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Digital Citizenship Lesson Plan - Tips to Stay Private Online

Digital Citizenship Lesson Plan - Tips to Stay Private Online

Overview

This lesson plan was an assignment created for the Digital Citizenship class. The materials used in this lesson plan were gathered from Common Sense.

Students share a lot of information whenever they go online -- sometimes on purpose, sometimes not. They do not understand that online privacy isn't just what they say and post. This lesson will help students learn about tips they can take to share what others find and see about themselves online.

Tips to Stay Private Online

Students are sharing information whenever they go online. Sometimes they do it on purpose & a lot of times they are not. They do not understand that online privacy isn't just what they say and post? This lesson will help students learn about their digital footprints and the steps they can take to share what others find and see about themselves online.

 

Background for Teachers

Before teaching this lesson, please review the following areas:

  • A basic understanding of Digital Citizenship.
  • You will need knowledge about these basic features in working with Social Media Programs:
    • What is a cookie? (not that you eat but small files, often including unique identifiers that web servers send to browsers. These cookies then can be sent back to the server each time your browser requests a new page. It's a way for a website to remember you, your preferences, and your habits online.
    • How to opt out of social media programs?
    • How to make settings private in social media programs?
    • What is a privacy policy?
    • Where are the privacy settings located?
    • What are the terms of service?
  • The following resources from Common Sense can help you teach this topic

 

Step 1 - Goals and Outcomes

Learning Intentions:

Students will:

  • Reflect on the concept of privacy, including what they feel comfortable sharing and with which people.
  • Analyse 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 analysing app or website privacy policies.

Success Criteria:

Students will:

  • Know what the concept of privacy is who they can share their information with staying private online.
  • See different ways that advertisers collect information about users to send them targeted ads.
  • Identify strategies for protecting their privacy.

 

Step 2 - Planning Instruction

Student Background Knowledge:

  • ISTE Student Standards for Digital Citizen:
    • 2d - Students manage their personal data to maintain digital privacy and security and are aware of data-collection technology used to track their navigation online.
  • Prior to this lesson, students will need to have an understanding of what Digital Citizenship is.
  • Students will complete the Sticky Situation storyline in Digital Compass by Common Sense Education. This will help introduce key concepts of this lesson to help with background knowledge.

    Strategies for Diverse Learners

    This lesson can be adjusted to meet the needs of diverse learners. It can be personalized & accommodated for different background knowledge.

     

     

    Step 3 - Instruction

    Student agency, customized supports, and opportunities to read, write, speak, and listen while providing multiple opportunities to show mastery over time will be covered in this lesson.

    Lesson Plan: (see attachment)

    • Precursor:
      • Students complete the Sticky Situation storyline in Digital Compass by Common Sense Education. This will help introduce key concepts of this lesson.
    • 50 mins.
      • Warm-Up: Private Minds
      • Project Slide 4  and ask: What do you think of this meme?  Call on students to share.
      • Project (Slide 5) Legally, we all have certain rights related to privacy.
    • 10 mins.
      • Wrap-Up: Take Action
      • Project Slide 14 and review the final tip for protecting privacy.
      • Ask: What information are you OK with your devices, apps, and websites collecting? Does it depend? Take turns sharing with your partner.
      • Finish Questions on handouts. Collect handouts to assess student learning.
      • Have students complete the Lesson Quiz.
      • Send home the Family Activity and Family Tips.

    Step 4 - Assessments

    Students will fill out a worksheet as we discuss tips to staying safe online & will take a quiz online to assess student learning. The worksheet & quiz is tied to the lesson's learning intentions and success criteria. This assessment of student learning and mastery can be conducted in a variety of ways, including:

    • Questioning
    • Feedback loops
    • Student self-reflection
    • Assignments
    • Performances
    • Presentations
    • Tests/Quizzes
    • Observations
    • Products