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Learning Activities (3) Building blocks of a lesson plan that include before, during, and after strategies to actively engage students in learning a concept or skill. Classroom Resources (2)


ALEX Learning Activities  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (2) 11 :
5) Cite media and/or owners of digital content at an age-appropriate level.

Example: Basic website citation.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2)
Title: My Creative Work
Description:

Students learn the basics for giving credit to others for their work as well as giving themselves credit in order for others to use their work. Students will also learn to differentiate between the ideas they create from the ideas they use but someone else created.

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




   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] LWT2 (2) 6 :
6 ) Identify states, continents, oceans, and the equator using maps, globes, and technology.

•  Identifying map elements, including title, legend, compass rose, and scale
•  Identifying the intermediate directions of northeast, southeast, northwest, and southwest
•  Recognizing technological resources such as a virtual globe, satellite images, and radar
•  Locating points on a grid
[DLIT] (2) 5 :
R5) Locate and curate information from digital sources to answer research questions.

[DLIT] (2) 6 :
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

[DLIT] (2) 11 :
5) Cite media and/or owners of digital content at an age-appropriate level.

Example: Basic website citation.

[DLIT] (2) 15 :
9) Use a variety of digital tools to connect with other learners.

Examples: Online conferences, blogs, collaborative documents.

[DLIT] (2) 18 :
12) Conduct basic keyword searches to gather information.

[DLIT] (2) 19 :
13) Create a research-based product using online digital tools.

Subject: Social Studies (2), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2)
Title: Where in the World?
Description:

Smore is a service for creating webpages, brochures, and online flyers. There are many design and content options. Students can add elements like images, videos, sounds, events, and locations to their pages by simply dragging them and dropping them on the page.

Students will be assigned different countries and make brochures about them using Smore. They will be required to have images of their assigned countries’ national flags, historical figures, and leaders. They will also be required to have national anthem background music and a short informative video about their countries. Their brochures will share what continent the country is on, what major oceans surround it, and what native language is spoken.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] LWT2 (2) 2 :
2 ) Identify national historical figures and celebrations that exemplify fundamental democratic values, including equality, justice, and responsibility for the common good.

•  Recognizing our country's founding fathers, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, John Adams, John Hancock, and James Madison
•  Recognizing historical female figures, including Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, Harriet Tubman, and Harriet Beecher Stowe
•  Describing the significance of national holidays, including the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.; Presidents' Day; Memorial Day; the Fourth of July; Veterans Day; and Thanksgiving Day
•  Describing the history of American symbols and monuments
Examples: Liberty Bell, Statue of Liberty, bald eagle, United States flag, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial

[DLIT] (2) 5 :
R5) Locate and curate information from digital sources to answer research questions.

[DLIT] (2) 6 :
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

[DLIT] (2) 11 :
5) Cite media and/or owners of digital content at an age-appropriate level.

Example: Basic website citation.

[DLIT] (2) 18 :
12) Conduct basic keyword searches to gather information.

[DLIT] (2) 19 :
13) Create a research-based product using online digital tools.

Subject: Social Studies (2), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2)
Title: What is the significance?
Description:

Animoto is a digital tool that allows students to take videos and pictures and mesh them together to create an overall video. There are multiple tools available to help students enhance their video.




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ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (2) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

[DLIT] (2) 11 :
5) Cite media and/or owners of digital content at an age-appropriate level.

Example: Basic website citation.

[DLIT] (2) 12 :
6) Demonstrate appropriate behaviors for communicating in a digital environment.

Example: netiquette.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2)
Title: Let's Give Credit!
URL: https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/lesson/lets-give-credit
Description:

With so much information at our fingertips, students learn what it means to "give credit" when using content they find online. Taking on the role of a detective, students learn why it's important to give credit and the right ways to do it when they use words, images, or ideas that belong to others.

Students will be able to:
  • Explain how giving credit is a sign of respect for people's work
  • Learn how to give credit in their schoolwork for the content they use from the internet

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   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (2) 11 :
5) Cite media and/or owners of digital content at an age-appropriate level.

Example: Basic website citation.

[DLIT] (6) 16 :
10) Describe the causes and effects of illegal use of intellectual property as it relates to print and digital media, considering copyright, fair use, licensing, sharing, and attribution.

[DLIT] (9-12) 22 :
16) Identify laws regarding the use of technology and their consequences and implications.

Examples: Unmanned vehicles, net neutrality/common carriers, hacking, intellectual property, piracy, plagiarism.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2 - 12)
Title: Teaching Students to Legally Use Images Online
URL: https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/online-images/
Description:

As our students create more and more digital products—blog posts, videos, podcasts, e-books—they should be using images to enhance them. Images grab an audience’s attention, they can illustrate key concepts, set a certain tone, and present a more complete understanding of the ideas you’re putting out there.

And the internet is absolutely teeming with images students can grab and use in a matter of seconds. But in most cases, they SHOULD NOT GRAB. Despite the fact that these images are easy to get, using them may be illegal.

Use the information in this blog post to teach students to either create their own images or legally use images found online, including proper citation. 



ALEX Classroom Resources: 2

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