Essential Question: What is digital literacy and why is it important for everyone?
SWBAT: Students will be able to weigh the impact of choices they make online. Students will be able to distinguish between protecting and relinquishing their privacy in digital environments.
Key Concepts: Internet Safety, Privacy & Security, Digital Footprint & Reputation, Self-Image & Identity, Relationships & Communication, Cyberbullying, Information Literacy, Creative Credit & Copyright
Students should use a 1:1 device (laptop; tablet) to engage with Common Sense Media's Digital Compass program, their Digital Citizenship iBooks Textbooks, and Planet Nutshell's NetSafe video series. Challenge students to unlock all fifteen achievements!
mailing seal products include:
Implementing Gamified Achievements:
Step #1 - Distribute card stock copies of the black and white, LOCKED achievement PDF page.
Step #2 - Using a projector, display the full-color PDF UNlocked achievements page, reviewing criteria for unlocking each achievement.
Step #3 - Print full-color seals/labels/stickers to award students as they demonstrate completion and engagement.
Note: As a FREE product, teachers must craft their own completion criteria, which can include: screenshots, e-mailed results (using the iBooks widget), comprehension questions, fill-in-the-blanks, discussion participation and more. It is highly recommended teachers include completion incentives, such as homework passes, a mystery clue, school supplies, etc.
Download includes two PDFs, one copy of all fifteen LOCKED achievements, and one copy of all fifteen UNlocked achievements. This file downloads as a ZIP file. If you require the individual PDFs, do reach out via e-mail.
Ideally suited for a Flipped Classroom or other Blended Learning classroom model.
Common Sense Media's
Digital Compass link: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/digital-compass
Planet Nutshell Inc.'s
NetSafe Video Series link:
Common Sense Media's
Digital Citizenship iBooks Textbook link:
Welcome to Digital Compass
! Learn the fundamentals of digital citizenship through animated, choose-your-own-adventure interactive experiences, designed for grades 6-9. Invite students to explore digital dilemmas, make good (and not-so-good) decisions, and try out possible solutions through stories and mini-games – all without risking their real-world reputations. Discover how Common Sense Education’s award-winning digital literacy and citizenship curriculum seamlessly integrates into blended-learning environments.
Watch Planet Nutshell's NetSafe Video Series
Ep. 1 What is the Internet?
Ep. 2 What is Personal Information?
Ep. 3 Tell an Adult
Ep. 4 Be Kind Online!
Ep. 5 Cyber-bullies are No Fun!
Ep. 6 What is Personal Information?
Ep. 7 Understanding Online "Friends"
Ep. 8 Talk to an Adult You Trust
Ep. 9 Posting Pictures Online
Ep. 10 How to Stop Cyber-bullying
Ep. 11 Protect Your Personal Information
Ep. 12 Stick with Your Real Friends
Ep. 13 Trusted Adults Can Help You
Ep. 14 Say No to "Sexting"
Ep. 15 Tips and Tools for Parents
Ep. 16 Distracted Driving
Ep. 17 Public Wi-Fi Network Safety
Ep. 18 Mobile Location Privacy
Download the Digital Citizenship iBooks Textbook
here! Each teacher edition includes our full suite of grade-aligned digital citizenship materials: complete lessons, interactive student activities, corresponding student videos, embedded professional development resources, tips, and more. The complimentary Student Workbooks contain only the student-facing materials: lesson videos, interactive "worksheet" activities, and the interactive unit assessments.
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