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Teacher-Created Lesson Plan

Digital Citizenship Scenarios

This lesson allowed students to create a "How to" on a topic they learned during our digital citizenship unit.
Rich S.
Technology coordinator
Mylan Park Elementary School
Morgantown, United States
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Students will be able to...

  1. Understand what it means to be a good digital citizen as a whole
  2. Identify the differences between personal vs. private information
  3. Understand the definition of the term digital footprint
  4. Identify the areas of how their digital footprint can be used. 
  5. Create a digital citizenship specific scenario and present it to the class
Grades 3 – 5
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Direct Instruction

1. The teacher will use the West Virginia Specific E-rate lessons provided by CommonSense Media for each grade level. 

Student Instructions

1. The students will engage in the activities set forth in the lesson by CommonSense media. 

2 Guided Practice, Independent practice

Storyboard That
Free, Free to try, Paid

1. The teacher will have the students get in groups of 2. It is also ok if a student would like to work by themselves. 

2. The teacher will instruct the student to pick a topic that they have learned about during their digital citizenship lesson (ex. cyber bullying, digital footprint, words can hurt..etc).

3. The teacher will then have students access a web browser and go to storyboardthat.com


Student Instructions

1. Students will pick a partner if they would like. 

2. Students will choose a topic from the lesson. 

3. Students will access storyboard that website. 

4. The students will create a scenario for the topic they have chosen. They can choose to make their storyboards as long as they want with a minimum of 6 boards. 


3 Wrap-up

Storyboard That
Free, Free to try, Paid

1. The teacher will have the students present their storyboards the rest of the class. 

2. The teacher will ask the students questions regarding the information they have seen during the presentation and will prompt discussion by asking the students what would happen if the scenario was a little different( based on student creations).