I recently become AtL coordinator at my school, and as I used to be a librarian, I thought this would be an excellent chance to put some Digital Citizenship lessons into the homeroom curriculum. Luckily my school, The International School of Stuttgart, (which is great!) have been supportive of me to doing this .For some, I took the amazing new lessons from Common Sense Media, and added some AtL reflections to them.Some of them I also shortened, or added in other videos/exercises to make them suit the needs of our school more. For others I used various websites and videos.
So that I don't overwhelm you all with lists of lessons, I thought I would share them each month.
For September we only have two based on Common Sense Media Resources:
The Grade 9 presentation contains the following videos:
Grade 10 mostly have Personal Project sessions during advisory, but I have made sure to add some linked to digital citizenship. Students are very good at knowing how to cite work in their essays/reports, and are used to creating MLA8 citations in NoodleTools. However, they sometimes struggle when using video clips, photographs and music in works they create, like videos. This activity will focus on this skill....and is pretty rad, as it contains photographs of my dog Ru!
Although I didn't use much of Common Sense Media's resources for this one, I did use their video "Copyright and Fair Use Animation".
The current Grade 8s had a slight problem with staying on task when using laptops last year...so I made sure their digital Citizenship activity focuses on this!
In this activity they look at:
Grade 8/9 - Misleading Headlines [ATL: Research Skills: “Demonstrate awareness of media interpretations of events and ideas”].
I wanted it to be relevant, so I have them discussing the news events that happened this summer, then they can look at the front pages of today's newspapers on the Newseum website, and by using Newspaper Map. I really wanted to flag up these two websites to the homeroom teachers and students - they are fantastic for seeing current events and also seeing different perspectives!
Here's the final list of all our September Digital Citizenship Resources.
Let me know if you have any questions and share back if you use them :)