Bayside Academy recognizes the value of digital media as a tool to create, explore, and connect as responsible digital citizens and learners. We are committed to community-wide approach in maintaining safe and responsible digital practices by equipping our community with the necessary skills to work/learn with integrity while safely navigating challenges within the digital world.

What is a digital citizen and a digital learner?

As a community of learners, the terms “digital citizen” and “digital learner” are not mutually exclusive, rather the two coincide in our commitment to responsibly use technology by all Bayside Academy stakeholders, including: students, faculty/staff, and parents.

Utilizing the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards for students and Common Sense Media’s curricular structure, Bayside Academy seeks to enhance our understanding of and contributions to the digital world in which we all live.  Bayside Academy encourages a comprehensive approach to digital consciousness that produces graduates who understand how our core values foster citizenship in all aspects of life.

The following definitions are based on the ISTE Standards for Students (2016), Educators (2016), and Administration (2011).


Digital Citizen: Digital citizens recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical.

Digital Learner: Digital learners leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences.

Speak Up:Research Project for Digital Learning


The Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning, facilitated by Project Tomorrow®, gives education stakeholders the opportunity to share their viewpoints about key educational issues, particularly concerning digital learning and the use of technology to support future ready schools. By participating today, you are ensuring your voice is heard not only by your school and district but at the state and national level as findings are summarized and shared with national and state policy makers every year. Speak Up is both a national research project and a free service to all schools and districts. Participating schools and districts can access their local data online, free-of-charge in February 2019. To learn more, visit the About Speak Up page. Get started now!

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