Technology Instruction

Digital Citizenship

A good digital citizen is one who has the skills and knowledge to effectively use the internet and other digital technology, especially in order to participate responsibly in social and civic activities.  The Board of Trustees intends that technological resources provided by the district be used in a safe, responsible and proper manner in support of the instructional program and for the advancement of student learning. All students using these resources shall receive instruction in their proper and appropriate use. 

Common Sense Media for Educators - This site includes lessons for teaching digital citizenship, EdTech reviews, and professional development.

Common Sense Media for ParentsAccess reviews and age ratings for TV & Movies, games & apps, and books. Research articles applicable to ages 2 and up are available.

Video Resources for Internet Safety

SAMR Framework

Ruben R. Puentedura's Weblog 
Dr. Puentedura developed the SAMR Framework. This link has access to his presentation slides and applications of the SAMR.

Technology is Learning
Examples of acctivities and their classification using the SAMR Framework from Noble High School.

The Orcutt Union School District does not discriminate against individuals based on actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex, or sexual orientation. Compliance Officer: Susan Salucci, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources/Discrimination/Equity & Title lX Compliance Officer, 500 Dyer Street, Orcutt, CA 93455, Email:, Phone: 805-938-8909. See district policies at