Author:
Wendy
Subject:
Information Technology Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary
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Lesson Plan
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Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Language:
English
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Rings of Responsibility

Rings of Responsibility

Overview

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.

 

Background for Teachers

To teach this lesson teachers should have an understanding of ISTE standards:

  • 2a Students cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world.
  • 2b Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.
  • 2c Students demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.
  • 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.

 

Step 1 - Goals and Outcomes

Step 1 Goals and Outcomes

Students will understand the Rings of Responsibility and be able to explain the responsibilities they have in the world and online. Students will understand the following ISTE standards. 

  • 2a Students cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world.
  • 2c Students demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.

Step 2 - Planning Instruction

Step 2 Planning Instruction

Students should understand that there are rules and responsibilities that all people in the world have to ourselves and one another.

Students should be able to explain that it is important to be kind to one another and what bullying is.

The lesson will help to build their understanding of this.

Step 3 - Instruction

Step 3 Instruction

Discuss what a responsibility is. (An obligation or duty you have to yourself or others)

            At home what responsibilities do you have?

            What about at school?

            At the grocery store?

            At the park?

            What responsibilities do you have to yourself? (staying healthy, clean etc.)

Responsibilities to self examples: Keeping yourself safe and healthy

                                                  Protecting your reputation

Responsibilities to family and friends examples: helping with chores

                                                                        Attend activities for friend or family members

                                                                        Listen when someone is having a problem

Responsibilities to the larger community (what is a community) examples: Follow rules at school                                                                                                                               Play safely

Show Rings of Responsibility Video from the Nearpod. 

https://nearpod.com/libraries/17810/preview/rings-of-responsibility-L40214886

As digital citizens, we need to think about what responsivities we have to our community, our friends, our family, and ourselves.

What is a digital citizen? A member of the worldwide community linked by the internet.

The things we do online affect us and others.

From Nearpod show what each of the rings mean. Self, Family and Friends, and Community. (Slides 12-15)

https://nearpod.com/t/digital-citizenship/3rd-grade/11-rings-of-responsibility-L30173161

Let’s look at some statements about online citizenship.(Start on Slide 24) There are 3 rings on the floor (tape or string) representing our self, our family and friends and our community. As we read each statement, think about which ring the statement is describing and who might be affected and stand inside that ring.

(use Nearpod for this portion of the activity projected on to the board)

Remember: You are responsible for your own behavior, whether it is in the offline word or the digital world. You must take your responsibilities seriously because being responsible is the most important way to become a good member of a community and becoming a good digital citizen.  ​​​​​​​

Step 4 - Assessments

Step 4 Assessments

Culminating project to show understanding:

Divide students into groups of 2 or 3.

For each group give them one part of the ring. (Self, Family and Friends, Community)

Have students create a poster showing how they can be good citizens in life and online in their ring of Responsibility.

Posters can be designed anyway they want to show their ring of responsibility. 

Afterwards students should share their posters with the rest of the class.

 

For older grades you could have groups take all 3 Rings of Responsibility and redesign the rings (concepts) in another way to give the same information.