2012-2013 School Year:
We are finally done with 3 years of piloting different devices! 2012-2013 school year is our first time offering school owned MacBook Pros to every grade 5 student. To get ready for this exciting opportunity, I’ve worked closely with grade 5 teachers, curriculum facilitator, librarian, technology coach, and administration. It was truly collaborative, and I hope to capture the process of working together, and to share with you our new social studies unit titled “Think Digital” and focused on Digital Citizenship. Most of the lessons have been co-taught with me and the classroom teacher, starting from the first day of school.
How do I use technology responsibly, respectfully, honestly and safely?
- My words and actions, both positive and negative, impact others
- I can protect myself, my online identity, and the identity of others
- I can make appropriate choices about when and how to use technology
- I can be respectful of the work and ideas of others
- Good digital citizens communicate respectfully
- You can protect yourself and your online identity
- You can make appropriate choices with technology
- Online communication can be easily misinterpreted
- How to email
- When (time of day & how frequently), who (audience), and which tool (email, chat, message, face-to-face) will help me communicate most effectively
- Strategies to protect online identity
- How to deal with ads, pop-ups, personal information in a form, adult content/hurtful, downloads
- The difference between consumption and creation
- Giving credit is a sign of respect for other people’s work
- The consequences of illegal downloading / piracy / file sharing
- What a healthy balance between online/offline looks like
Come join me in our technology adventure with 10 and 11 year olds!