Lesson Plan Map Elementary Kindergarten & Cycle  1

This lesson plan map is a series of suggested lessons and supporting materials to help with the teaching and learning of digital citizenship. Each section covers one of the nine themes proposed in the Digital Citizenship Initiative. Please feel free to use or adapt the content as much or as little as you need.

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Objectives

Respect, Protect & Educate

Online communication uses technology to exchange information.

This includes:

  • Communicating effectively and appropriately using different platforms in order to get your message across effectively
  • Knowing your audience and addressing it appropriately and respectfully
  • Collaborating with others respectfully and using collaborative tools that can complement the process
  • Understanding and using social media responsibly as a communication, collaboration and content-sharing tool

Professional Development

Digital badges for online communication: Communicator Ninja

Online Communication Webinar (recording)

Teaching Email Etiquette

Parent Resources

Digital badge for parents to learn more about online communication: Communicator Ninja

Parent letter

Family Tip Sheet: Common Sense on Digital Life

Family Tip Sheet: Common Sense on Effective Email Communication

Raising Ethical Kids for a Networked World

Objectives

Respect, Protect & Educate

Online safety is protecting not only oneself and others but also one’s devices from potential risks and dangers. 

This includes applying the best practices as an Internet user in regards to:

  • sharing personal information
  • safe passwords
  • stranger danger
  • computer safety

Objectives

Respect, Protect & Educate

Copyright is the right to reproduce in whole or in part a work in any form. Plagiarism means taking someone’s work and claiming it as your own.

This includes:

  • Understanding your rights and responsibilities in regards to the Internet and other media
  • Using content online and sharing it in a responsible legal and ethical manner
  • Understanding and using social media responsibly as a communication, collaboration and content-sharing tool

Suggested Lessons

My Creative Work

Professional Development

Digital badges for copyright and plagiarism: Copyright Commander

Copyright Decision Tool

Parent Resources

Digital badge for parents to learn more about copyright and plagiarism: Copyright Commander

Parent Letter

Family Tip Sheet: Common Sense on Respecting Creative Work

Family Guide: Getting the Goods Ethically

Objectives

Respect, Protect & Educate

A digital footprint is a trail of  information about an individual that can be found online.

This includes:

  • Understanding and using social media responsibly as a communication, collaboration and content-sharing tool
  • Demonstrating the importance of building a positive online personal profile and the concept of a traceable digital footprint

Suggested Lessons

Follow the Digital Trail

Student Resources

Professional Development

Digital badges for digital footprint: Digital Dynamo

 

Parent Resources

Digital badge for parents to learn more about digital footprint: Digital Dynamo

Parent Letter

Family Tip Sheet: Common Sense on Privacy and Digital Footprints

Objectives

Respect, Protect & Educate

Well-being means feeling good both physically and psychologically.

This includes:

  • Understanding how to balance the use of technology with other elements in your life and work online in a healthy way
  • Understanding the realities of others, encouraging the development of empathy, promoting acceptance as well as eliminating stereotypes

Suggested Lessons

Sites I Like

Student Resources

Professional Development

Digital badges for physical and psychological well-being: DigiZen

Top Games for Teaching Empathy

Parent Resources

Digital badge for parents to learn more about physical and psychological well-being: DigiZen

Parent Letter

How to Teach Your Kids About Tolerance

Excessive Internet Use - Resources for Parents

Objectives

Respect, Protect & Educate

Cyberbullying is using technology to intimidate or threaten a person.

This includes:

  • Responding to an preventing cyberbullying directed at yourself and others
  • Understanding how to deal with unwanted or aggressive attention online

Professional Development

Digital badges for cyberbullying: Protector of the Realm

Parent Resources

Digital badge for parents to learn more about cyberbullying: Protector of the Realm

Parent Letter

Cyberbullying Help for Parents

Objectives

Respect, Protect & Educate

Advertising and marketing is using publicity to persuade individuals to buy either through the promotion of a product, a service or an idea.

This includes:

  • Understanding commercial intention and the advertising of goods & services
  • Understanding the realities of others, encouraging the development of empathy, promoting acceptance as well as eliminating stereotypes

Professional Development

Digital badges for advertising and marketing: Ad Superagent

Media Smarts: Marketing and Consumerism

Parent Resources

Digital badge for parents to learn more about advertising and marketing: Ad Superagent

Parent Letter

Dealing with Marketing: What Parents Can Do

Objectives

Respect, Protect & Educate

Online buying and selling is the giving and receiving of something in exchange for an agreed upon price.

This includes:

  • Consumer awareness when buying and selling
  • Applying the best practices as an Internet user in regards to sharing personal information and safe passwords

Professional Development

Digital badges for online buying and selling: Chief Consumer

Parent Resources

Digital badge for parents to learn more about online buying and selling: Chief Consumer

Parent Letter

Objectives

Respect, Protect & Educate

“Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to ‘recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.’” (ALA, ACRL)

This includes:

  • Being able to recognize when there is a need for information
  • Having the ability to locate and evaluate the information using effective strategies
  • Using and/or sharing the information effectively, ethically and legally

Information literacy is a component of digital citizenship. In this digital era, we often seek information and media online. Therefore, we need to ensure that we are safe, critical and responsible when seeking, using or sharing content. It is important that we give our students opportunities to practice many of their digital citizenship skills in authentic activities.

Professional Development

Digital badges for information literacy: Information Guru

Parent Resources

Digital badge for parents to learn more about information literacy: Information Guru

Parent letter

How to Search the Internet Effectively

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