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Monday, August 4, 2014

Seven Digital Deadly Sins - Good Material for Conversations on Digital Citizenship

Seven Digital Deadly Sins is an interactive story produced by the National Film Board of Canada. The story contains seven chapters each containing short videos, essays, and polls. The videos and essays tell the stories of people suffering from digital sins like greed (illegally downloading media) and wrath (cyberbullying). After reading or watching the stories viewers can vote on questions about what they would do in similar situations.

Applications for Education
Seven Digital Deadly Sins does deal with some content, mostly in the section on lust, that you will want to screen before deciding if it is appropriate for the students in your classroom. On the whole the content of Seven Digital Deadly Sins provides good material for conversations about digital citizenship that go beyond typical digital citizenship lesson plans.