This is a printable board game I created during my First Teaching Block for a third grade class. It is a great, interactive and engaging way for students to review their internet safety knowledge. I had students play in 2's, but can be easily modified for larger groups.
- Unsafe links, popups, email attachments etc.
- Safe vs. unsafe passwords and usernames
- Online identity (are they really who they say they are?)
- Who to ask for help
- What information is okay to share online?
Contents (printed on 11x17):
- Set of dice cards (with optional back cover identifiers for double sided printing)
- Set of sorting cards (with optional back cover identifiers for double sided printing)
- Set of detective cards (with optional back cover identifiers for double sided printing)
Additional materials you may need:
- Place markers (math manipulatives, such as counters, are great for this)
- There are 2 goals (1) to be the first to reach the finish line between both opponents and (2) to be the team with the most correctly filed 'ERRORS'
- Student with a closer birthday goes first
- Instead of rolling a dice, the first player's opponent picks up a dice card and reads the question and answer options to them (the answer is revealed to the reader)
- At the bottom of each dice card it is indicated how many steps to move forward/backwards- which is reflective of the answer given
- Players can land on:
(1) Blank space- nothing happens, next player's move
(2) Sorting card icon- player picks up a sorting card and places it under the appropraite heading in the t-chart on the instructions sheet
(3) Detective card icon- player picks up a detective card and uses their detective skills to find and identify which element in the picture in unsafe. If opponent agrees, player moves one spot forward. If opponent disagrees, player stays where they are. If partners cannot agree, teacher can be called to settle dispute.
I think it is definitely beneficial to take up the game after students finish playing!
Hope you and your students enjoy!