Boucherie Secondary are leveraging social media to create community in their school.

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"Toe-dip" Lessons

Lessons on each of the five Digital Wellness elements to cultivate thinking, conversation, and questions with your students.

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Inquiry Questions

Generating inquiry questions around a topic can be tricky. Take a look at some sample questions we've put together around our 5 digital wellness elements with a focus on improving the school community.

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Are you getting all sides?

All sides exposes people to information and ideas from all sides of the political spectrum so they can better understand the world — and each other. Balanced news coverage, media bias ratings, civil dialogue opportunities, and technology platform are available for everyone and can be integrated by schools, nonprofits, media companies, and more.

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Where is Fake News from?

Title is pretty self-explanatory but this entertaining and informative video discusses the concepts of influencers, confirmation bias, trust, echo chambers, etc. Finally it ends with some tips to identify fake news.

News Impact

Infographic from well-respected Common Sense Media shows how young people perceive and are impacted by the news

Save the Tree Octopus!

Website that brings awareness of the need to help support the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus from extinction. Site includes FAQs, sightings, media, activities and links. It looks like legitimate information but...!

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'Sit With Us' App

This video from CBS News describes an app built by a teen looking to help other students who had no one to sit with at lunch.

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Video shows how likes, retweets, favourites, etc. may not be telling the true story on how popular or unpopular a social media post is!