Through class conversation and research, students determine the difference between private and personal information and what is okay to share in a digital environment. Students will also discuss the two ways to leave a digital footprint: one that tells others who you are and one that tells others where you are.
This activity was created as a result of the DLCS COS Resource Development Summit.
Staying safe online is a lot like staying safe in the real world. Using a fun traffic light activity, students learn how to identify "just right" content, giving them the green light to learn, play, and explore the internet safely.
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This lesson will give students an idea of what to expect when they head to the computer lab. It begins with a brief discussion introducing them to computer lab manners, then they will progress into using a computer to complete online puzzles.
The main goal of this lesson is to build experience with computers. By covering the most basic computer functions such as clicking, dragging, and dropping, we are creating a more equal playing field in the class for future puzzles. This lesson also provides a great opportunity to introduce appropriate computer lab behavior.
Students will be able to:- Model proper computer lab behaviors- Experiment with standard block-based programming actions such as: clicking, drag and drop, etc.
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In collaboration with Common Sense Education - Website, this lesson helps students learn about the similarities of staying safe in the real world and when visiting websites. Students will also learn that the information they put online leaves a digital footprint or “trail.” This trail can be big or small, helpful or hurtful, depending on how they manage it.
Common Sense Education has created this lesson to teach kids the importance of understanding the permanence of something posted on the internet. By relating footprints on a map to what a student might post online, students will make important connections between being tracked by a physical footprint on a path and being tracked based on information posted online.
Students will be able to:- Understand that being safe when they visit websites is similar to staying safe in real life.- Learn to recognize websites that are safe for them to visit.- Recognize if they should ask an adult they trust before they visit a particular website.- Explore what information is appropriate to be put online.