"...Still, there is no excuse for allowing students to enter into the digital world without a toolkit for not only safety but also success. Beyond that, there is such a wide range of options for truly integrating digital citizenship objectives that the argument given by teachers who claim a lack of time is simply unfounded.” (Teach on the Edge)

The following digital citizenship scope and sequence menu is to show how easy it is, using free online curriculum (mainly from Common Sense Media), to meet E-Rate requirements for the July 2012 CIPA updates. These requirements, thankfully do not come with a mandated curriculum, or even a required number of minutes/hours. Educators have the flexibility to integrate and extend digital citizenship lessons in ways that best meet the needs of their students.

The CIPA requirements, coincidentally, mirror the Digital ID projects four foci:

* A note of appreciation to the Elk Grove USD for piloting the curriculum scope and sequence. Like Elk Grove, we are recommending per school year a minimum of two stand-alone lessons in the primary grades, and three in the intermediate, middle, and high school grades.

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Grades K-1st

Lessons and Resources from Common Sense Media

Note: To check for Common Sense Media alignment with CCSS ELA standards, please refer to Alignment and Standards Charts.


Safety Unit - Going Places Safely
Essential Question:How can you use the alphabet to find things online?

Video: My Online Neighborhood (3:30) from Common Sense




Research and Evaluation Unit - Sites I Like
Essential Question:What makes a website the right site for me?


Additional 1st Grade Resources

Appropriate Online Behavior - Safety with Online Personal Information

Video: Netsmartz, Be Safer Online Video - http://www.netsmartzkids.org/videos/index.htm
Description: Clicky and the Safe Side Superchick help you discover what red, yellow, and green mean. Listen up and get on the safe side!
Length: 2 min.13 sec.

Video: iKeepSafe Kids, Faux Paw the Techno Cat - http://www.ikeepsafe.org/assets/videos/?vid=fauxpaw_video
Description: An animated icon/mascot named Faux Paw the Techno Cat to teaches children the importance of protecting personal information and avoiding inappropriate places on the Internet.
Length: 4 min 06 sec.
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Grade 2
Lessons and Resources from Common Sense Media

Note: To check for Common Sense Media alignment with CCSS ELA standards, please refer to Alignment and Standards Charts

Safety Unit - Staying Safe Online
Essential Question: How do you stay safe when you visit websites?

Related Video Resource - Be Safer Online (2 min, 12 sec) from Netsmartz


Privacy and Digital Footprints Unit - Follow the Digital Trail
Essential Question: What information is appropriate in a digital footprint?



Digital Life - My Online Community

Videos: What Is the Internet? (1:50) Common Sense Media


Additional 2nd Grade Resources

Videos
Video - BrainPOP Jr. - Internet Safety - http://www.brainpopjr.com/health/besafe/internetsafety/zoom.weml
Description: Email, Personal Information, Chatting, IM-ing, Computer Viruses, etc.
Length 4 min. 32 sec.

Games and Activities
Games - BrainPOP Jr. - Internet Safety - Activity
BrainPOP Jr. - What are some safe websites?
Word Wall - BrainPOP Jr. - Word Wall - Interactive Internet Vocabulary
Draw About It - BrainPOP Jr. - Draw a picture of your favorite website
Talk About it - BrainPOP Jr. - Interactive Safety Rules - What are some rules you can follow to stay safe on the Internet?

Online Quizes
Hard Quiz about Internet Safety - BrainPOP Jr.
Easy Quiz about Internet Safety - BrainPOP Jr.


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Grade 3

Lessons and Resources from Common Sense Media

Note: To check for Common Sense Media alignment with CCSS ELA standards, please refer to Alignment and Standards Charts

Security Unit - Keep It Private
Essential Question: What kinds of information should I keep to myself when I use the Internet?



Connected Culture Unit - Screen Out the Mean

Video: Professor Garfield: Cyberbullying (Infinite Learning Lab)



Research and Evaluation Unit - Things for Sale
Essential Question: How do some websites try to get you to buy things?


Additional 3rd Grade Resources

Videos
iKeepSafe - Playing and Staying Safe Online
Explore Digital Citizenship and Cyberbullying with Hector
Router's Birthday Party - Video introduces Clicky's 4 rules of safety

Games and Activities
AT&T Internet Safety Connections Game
McGruff Playground Bullying - Stop The Bully
PBS Kids - Webonauts Internet Academy
Join the C Team - Activities and resources for teaching younger students about copyright
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It's OK to Tell - From Netsmartz - Animated characters Clicky, Nettie, and Webster race to stop Look-At-Dis Louie from spreading bad pictures online.

