In this MARTHA SPEAKS video, follow Martha as she takes a made-up journey inside Alice’s computer. Students learn how computers can be used to communicate with other people and explore how to attach files to an email, store files in a folder, and send emails to others through a computer. When used as a part of Martha’s True Stories Buddies Program, buddy pairs watch the video, then plan out and write an email to Martha.
Watch Ruff Ruffman as he searches for an appropriate balance of technology and media use, in this animated video from RUFF RUFFMAN: HUMBLE MEDIA GENIUS. He will cover many different ways students can use technology in their world to empower them. The much-loved character Ruff Ruffman is back, offering advice about using technology in today's media landscape 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 can be played during a lesson on identifying and discussing ways that access to technology helps empower individuals and groups.
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.
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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:
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.
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