This lesson plan is designed to allow students to explore different aspects of digital citizenship. You should begin with a brief discussion and then allow students to proceed through the Hyperdoc, making their own selections of which media to watch/play and which questions to discuss with a partner.
A 14 week Introduction to Computer Science course.
This course is targeted to middle school grades 6-8 (ages 11-14 years). It is also written for teachers who may not have a Computer Science background, or who may be teaching an “Intro to Computer Science” course for the first time.
This course takes approximately 14 weeks to complete, spending about 1 week on each of the first 11 lessons, and 3 weeks for students to complete the final project at the end. Of course, teachers should feel free to customize the curriculum to meet individual school or district resources and timeframe.
SFUSD's creative computing curriculum introduces computer science as a creative, collaborative, and engaging discipline to children in kindergarten through second grade.
Across 4 units and 15-20 lessons, students will learn about algorithms and programming, computing systems, the Internet, and impacts of computing, while developing strong practices and dispositions. Lessons are designed to be implemented in 45 to 60-minute periods approximately once per week.
- Career and Technical Education
- Computer Science
- Educational Technology
- Information Technology Education
- Professional Learning
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- Lesson Plan
- Adapted primarily from Creative Commons licensed resources developed by Computing At School’s Barefoot Computing Project
- Project Lead the Way
- and MIT Media Lab's Lifelong Kindergarten Group.
- the Developmental Technologies Research Group at Tufts University
- Created by the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Computer Science team: CSinSF.org.
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In this Digital Citizenship lesson, students will explore the legal and ethical dimensions of respecting creative work. Students will explore the basic foundations of legal principles and learn vocabulary related to copyright.
This is an edited Nearpod Lesson originally created by Common Sense Media. The essential question is: "Should a school or a government be allowed to monitor your social media account? Students are asked to review the social media policy of a local school district. Students are asked to review information about governments accessing private information. Students are asked to discuss the balance between privacy and safety.
This is a lesson plan where students create a project in Apple Pages on iPads with pictures and labels describing singular, plural, singular possessive and plural possessive nouns.
This lesson is designed for upper elementary and middle school students where they will identify peripheral input, output and storage devices used within the computer information processing system. Students will take pictures and obtain copy free right pictures of these devices and organize them into an Adobe Creative Cloud Express presentation, formerly known as Adobe Spark. Thumbnail credit: “Computer with mouse and keyboard.png” by Hacker19374. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. You can view this image with the following link: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Computer_with_mouse_and_keyboard.png
In this lesson students will learn how to use some basic selection tools, layer panel and tools, transformation tools, some basic shortcuts to create a mandala from a single photograph as they learn to use Adobe Photoshop
This is a lesson plan where students write an informational paragraph about a planet and create a project in Apple Keynote with pictures, audio and labels about the facts they found researching a planet.
This lesson plan with help younger students understand their responsibilities to themselves, their friends and families, and the larger community in the digital world. This lessons was adapted from Common Sense Media's Nearpods on the Rings of Responsibility.
The Science Experiments lessons are geared for students in middle school and early high school grades. The lessons are designed help the student gain a greater understanding of the forces and behavior of the physical world. This is done using methods of observation, measurement, and data analysis. By incorporating the micro:bit in the experiments, the lessons are a great way to teach both science and computing in the same activity.
These lessons guide the student in hands-on, practical measurement activities along with using the micro:bit to control and record data for the experiments. Each lesson provides an overview of the activity, outlines expected results, explains the setup of the experiment, and the gives a coding activity to measure and collect the data.
The Utah Core Standard that this lesson incorporates is the College and Career Awareness Core (Strand 4, Standard 2). The goal of this lesson is to teach various self-care skills, have students demonstrate their practice of self-care through taking pictures and creating an Adobe Express poster of at least two images (two activites). This lesson takes approximately 45 minutes and is best taught face-to-face. Students will submit their digital posters via Canvas. Teachers will assess student knowledge through a visual representation of the self-care activities used and creative display of those images by using Adobe Express. Resources for learning, teaching, and practicing this content are included in this lesson plan. Odin by Jenae Wallace is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
This lesson plan covers standard 1.2 d : managing their personal data to maintain digital privacy and security and are aware of data-collection technology used to track their navigation online.
In this lesson, students will research, organize and create a 2-3 minute digital story about 1 of 3 different cultures that have influenced Utah's culture. They can choose from the Fremont People, the Ute Indians, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Pioneers. There are some background lessons and information that will need to be covered in order to finish this final project for 4th grade Utah Social Studies Standard 2 Objective 1. These lessons are linked and highlighted in the Teacher Background section of this lesson plan.There are a few worksheets and mini-lessons (that can be taught in a synchronous manner) associated with this final project that could take 2-3 days to complete and then the digital story can be finished in an hour or two. The final presentation and the mini assignments could all include small group discussions, whole class instruction, and could easily be tailored to teach to students learning virtually.The mini-lessons and supplimental information were found through the UEN website and a youtube video by Nick Epling. Other articles and sources are listed in the materials.
This resource will help your students to practice using the Utah's Online Library. This will help them to become familiar with features available to them, and practice reasearching.
In this lesson upper elementary students will learn about website evaluation and ways to help identify credible information on the internet. This lesson is to be taught in 3 or 4 thirty minute lessons