From the Desk of Jon Corippo

Dear Staff,

We have enough time to do these activities. Nothing takes precedence over these activities. Nothing! With the end of CSTs and the dawn of CCSS, and 1:1 devices, nothing we are doing in English or ELA is more important than becoming teacher experts in these critical areas. And nothing is more important than taking the time now to teach our students about digital citizenship.

Have fun!


7-8 Grade Planning

STEP 1: Prepare and Train Yourself

MAKE your own account at Common Sense Media and start flipping through the assessments for your grade level. Take some of the assessments.

Visit this site for training on how to manage your class in Digital Passport:

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Step 2: Make a Teacher Account

Make an account. Then go to Educators/Digital Citizenship/Scope and Sequence. You will find resources for the classroom including videos to share with students.(once the teacher signs up, kids DO NOT need an email address)

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The Digital Passport for K-3. Create a teacher account and set up your class. You will get feedback from the games they play.

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Step 3: Choose Lessons (At Least 4 Required)

Visit this page for deployment information:  Includes 5 short modules suitable for whole class.A lesson for example is Communication: Twalkers

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On the Common Sense site, go to: Educators/Digital Citizenship/Scope and Sequence for the modules.

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Have students use this note taking guide ( or other notepaper) throughout the week to record what they are learning.

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Step 4: Preview Games

Student log in to cyber safety site

Awesome online stuff from Common Sense Media: Students enter your email and can take short cyber assessments. Suitable for individual or whole class.

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Step 5: Choose Some Optional Activities

Optional Activity 1

An essay starter:
The Library of Congress has acquired EVERY Tweet in History - what will YOUR GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT Grandkids read about YOU??

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Don't think it won't happen - it already has:

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Optional Activity 2

The PHISHING game! Learn about how people take your money and identity.

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Optional Activity 3

The Google Yourself Challenge: Students will Google them selves and make notes on what they find.

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Step 6: Required Summative Project Ideas

Choose one project for your class to complete: (A computer project is preferred since this is for cyber safety week!) Be sure to check your iPads for the apps you need or similar apps to the ones listed here.

Debate: Have a class debate on the cyber issues such as the archiving of Tweets. Then have students write a position paper following the debate.

Write a Report: Students write a report based on what they learned. Try using Pages or Microsoft Word.

Create a Book: Students create a book based on what they learned throughout the Cyber Safety week.

Use:Try using iPad Story Creator, iPad Bookmon,or iPad Book Creator,($4.99,-check if your school has it)

Use: Try using Power Point or iPad Keynote.You'll recall we're including CCSS Unit Planning Summary information in the program.  (including where units are electronically housed).  We have received this information from Madera, Fresno, Tulare, & Kings.  Mariposa and Merced COEs, please send your summary information directly to Jon Dueck before noon on Thursday, 11/14 as the programs will go to print that afternoon.Create a Slide Deck: Students create 1 - 4 slides in Power Point or iPad Keynot demonstrating what they have learned throughout the week. 

Create a Post Card: Try using iPad Simply Postcard

Write an Essay: Try using Microsoft Word

A separate page has been set up for student access. Find the link on the district web site front page.It looks like this:

Cyber button that links to games

Sample Lesson Plan for the Week

Monday: Complete Scams and Schemes, a module from the Common Sense site.

For the modules, remember to go to: Common Sense Site/Educators/Digital Citizenship/Scope and Sequence

Tuesday: Complete Cyberbullying: Be Understanding, another module from the Common Sense site.

Wednesday: Students play games online in the lab or on the iPad and take notes about what they learn.

Back in the classroom, they complete the Safe Online Talk module form the Common Sense site.

Thursday: Complete as a class, Identify High Quality Sites,a module  from Common Sense. Play Phishing together as a class, a game to identify quality URLs.

Friday: Students use the notes they took each day to complete a required summative project about cyber safety.