1) Community Building/Digital Citizenship (Introductory Lesson)
- Students will reflect on the difference between communicating in an off-line (face to face) community vs. an on-line (virtual) community.
- Students will agree on, and sign a pledge which will be posted in the room
- Students will participate in a community building forum (via Moodle)
- Later, students will use the Forum in Moodle (or Schoology) to reply to an academic prompt. They will also evaluate other students replies.
2) Who Can See What I Post?
- We will watch a short YouTube video called "Internet Danger - Everyone Knows Sarah".
- We will discuss the message in the video
- Students will be invited to participate in our 8th grade Earth Science Instagram account.
- Students will only be allowed to participate (join) if they have their Instagram profile set to private.
- Students will be encouraged to capture images related to science when they are not in school. They will message me images, and I will post appropriate and interesting images.
3) More About Digital Citizenship - Posters
- Given a list of BrainPop topics, students will choose 2 to watch (and summarize)
- Students will be assigned a portion/chapter of the Wordpress information about Digital Citizenship to read and understand.
- Students will then meet in small groups to share what they learned (jig-saw). Each group will be expected to create a poster/artifact that represents the most important things they learned. Ideally, posters will be hung in the hall or shown as part of the daily announcements on the school monitors.
- What is a Digital Footprint, and what does yours convey
- What are the Consequences of Over-sharing on-line
- Common Sense Media - Digital Citizenship Pledge