Lesson Plan Map Elementary Cycle  2

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.

All resources as well as additional material can be found on this website. For more information please contact us using the Contact form below.

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

Useful Links

Skype in the Classroom (Overview, lessons, resources and more)

Professional Development

Digital badges for online communication: Communicator Ninja

Teacher's Guide: CyberSense and Nonsense: The Second Adventure of The Three Cyberpigs

Parent Resources

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

Parent letter

Are you Web Aware? Checklist for parents

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

Useful Links

Get Cybersafe Canada

Professional Development

Digital badges for information literacy: Security Superhero

Parent Resources

Digital badge for parents to learn more about online safety: Security Superhero

Parent Letter

10 Step Internet Safety Plan

Online Safety Agreement

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

Please note: (US Fair Use is similar but not the same as Canadian Fair Dealing- for more info please click this link)

Whose is it, anyway?

How to Cite a Site

Copyright Concepts: Digital Sharing

Additional Lessons (Optional)

Sharing Fairly

Professional Development

Digital badges for copyright and plagiarism: Copyright Commander

Copyright Decision Tool

Copyright and Teaching the Basics

Parent Resources

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

Parent Letter

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 Lesson

Digital Tattoo

Student Resources

Digital Passport Game

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

Parenting the Digital Generation

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

Super Digital Citizen

Rings of Responsibility

Balancing Time Online (Please download lesson under Middle Primary School)

Student Resources


Professional Development

Digital badges for physical and psychological well-being: DigiZen

Teacher's Guide: CyberSense and Nonsense: The Second Adventure of The Three Cyberpigs

Parent Resources

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

Parent Letter

Talking Tips (NeedHelpNow)

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

Suggested Lessons

What's Cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying (Please download lesson under Middle Primary Lesson Plans)

Useful Links

Information on cyberbullying (Get Cyber Safe Canada)

Cyberbullying (RCMP)

Cyberbullying Resources (WITS)

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

Information on Cyberbullying for Parents (Get Cyber Safe Canada)

Parenting the Digital Generation (Tutorial)

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

Parent Resources

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

Parent Letter

Resources for Parents : Online Marketing

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

Suggested Lessons

A Smarter Consumer

Student Resources

Webonauts Internet Academy

Useful Links

Online Shopping (Canadian Consumer Handbook)

Online Shopping and Auctions (Get Cyber Safe Canada)

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

Online Shopping (Canadian Consumer Handbook)

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

An Intro to Project Based Learning

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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