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Piano and Laylee Go Online

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Length: 24 pages4 minutes

Summary

Piano and Laylee are neighbor puppies of different breeds growing up in the 21st Century. Laylee is a Bichon Frise who was adopted by a Maltese couple and Piano is a Dachshund born to a Dachshund couple. They have become fast friends who like to play together both outside and online. Laylee is free spirited and Piano steadfast and slightly shy. Their adventures online become experiences from which they learn about the world and digital citizenship. There are five books in the series focusing on the areas of basic internet safety guidelines, learning proper netiquette when using technology, how to handle a cyberbully, respecting the copyrights of others’ work, and understanding acceptable use policies. Through their experiences, their parents and teacher help to guide them in understanding the importance of being good digital citizens. They also learn to identify who their trusted adults are so that they can be empowered, independent learners. There are several other teachable subjects in the books, such as adoption, career exploration, diversity, dog breeds, manners, and technology operations of keyboarding and file management. These two lovable puppies create a make believe world for young children to enjoy and learn about digital citizenship through their adventures.
Features:
Teachable moments that help young learners understand safety and ethical issues around technology use at home and at school
Digital citizenship topics that provide clarity and allow for expanded discussion
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This material is suitable for any platform.
Audience:
Students ages 5–9, educators (PK–3), curriculum specialists, parents
Keywords:
Digital citizenship, acceptable use policy, online safety, copyright, netiquette

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