Teacher Review For Digital Passport

Digital Citizenship learning though games, videos , and worksheets

Sean A.
Technology coordinator
Robert E Peary School
Ridgewood, NY
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I recommend viewing the included digital handbook first. It gives an exact breakdown of how each lesson should go. This includes ice-breakers, video & game, an unlocked mission, and a wrap-up. My students were engaged the whole way through. Some of the games required higher order thinking and an a somewhat advanced level of manual dexterity that were challenging for some of my students, but there are many chances given. That helped prevent frustration from students who didn't initially get the correct response. The retention level of general concepts like password safety, cyberbullying, and privacy was high. I'm not sure if it is because of the game though. When I asked students to explain what they learned, much of what they remembered cam from the initial videos. That is why I am glad each game begins with a video of a student discussing the concept.
My Take
It requires a bit in the way of initial setup, because you have to create logins for each user. That's worthwhile though because it allows you to track their progress. I love that each "game" begins with an overview video of students genuinely discussing the issue. That seems to make it more real and relatable for my students. Overall this is one of the best ways I've found (and I've tried a few) to teach digital citizenship for a K-8 crowd.