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What is meant by Digital Citizenship?

Students understand how to behave as responsible digital citizenship through a variety of activities.
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My Subjects English Language Arts

Students will be able to...

  • Synthesize information and evaluate options and opinions.

  • Reflect on decisions and determine alternative choices.

  • Assess situations in order to make informed judgments.

  •  Apply learning to real-world situation .
  • Design an original comic book to show growth and understanding in the concepts of digital citizenship.

  • reflect on the characteristics that make someone an upstanding citizen. 




English Language Arts
Social Studies
World Languages
English-Language Learning
Health & Wellness
Grades 5
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1 Warm-up

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  • Start the lesson by asking students what is meant by digital citizenship?
  • Students can work in groups to brain storm definition of digital citizenship. Teacher discuss  students' answers.
  • Play digital citizenship video on smart board.
  • https://youtu.be/S7A2n1c3UiA on you tube.
  • Ask students to think of the essential question as they watch along "What rules, options, and etiquette should  be used with digital technologies?"
  • Students will use Nearpod as a back channel to answer the essential question as they watch the video.

  • Teacher opens Nearpod and posts the class code on the wall for students to login

  • Teacher checks students understanding through her Nearpod account, by checking their answers.

Student Instructions
  1. Login in to Nearpod using the provided Code.
  2. Watch the video and answer the essential question on the discussion board.

2 Direct Practice

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  • Launch Digital Citizenship live lesson on Nearpod library.
  • Students will work along with the  teacher through the lesson, identifying the main 8 aspects of digital citizenship:   
  • Information Literacy 
  • Privacy & Security
  •   Self-Image & Identity
  •     Creative Credit & Copyright
  •     Cyberbullying

  •     Internet Safe

  •  Relationships & Communication 

  • Digital Footprint & Reputation


Student Instructions

Follow the live lesson and answer the activities embedded in the lesson to identify the 8 curriculum parts of digital citizenship.

3 Guided Practice

Activity: Conversing
  • Use google slides different scenarios.
  • Divide students into three groups, ask each group to respond to one of the scenarios, identity the mistakes in each scenario. 
  • Discuss students' responses and ask them if they have ever faced a similar scenario in their real life.
  • Refer back to the THINK poster:
  • T -Is it thoughtful?
  • H-Is it hurting?
  • I- Is it it inappropriate?
  • N- Is it necessary?
  • k- Is it kind?ask the students to create a poster on Explain-everything  giving one advice to be a respectful digital citizenship.Then share their creations on Seesaw.
Student Instructions
  1. Think of one advice you can share with your colleagues to be a better digital citizenship. 
  2. Create a poster on Explain everything using the drawing features to illustrate your advice.
  3. be creative and use the correct punctuation.
  4. upload your poster to Seesaw, by logging in using the Qr at your desk.


4 Independent Practice


  • Prepare a chart with Spider-Man photo and his famous quote:"With great power,comes great responsibility" and post it on one of the wall.
  • Tell the students that they are going to create their own digital super heroes, using book creator app.
  • They can need to choose a scenario  from the previous activity or create their own scenario, where their digital super hero fix it and safe the day!
  • Provide  each student with an instruction Guideline paper.
  • Students upload their creations to Seesaw.
  • Students should comment on one of their colleagues creations on Seesaw, putting in mind the rules of good digital citizenship responses.
  • Create QR for students' creations using Seesaw embedded QR codes and posted them on Spider-Man wall.
  • Students can check each other creations in the next lesson, using QR scanner.
Student Instructions

Guidelines Paper:

  1. Design a Comic Book Hero around their Digital Citizenship Topic
  2. Book must contain the following information:
  3. Title Page - Original Title,  the Topic,  your name, and your Superhero
  4. At least 6  additional pages
  5. Please be creative- All pictures must be original or cited correctly
  6. Submit your book through Seesaw
  7. Write which category or categories you think the comic addresses









5 Wrap-Up

Students write a 5 lines summary on :

  • What is meant by digital citizenship? 
  • How to stay safe on the internet?
  • How to be a good citizenship? 

Students can choose to:

  1. Write their summary on Seesaw in their Journal folders.
  2. Write their a summary on a piece of paper and take a photo of their paper. Use ChatterPix to draw a mouth on the photo and voice record the reading of their summaries. Then upload their videos to Seesaw.