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DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP LESSON PLANS

Don't Feed the Phish

Posted on by Jamie Knowles

Internet scams are part of being online today, but many kids might not be aware of them. How do we help our students avoid being tricked into clicking malicious links or giving out private information? Use this lesson to help kids avoid online identity theft and…

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Privacy & Security

Grades

6

ARTICLES

Privacy Evaluation of Top 10 District-Wide EdTech Products

Posted on Fri, 12/21/2018 - 15:00 by Girard Kelly

Learn to navigate the privacy challenges of district-wide technology

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Privacy

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP LESSON PLANS

Big, Big Data

Posted on by Jamie Knowles

Every time we go online, we're giving away information about ourselves. But just how much data are companies collecting from us? Hint: It's probably a lot more than we realize. Show your students these three tips on how to limit the data that companies collect.…

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Privacy & Security

Grades

7

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP LESSON PLANS

Responding to Online Hate Speech

Posted on by Jamie Knowles

Students can come across all kinds of negative content online and on social media, whether it's rude, mean, or even hateful. But what should students do when they encounter hate speech online? Have  students think through digital dilemmas and identify the…

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Cyberbullying, Digital Drama & Hate Speech

Grades

8

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP LESSON PLANS

My Media Use: A Personal Challenge

Posted on by Jamie Knowles

Most of us use a lot of digital media in our daily lives -- even when we don't realize it! Having a balance between online and offline time is important, but healthy media balance might look different for everyone. Help students create a personalized plan for…

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Media Balance & Well-Being

Grades

7

VIDEOS

PhET in 30 Seconds

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PhET is a classic,  beloved website among science teachers, especially in physics classrooms. But is it gonna work for your students? This short video showcases the site's famed interactive simulations as well as some pros and co…

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP LESSON PLANS

Digital Media and Your Brain

Posted on by Eisha Buch

Sometimes when you're using media, it's hard to stop. Lots of people even say they feel "addicted" to their phones or the apps and games they use. But is digital media actually designed to get you hooked? Have students think about the ways different digital…

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Media Balance & Well-Being

Grades

8

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP LESSON PLANS

This Just In!

Posted on by Eisha Buch

With mobile phone alerts, social media updates, and 24/7 news cycles, it's hard to escape the daily flood of breaking news. But do kids really understand what they're seeing when stories first break? Help students analyze breaking news with a critical eye for…

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News & Media Literacy

Grades

8

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP LESSON PLANS

My Social Media Life

Posted on by Eisha Buch

For most middle schoolers, being on social media can mean connecting with friends, sharing pictures, and keeping up-to-date. But it can also mean big-time distractions, social pressures, and more. Help students navigate the different feelings they may already be…

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Relationships & Communication

Grades

7

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP LESSON PLANS

Being Aware of What You Share

Posted on by Jamie Knowles

Kids share a lot of information whenever they go online -- sometimes on purpose, sometimes not. But do they understand that online privacy isn't just what they say and post? Help your students learn about their digital footprints and the steps they can take to…

Topics

Privacy & Security

Grades

8

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP LESSON PLANS

The Power of Digital Footprints

Posted on by Jamie Knowles

Our digital footprints can impact our future. What others find about us online shapes how they see us or feel about us.  Help your students learn about their digital footprint and the steps they can take to shape what others find and see about them online.…

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Digital Footprint & Identity

Grades

7

VIDEOS

10 Middle School Movies For Teaching SEL in the Classroom

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The best films move us to think and feel in ways we’ve never imagined. They can make us both laugh and cry, and they help us learn more about ourselves and how we relate to others. Of course, many popular movies deal with social …

VIDEOS

Teen Voices: Who You're Talking to Online

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Students hear from teens about the benefits and drawbacks of presenting themselves differently (or even anonymously) to others online, and consider what it means to "be yourself" in digital spaces.

VIDEOS

Teen Voices: Dealing with Digital Drama

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Students hear what other teens have to say about meeting and talking to known and unknown people online, think about the types of information they're sharing about themselves, and consider strategies to keep their online friendsh…

VIDEOS

Teen Voices: Friendships and Social Media

3:00

Students hear what other teens have to say about using social media to connect with friends, consider the complications and distractions that can happen, and think critically about how social media affects their own relationships…