Jostens Renaissance is proud to work with the Search Institute of Minneapolis to bring you resources to help you, your students, and parents understand and explore social media and web sites safely.

Click on the following links to download these resources.


Digital Citizenship Renaissance Kit

Administrator Letter

Digital Citizenship: A Guide for Educators

“How to Support Your Teen in a Digital World” Brochure

List of Academic Sources

Meme: Take a Digital Detox

Meme: Be a Hero Online

Meme: Paws Before You Post

Meme: Keep Them In Suspense

Worksheet: Evaluating Sites and Content

Worksheet: Making a Difference

The Harbor by Jostens

For access to three The Harbor™ by Jostens episodes, please ask your Jostens rep to contact the Renaissance team.

Online Resources

Center for Media Literacy
This nonprofit center focuses on media literacy education as “a framework for accessing, analyzing, evaluating, creating, and participating with media content.” The site provides strategies, tools, and professional development for educators, families, and others to cultivate young people’s critical thinking and media literacy skills.

Common Sense Media 
This independent organization focuses on helping kids “thrive in a world of media and technology” by providing information and tools to parents and policy makers. The site includes ratings and reviews of movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music. It also provides digital literacy and citizenship programs for educators and schools, including a comprehensive, free K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum that addresses media literacy, online safety, and responsible participation in the digital world.

Digital Media and Learning Research Hub
This resource promotes research, learning practices, and programs focus on how “digital technologies are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life.” Hosted by the University of California Humanities Research Institute at UC Irvine, this site is the hub for research and resources developed from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning Initiative.

The Digital Literacy section provides information and tools to help teachers address appropriate, responsible behavior online, including online safety, cyber-bullying, copyrights, and what to consider in a digital footprint.

The Technology Integration section offers tools and strategies to prepare students to participate in a technology-rich world. According to the site, technology integration supports “four key components of learning: active engagement, participation in groups, frequent interaction and feedback, and connection to real-world experts.”

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