Suggested Big Ideas:

Grades 3–5 (Ages 8–11) Q1


The following experiences with technology and digital resources are examples of learning activities students might engage in during grades 3–5 (ages 8–11):
  1. Practice injury prevention by applying a variety of ergonomic strategies when using technology. (5)
  2. Apply previous knowledge of digital technology operations to analyze and solve current hardware and software problems. (4,6)
  3. Conceptualize, guide, and manage individual or group learning projects using digital planning tools with teacher support. (4,6)

Please teach at least one lesson to every grade level using iSafe curriculum this quarter.

Technology Operations and Concepts

1 .Practice injury prevention by applying a variety of ergonomic strategies when using technology. (5)
2 .Apply previous knowledge of digital technology operations to analyze and solve current hardware and software problems. (4,6)
Lesson Title
Description/Learning Target
Application
Files
Computer
and Internet
Basics
Students will review basic
parts and functions of a
computer.
Discovery Education
Video: Computer and Internet Basics


Computers Can Be A Real Pain
Students will learn about proper posture for sitting at and working on a computer. Take photos of students demonstrating the correct ergonomic positions and post them in the lab or have students create posters for display.
Suggestions:
Glogster,
Word

Digital Learning Projects

3. Conceptualize, guide, and manage individual or group learning projects using digital planning tools with teacher support. (4,6)
Lesson Title
Description/Learning Target
Application
Files
Colorado Places
Students will create an informative and persuasive
poster using Powerpoint advertising a place in Colorado
Powerpoint
Worldbookonline.com
wikipedia.org

Lesson plan template for Colorado places





Internet Safety

3. Demonstrate safe and cooperative use of technology. (5)
Lesson Title
Description/Learning Target
Application
Files

Gaming Etiquette


Attitude Overdrive

There's nothing wrong with playing to win, but what happens when someone crosses the line between competitor and griefer?

Students will watch the NSTeens video "Attitude Overdrive" and discuss what to do when they encounter "griefers" while playing games online. They will make a fact wheel to remind them how to deal with griefers.
Internet:
http://www.nsteens.org/Videos/AttitudeOverdrive

(Online videos but sometimes they do not stream smoothly. Try to download the videos instead.)
Download the videos the night before!!!! The videos take an hour or two to download. Another option is to email Netsmartz and they will send you then entire curriculum with a DVD. This will take 1 - 2 weeks to arrive.

Netiquette

Miketosis

Students demonstrate how rumors can get out of control through a story circle activity. They watch the NSTeens video "Mike-Tosis" and discuss how spreading rumors online can have offline consequences.
Internet:
http://www.nsteens.org/Videos/Mike-Tosis

(Online videos but sometimes they do not stream smoothly. Try to download the videos instead.)
Download the videos the night before!!!! The videos take an hour or two to download. Another option is to email Netsmartz and they will send you then entire curriculum with a DVD. This will take 1 - 2 weeks to arrive.

Cyberbullying

Terrible Text

Students watch "Terrible tEXt" to understand why this form of cyberbullying is hurtful and what to do if it happens to them. They will follow-up by discussing why these responses are appropriate.
Internet:

http://www.nsteens.org/Videos/TerribletEXt

(Online videos but sometimes they do not stream smoothly. Try to download the videos instead.)
Download the videos the night before!!!! The videos take an hour or two to download. Another option is to email Netsmartz and they will send you then entire curriculum with a DVD. This will take 1 - 2 weeks to arrive.

Cyberbullying

How Much it Too Much?

Students read the webcomic, How Much Is Too Much?, which is about cyberbullying. Students write dialogue for a webcomic of their choice (provided). Upon completion, students will understand how to better protect themselves against cyberbullies.
Internet:

http://www.nsteens.org/Comics/HowMuchIsTooMuch

(Online videos but sometimes they do not stream smoothly. Try to download the videos instead.)
Download the videos the night before!!!! The videos take an hour or two to download. Another option is to email Netsmartz and they will send you then entire curriculum with a DVD. This will take 1 - 2 weeks to arrive.

Safe Profiles

Profile Penalty

Students will watch the NSTeens video "Profile Penalty" and discuss online reputations and responsibilities. They will write a story illustrating the consequences of posting something inappropriate online and present that story in PowerPoint using action buttons.
Internet:
http://www.netsmartz.org/NSTeens/ProfilePenalty

(Online videos but sometimes they do not stream smoothly. Try to download the videos instead.)
Download the videos the night before!!!! The videos take an hour or two to download. Another option is to email Netsmartz and they will send you then entire curriculum with a DVD. This will take 1 - 2 weeks to arrive.

Safe Profiles

Post to be Private

Students watch "Post-to-be Private" to understand the importance of protecting their personal information on the Internet. In groups, they evaluate examples of things they might post online and decide what is okay to post and what is not okay to post. Together, students discuss ways to better protect themselves on the Internet.
Internet:

http://www.nsteens.org/Videos/Post-to-bePrivate

(Online videos but sometimes they do not stream smoothly. Try to download the videos instead.)
Download the videos the night before!!!! The videos take an hour or two to download. Another option is to email Netsmartz and they will send you then entire curriculum with a DVD. This will take 1 - 2 weeks to arrive.

Internet Safety

Friend or Fake?

Students watch the NSTeens video “Friend or Fake?” and complete a worksheet comparing the types of comments that an online friend and an online fake might make. They will also write an e-mail to a classmate warning them about the potential dangers of meeting offline.
Internet:
http://www.nsteens.org/Videos/FriendOrFake

(Online videos but sometimes they do not stream smoothly. Try to download the videos instead.)
Download the videos the night before!!!! The videos take an hour or two to download. Another option is to email Netsmartz and they will send you then entire curriculum with a DVD. This will take 1 - 2 weeks to arrive.

IM


The Boy who Loved IM

Students learn how difficult it is to tell when someone is misrepresenting themselves online and play a game to reinforce this.
Internet:
http://www.netsmartz.org/NetSmartzKids/BoyWhoLovedIm

(Online videos but sometimes they do not stream smoothly. Try to download the videos instead.)
Download the videos the night before!!!! The videos take an hour or two to download. Another option is to email Netsmartz and they will send you then entire curriculum with a DVD. This will take 1 - 2 weeks to arrive.

Viruses

Don't Open that File

Students talk about how viruses can affect their computers and play a group activity called "The Virus" to demonstrate how viruses spread.
Internet:

http://www.netsmartz.org/NetSmartzKids/DontOpenThatFile

(Online videos but sometimes they do not stream smoothly. Try to download the videos instead.)
Download the videos the night before!!!! The videos take an hour or two to download. Another option is to email Netsmartz and they will send you then entire curriculum with a DVD. This will take 1 - 2 weeks to arrive.

Viruses

Don't Open that File 2

Students discuss what viruses are, how quickly they can spread, and how computer viruses can damage computers. They watch "UYN: Don't Open That File," review the main points, and decode clues to find a hidden message.
Internet:

http://www.netsmartz.org/NetSmartzKids/DontOpenThatFile

(Online videos but sometimes they do not stream smoothly. Try to download the videos instead.)
Download the videos the night before!!!! The videos take an hour or two to download. Another option is to email Netsmartz and they will send you then entire curriculum with a DVD. This will take 1 - 2 weeks to arrive.