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ALEX Learning Activities  
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12) Use a variety of digital devices, in both independent and collaborative settings.

Examples: Interactive boards, tablets, laptops, other handheld devices.

[DLIT] (0) 7 :
1) List the sequence of events required to solve problems.

Examples: Tying shoes, making a sandwich, brushing teeth.

[DLIT] (0) 11 :
5) Demonstrate appropriate behaviors for working with others responsibly and kindly.

Examples: Face-to-face collaborative groups or interactions, online interactions, role play.

[DLIT] (0) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

[MA2019] (0) 19 :
19. Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall sizes.
[ELA2015] (0) 32 :
32 ) Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood. [SL.K.2]

[MA2019] (0) 20 :
20. Identify shapes as two-dimensional (lying in a plane, "flat") or three-dimensional ("solid").
[MA2019] (0) 18 :
18. Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.
[ELA2015] (0) 33 :
33 ) Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood. [SL.K.3]

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (K), Mathematics (K), English Language Arts (K)
Title: Build It or Bust! Giving Directions and Reflecting With Video
Description:

While students are in pairs and without being able to see each other, student 1 designs and provides oral instructions to student 2 in order for student 2 to recreate a shape and/or structure only student 1 can see. Student 2 can ask clarifying questions, but that is all. This activity builds skills in sequencing, classifying, sorting, orientation, and relative position of objects. It also builds listening skills for oral comprehension and asking and answering concise questions.

This activity was created as a result of the DLCS COS Resource Development Summit.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (0) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (K)
Title: Going Places Safely
Description:

This learning activity allows students to explore exciting places online while emphasizing the importance of following certain rules to remain safe. Students will take a virtual field trip and discuss the safety rules for traveling online and in the real world.  Students will learn that being a good digital citizen includes knowing the rules to work safely.

This activity was created as a result of the DLCS COS Resource Development Summit.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (0) 20 :
20 ) Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print. [RF.K.1]

a. Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page. [RF.K.1a]

b. Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters. [RF.K.1b]

c. Understand that words are separated by spaces in print. [RF.K.1c]

d. Recognize and name all uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet. [RF.K.1d]

[DLIT] (0) 6 :
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

[DLIT] (0) 8 :
2) Demonstrate use of input devices.

Examples: Mouse, touch screen, keyboard.

[DLIT] (0) 18 :
12) Use a variety of digital devices, in both independent and collaborative settings.

Examples: Interactive boards, tablets, laptops, other handheld devices.

[DLIT] (0) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

Subject: English Language Arts (K), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (K)
Title: Body Alphabet Book: Digital Photography
Description:

Students take photographs of themselves making the shapes of letters. They use the ear for the letter C, their mouth for the letter O, or use their entire body and their peer to create the letter B. Let students get creative and create the alphabet with their body. Compile all the letters into a digital alphabet book in which the students must guess which letter the students are trying to represent in the photograph. 

This activity was created as a result of the DLCS COS Resource Development Summit.




ALEX Learning Activities: 3

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ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (0) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

[DLIT] (0) 11 :
5) Demonstrate appropriate behaviors for working with others responsibly and kindly.

Examples: Face-to-face collaborative groups or interactions, online interactions, role play.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (K)
Title: Media Balance Is Important
URL: https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/lesson/media-balance-is-important
Description:

Students consider the feelings of themselves and others when making decisions about when, where, and how much to use technology. Through video and song, students will learn to balance the time they use technology and when to take breaks. 

Students will be able to:
  • Know when and why to take breaks from device time.
  • Consider the feelings of the people around them, even when engaged in fun online activities.
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   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (0) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

[DLIT] (0) 11 :
5) Demonstrate appropriate behaviors for working with others responsibly and kindly.

Examples: Face-to-face collaborative groups or interactions, online interactions, role play.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (K)
Title: Pause for People
URL: https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/lesson/pause-for-people
Description:
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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R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (K)
Title: Safety in My Online Neighborhood
URL: https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/lesson/safety-in-my-online-neighborhood
Description:

The power of the internet allows students to experience and visit places they might not be able to see in person. But, just like traveling in the real world, it's important to be safe when traveling online. On this virtual field trip, kids can practice staying safe on online adventures.

Students will be able to:
  • discover that the internet can be used to visit faraway places and learn new things.
  • compare how staying safe online is similar to staying safe in the real world.
  • explain rules for traveling safely on the internet.

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   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (0) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

[DLIT] (0) 2 :
R2) Recognize and demonstrate age-appropriate responsible use of digital devices and resources as outlined in school/district rules.

[DLIT] (0) 9 :
3) Distinguish between private and public information.

Example: Your birth date is private; your shirt color is public.

[DLIT] (0) 10 :
4) Identify age-appropriate methods for keeping personal information private.

Example: Keeping passwords, name, address, and phone number confidential.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (K)
Title: Computer Science Fundamentals Unit 2 Course A Lesson 8: Going Places Safely (2018)
URL: https://curriculum.code.org/csf-18/coursea/8/
Description:

In collaboration with Common Sense Education, this lesson helps students learn that many websites ask for information that is private and discusses how to responsibly handle such requests. Students also find out that they can go to exciting places online, but they need to follow certain rules to remain safe.>

Common Sense Education has created this lesson to teach kids the importance of being safe online. By relating places in the real world to websites on the internet, students will make important connections between safe websites and safe places in their own neighborhood.

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ALEX Classroom Resources: 4

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