Digital Citizenship Update

     

     The beginning of the year is a great time to teach or review how to be safe at school.  When my students come back for their second trip to the library, I spend a few minutes talking to them about the types of emergency situations that may come up or that we practice at school so that we are prepared.  I talk about our procedures for a fire alarm, bad weather alarm, and a lockdown alarm.  They usually already know what to do from their classroom’s point of view, but often when it happens in the library, they get flustered so I find it helps them if we talk about it early on so they know what to expect.  

     Then next thing I do is ask the kids “Is it important to be safe when we use technology as well?”  I let them share and then confirm that Digital safety is another priority we have at school.  
     I’ve taught Digital Citizenship for a few years now.  You can see my original post about that lesson here.   The more I taught it, the more I began to notice that some parts had too much information for the students to remember.  So this summer, I wanted to find a way to fix this so that it was easier for the students to remember.  After some suggestions from friends, I included 6 different body parts to help the kids visualize what to remember.  Here’s what the updated poster looks like now:
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Before I share this poster, I show them a series of fabulous videos from Planetnutshell.com.  They have a set of videos designated for K-3 (I use these with my kinder, 1st, and 2nd graders).  I usually start with Episode #1 which explains what the Internet is.  
Then we watch Episode #2, and after that video I put up the poster that talks about Using Your Head. 
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Then we watch Episode #4, and after that video I put up the poster that talks about Using Your Heart, Your Feet, and Your Voice.
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Then we watch Episode #3, and after that video I put up the poster that talks about Using Your Eyes and Using Your Hands.
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Planetnutshell.com also has a set of videos designated for 4-6 that I use with my 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders.  With them, I usually start with Episode #6 and after that video I put up the poster that talks about Head.
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Then we watch Episode #5, and after that video I put up the poster that talks about Using Your Heart, Your Feet, and Your Voice.
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Then we watch Episode #7 & #8, and after that video I put up the poster that talks about Using Your Eyes and Using Your Hands.
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     I love these videos, and they really help explain everything I want to talk about with the kids regarding Digital Citizenship.  (Just so you know I am in NO WAY affiliated with Planetnutshell.com!)  I just really love their videos and the kids really enjoy them as well!
     I went ahead and updated the bookmarks as well so that you can give them to your students as a reminder. 

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If you would like to use these posters with your own class,
you can find them here on my website or at my TpT Store.

If you have already purchased this, you can just re-download the file and you will have the updated posters as well.


I hope you find this useful!
Sandy

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