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Teacher-Facing Resources

Type:Lesson

Estimated Time:15 minutes

Grades:6-12

Score Type:Automatically Graded

Work completed by a student will be automatically graded and the grade will be sent to the Learning Management System (LMS) gradebook

Available Language: English


Vocabulary: acronyms, communication, digital citizenship, digital footprint, emoticons, instant messaging, link, password, photo sharing, post, privacy settings, profile page, tag, texting


Primary Objectives:

  • Students avoid posting material that might embarrass or harm themselves.
  • Students learn how to convey emotion respectfully online, and how to handle any offensive or insulting material they may receive.
  • Students learn that if someone writes them a message that makes them feel bad, they should show it to a teacher or parent before deleting it and not reply.
  • Students limit the personal information they share online.
  • Students recognize the need to be cautious in making new online connections.
  • Students understand that strong emotions can cause them to do or say things they may later regret, and that they should think twice before posting online.
  • Students use privacy settings on social networks to restrict who can communicate with them.
  • Students use techniques to make their passwords strong and they do not share them with anyone.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Students correctly use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively.
  • Students demonstrate sound reasoning as they use the Internet.
  • Students learn to use emoticons to communicate emotion.
  • Students make safe choices with social media.
  • Students respond appropriately to online communications.
  • Students understand responsibilities within a digital environment.

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

Library Media > Information Technology > Internet > Bullying and Harassment

Bullying and Harassment 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Bullying and Harassment 

Development of Safe Interactive Environments 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Development of Safe Interactive Environments 

Digital Citizenship

Library Media > Information Literacy > Student Use - Digital Media > Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship 

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Digital Citizenship 

Ethics 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Digital Communications > Ethics 

Internet Attacks and Abuse

Library Media > Information Technology > Internet > Internet Attacks and Abuse

Internet Attacks and Abuse 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Internet Attacks and Abuse 

Negative Impact

Library Media > Information Technology > Internet > Negative Impact

Negative Impact 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Negative Impact 

On-line Etiquette 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > On-line Etiquette 

Personal Safety / Use / Online

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

Respond

Language Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Respond

Safety

Library Media > Information Technology > Internet > Safety

Safety 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Safety 

Security Options 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Security Options 

Security and Privacy 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Security and Privacy 
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  • Discuss the school’s Acceptable Use Policy with students and how it models the responsible use of technology. Online resources can enhance your knowledge of the ethical use of technology and support student learning. Search for information on websites such as ConnectSafely.org or Net Literacy.

  • Students can draw comic strips that illustrate the possible consequences for revealing personal information online such as phone numbers or passwords. Have students role-play what to do after receiving a harassing text message.
S.2.a Students cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world.
S.2.b Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.
S.2.d Students manage their personal data to maintain digital privacy and security and are aware of data-collection technology used to track their navigation online.
2-NI-05 Explain how physical and digital security measures protect electronic information. (P7.2)
3A-IC-29 Explain the privacy concerns related to the collection and generation of data through automated processes that may not be evident to users. (P7.2)
3A-IC-30 Evaluate the social and economic implications of privacy in the context of safety, law, or ethics. (P7.3)
3A-NI-06 Recommend security measures to address various scenarios based on factors such as efficiency, feasibility, and ethical impacts. (P3.3)
3A-NI-07 Compare various security measures, considering tradeoffs between the usability and security of a computing system. (P6.3)
3A-NI-08 Explain tradeoffs when selecting and implementing cybersecurity recommendations. (P7.2)
3B-AP-18 Explain security issues that might lead to compromised computer programs. (P7.2)
ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.1d Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives; synthesize comments, claims, and evidence made on all sides of an issue; resolve contradictions when possible; and determine what additional information or research is required to deepen the investigation or complete the task.
ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.4 Present information, findings, and supporting evidence, conveying a clear and distinct perspective, such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning, alternative or opposing perspectives are addressed, and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and a range of formal and informal tasks.
ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.4 Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.