Lesson Plan

Gr. 4: Digital Citizenship

A lesson on digital citizenship to prepare students for online communication in an Edmodo classroom.
Sheryl D.
Media specialist/librarian
St. Pius X School
Urbandale, United States
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts

Students will be able to...
Describe the qualities of a good digital citizen


English Language Arts
Social Studies
Grades 4
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1 Hook

Activity: Other — Video: Pause-Think-Online (Common Sense Media)

Using a printed copy of the words from the song "Pause, Think, Online" from Common Sense Media, the students and teacher read and discuss each verse. This acts as a way to connect to prior knowledge and lessons about online safety. 

2 Direct Instruction

Students sign into their Edmodo accounts and create profiles. The teacher models several of the profile areas using a practice student.

3 Guided Practice

Students complete filling out the remaining sections of their account profiles. 

4 Independent Practice

Students are encouraged to sign into their accounts outside of class and make any adjustments or changes they feel are necessary to their profiles.

5 Wrap-Up

Activity: Other — Video: Pause-Think-Online (Common Sense Media)

Students are asked to check their Edmodo accounts for messages and tasks before the next class. Students listen to the video one more time before leaving.