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Learning Resource Type

Classroom Resource

Pause for People

Subject Area

Digital Literacy and Computer Science




Whether it's watching TV or playing on a tablet, using tech can be super fun! Often, kids find it hard to transition from an online activity to an offline one. Teach your students a simple routine for how to manage those inevitable digital interruptions that are part of everyone's lives in the digital age. By examining feelings associated with being asked to stop doing something we enjoy, students will learn that it is respectful and kind to be mindful of the requests of others. 


Students will be able to:

  • Learn why it's important to be aware and respectful of people while using devices.

  • Learn the Pause, Breathe, Finish Up routine as a self-regulation strategy for transitioning from technology to face-to-face interactions.

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    Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018) Grade(s): KG


    Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

    Unpacked Content



    • information
    • devices
    • software


    Students know:
    • how to identify responsible uses of devices.
    • how to identify responsible uses of software.
    • how to remember internet safety rules.


    Students are able to:
    • identify responsible uses of devices: keeping them clean, correct methods for use.
    • identify responsible uses of software.
    • remember internet safety rules.


    Students understand that:
    • they are responsible for using devices carefully to ensure they work and do not get broken.
    • there are correct ways to use software.
    • it is important to follow all rules when working on a computer.
    • they should only work on a computer when an adult is helping them.
    Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2018) Grade(s): KG


    Demonstrate appropriate behaviors for working with others responsibly and kindly.

    Unpacked Content



    • respect
    • task
    • communicate


    Students know:
    • taking turns is important to getting a task done on or off a computing device.
    • speaking/typing and behaving in a respectful way is important to getting a task done.


    Students are able to:
    • take turns on and off a computing device.
    • speak/type and behave in a respectful way on and off a device.


    Students understand that:
    • taking turns is necessary for positive and productive communication on and/or off a computing device.
    • being respectful on and/or off a computing device looks the same.
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    Lesson/Unit Plan

    Resource Provider

    Common Sense Media

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