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ALEX Lesson Plans  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (3) 19 :
13) Communicate key ideas and details collaboratively in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains, using digital tools.

Example: Create a digital presentation to persuade school administrators to allow additional time for lunch.

[DLIT] (3) 6 :
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

[DLIT] (3) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

[ELA2015] (3) 24 :
24 ) Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. [W.3.3]

a. Establish a situation and introduce a narrator, characters, or both; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally. [W.3.3a]

b. Use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events or show the response of characters to situations. [W.3.3b]

c. Use temporal words and phrases to signal event order. [W.3.3c]

d. Provide a sense of closure. [W.3.3d]

[ELA2015] (3) 38 :
38 ) Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. [L.3.2]

a. Capitalize appropriate words in titles. [L.3.2a]

b. Use commas in addresses. [L.3.2b]

c. Use commas and quotation marks in dialogue. [L.3.2c]

d. Form and use possessives. [L.3.2d]

e. Use conventional spelling for high-frequency and other studied words and for adding suffixes to base words (e.g., sitting, smiled, cries, happiness). [L.3.2e]

f. Use spelling patterns and generalizations (e.g., word families, position-based spellings, syllable patterns, ending rules, meaningful word parts) in writing words. [L.3.2f]

g. Write legibily in cursive. (Alabama)

h. Consult reference materials, including beginning dictionaries, as needed to check and correct spellings. [L.3.2g]

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (3), or English Language Arts (3)
Title: Writing Thank-You Notes
Description:

This lesson teaches students to write thank-you note using the writing process. Students will draft, revise, edit, and publish their thank-you notes. They will use a computer to view examples of thank-you notes and insert graphics into their own published thank-you notes.




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

[DLIT] (2) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

[DLIT] (3) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

[DLIT] (4) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

[DLIT] (5) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (1 - 5)
Title: Energy Vampires
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/arct14.sci.grnvampire/energy-vampires/
Description:

An "energy vampire" is an electronic device that drinks power even when it is not being used. Like computers in standby mode or chargers that are done charging. Spooky, huh? Take a look at this slideshow, from The Greens, and slay the energy vampires in your house! The Greens is a website for kids from WGBH about sustainability and green living.



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

[DLIT] (3) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

[DLIT] (4) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

[DLIT] (5) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2 - 5)
Title: RUFF RUFFMAN: Texting and You!
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ruff14-pd-text/texting-and-you/
Description:

Watch Ruff Ruffman show that while texting can be fun, creative, and a great way to stay in touch, it also has some drawbacks, in this animated video from RUFF RUFFMAN: HUMBLE MEDIA GENIUS. This video can be played to introduce a lesson on identifying, demonstrating, and applying personal safe use of digital devices.



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

[DLIT] (3) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

[DLIT] (4) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

[DLIT] (5) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2 - 5)
Title: RUFF RUFFMAN: Photos and You!
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ruff14-pd-photos/photos-and-you/
Description:

Explore many of the ups and downs of digital photography by watching this animated video from RUFF RUFFMAN: HUMBLE MEDIA GENIUS. The much-loved character Ruff Ruffman is back, offering advice about sharing photographs and guiding students on the appropriate use of this twenty-first-century skill. This resource is part of the RUFF RUFFMAN: HUMBLE MEDIA GENIUS Collection. This video comes with a student guide that details the benefits and privacy issues of digital photos. This video can be played to introduce a lesson on identifying, demonstrating, and applying personal safe use of digital devices.



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

[DLIT] (3) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

[DLIT] (4) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

[DLIT] (5) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2 - 5)
Title: RUFF RUFFMAN: Privacy and You!
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ruff16-pd-privacy/wgbh-ruff-ruffman-privacy-and-you/
Description:

Hear advice on internet privacy from the much-loved character Ruff Ruffman, in this animated video from RUFF RUFFMAN: HUMBLE MEDIA GENIUS. With his uniquely comical style, Ruff helps students acquire some key twenty-first-century skills. This resource is part of the RUFF RUFFMAN: HUMBLE MEDIA GENIUS Collection. This video can be played during a lesson on identifying and demonstrating personal safety use of digital devices.



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

[DLIT] (3) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

[DLIT] (4) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

[DLIT] (5) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2 - 5)
Title: RUFF RUFFMAN: Ask Ruff Ruffman: Monkey Boy Edition
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ruff14-pd-monkeyqa/ask-ruff-monkey-boy-edition/
Description:

Focusing on texting, the much-loved character Ruff Ruffman addresses some of the questions kids have about responsible use of technology and media use, in this animated video from RUFF RUFFMAN: HUMBLE MEDIA GENIUS. With his uniquely comical style, Ruff helps guide students in responsibly navigating this twenty-first-century skill. This resource is part of the RUFF RUFFMAN: HUMBLE MEDIA GENIUS Collection. This video can be played when introducing a lesson on how to identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (3) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

[DLIT] (3) 18 :
12) Identify and discuss ways that access to technology helps empower individuals and groups.

Examples: Gives access to information; provides the ability to communicate with others around the world; enables people to buy and sell things.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (3)
Title: Your Rings of Responsibility
URL: https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/lesson/your-rings-of-responsibility
Description:

Teaching digital citizenship is all about helping kids think beyond themselves and recognize the ripple effects of their actions. Personal responsibility is important, but understanding their responsibilities to others can help kids unlock new ways to learn and connect with their communities -- and even change those communities for the better.

