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!


K-4 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)

(Content for K-12)

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The Digital Passport  (games are for 3rd and up)

Create a teacher account and set up your class. Refer to the training video above if you need help.

Remember: Look for the + to set up your class.

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Step 3: Choose Lessons (At Least 4 Required)

Visit this page for deployment plans for teachers: Includes 5 short modules suitable for whole class.

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

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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

These games are for 3rd grade and up, although you may find something interesting for your class or something you may wish to play with the whole class.

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.

Picture of Common Sense Assessments

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

Monday- Thursday

Do 1 module each day from the Common Sense site.

Students visit the Common Sense Digital Passport site and play games during their lab time.

Or play a game as a whole class using your interactive board.

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


Complete an optional simple project to allow students to show what they learned.