Lesson Plan Map Elementary Cycle 3

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

Enrichment

Student can demonstrate further understanding by interacting online, writing a daily/weekly blog, being a mentor, or creating video tutorials for peers.

Student Resources


Useful Links

Netlingo (List of text and chat acronyms)

NoSlang (Internet & text slang dictionary and translator)

Parent Resources

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

Parent letter

Social Media Guide

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

A Creator's Rights

Copyright in the Real World Part 1 (Please note: (US Fair Use is similar but not the same as Canadian Fair Dealing- for more info please click this link)

Copyright in the Real World Part 2 Please note: (US Fair Use is similar but not the same as Canadian Fair Dealing- for more info please click this link)

Student Resources

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

Enrichment

Idea: Have students create a PSA or posters on how to Google yourself for information and images

Student Resources

Tip Sheet for Tweens (sign up required)

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

Additional Lessons (Optional)

Put Downs

Professional Development

Digital badges for physical and psychological well-being: DigiZen

Balancing Your Time

Parent Resources

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

Parent Letter

Balance is Key

Resources for Parents -  Excessive Internet Use

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

Useful Links

Define the Line

Cyberbullying (PrevNet)

Information on Cyberbullying (Get Cyber Safe Canada)

Professional Development

Digital badges for cyberbullying: Protector of the Realm

Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Training

Parent Resources

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

Parent Letter

Cyberbullying Information for Parents (Get Cyber Safe Canada)

7 Tips for Talking to Your Kids about Cyberbullying

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

Additional Lesson (Optional)

Behind the Image

Student Resource

Admongo Game

Professional Development

Digital badges for advertising and marketing: Ad Superagent

Talking to Kids About Advertising

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

Additional Lesson (Optional)

The Classroom Store

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

The birds and the bills: having the money talk with your kids

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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