Molly Murdock
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Digital Citizenship Lesson by Molly Murdock

Digital Citizenship Lesson by Molly Murdock


This lesson is to introduce first graders to digital citizenship.  It will be a blended learning lesson.  It will be 20-30 minutes.



This lesson is to introduce first graders to digital citizenship.  It will be a blended learning lesson.  It will be 20-30 minutes.

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To teach this lesson you will need to have some background on digital citizenship for young learners.  

This blog is a great resource.

Step 1 - Goals and Outcomes



Students will be able to understand the following standard:

  • 2b Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.

Step 2 - Planning Instruction

Step 2 Planning Instruction


Students will have an understanding of our five class rules before this lesson.  The five rules are:

1.Listen when your teacher is talking.  2. Follow directions quicky. 3. Respect others, respect yourself. 4. Raise your hand. 5. Make smart choices.

For this lesson we will focuson connecting digital citizenship to these classroom rules, especially rules 3 and 5.


Step 3 - Instruction

Step 3 Instruction

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Have the class say the five classroom rules with you.  Have them watch Digital Superhero on their chromebooks.  Discuss as a class how rules number 3 and 5 can make them be a digital superhero.  List ideas on board.


Step 4 - Assessments


Have stuents work with a partner to do the TPT  assignment either digitally or paper. Discuss as a class their answers to generate more discussion and how ot connect to our class rules.