Lesson Plan

Digital Citizenship

This unit will discuss what it means to be a good digital citizen and prepare students on how to be resepctful and responsible online
Rich S.
Technology coordinator
Mylan Park Elementary School
Morgantown, United States
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Students will be able to..

  • Understand what it means to be a good digital citizen.
  • Understand the meaning of digital footprint and how information left behind online can be shared. 
  • Understand how our words online can still hurt others
  • Understand how to deal with a bullying/ uncomfortable situation online. 
Grades 3 – 5
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook

The teacher will show the videos to the students to give them a visual representation of what a digital footprint is. 

2 Direct instruction

Activity: Other — Discussion

The teacher will discussion items shown in the first video such as how information can be shared, copied, broadcast, searched, and how the information is permanent. 

The teacher will then ask the students if they or their parents have ever "googled" themselves. The teacher will have the students share and then use this information to show how digital footprints can be both good and bad. 

The teacher will then discuss with the students information in the second video and what type of information is ok to share online. 


3 Words can hurt

The teacher will use the lesson from commonsense for compliance with West Virginia e-rate nto talk to students about how words online can hurt.