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Song/Poem about Digital Life

Review Class Expectations
Name Game
Write a song or a Poem about your Digital Life using JamStudio, ,  AudiosaunaPoem Creator, Poetry Idea Engine, then write two more.  You will be a prolific digital composer. You will email me your finished project.

Finish Song/Media Smarts Quiz

Media Log/Google Spreadsheets

Media Log:
Students create Google spreadsheet and fill in media habits.
Show students how to use spreadsheet to create bar graphs

Watch Video and talk through discussion questions

Safety Online/Glogster

Privacy on the web

Protect Yourself

Want to Go Private book trailer

Safe Online Talk

Make a collage about yourself using NO PRIVATE INFO
Plan out what you would use.  Use personal information that is acceptable for online use.
Demonstrate and sign kids up for Glogster


Finish individual Glogs on Glogster

Share Glogs

Internet Safety/Traffic Light

Tad's Profile Panic - privacy game from NSteens (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)


YouTube Curriculum



Below is a list of lessons, and the recommended flow for delivery. Lessons are designed to fit within 50 minute classes, but can be adapted to fit your schedule:

  1. What Makes YouTube Unique - Basic facts and figures (40 minutes) - Teacher's Guide Lesson 1,Slides Lesson 1
  2. Detecting Lies - (35 minutes) - Teacher's Guide Lesson 2Slides Lesson 2
  3. Safety Mode - (5 minutes) - Teacher's Guide Lesson 3Slides Lesson 3
  4. Online Reputation and Cyberbullying - (45 minutes) - Teacher's Guide Lesson 4Slides Lesson 4
  5. Policy - The Community Guidelines (20 minutes) - Teacher's Guide Lesson 5Slides Lesson 5
  6. Reporting content - Flagging (20 minutes) - Teacher's Guide Lesson 6Slides Lesson 6
  7. Privacy part 1 - (40 minutes) - Teacher's Guide Lesson 7Slides Lesson 7
  8. Privacy part 2 - (50 minutes) - Teacher's Guide Lesson 8Slides Lesson 8
  9. Copyright - (40 mins) - Teacher's Guide Lesson 9Slides Lesson 9
  10. Additional resources/Appendix including parent resources - Teacher's Guide Additional MaterialsSlides Additional Materials

Or you can download the Full Teacher's Guide or the Full Set of Slides in PDF.

Learn more

To learn more visit the Classroom videos page of this website, where you can find links to information on:

What is a good DC? Comic Strip

Discuss responsibilities of a good citizen
Create an online Comic at MakeBeliefsComix
When you have finished a four frame comic strip, please make another one for fun.

Strong Passwords

Check out this VIDEO

Strong Passwords - how to create strong passwords

Microsoft Password Checker - how strong is your password?

Create a Wordle of good passwords.  Create one to turn in to Mrs. Andre, create another one for fun to put in your locker.  Please print your Wordle for Andre

You can play Draw A Stick Man or  Tad's Profile Panic when you are done with two Wordles

Google Document Review/Strong Passwords

Google Docs Review

Creating a document and sharing it.

  1. Log in to Google Docs
  2. You will be assigned a partner by Andre
  3. One of you will create a Document and share it with your partner.
  4. Make sure you give your partner EDITING rights
  5. You will have 20 minutes to work cooperatively on this first document.  You will be writing down the steps to creating a a strong password. You may use the internet resources on the DC homepage.  http://cybersmartcurriculum.org/assets/files/activitysheets/6-8/Strong_Passwords.pdf

Google Document Review/Copy a shared doc

Downloading a Shared Document and Saving A Copy

  1. I will share a document with the class. It is a fill in the blanks worksheet.
  2. You will need to download it and save a copy.
  3. You will use an online book to find the answers to the worksheet questions.
  4. You will not finish the worksheet today, it will be continued to next class.

  5.  Find definitions of cookies, malware, spyware, botnets 

How does the internet work?

Discuss how the internet functions, with servers, etc
Create a yarn WWW in the commons

Trillion Dollar Footprint

Teacher Lesson Plan

The Mozilla Collusion video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yhjj5K28Rw4 

The website of the guy who created Collusion. He has a demo you can run to see how it works:  collusion.toolness.org

Google Farming

This is an excellent TED talk video about Internet content filtering done by Facebook, Google, and others. About 9 minutes long:  http://www.ted.com/talks/eli_pariser_beware_online_filter_bubbles.html 

Safe chat/Blog/Creating a Blog

JoFool Cyber Quiz

Go to Mrs. Andre's SAFE CHAT page and discuss safe online chat behavior.   This is an online blog, where you can share your thoughts online.  This blog is for our class use only.

How to make a Blog

Crawling the Web/Keywords

How to search effectively and safely on the web.
  • How does a search engine work?
  • How does a directory work?
  • How does a meta-search engine work?


