Grade 4

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How does our online activity affect the digital footprints of ourselves and others?

Your digital footprint can affect your online reputation for a long time. But kids don't always realize that digital footprints aren't just a personal matter. Show your students how they can contribute to a positive digital reputation, both for themselves and for others.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Define the term "digital footprint" and identify the online activities that contribute to it.
  • Identify ways they are -- and are not -- in control of their digital footprint.
  • Understand what responsibilities they have for the digital footprints of themselves and others.
Key Vocabulary: digital footprint  ·  fossil  ·  inference  ·  responsibility
digital footprint:
a record of what you do online, including the sites you visit and the things you post; it can also include things that others post that involve you
parts of an animal saved and preserved within the earth for up to millions of years
an educated guess based on evidence
a duty you have to yourself or others
Digital Footprint & Identity
This lesson meets standards for Common Core ELACASELAASLand ISTESee standards

Lesson Plan

45 mins.

What You'll Need

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Classroom resources

  • Lesson Slides
  • Feet's Footprint Handout Teacher Version
  • Lesson Quiz

Take-home resources