Lesson Plan

Digital Citizenship Blended Lesson

Students consult with Twitter via video meeting on social media, work life in a tech company & what the future may hold for prospective jobs and Twitter in general.Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project
Susan K.
Technology coordinator
Bishop Feehan High School
Attleboro, MA
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

Students will be able to...

Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology

Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity

Exhibit leadership for digital citizenship

Create original works as a means of personal or group expression

Plan strategies to guide inquiry

Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks

Identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation

Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project

English Language Arts
Grades 9 - 12
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook

Google Drive
Free, Paid

Students are provided with a shared Google doc to brainstorm items for discussion to be shared with outside expert.

The doc is shared via Google with the outside expert for preparation for the video hangout.

Participation is assessed using revision history

Student Instructions

Open assignment in Google Classroom (*or shared Google Doc)

All contribute ideas for discussion with outside expert

2 Guided Practice

Connect with outside expert via Skype or Google Hangouts

Student Instructions

Greet our guest speaker!

Using your prepared questions to engage in questions/discussion.

Be polite and watch your personal airtime... make sure everyone has a chance to speak with our guest.

Active participation is expected of each student, including taking notes

3 Collaborative practice

Activity: Conversing

Students work in small groups (3-4) to review notes & highlight key points of video call discussion connected with goals of digital citizenship and social media, along with other points learning that interest them

Students organize key points into a story board.

Students write a script of their learning experience

Student Instructions

Collaborate with your group to:

List key points and their relevance to the lesson on social media and digital citizenship. Be sure to include other things you learned about work life in tech companies, as well as the qualities they look for in future employees.

Create a story board to include contributions of all group members

Have one member write as others convey lines of script.

4 Wrap Up-Video Creation

Students articulate what they have learned using multimedia (visuals, audio) video creation tools

We used the VideoScribe App for ios

Student Instructions

Create a video about our class discussion with an outside expert. 

Follow the storyboard to locate images in the VideoScribe app

Each student in your group will record a portion of the script to complement the images chosen

Adjust the timing of images to match your audio

Save the video to your camera roll

Use the YouTube Capture app to add background music and publish using your school Google account.

Finished videos will be posted in our Google Classroom

Best videos will be Tweeted to educate others