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Students can be LEADERS in good digital citizenship.

Students can use their Leader in Me habits to become good digital citizens.
Deborah C.
Media specialist/librarian
Boiling Springs Intermediate School
Boiling Springs, United States
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Compare and contrast their responsibilities to their offline and online communities. Reflect on the characteristics that make someone an upstanding citizen. Devise resolutions to digital dilemmas OBJECTIVES Adapted from Common Sense Media Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum. Unit 3 https://www.commonsensemedia.org/sites/default/files/uploads/classroom_c...

English Language Arts
Grades 4 – 5
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1 Hook

Activity: Conversing

The teacher will start a discussion on the characteristics of a LEADER (as learned in Leader in Me) and what does it mean to be a good digital citizen. Students will be divided into groups once the discussion takes off.

Student Instructions

Students will participate in discussions of words of a good leader and also good digital citizenship.

2 Direct Instruction

The teacher will demonstrate how to create a Wordle.

Student Instructions

Students will create a Wordle with their group on LEADER words and using good digital citizenship.

3 Guided Practice

Activity: Other — Conversing/creating story board

The students will discuss their words from their Wordle and then work together in groups to create a story board to present a lesson on good digital citizenship.

4 Independent Practice

Students will take their storyboards and use a digital story-making app to create their lesson on good digital citizenship.

Student Instructions

Work together to create your presentation.

5 Wrap-Up

Activity: Presenting

Students will listen and watch as each group presents their creation.

Student Instructions

Each group will present their digital creation on good digital citizenship.