Lesson Plan

Safe Computing Slideshow

Students will reflect on their digital footprint and online safety.
Eileen L.
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Bayside, NY
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Students will be able to understand the definition of digital footprint. They will watch relevant videos and reflect on their footprint and ways to explore the web safely.

English Language Arts
Social Studies
Grades 6 - 8
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1 The Hook-What's a digital footprint?

Teacher assigns students a slideshow in Google classroom. Each slide asks a question, and has a link to a video that will provide the answers. 


Student Instructions

Students download the file, and start watching the videos. If students have no laptops, the slideshow is redesigned here as a worksheet.


2 Direct Instruction-Lets start investigating

Teacher presents one Common Craft Video to model for the students.

They can talk about how simple the production value is, yet still effective and powerful.

Student Instructions

Students can watch as a class each video, or they can watch them individually from the links on each slide.

3 Guided Practice-Here's what I think.

Teacher walks around the room assisting student who may have trouble. The teacher can also start the discussion after each video to help students create their responses.

Student Instructions

Students write their answers and reflections on each slide.

4 Independent Practice-What do you think?

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Teacher opens the Padlet screen to show students where their last response will go. Students can see each other's answers and build on their thoughts.

Student Instructions

Student read their classmates reflections and add a reflection to the Padlet as an exit slip for the project.

5 Wrap Up-Boy, I need to change my ways.

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Teacher reads some of the responses on the Padlet and initiates a class discussion.

Student Instructions

Students respond to each other's reflections to further the discussion.

What will they do differently after watching these videos?