Grade 1

How Technology Makes You Feel

Why is it important to listen to your feelings when using technology?

This foundational digital citizenship lesson challenges kids to pay attention to their feelings while using tech. With an engaging emoji game, students learn practical strategies for managing their feelings -- good, bad, and everything in between.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize the different kinds of feelings they can have when using technology.
  • Know what to do when they don't have a good feeling when using technology.
Key Vocabulary: pause  ·  uncomfortable
to stop what you're doing or saying
causing a feeling of hurt or worry
Media Balance & Well-Being
This lesson meets standards for Common Core ELACASELAASLand ISTESee standards
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Lesson Plan

30 mins.

What You'll Need

Popsicle sticks ·  Tape ·  Scissors ·  Crayons or markers  
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