Students are exposed to so much technology on a daily basis. As counselors, teachers and parents, it is our job to teach them how to appropriately use technology and leave a good digital footprint. Times are changing, what we teach kids about citizenship and safety has to as well.
This three lesson series aims to do just that, teach kids how to be safe and SMART online as well as how to have good digital citizenship skills. Use all three lessons, or mix and match the materials to make your own lesson that fits your class needs. Each lesson includes session outlines, objectives and all necessary materials.
Lesson One: What is Digital Citizenship?
This lesson teaches kids what digital citizenship means and introduces them to the idea of being SMART online. The included materials are:
Poster Sets (use as posters or create mini iPad books)
Exit Tickets/Student Handouts
Lesson Two: How Can I Be Smart Online?
This lesson builds upon lesson one and continues to instill values of being SMART online. The included materials are:
Fill in the Blank Icebreaker Sheet
Cut and Glue Activity
Lesson Three: Good Digital Citizenship Skills
By the end of this lesson, kids have a through understanding of how to be SMART online and display good digital citizenship skills while online. This lesson includes:
Is this SMART? Situation Cards
Digital Citizenship Situation Cards
By the end of these lessons, kids will know how to behave appropriately and safely while online.
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