Lesson Plan

Engaging Digital Citizenship

Use Digital Compass & Book Creator to Make a Positive Online Impression
Cathie G.
Classroom teacher
Dorseyville Middle School
Pittsburgh, PA
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My Grades 6
Objectives

 Objectives:

NATIONAL: NBEA - National Business Education Association (4th Ed. 2013)

  • COM.3.A.1.1 (Reinforced) Use correct spelling, grammar, word and number usage, punctuation, and formatting
  • COM.3.A.1.2 (Reinforced) Write logical, coherent sentences and paragraphs
  • COM.3.A.1.3 (Reinforced) Develop outlines to facilitate logical and understandable documents
  • COM.3.A.1.4 (Reinforced) Identify language and style appropriate for audience
  • COM.4.A.1.5 (Reinforced) Participate in group discussion and role-playing
  • COM.4.A.2.5 (Reinforced) Exchange ideas in informal and formal settings
  • COM.4.A.3.2 (Reinforced) Organize and lead discussions
  • COM.4.A.3.5 (Reinforced) Use strategies to reduce or eliminate vocal segregates such as um, uh, er, like, etc.
  • COM.4.B.1.3 (Reinforced) Create appropriate visual aids
  • COM.4.B.1.5 (Reinforced) Deliver simple informative presentations
  • COM.4.B.2.6 (Reinforced) Maintain effective eye contact with the audience
  • COM.4.B.2.7 (Reinforced) Use multiple technology tools to deliver presentations

NATIONAL: ISTE National Educational Technology Standards (NET*S - 2007)

  • 5.A (Practiced) Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.
  • 5.B (Practiced) Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.
  • 5.C (Practiced) Demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.
  • 5.D (Practiced) Exhibit leadership for digital citizenship.

 

  1. Find Facts and gather data for conscientious decisions
  2. Synthesize information and evaluate options and opinions
  3. Assess situations in order to make informed judgments
  4. Reflect on decisions and determine alternative choices
  5. Build interpersonal empathy by role-playing and taking the perspective of others
  6. Develop skill based competencies through game-based learning
  7. Apply learning to real-world situations
  8. Design an original comic book to show growth and understanding in the concepts of digital citizenship

Essential Question?

  • What rules, options, and etiquette should  be used with digital technologies?

Essential Understands:

  1. Developing skill-based competencies through game-based learning is essential in collaboration.
  2. Synthesizing and evaluating options online should be done cautiously.
  3.  Conscientious decisions need facts to support them.
  4. Assessing situations in order to make informed judgments may require multiple sources.
  5. Building interpersonal empathy by role-playing can help understand the perspective of others.
  6. Reflecting on decisions and determine alternative choices can help with future scenarios.
  7. Applying learning to real-world situations allows for authentic decision making.

Subjects
English Language Arts
reading
reading comprehension
speaking
writing
writing clearly
Grades 5 - 9
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Day 1

Use the Google Slides presentation Tab 1 to introduce the Digital Citizenship icons to students.

Group students in teams of 4 and have them try to determine what each symbol represents.

Bring the class back together to share out their findings.

Watch the video Digital Dossier ( Google Slides presentation Tab 2) and use Schoology as a back channel chat

Use the Schoology Discussion feature and have students respond to the video as they watch the video several times:

  1. Discussion/View #1:  What rules, options, and etiquette should  be used with digital technologies?
  2. Discussion/View #2: Define a healthy digital footprint.
  3. Discussion/View#3: Did you feel the video exaggerated or sensationalized the concept of a digital footprint?

Take time to review the previous discussion as students view the video.

Review the 8 curricular topics  of Digital Citizenship:

  1. Information Literacy
  2. Privacy & Security
  3. Self-Image & Identity
  4. Creative Credit & Copyright
  5. Cyberbullying
  6. Internet Safety
  7. Relationships & Communication
  8. Digital Footprint & Reputation

Show Google Slides presentation Tab 3 while they take the Google Form Survey on picking a Digital Citizenship topic of study

Use any time remaining to discuss the acronym

T-H-I-N-K acronym before you post

  • T- Is is TRUE?
  • H- Is it HARMFUL?
  • I-Is it ILLEGAL?
  • N- Is it NECESSARY?
  • ​K-Is it KIND?

 

 

 

Student Instructions

Open Schoology to the following Google Slides presentation Tab 1 

Work in your group to determine what each symbol represents and be prepared to share your findings?

Watch the video Digital Dossier 3 timesGoogle Slides presentation Tab 2

In Schoology you will find 3 discussions to respond to after you watch the video each time

  1. Discussion/View #1:  What rules, options, and etiquette should  be used with digital technologies?
  2. Discussion/View #2: Define a healthy digital footprint.
  3. Discussion/View#3: Did you feel the video exaggerated or sensationalized the concept of a digital footprint?

Complete the following Google Form

Please read Google Slides presentation Tab 3 

 

2 Teacher Preparation for Digital Compass

Use the student data from the spreadsheet to give each student a personalized letter on which digital compass character they will be receiving.  

Using  the data from the spreadsheet you will then use the Google Sheet add-on autocrat to make a personalized  letter for each student that will automatically be emailed to the student.