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Grade 4

Lessons and Resources from Common Sense Media

Note: To check for Common Sense Media alignment with CCSS ELA standards, please refer to Alignment and Standards Charts


Digital Life - Rings of Responsibility
Essential Question: What is good digital citizenship?

Common Sense Media Video - Digital Life Video Vignette: Amaya's Story(2:00)
Related Video - Bad Netiquette Stinks (6:49) - from Netsmartz



Connected Culture - Group Think
Essential Question: How can you be an upstander when you witness cyberbullying?



Safety - Talking Safely Online
Essential Question: What's the difference between Internet friends and real-life, face-to-face pals?


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Grade 5

Lessons and Resources from Common Sense Media

Note: To check for Common Sense Media alignment with CCSS ELA standards, please refer to Alignment and Standards Charts

Connected Culture - The Power of Words
Essential Question: What should you do when someone uses mean or scary language on the Internet?

Related Video - Digital Etiquette - from BrainPop



Connected Culture - Writing Good Emails
Essential Question: How do you communicate effectively when you write email messages?



Security - Powerful Passwords
Essential Question: How do you create a secure password?


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Grade 6

Lessons and Resources from Common Sense Media

Note: To check for Common Sense Media alignment with CCSS ELA standards, please refer to Alignment and Standards Charts

Digital Life - With Power Comes Responsibility
Essential Question: What is good digital citizenship?



Connected Culture - Cyberbullying: Be Upstanding
Essential Question: How can you be an “upstander” when cyberbullying occurs?



Digital Life - The Ups and Downs of Digital Life
Essential Question: What are the potential ups and downs of using digital media in our digital culture?



Additional Resources:

Videos:

Cyberbullying Resources:


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Grade 7

Lessons and Resources from Common Sense Media

Note: To check for Common Sense Media alignment with CCSS ELA standards, please refer to Alignment and Standards Charts

Connected Culture - What's Cyberbullying?
Essential Question: What is cyberbullying, and how do you deal with it?

Additional Resources:
Link:

Video: Netsmartz - Cyberbullying2:19 (Many videos available in Español as well) While you are visiting Netsmartz, we also recommend:



Safety - Safe Online Talk
Essential Question: How should you handle inappropriate online talk?

To see how this lesson has been taught within the core curriculum, and aligned with CCSS, watch this video of a 7th grade ELA classroom.

Additional Resources:
Video: Netsmartz - Julie's Journey (3:06) - Julie talks about when she left home for three weeks with a convicted murderer she had developed a relationship with online.
Link - On Guard Online - Social Networking Sites




Privacy and Digital Footprints - Trillion Dollar Footprint
Essential Question: What is a digital footprint, and what does yours convey?

Videos:
Understanding the Impact of Digital Footprints (5:57)

Additional Resources:
Link - That'sNotCool.com
From the YouTube Safety Team - Steering Clear of Cyber Tricks (3:02) - Good tips for protecting your privacy.



Respecting Creative Work - A Creator's Rights
Essential Question: What rights do you have as a creator?

Video:
Nicole's Story - Copyrighting Creative Work (3:28)

Additional Resources:
Slideshare Link - Copyright Clarity: How Fair Use Supports Digital Learning
Technology & copyright Law - lesson - appropriate for middle school ELA. Aligned to Common Core State Standards.
Campaigning for Fair Use: Public Service Announcement on Copyright Awareness- Excellent lesson to help students learn to "exercise their fair use muscles." Good resource for ASES.
Aligned to Common Core State Standards
YouTube video: Digital Citizenship - Who will you be? (1:23) - PSA to get students thinking about intellectual property issues.

Curriculum Connections:
Digital Citizenship WebQuest - Created by a middle school computer teacher. Unit could be used as a stand alone or woven into English Language Arts Curriculum.WebQuest is aligned to ISTE Nets
Discover What Your Digital Footprint Says About You- Resources and suggested activities for helping students consider the importance of their digital footprint.



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Grade 8

Lessons and Resources from Common Sense Media

Note: To check for Common Sense Media alignment with CCSS ELA standards, please refer to Alignment and Standards Charts

Privacy and Digital Footprints - Oops! I Broadcast It on the Internet!
Essential Question: What are the consequences of over-sharing online?

