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Lesson Plans (1) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Learning Activities (8) Building blocks of a lesson plan that include before, during, and after strategies to actively engage students in learning a concept or skill.


ALEX Lesson Plans  
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Subject: English Language Arts (7 - 8), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Interactive Reading Project
Description: Students are motivated to read and learn to discuss literature by discussing books they are reading via e-mail.


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Subject: Technology Education (6 - 12)
Title: Tracking Your Digital Footprint
Description: The activity, Tracking Your Digital Footprint, will help students become aware of how much of their personal information has been made public on the internet. They will also be more aware of how information is shared with the public through social media without their knowledge. Students will post responses to a Padlet wall. This activity was created as a result of the DLCS COS Resource Development Summit.


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Subject: Technology Education (6 - 8), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (6 - 8)
Title: Safe Side of the Internet
Description: Padlet is an online digital bulletin board. The teacher will pose an open question or topic about online safety and elicit student responses to create a wall poster.   Using Padlet, students will post three ways to stay safe while online.


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Subject: Technology Education (6 - 8), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (7)
Title: How to Create a Safe Online Profile
Description: Using the interactive tool Profile Publisher, students (grades 6-12) will create a printed social networking profile for a fictional character, a historical figure, an inanimate object, etc. to demonstrate their understanding of the appropriate and safe content for an online profile.


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Subject: Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Tailor Your Teaching with Today's Meet
Description: This is a live stream chat, where students can ask questions and leave comments. Teachers can use the comments and questions to tailor their teaching on the spot to meet student needs. Students can also respond to one another, creating a live learning community. A temporary room can be set up that will automatically delete in a set time frame. 


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Subject: Technology Education (6 - 12), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (6 - 12)
Title: Social Media Responsibility
Description: This Taking Action Special Report done by a local news station focuses on the importance of teaching students social media responsibility. This informative video includes accounts from local students and candid stories from teens about how social media affects their lives.  This video will be used to introduce students to the potential pitfalls of the unsafe uses of social media.


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Subject: Technology Education (6 - 8), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (8)
Title: Teaching Students to Think Before You Post
Description: This video promoted by the Ad Council is designed to make teens aware of the potential dangers of sharing and posting personal information online and communicating with unfamiliar people.


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Subject: Technology Education (6 - 12), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (6 - 8)
Title: Safebook
Description: ReadWriteThink profile is an interactive profile for students to learn how to create a safe online profile.    


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Subject: Technology Education (K - 8), Character Education (K - 12)
Title: Stop Cyberbullying
Description: Infinity Interactive Learning Lab provides a interactive training site for teaching them how to prevent cyber bullying to students. Students watch a video and apply the concepts they have learned.


ALEX Learning Activities: 8

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