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Announcing the "Pause & Think Online" Video Contest!

Audrey Stokes Associate Product Manager, Education Categories: Digital Literacy, Digital Citizenship, In the Classroom
Associate Product Manager, Education

Are you looking for creative ways to introduce Digital Citizenship in your K-5 classroom? How about a fun way to motivate your students to pause and think when they are online? Get inspired and get them creating!

"Pause & Think Online", an animated song that helps parents and educators teach the concept of digital citizenship to younger kids. 

The video's five characters highlight how to be safe, responsible, and respectful digital citizens by using familiar body parts (head, heart, arms, gut, and legs) to give kids concrete examples of how appropriate online behavior is similar to appropriate offline behavior. 

We love our colorful characters but think your students would be even better sharing the message - and we want to see them!

Enter the ‚ÄúPause & Think Online‚ÄĚ Video Contest¬†and have your class create your own music video using the "Pause & Think Online"¬†lyrics and¬†music. Use your students‚Äô¬†acting, dancing, or¬†musical talents¬†to produce your video. Or, students can create an animated video. For helpful video production tools, check out our Top Picks List from Graphite, or work with what you have and simply use your smart phones to record. Just get excited, get creative, and get involved!¬†Learn more!

NEW deadline to submit the video is May 31st 2014, 12pm PST.

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