EBSCO searches

Oops! I Broadcast it online/How to set Facebook privacy controls


Social Networking  NSTeens short video and GAME

Setting Up your online Profile  another NSTeens video

Privacy Settings in 2 Minutes - video to set Facebook 

Protecting Yourself with Facebook TIMELINE - the new timeline is out and here's how to set privacy settings

FACEBOOK:  Please remember, you are not allowed to have a Facebook account unless you are 13 years old.  I am not stupid, however, and realize that is not always going to happen.  Here are some tools to keep you safe on Facebook

You're able to change your personal profile information privacy settings, photo and video privacy settings, keep your personal information secure, and decide who can contact you or see your profile and who can't. Start adjusting your Facebook privacy settings by going tothe privacy settings page in your Facebook account page. Now you're ready to start making your privacy settings more, or less, secure.

Profile, Privacy Settings 
Go to: Privacy -> Profile -> Basic

Adjust who can see your profile information. You have four choices; My Networks and Friends, Friends of Friends, Only Friends, or you can create customized settings. The parts of your profile you can change privacy settings for here are:

  • Profile 
  • Basic Info 
  • Personal Info 
  • Status Updates 
  • Photos Tagged of You 
  • Videos Tagged of You 
  • Friends 
  • Wall 
  • Education Info 
  • Work Info

Photos, Privacy Settings 
Go to: Privacy -> Profile -> Basic -> Edit Photo Albums Privacy Settings

Edit privacy settings for each photo you have on your Facebook profile individually. Every single photo can have it's privacy settings changed separately. Choose to have everyone see your photo, only networks and friends, friends of friends, only friends or you can customize your privacy settings for each photo.

Personal Information, Privacy Settings 
Go to: Privacy -> Profile -> Contact Information

Adjust who can see your more personal information. You may want to go change this one right now. These are things like:

  • IM Screen Name 
  • Mobile Phone Number 
  • Other Phone Number 
  • Current Address 
  • Your Website 
  • Your Email Addresses

Searching For You, Privacy Settings 
Go to: Privacy -> Search

These privacy settings will determine who can search for you and find you on Facebook. If you leave the choice at "anyone" then everyone can find you on Facebook. You can even choose to have your Facebook profile entered into search engines if you really want to be found.

Contact Information, Privacy Settings 
Go to: Privacy -> Search

When you want your Facebook profile to be private then you need to change some of these privacy settings. They determine what someone can see when they come across your Facebook profile, but are not yet your friends. They also make it so non-friends can contact you, or make is so they can't. These are the privacy settings you have under contact information:

  • See Your Picture 
  • Send You a Message 
  • Add You As a Friend 
  • View Your Friend List
More Ways To Stay Save Online

From Mark Zukerberg's Blog November 29, 2011

Here are his new privacy commitments:

• An easier way to select your audience when making a new post

• Inline privacy controls on all your existing posts

• The ability to review tags made by others before they appear on your profile

• Friend lists that are easier to create and that maintain themselves automatically

• A new groups product for sharing with smaller sets of people

• A tool to view your profile as someone else would see it

• Tools to ensure your information stays secure like double login approval

• Mobile versions of your privacy controls

• An easy way to download all your Facebook data

• A new apps dashboard to control what your apps can access

• A new app permission dialog that gives you clear control over what an app can do anytime you add one

• Many more privacy education resources


Cyberbullying - Brainpop site the daily DBA

Cyberbullying Not a Pretty Picture - cybersmart worksheet we will discuss

Mike-tosis -  video spreading rumors online

Cyberbully Zombies - game for NSTeens (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)

Cyberbullying 2

Terrible Text - daily DBA

Video on cyberbullying - from the Anti-Defamation League

Crossing the Line - discussion questions

Letter to Parents - you should share this with your parents

Are You a Cyberbully? - take the quiz daily DBA

How To stop Cyberbullying:

The following are five simple tips that can go a long way to stop a cyber bully. 
1. Tell someone what is happening. If it is happening at school, get your teacher or a guidance counselor involved. If it is happening at home, go to your parents
. Do not face it alone. 
2. Use blocking features. If you start getting bullied, block the person, or inform the site administrator of what is happening so that they can remove the person’s profile. 
3. Adjust your security settings. This will make it more difficult for them to bully you. 
4. Threaten action. You can call law enforcement and take legal action but before doing so, warn the person. You have more rights if the threats are specific, if the frequency of bullying is high and if you’re able to document it 
5. Report them. Report them to the site, to the school, to your parent or to law enforcement agents. Report it everywhere so that it stops.


Create a Prezi about how to react to cyberbullying.

    How to use Prezi and a video too!

Netflix video "Cyberbully"  Cyberbully

Digital Citizenship Evaluation


Cybersmart - online DC curriculum

Carnegie Cyber Academy

CyberBee - shockwave site about copyright

Creative Commons - learn about how artists are using the CC licensing to promote and share their work safely

Timeline Maker - from Teachology, no signup necessary, very fast

Timeline Maker 2 - from xtimeline, cooler effects, but takes much long

Stand up to Cyberbullies

Subpages (1): Privacy Of Others Blog