K-5 Use of Google Apps

The following is a brief description of the Google Apps use and the Digital Dignity topics that are taught at each grade level. The Digital Dignity lessons are from Common Sense Media at commonsensemedia.org.

Google Apps for Education Use by Grade Digital Dignity Topic by Grade
 Kindergarten  Practice logging in to the computer with username and password.  Going Places Safely

Students will be able to ...

  • discover that the Internet can be used to visit far-away places and learn new things.
  • compare how staying safe online is similar to staying safe in the real world.
  • explain rules for traveling safely on the Internet.
 1st Grade Google Docs(word processing)
- Open a shared document from the teacher
- Create word processing document
  Sites I Like
Students will be able to ...
• identify and explore different features of an informational website.
• understand that not everyone will rate a website the same way.
• evaluate whether they like or dislike features of a site.
 2nd Grade Google Docs (word processing)         - Share a doc with the teacher or classmate Google Presentations         - View a Google Presentation         - Add to a teacher created Presentation  Staying Safe Online

Students will be able to ...

• understand that being safe when they visit websites is similar to
staying safe in real life.
• learn to recognize websites that are good for them to visit.
• recognize if they should ask an adult they trust before they visit a particular website.

 3rd Grade  Google Docs (word processing)         - Share a doc with a group Google Presentations         - Create a presentation         - Share a presentation with a group or classmate         - Learn the basic elements of a presentation Google Mail         - Create and send an email with proper construction         - Send an email to the teacher  Keep It Private

Students will be able to ...

  • recognize the kind of information that is private.
  • understand that they should never give out private information on the Internet.
  • learn to create effective usernames that protect their private information.
 4th Grade   Google Docs         - Share a doc with a group and teacher         - Create a group and share a doc with the group Google Presentations         - Create presentations utilizing advances features Google Spreadsheets         - Create and share a spreadsheet with a teacher Google Mail         - Create a contact group         - Send an email to a contact group         - Add an attachment to an email  Privacy Rules
Students will be able to ...
• learn which information they should avoid sharing online because it is private.
• understand which kinds of websites have privacy policies, and why.
• practice checking websites they visit for privacy policies and privacy seals of approvals.
 5th Grade  Google Docs (word processing)         - Refinement of tool in everyday use Google Presentations         - Creating a refined and polished presentation Google Spreadsheets         - Use teacher designed spreadsheets for various curricular topics. Google Mail         - Communicate with teacher and classmates about school projects and assignments.   Talking Safely Online
Students will be able to ...
• compare and contrast online-only friends and in-person, faceto-face pals.
• analyze why private information should not be given to anyone online without the permission of a trusted adult.
• debate how to respond if an online-only friend asks them personal questions.