This video will help you learn how to use autocrat.

You can also use the formula VLOOKUP 

  • =VLOOKUP(F3,Sheet2!A$1:B$8,2,false)

 

VLOOKUP Tutorial & use the COPYDOWN add-on

Students will receive an email with instructions on on which character they will be completing in Digital Compass.

3 Days 2 & 3

Have students check their email to read which character they will be completing in the Digital Compass application.

  • INFORMATION LITERACY -  Jay
  • PRIVACY & SECURITY  - Miko
  • SELF-IMAGE & IDENTITY  - Hutch
  • CREATIVE CREDIT & COPYRIGHT -  Seven
  • CYBERBULLYING  - Rhoda
  • INTERNET SAFETY -  Breaker
  • RELATIONSHIPS & COMMUNICATION -  Pepper
  • DIGITAL FOOTPRINT & REPUTATION -  Wink

Each Story has:

  • 9 Endings
  • 23 Decision Points
  • 32 Paths
  • 50 Possible Combinations

These paths contain positive and not -so -positive twists and turns .

*Recommended to model one story character in front of the class.  Pick a curricular topic that was not picked by the  majority of the group.  You will need to model positive and not-so-positive examples so that students understand they have the freedom to explore all of the outcomes that can be related to the story.

*Challenge students to complete the entire map for their character.

*Students may play a mini-game associated with their curricular topic.  The skills-based mini-game has randomized content for repeated play.  The game unlocks after a student plays through the game once.  Scores are captured on a scorecard.

 

Student Instructions
  1. Check your email
  2. Determine your character
  3. Download Digital Compass App
  4. Create a username for the App
  5. Watch whole class Digital Compass demonstration
  6. Begin completing Digital Compass choosing the character you were assigned in the email.
  7. Your Challenge:  To complete the entire map for your character and play the mini game at least once during the next 2 class days.

 

 

4 Days 4 & 5

Give students the following directions in a Google Slides Presentation

  • Tab 1 - Downloading the App Book Creator Instructions
  • Tab 2- Book Creator Video Tutorial
  • Tab 3- Book Creator Tips
  • Tab 4- More Book Creator Tips
  • Tab 5 - Locking feature in Book Creator
  • Tab 6 - The Comic Book Assignment

Students will - Design a Comic Book Hero around their Digital Citizenship Topic

  • Book must contain the following information:
  • Title Page - Original Title,  the Topic,  your name, and your Superhero
  • at least 6  additional pages
  • Please be creative- All pictures must be original or cited correctly

When finished all students will have a gallery walk and read at least 8 comic books in a class period.

Students will write on a piece of paper which Digital Citizenship category or categories  that were addressed in the book. Place a container next to each iPad comic book.  

Post a discussion on Schoology:

  • ​What did you learn from your feedback on your comic book.  What categories did your classmates think you were addressing?  

Students will submit their comic books through Schoology using the following instructions.

Use the following Rubric to score students.

 

Student Instructions

Give students the following directions in a Google Slides Presentation

Tab 1 - Download the App Book Creator Instructions
Tab 2- Watch Book Creator Video Tutorial
Tab 3- Read Book Creator Tips
Tab 4- Read more Book Creator Tips
Tab 5 - Learn how the locking feature works in Book Creator
Tab 6 - Read the Comic Book Assignment

Design a Comic Book Hero around their Digital Citizenship Topic

Book must contain the following information:
Title Page - Original Title,  the Topic,  your name, and your Superhero
At least 6  additional pages
Please be creative- All pictures must be original or cited correctly

Submit your book through Schoology

​You will be graded with the following Rubric.

Gallery Walk - You will be reading the comic books of your classmates.

Please find an iPad and read the story

Write which category or categories you think the comic addresses

INFORMATION LITERACY 
PRIVACY & SECURITY  
SELF-IMAGE & IDENTITY  
CREATIVE CREDIT & COPYRIGHT 
CYBERBULLYING  
INTERNET SAFETY 
RELATIONSHIPS & COMMUNICATION 
DIGITAL FOOTPRINT & REPUTATION 

Fold the paper in half and leave in the basket

Move to another comic

At the end of the class return to iPad and read your feedback

Respond to the Schoology Discussion Prompt.

 

5 Enrichment Activities

If students finish their comic book early you can have them play a game on the iPad called Sort it Out Smack Down.

Video Tutorial

How to Play:

  • Pick an image on Slide 4 and Hold it Down (blue appears on the top)
  • Tap the Copy Icon (two pieces of paper)  You could cut the item now (scissors)
  • Tap on the white area above the slide (blue top disappears)
  • Scroll down through the slides (left) & pick the topic where you want to paste the image
  • Pick a square in the table and hold down (until the blue reappears)
  • Tap the clipboard
  • You may need to move or adjust your image into the table
  • You should scroll back up to Slide 4 and Tap the Image you just pasted and now cut the image if you did not before.  
  • Repeat the process until you have moved all of the categories

Watch the movie on BrainPOP before you make your decision. 

Student Instructions

Play Sort It Out Smack Down