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MITECS Digital Citizen
Students will learn to engage appropriately in a collaborative online setting and while using social media. The activities in this task card are going to focus on Netsmartz an online site to teach students netiquette.
In this lesson students will watch a video about polite Internet behavior (netiquette). They will engage in a class discussion about proper online behavior.
It is so important that students learn about bullying at an early age. They need to learn what bullying is and how to respond to it. For children under eight, there is an app called the Allen Adventure for both iOs and Androids. The students will watch the video, play the game and complete the activities.
Text features is an important part of the English Language Arts informational writing curriculum. Students need to know to look for captions in nonfiction text and read them for help with understanding the text.
Google Scholar Citations provide a simple way for students to keep track of citations to their articles. When students are using Google Docs to write their papers, they can easily link and cite the articles used for references.
Zoterobib also known as Zbib is a free online tool that helps you cite anything from any device. Students are able to copy and paste a title or a book, website, photo, etc and Zbib will easily cite the source. Students can then copy and paste the bibliography into their work.
Students learn about their home state by creating it using Mr. Nussbaum’s Map Builder 2. This site is great for creating just about any land map imaginable!
Students will be directed to an informational article and/or video on different content areas & will be asked to use a note-taking chart to give credit for the author’s work & to restate in their own words.
First graders whether at home or school will be online using the Internet and need to know the basic rules of staying safe. ABYCA has a very good age appropriate video to share with young students on five rules to stay safe. There is even a quiz at the end to test their knowledge after viewing the video.
A Google Slide Deck introduction to the MITECS competency Digital Citizen - Students recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act in ways that are safe, legal and ethical.
Example: Eleventh graders in a Careers Course created LinkedIn accounts and entered a resume of their work and volunteer experiences. After careful research on topics about the kind of work they thought would be interesting to do, they composed short articles, which after a peer review and teacher review, they revised, before publishing the results on their LinkedIn account. During the composition time, the teacher taught about respectful commenting through an author study of comments on articles online. The students analyzed the comments in a fishbowl structure and explored what made comments constructive and positive versus disrespectful or toxic. After some practice dialoguing in a private discussion board on a wiki, students posted live comments on each other’s LinkedIn articles.
Questions for Reflection:
- How do the MITECS complement core content?
- How might you and your colleagues develop cross-curricular experiences to support the MITECS?
- Which of the competencies are you most familiar with?
- Which competency is an area of growth for you, as an educator?
Bullying is a hot topic in schools today. Helping students understand bullying and how to react to bullying situations is difficult. Using the website Students Against Bullying students will explore the topic of bullying.
Students who use the computer need to realize that no matter how old they are, they are leaving digital footprints behind. Unlike footprints in the sand, it is very difficult to delete digital footprints. So if your kindergarten students are using the computer at school or at home, they need to learn what a digital footprint is.
Going online is so much fun! But how can you stay safe? Just like face to face field trips, there are also rules for staying safe on online trips. Students will learn skills to help them stay safe online through virtual field trips.
This document provides general ideas by competency. Teachers can use it as a way to think about how to integrate the MITECS in their teaching.
Creating a marble run is fun for all ages. For those who are younger, they are learning the basics of engineering design. As students get older and learn more about physics, the designs will get more elaborate.
The internet is like one big online neighborhood that students need to learn to navigate. Just like in a physical neighborhood, there are rules that help us navigate our neighborhood well. Students will be making a comparison between the physical and online environments that they visit and how to stay safe in both.
Did you know that Google and Bing have safe searching options that teachers and students can use to help ensure that their searches are safer and more accurate?
Selfie Stickers is an online tool or app where students can modify their favorite photos. They will have fun using the stickers to make hilarious creations by adding them to their selfies. This is a good website to begin talking about altering photos and pictures online.
Students need to learn how to stay safe on the Internet. They need to learn how to recognize inappropriate materials, not talk to strangers and let a grown-up know if they encounter anything that appears to be wrong.
Students need to learn early on how important it is to create orginal work. Luckily there are digital tools to help students ensure that when they are doing their research that they are not copying the work of others.