What others find about us online shapes who they think we are and how they feel about us. But do kids know what kinds of tracks they've already left? Help your students learn about their digital footprints and the steps they can take in the future to shape what others find and see about them online.
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You may not realize this, but each time you logon to the Internet, use your cell phone, or do anything digitally you are leaving a digital trail. In this Thing you will be completing four Quests. Once you complete these Quests, you will earn the 21t4s Investigator badge.
When you have completed this Thing you will:
know the concepts and actions that create a digital footprint [Digital Citizen]
understand that my digital footprint has an impact on my life [Digital Citizen, Empowered Learner]
understand the importance of electronic documentation [Empowered Learner]
be able to create a positive and safe online web presence [Innovative Designer, Digital Citizen]
be able to collaborate with classmates and work effectively toward a common goal [Global Communicator]
Your challenge is to open the Cyber Safe by completing Quests to help make the connection between the real world and the digital world. The decisions made in your digital world affect you as much as those made in the real world. In fact, your digital decisions and behaviors can affect you more and for longer than decisions made in the real world--even with prospective employers and college applications!
Earn your Cyber Safety Expert badge by successfully completing the Quests and cracking the cyber safe.
When you have completed this activity you will:
know how to be safe while on the Internet [Digital Citizen]
understand online etiquette [Digital Citizen]
understand the impact of online bullying [Digital Citizen]
Technology has brought about a potential crisis. It seems that a lot of artwork, literature, and music by our most creative authors, musicians, and artists have fallen into the hands of pirates. Our artists can no longer support themselves nor feel safe in creating new work. Their work is being shared all over the Internet as we speak. We need to put a stop to this. What would happen if your favorite musicians stopped writing and publishing their music? Do you want to listen to the music of your grandparents? That's where this assignment comes in.
For this activity, you will find out what we can do to make sure creative work remains under proper control. You will investigate the laws of copyright and report your findings back to your teacher. You will also need to find out if there is a way to legitimately use the work done by others so that you are not accused of operating illegally. Your assignment includes spreading the word so that others know the rules. When you have made a creative work of your own you will check it for originality and you will also learn of a way to protect that work so that you will be assured you are given proper credit for a job well done.
1. know about copyright and fair use [Digital Citizen]2. understand the social responsibility of using copyrighted materials [Digital Citizen]3. know how to recognize and avoid plagiarism [Digital Citizen]4. know how to use creative commons licenses [Digital Citizen]
There are three basic Quests in this activity. You will be able to find, create, and edit digital images for a digital images selfie project. Your ability to use images in multimedia projects will allow you to express your creativity by communicating or presenting your ideas effectively.
When you have completed this activity, you will:
know how to locate and use digital images appropriately [Digital Citizen]
understand that digital images can be edited and resized using online resources [Empowered Learner]
understand how selfies can impact my digital identity [Digital Citizen]
know how to represent myself appropriately online [Creative Communicator]
A social network is an online community of people who use a website or app to communicate with each other by sharing comments, images, videos, resources, etc. Common examples include Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. Using social networks can be a lot of fun and help us feel connected with the people we care most about. Adults also use social networks to share resources and look for jobs, while seniors and shut-ins benefit from being able to stay in touch with relatives and friends.
When you have completed these activities you will:
know what a social network is [Empowered Learner]
understand why it is important to manage your digital identity when using a social network [Digital Citizen]
understand why it is important to navigate social networks safely and post thoughtfully [Digital Citizen]
be able to create a set of personal guidelines for navigating social networks [Digital Citizen]
Can you imagine a world without cell phones or the Internet? Today, the average teen sends more than 1,700 texts per month. Nearly 90 percent of young Americans are connected to the Internet, and many spend hours online every day. The number of social network subscribers now exceeds the population of most countries.
It's clear that digital technology is revolutionizing the way we connect to one another, making it faster and easier than ever. This can affect not only what we say and how we say it, but also who hears the message and how they respond to it.
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Kids share a lot of information whenever they go online -- sometimes on purpose, sometimes not. But do they understand that online privacy isn't just what they say and post? Help your students learn about their digital footprints and the steps they can take to shape what others find and see about them.
Students will be able to:- Reflect on the concept of privacy, including what they feel comfortable sharing and with which people.- Analyze different ways that advertisers collect information about users to send them targeted ads.- Identify strategies for protecting their privacy, including opting out of specific features and analyzing app or website privacy policies.
Available in both English and Spanish.
Students will be able to:
Resources available in both English and Spanish.