Additional Resources:
Videos: Netsmartz - Cyberbullying - You Can't Take It Back - (1:37) - A teen regrets his participation on a website created to rate others at his school.
From the YouTube Safety Team - Steering Clear of Cyber Tricks (3:02) - Good tips for protecting your privacy.




Connected Culture - Cyberbullying - Crossing the Line
Essential Question: When does inappropriate online behavior cross the line to cyberbullying, and what can you do about it?

Additional Resources:
Links:
Videos: Netsmartz:
  • Broken Friendship - (1:50) - A friendship is broken when a teen gives her best friend's password to some other girls at school.
  • Your Photo Fate - (2:25) - Once you send a photo online, there’s no way to control it. It’s out of your hands




Respecting Creative Work - Rework, Reuse, Remix
Essential Question: How do creators apply fair use?

To see what this lesson looks like when incorporated into the core curriculum, watch this video from a middle school ELA classroom.

Video:
Understanding "Fair Use" in a Digital World (6:13)

Additional Resources:
Links:
Videos: From the Media Education Lab at Temple University


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Grade 9

Lessons and Resources from Common Sense Media

Note: To check for Common Sense Media alignment with CCSS ELA standards, please refer to Alignment and Standards Charts

Digital Life - My Online Code
Essential Question: What does it mean to do the right thing online?


Additional Resources:
Links:
Videos:
  • That'sNotCool.com - Videos help teens recognize when dating has become abusive and how they can step away from not cool situations.
  • From the YouTube Safety Team - Steering Clear of Cyber Tricks (3:02) - Good tips for protecting your privacy.

Privacy and Digital Footprints - Private Today, Public Tomorrow
Essential Question: How can you respect the privacy of others online?

Additional Resources:
Links: My Privacy Quiz - Excellent resource from the Canadian Commission on Privacy
Video: Netsmartz - You Can't Take It Back


Connected Culture - Turn Down the Dial on Cyberbullying and Online Cruelty
Essential Question: How can you respect the privacy of others online?

Additional Resources:
Links:
Videos:



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Grade 10

Lessons and Resources from Common Sense Media

Note: To check for Common Sense Media alignment with CCSS ELA standards, please refer to Alignment and Standards Charts

Digital Life - Digital Life 102
Essential Question: What is the place of digital media in our lives?

Additional Resources:
Videos:
  • YouTube: Show Your Media Literacy - From the Manitoba Education Citizenship and Youth (2:30) - Good resource for discussions on the role of media literacy in education and the real world.



Connected Culture - Overexposed: Sexting and Relationships
Essential Question: What are the risks and responsibilities when you share online in a relationship

Additional Resources:
Links:




Security Unit - Does It Matter Who Has Your Data?
Essential Question: What are the upsides and downsides of companies collecting your online data?

Lesson Video:
Student Intro Video - Online Tracking(2 min:29 sec)


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Grade 11

Lessons and Resources from Common Sense Media

Note: To check for Common Sense Media alignment with CCSS ELA standards, please refer to Alignment and Standards Charts

Connected Culture - Taking Perspectives on Cyberbullying
Essential Question: How does online cruelty affect the people involved?

Additional Resources:
Links:
  • Stop Bullying - Site for kids and adults from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Videos:




Connected Culture - Breaking Down Hate Speech
Essential Question: How can you create a community culture in which hate speech is unacceptable, both online and offline?

Additional Resources:
Information Sheet : Teaching Tolerance - Action Steps for Educators to Take to Stop Bullying
Links: MSNBC Article: Hate Speech Corrodes Online Games
Videos: MTV - A Thin Line - Library Video



Research and Information Fluency - Collective Intelligence
Essential Question: What are benefits and drawbacks of people working collectively to create information online?

Additional Resources:
Evaluation Websites - From Cornell University


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Grade 12

Lessons and Resources from Common Sense Media

Note: To check for Common Sense Media alignment with CCSS ELA standards, please refer to Alignment and Standards Charts

Respecting Creative Work - Copyrights and Wrongs
Essential Question: How can I make responsible choices when I use other people's creative work?

Additional Resources:
Links:
Videos:



Respecting Creative Work - Rights, Remixes, and Respect
Essential Question: What should you respect when you use other people's creative work?



Privacy and Digital Footprints - College Bound
Essential Question:
How can information you post on the Internet affect your future opportunities?

Additional Resource:
Our Space: Being a Responsible Citizen of the Digital World - New collection of free teaching units about ethical thinking in digital spaces from The Good Play Project at Harvard and Project New Media Literacies at USC.