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Teaching Students with Autism about Digital Citizenship

Monday, January 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

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Presented by Jennifer Liang, Instructional Technology Specialist, Cumberland Academy of Georgia
Hosted by Common Sense Education and Sponsored by Symantec


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Most educators realize the importance of teaching digital citizenship to all students, but students with autism face unique challenges. Instructional Technology Specialist Jennifer Liang demonstrated how to differentiate digital citizenship for students with autism.  Jennifer shared the strategies she uses leading the digital citizenship efforts at Cumberland Academy, an independent school that serves students with autism and other neurobehavioral differences.

In this webinar, Jennifer tackled these issues around teaching digital citizenship to students with autism:

  • What are the unique challenges for students with autism as it relates to media and technology use
  • How can educators draw on the abilities of these students – such as attention to detail, appreciation for rules, and a strong sense of fairness – and draw on those strengths to make connections to digital citizenship?
  • What can educators do to support parents and caregivers of students with autism and make a strong home-school connection with them?

All educators and administrators will benefit from this recorded webinar.

Jennifer LiangAbout the Presenter

Jennifer Liang graduated from Georgia State University in 2005 with a degree in education and has completed coursework towards a master’s degree in special education. She is a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Ambassador and a Level One Google Certified Educator. Jennifer is a frequent presenter on using Google tools for accessibility and digital citizenship for students with special needs. She works at Cumberland Academy of Georgia, an independent school for students with autism spectrum disorders.


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common sense educationCommon Sense Education provides teachers and schools with free research-based classroom tools to help students harness technology for learning and life. Our K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum and interactive games teach students how to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions in the digital world. And our revolutionary educational rating system, Common Sense Graphite, helps educators discover, use, and share high-quality digital products that propel student learning.


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Monday, January 16, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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