Teacher-Facing Resources

Type:Application Exercise

Estimated Time:45 minutes

Grades:5-8

Score Type:Mixed Graded

Work completed by a student will be graded through a variety of scoring options including participation, student self-assessment and teacher assessment via rubric to provide flexibility with the type of grade sent to the Learning Management System (LMS) gradebook. Student work may include opened-ended questions, correct/incorrect responses, a final product and/or a self-assessment

Available Language: English


Vocabulary: Blogs, Multimedia Software, Publisher Software, Research, Speaking, Word Processing, cell phone, texting


Primary Objectives:

  • Students learn that excessive texting can cause Texting Teen Tendonitis (TTT), which is the beginning stages of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
  • Students learn that if someone writes them a message that is meant to make them feel bad, they should show it to a teacher or parent before deleting it, and not reply.
  • Students learn that if they let someone they know use their phone, to carefully watch what they do, to make sure they don’t impersonate them.
  • Students learn that reputational and emotional consequences – trust broken, feeling betrayed, is a form of cyber bullying when a photo is used to humiliate, reputation – images could hurt future opportunities, careers, and education.
  • Students learn that they could face serious legal consequences if they forward, store, send or post inappropriate photos of themselves or other minors.
  • Students learn that they don’t really know for sure if the person texting them is the person that owns the phone.
  • Students learn that they must never try to hurt someone by texting or sending photos.
  • Students learn that they should always think about how someone will feel before they text, they should put themselves in the other person’s place and imagine how they would feel.
  • Students learn that when they are mad, they should stop and wait until they are not mad before they text something to the person they are mad at.
  • Students learn the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and that they should tell their parents if they have these symptoms.
  • Students learn they must tell a teacher if they learn of students that are sending or posting these types of photos.
  • Students learn to ignore unexpected links, files, pictures and phone numbers, to only click if they know who sent it and why.
  • Students learn to never let someone they don’t know use their cell phone because they can impersonate them by making a prank call or texting.
  • Students learn to never meet someone in person if they only know them online or by texting.
  • Students learn to never send anything by texting that could be used to hurt them or embarrass them.
  • Students learn to never text a password or pin to a friend, the person requesting could have stolen the phone.
  • Students learn to not text or send pictures that they would not want their parents, classmates, school administrators, and the police to read or see, because they will, if someone sends it to them.
  • Students learn to not text personal information of themselves or others, the phone they are texting to could have been stolen.
  • Students learn to not text while walking.
  • Students learn to only text or reply to people they know, if they don’t recognize the number, they must ignore the text and try find out who texted them when they are at school the next day.
  • Students learn to think before they text, to never text anything they wouldn’t say in person.
  • Students learn to use netiquette, use punctuations and emoticons to communicate emotion, never text in all caps as it means shouting.
  • Students learnthat anything sent electronically such as text and photos can be forwarded and be put online and used to hurt them now or in the future, and remain public for the entire world to see, permanently.
  • Students learn not to post their phone number online, or they will be vulnerable to cyberbullying, predators, and scams.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Students act on creative ideas to make a tangible and useful contribution to the domain in which the innovation occurs.
  • Students apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.
  • Students are open and responsive to new and diverse perspectives.
  • Students articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively through speaking and writing.
  • Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations. Students understand and use technology systems.
  • Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
  • Students demonstrate originality and inventiveness in work.
  • Students develop, implement, and communicate new ideas to others.
  • Students exercise sound reasoning in understanding.
  • Students make complex choices and decisions.
  • Students understand the interconnections among systems.
  • Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Student interacts, collaborates, and publishes with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.

Subjects:

Adjusts Accordingly / Identify

Language Arts > Communication > Speaking Strategies / Presentations > Audience > Adjusts Accordingly / Identify

Advantages and Disadvantages of Technology Use 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology and Society > Advantages and Disadvantages of Technology Use 

Bullying and Harassment 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Bullying and Harassment 

Desktop Publishing 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Desktop Publishing 

Digital Citizenship 

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Digital Citizenship 

Ethics 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Digital Communications > Ethics 

From Nonfiction Material

Language Arts > Research > Collect Data / Note Taking > Gather Facts Information Highlighting > From Nonfiction Material

Internet

Science > Concepts and Processes > Tools / Instruments > Software Tools > Internet

Internet Safety

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Personal Use > Internet Safety

Negative Impact 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Negative Impact 

Personal Safety / Use / Online

Science > History / Technology / Social Perspectives > Computer Science > Personal Safety / Use / Online

Positive / Negative Impact

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology Use In Society > Products in Daily Life > Positive / Negative Impact

Privacy 

Technology Education > Media and Culture > Law and Legal Issues > Privacy 

Respond

Language Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Respond

Responsible Use

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Digital Citizenship > Responsible Use

Secondary Sources

Language Arts > Research > Reference Sources > Secondary Sources

Social Influences, Impact and Issues 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology and Society > Social Influences, Impact and Issues 

Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 

Texting

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Personal Use > Texting

Use Technology when Writing

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Writing > Use Technology when Writing
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EXCEEDS (4)MEETS (3)APPROACHES (2)DOES NOT MEET (1)
Directions and ParticipationThe student followed all directions and went above and beyond in answering all questions in the assignment.The student followed all directions and answered all questions in the assignment.The student followed most directions and answered most questions in the assignment.The student did not follow directions or answer the questions in the assignment.
Required Final Product ComponentsThe final product includes additional elements to enhance the assignment beyond the required components.The final product includes all components required by the assignment.The final product includes most of the components required by the assignment.The final product does not demonstrate the components required by the assignment.
Organization and OriginalityThe final product is exceptionally well designed, includes additional elements, contains no spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes and reveals student’s creative insights into the assignment.The final product is neat, includes all components required by the assignment, contains minimal spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes and includes some creative elements.The final product is adequate but lacks neatness and creativity, contains some spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes and is missing required components.The final product is not neat or creative, is missing required components and contains many spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes.
Digital Literacy Skills ApplicationThe final product clearly demonstrates an accurate and deep level of understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates an accurate and appropriate level of understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates some understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates little to no understanding of the concept.

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