K-12 Internet Safety, Digital Citizenship and Digital Literacy Activities
Libraries and Computer Education Classes

(iSafe curriculum is used K-8)


You will notice that many topics appear two or more times in the K-12 continuum. This is intentional. At each level, topics are addressed in age appropriate ways and, as students move up through the grades, the tools become introduced become increasingly sophisticated. It also assures that these important topics are reviewed regularly with the maximum number of students.


Kindergarten:  

  • Begin discussion on computer etiquette

  • Internet safety using ABC’s / Songs (musical)

  • Online identity: Who are you online?

  • Students are permitted online but are only allowed to use pre-selected sites


1st grade:

  • Concept of What is Personal Information introduced

  • The concept of cyberbullying is introduced using songs and age appropriate language

  • Introduction to online informational databases

2nd grade:

  • WorldBook Online used for gathering and summarizing information

  • Works cited (locate author and title) applied in an age appropriate research project

  • Use of Destiny - electronic catalog of books


3rd grade:

  • The concept of a digital footprint introduced: Online identity (parents involved)

  • The concept of being a cyber citizen (how to treat others online) is introduced

  • Being safe online (introduction to a digital community)

  • Research: (endangered animals) gathering information, summarizing applied

  • Essential Microsoft Word features


4th grade:

  • Review & expand: Internet safety and cyberbullying

  • Using PowerPoint for digital presentations and storytelling

  • iMovie introduced

  • Introduction to Google search / images

5th grade:

  • EasyBib and Citation Maker introduce for works cited

  • The Internet as a tool for learning

  • Navigating the web: Difference between .edu .org .com .gov

  • Using iMovie for projects

  • Search engines versus directories for research

  • Introduction to web site evaluation - authorship, purpose, design, content


6th grade:

  • How to create a safe personal profile on social media

  • How to protect yourself from online predators

  • Introduction to copyright law and fair use policy

  • Using Google Docs: Creating & Sharing

  • Using Google Docs as a tool for generating citations

  • Web site critical evaluation - evaluate the source and validity of the information found on a web site.


7th grade:

  • Continuing to make students self aware of their online presence

  • Cyberbullying awareness and prevention

  • Using GoAnimate:  Social Media debate activity

  • Web site critical evaluation - evaluate the source and validity of the information found on a Web site.

  • Piracy and intellectual property in a digital world

  • More digital tools for citations

  • Boolean Search Operators

  • Google Advance Search tools


8th grade:

  • Personal safety online

  • Safety risks of cell phones: Bullying/HappySlapping, Sexting

  • Web site critical evaluation - evaluate the source and validity of the information found on a web site.


9-12

  • Using information ethically and responsibly

  • Understanding  points of view and bias in selected resources

  • Examine and evaluate good digital citizenship

  • Copyright, plagiarism and TurnItIn.com

  • Etiquette when using social media/blogs

  • Online Databases as research tools

  • Information Literacy

  • Evaluating digital media and its use in storytelling




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