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Reviews of Apps & Websites

Spore

Kids play mad scientists to design fantastic creatures

Learning Rating
Editorial review by Common Sense Education
Community Rating
Based on 4 reviews

Grades

4–12

Price

Paid

Platforms

Mac, Windows, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS

Reviews of Apps & Websites

Dance Mat Typing

Fun, cartoonish design doesn't hide game's limited impact

Learning Rating
Editorial review by Common Sense Education
Community Rating
Based on 4 reviews
Privacy Rating
Expert evaluation by Common Sense

Grades

1–5

Price

Free

Platforms

Web

Reviews of Apps & Websites

Garry's Mod

Complex physics sandbox is daunting but rich

Learning Rating
Editorial review by Common Sense Education
Community Rating
Based on 5 reviews
Privacy Rating
Expert evaluation by Common Sense

Grades

8–12

Price

Paid

Platforms

Linux, Mac, Windows

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…

Topics

Media Balance & Well-Being

Grades

7

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…

Topics

Privacy & Security

Grades

7

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…

Topics

Digital Footprint & Identity

Grades

7

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…

Topics

Relationships & Communication

Grades

7

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP LESSON PLANS

Upstanders and Allies: Taking Action Against Cyberbullying

Posted on by Jamie Knowles

When cyberbullying happens, everyone involved brings their own perspective to the situation. Help students learn about the importance of empathy, how to consider others' feelings, and how to be an upstander when cyberbullying occurs. See the U.K. version of…

Topics

Cyberbullying, Digital Drama & Hate Speech

Grades

7

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…

Topics

Media Balance & Well-Being

Grades

8

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

Social Media and Digital Footprints: Our Responsibilities

Posted on by Eisha Buch

Social media can be a place to connect, learn, and, most of all, share. But how much do kids know about what they're sharing -- and not just about themselves but each other? Help students think critically about their digital footprints on social media. See…

Topics

Digital Footprint & Identity

Grades

8

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…

Topics

Cyberbullying, Digital Drama & Hate Speech

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…

Topics

News & Media Literacy

Grades

8

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…

Topics

Privacy & Security

Grades

6

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP LESSON PLANS

Who Are You Online?

Posted on by Jamie Knowles

What does it actually mean to "be yourself" or to "be "real"? Those are deep thoughts for any middle schooler. For kids today, these questions matter online, too. Help your students explore why some people create different or alternate personas for themselves…

Topics

Digital Footprint & Identity

Grades

6