Lesson Plan

Digital Citizenship: What Stays, What Goes, What Tells Your Story?

Discussing implications of online presence through the lens of Twitter
Marjorie E.
Classroom teacher
Valley Adventist Christian School
Moreno Valley, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English-Language Learning, Health & Wellness

Students will be able to recognize problematic types of online language/behavior and effects on future life

Social Studies
Grades 6 – 9
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1 Engage

Teacher will instruct students to find one example (each) of a tweet that resulted in a lost job/severe public criticism

2 Explore

Teacher will put up code to poll and pace the class via projector, then allow students to respond to poll questions

3 Explain

Teacher: quick presentation on social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, SnapChat, Instagram, etc.) and how they store information. Students take notes for quiz at the end.

4 Elaborate

Activity: Assessing

Teacher will instruct students to work in small groups to list 10 “rules” for social media behavior, then narrow to seven, then narrow to five

5 Evaluate

Haiku Deck
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Teacher will instruct students to create a Haiku Deck presentation with seven slides, one for each of their “rules.” Each slide must have a visual and a rule (with good grammar).  Students will create title and references slides too.