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Chart It (6-8)

How do you judge the aim and impact of people’s words and actions online?

Students will learn to assess people’s intentions and the impact of their words and actions, both positive and negative, in online environments.

Lesson Objectives

Students first reflect on the benefits and drawbacks of online relationships by watching and discussing a short video. Next, they are introduced to a variety of scenarios about online relationships and physically chart each situation on an axis to identify how online communication can be helpful or hurtful, and whether it might be intentional or unintentional. Students must explain their reasoning and offer steps toward a solution.

Students will be able to ...

  • imagine the motivations, feelings, and intentions of others as they relate to a variety of online exchanges.
  • debate the level of harm and intentionality involved in these online exchanges.
  • propose constructive solutions to online interpersonal dilemmas that exemplify ethical behavior.

Alignment with Standards

Common Core: coming soon!

NETS•S: 1a-b, 4a-b, 5a-b

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