Author:
Adriana
Subject:
Technology and Engineering Education
Material Type:
Lesson
Level:
Upper Elementary
Tags:
  • 5th Grade
  • Citizenship
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Lesson Plan
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    English
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    Digital Citizenship Lesson Plan: 5th Grade

    Digital Citizenship Lesson Plan: 5th Grade

    Overview

    This lesson has students practice having polite and postive online interactions with eachother. It is specifically done through Canvas, so any teacher who uses this lesson will want to be familiar with using Canvas, specifically Canvas Discussions.

    Summary

    This lesson is part of a series of lessons to teach 5th grade students about digital citizenship. This lesson specifically focuses on the ISTE 2b Digital Citizenship Standard: Students engaging in postive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology including social interactions online or when using network services

    • 30 - 45 minutes
    • Format: Face-to-face and virtual

     

    Background for Teachers

    This lesson has students practice having polite and postive online interactions with eachother. It is specifically done through Canvas, so any teacher who uses this lesson will want to be familiar with using Canvas, specifically Canvas Discussions.

     

    Step 1 - Goals and Outcomes

    Learning Intentions:

    • Students will understand what part of digital citizenship is by meeting the ISTE 2b Digital Citizenship standard. See the Summary for details.

    Success Criteria:

    • Students will be able to show they are good digital citizens by posting ethical, school appropriate content online (in a Canvas discussion) and be able to respond to their peers posts in a respectful and positive way.

     

    Step 2 - Planning Instruction

    Student Background Knowledge

    Prior to this lesson, students will need to have an understanding of:

    • What digital citizenship means.
    • They will need to know how to respond and post to Canvas Discussions.

    Strategies for Diverse Learners

    Visuals of how to use Canvas discussions can be presented as reminders. Previous class discussions in Canvas can be used as both good and bad examples to bring up prior knowledge for students or help those who may need a visual reminder. 

    Step 3 - Instruction

     

    Instructional Procedures and Steps:

    Step 1: Go over Teacher Clarity with class (Learning Intention, Rationale, Success Criteria)

    Step 2: Discuss with students what digital citizenship means and how they can show they are a GOOD digital citizen in our classroom. Ask students if they remember ways that we have interacted online with eachother. Expect students to remember having class discussions in Canvas.

    Step 3: Show the "Being a Good Digital Citizen" video linked below.

    Step 4: Show some examples of great digital citizenship and some example of not so great digital citizenship. You could find some from previous Canvas discussions with names blurred out, or find some elementary aged appropriate examples online. 

    Step 5: Explain to students that they are going to practice being good digital citizens by posting a school appropriate GIF or image of their favorite movie in a Canvas Discussion (the discussion needs to be set up with rubric and instructions ahead of time). Once students post their GIF or image, they will then reply to at least two other students post's with a comment that is positive, ethical, and school appropriate. 

    Step 5b: Remind students that they need to CITE THEIR SOURCE to be a good digital citizen. They can do this by posting a link to the site their image was found on. 

     

     

     

    Step 4 - Assessments

    Students will be given feedback and have an in person/out loud discussion on their practice "Canvas discussion activity" where they posted GIF's or images of their favorite movie and responded to their peers...

    The Assessment: Students will simply be doing the same activity with a different topic. The topic can be the teachers choice. Some options could be: favorite or least favorite food, interesting books, favorite school subject, or favorite sport/sports team. 

    Exit ticket: On top of students practicing being a good digital citizen with their peers, it is also important for them to be able to describe what a good digital citizen is. In either a seperate Canvas discussion or on paper, you can have students describe what a good digital citizen looks like in a 2-3 sentence paragraph.