Teacher Review for Digital Passport

My students and I love Digital Passport! I have been using it with my intermediate students for the last four years! The lesson plans, video, and games are very engaging and instructional. It grabs each students' attention and gives them important info

Lori I.
Media specialist/librarian
Belvedere Elementary School
Omaha, NE
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I have been using this for four years with my 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students. I have also used the lesson plans to enhance the lessons and pre teach any vocabulary and build background using my Smart Board notebook software. I have extended the lessons with projects and we even used the online assessment for Unit One this year to get a summative assessment of learning.
My Take
I find Digital Passport to be a great way to introduce my students to digital citizenship and digital literacy. I am a technology teacher at an urban elementary school and this type of instruction is crucial to my students who may not get the parental guidance, about technology, at home. My only gripe would be the game that goes with Privacy. This is a very important concept for students but the game is very difficult to manipulate and many students including me are unable to complete the lesson because of the game.