Radford City Schools

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Internet Safety & Digital Citizenship Integration Resources

Internet Safety & Digital Citizenship Integration Resources
(Please email me your lesson plans and ideas to add to this page.)

"Ideas for Integrating Internet Safety into the Curriculum" - eBook from the VDOE

Comic Creator (by Read/Write/Think)

Make Beliefs Comix
Create black and white comic strips to tell others about internet safety. Open in FireFox when in school. To print, click on the Print button > click on the Layout button > click on the Properties button > and change the Orientation to Landscape - click OK, then OK again.
* Possibly (and each frame labeled): Frame one has the comment/problem, frame two the incorrect way to handle it, and frame three the correct way to handle it.

Create word clouds with a shape rather than just a random cloud look.
Basic instructions can be downloaded from here. (Thanks to Melissa Jager - Amy's mom)

QR Code Generators and Readers
QR Codes provide endless possibilities! Two recommended sites to create QR Codes are  QRStuff and Kaywa (click on the more button to see more types of codes). All our "silver" iPod Touches with cameras have a few different readers on them and are internet capable. (You must be in WiFi range - stay close to the building if you go outside.)
Example Ideas -
  • Create a poster in Word or Google Docs/Presentations featuring an internet safety dilemma. Have two or more resolutions, of which only one is correct. Paste QR Codes under each resolution to tell which one is correct. 
  • Draw a picture with word bubbles that are QR Codes rather than text.
  • Make QR Codes of the links on this site that take students directly to the page.
  • Create QR Code flash cards for vocabulary using index cards.
  • Keep a file/box of index cards with QR Codes that students can hold up to the laptops with cameras to direct them to "surprise" sites/videos/games.
  • Post audio or video of students talking about internet safety on the school/teacher pages or blogs, then make a QR Code to link to each one. 
  • Design a worksheet for a QR Code hunt around the school. Codes could have words or definitions that students must answer on their sheet - and find thought the school.
    (Easy start - http://www.classtools.net/QR/)

Fake Text Messaging
http://www.classtools.net/SMS/ - This site allows students to create fake text messages that can be saved with a website address to access online or for the student (with password) to edit. Students should be encouraged to create a scenario that highlights a resolution to a bullying situation or how to handle a problem (including, for example, "I am forwarding this on to my parents," or "I am out of here" statements.)

* Note: Teachers should have the students record or email them their fake text web address and password (which should be their school password) to file.

http://www.classtools.net/FB/home-page - Under 13 year old? No problem! This posting isn't real and can teach your students a lot about internet safety! Once created, only the owner with the correct login information can post on it or edit it. What is personal information? How do I handle inappropriate posts (of my own making)? What kind of people would I let be friends?

* Note: Teachers should have the students record or email them their fake text web address and password (which should be their school password) to file.

Web Search Strategies (+-4mins)

Viruses, Spam, Scams, and Online Safety
Print the Google Document from here and xerox as a two-sided handout. Side one is a terminology word search which does not need internet access. Side two is an internet based search for definitions comparing two searching strategies. Students may complete one or both sides of the handout at school or at home. Email aramsey@rcps.org for word search answers.

If It Is On The Internet ... It Must Be True
Students will learn that not everything on the internet is real or true. The Google Doc lesson plan (located here) includes vocabulary, links to real and fake sites online, and has linked instructions to create a composite (fake) picture using Paint.Net (freeware software installed on all our PC machines).

A Box of Crayons
Although this PowerPoint (download from here) is a lesson on diversity and was used in a first grade classroom by its author, it is also a great lesson for all elementary grade levels on how we all have different and similar attributes - especially online. It has a print, color, and collage component if you want to use and/or modify it to integrate online concepts.

Think Time: How Connected Are You? (2:54mins)
A YouTube video (located here) that shows the audience interesting statistics on how the digital world has impacted today's teens and preteens. Students must be able to read the information in a fairly quick manner.

Venn Diagram Online (2 or 3 circles)
Bullying vs Cyberbullying concepts, etc.