Students will be able to:
  • Examine both in-person and online responsibilities.
  • Describe the Rings of Responsibility as a way to think about how our behavior affects ourselves and others.
  • Identify examples of online responsibilities to others.

Users will need to create a free account to access this resource. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (3) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

[DLIT] (3) 15 :
9) Identify the proper use and operation of security technologies.

Examples: Passwords, virus protection software, spam filters, pop-up blockers.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (3)
Title: Password Power-Up
URL: https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/lesson/password-power-up
Description:

Stronger, more secure online passwords are a good idea for everyone. But how can we help kids create better passwords and actually remember them? Use the tips in this lesson to help kids make passwords that are both secure and memorable.

Students will be able to:
  • Define the term "password" and describe a password's purpose.
  • Understand why a strong password is important.
  • Practice creating a memorable and strong password.

Users will need to create a free account to access this resource. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (3) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (3)
Title: This Is Me
URL: https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/lesson/this-is-me
Description:

From selfies to social media, many of us create unique online identities for ourselves, and our students are no different. But do kids always understand how others might perceive what they post? Help your students think critically about the online identities they're creating.

Students will be able to:
  • Consider how posting selfies or other images will lead others to make assumptions about them.
  • Reflect on the most important parts of their unique identity.
  • Identify ways they can post online to best reflect who they are.

Users will need to create a free account to access this resource. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (3) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (3)
Title: Our Digital Citizenship Pledge
URL: https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/lesson/our-digital-citizenship-pledge
Description:

Belonging to various communities is important for kids' development. But some online communities can be healthier than others. Show your students how they can strengthen both online and in-person communities by creating norms that everyone pledges to uphold.

Students will be able to:
  • Define what a community is, both in-person and online.
  • Explain how having norms helps people in a community achieve their goals.
  • Create and pledge to adhere to shared norms for being in an online community.

Users will need to create a free account to access this resource. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (3) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (3)
Title: The Power of Words
URL: https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/lesson/the-power-of-words
Description:

As kids grow, they'll naturally start to communicate more online. But some of what they see could make them feel hurt, sad, angry, or even fearful. Help your students build empathy for others and learn strategies to use when confronted with cyberbullying.

Students will be able to:
  • Understand that it's important to think about the words we use because everyone interprets things differently.
  • Identify ways to respond to mean words online, using S-T-O-P.
  • Decide what kinds of statements are OK to say online and which are not.

Users will need to create a free account to access this resource. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (3) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

[DLIT] (3) 18 :
12) Identify and discuss ways that access to technology helps empower individuals and groups.

Examples: Gives access to information; provides the ability to communicate with others around the world; enables people to buy and sell things.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (3)
Title: This Is Me!
URL: https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/lesson/this-is-me
Description:

From selfies to social media, many of us create unique online identities for ourselves, and our students are no different. But do kids always understand how others might perceive what they post? Help your students think critically about the online identities they're creating.

Students will be able to:



   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (3) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (3)
Title: The Power of Words
URL: https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/lesson/the-power-of-words
Description:

As kids grow, they'll naturally start to communicate more online. But some of what they see could make them feel hurt, sad, angry, or even fearful. Help your students build empathy for others and learn strategies to use when confronted with cyberbullying.

Students will be able to:



   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (3) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

[DLIT] (4) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

[DLIT] (5) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

[DLIT] (6) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

[DLIT] (6) 19 :
13) Define personal privacy, digital footprint, and open communication.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (3 - 6)
Title: Our Online Tracks
URL: https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/lesson/our-online-tracks
Description:

Your digital footprint can affect your online reputation for a long time. But kids don't always realize that digital footprints aren't just a personal matter. Show your students how they can contribute to a positive digital reputation, both for themselves and for others.

Students will be able to:
- Define the term "digital footprint" and identify the online activities that contribute to it.
- Identify ways they are -- and are not -- in control of their digital footprint.
- Understand what responsibilities they have for the digital footprints of themselves and others.

Resources available in both English and Spanish.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (3) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

[DLIT] (3) 16 :
10) Describe ways web advertising collects personal information.

Examples: Search ads, banner ads, in-game ads, email ads.

[DLIT] (3) 18 :
12) Identify and discuss ways that access to technology helps empower individuals and groups.

Examples: Gives access to information; provides the ability to communicate with others around the world; enables people to buy and sell things.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (3)
Title: Computer Science Fundamentals Unit 5 Course D Lesson 16: Digital Citizenship (2018)
URL: https://curriculum.code.org/csf-18/coursed/16/
Description:

In collaboration with Common Sense Education, this lesson helps students learn to think critically about the user information that some websites request or require. Students learn the difference between private information and personal information, distinguishing what is safe and unsafe to share online. Students will also explore what it means to be responsible and respectful to their offline and online communities as a step toward learning how to be good digital citizens.

As students spend more time on computers, they should be aware that the internet is not always a safe space. In this lesson, students are taught what information is safe to share and what information should remain private. Students will create "superheroes" and learn what it means to be a Digital Citizen on the internet.

Students will be able to:
- compare and contrast their responsibilities to their online and offline communities.
- understand what type of information can put them at risk for identity theft and other scams.
- reflect on the characteristics that make someone an upstanding citizen.
- devise resolutions to digital dilemmas.

Note: You will need to create a free account on code.org before you can view this resource.



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