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DIGITAL LIFE

Rings of Responsibility
Essential Question:Whatisgooddigitalcitizenship? Learning Overview and Objectives

LESSON PLAN

Overview:Studentsexplorewhatitmeanstoberesponsibletoandrespectfuloftheirofflineandonline communitiesasawaytolearnhowtobegooddigitalcitizens. Studentsbrainstormaboutofflinecommunitiestheyfeelresponsibletointheirschool,neighborhood,orcity. Theythensitincircles,whichdepicttheRingsofResponsibility,andexploreresponsibilitiestheyhaveto themselves,friendsandfamily,andofflineandonlinecommunities.Finally,theydrawcomicstrips(orcreate themwithanonlinetool)showingtheconsequenceswhenstudentsdontbehaveresponsiblyonline.

objectives

Studentswill: !"Considertheirresponsibilitiestotheirofflinecommunities !"Reflectontheirresponsibilitiestotheironlinecommunities !"Learnthatgooddigitalcitizensareresponsibleandrespectfulinthe digitalworld(andbeyond)

Materials and Preparation


Materials !"#$"%&'()"*+"%,)-*')&.&/&0$"1023,'0"45'3*20" !"156,"07,"85$9"1023,'0"45'3*20"

Estimated time:45minutes

Preparation !"Copythe#$"%&'()"*+"%,)-*')&.&/&0$"1023,'0"45'3*20,oneforeachstudent !"Copythe156,"07,"85$9"1023,'0"45'3*20,oneforeachstudent !"PreparethecomputertodisplaytheInternetonthescreenfortheclassifyouwanttoshowtheSpiderMan websiteintheIntroduction(optional) ParentResources !"SendparentsthelinktotheDigitalLifeParent/TeacherIntroVideo !"Sendparentsthe8&(&05/":&+,"+*;"</,=,'05;$"1023,'0)">5;,'0"?&-"17,,0

Key Vocabulary
!"%,)-*')&.&/&0$@"Adutyorobligation !"A*==2'&0$@"Agroupofpeoplewithacommonbackgroundorsharedinterests !"A&0&B,'@"Amemberofacommunity !"8&(&05/"A&0&B,'@"AmemberofaworldwidecommunitylinkedbytheInternet

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Introduce

LESSON PLAN

ASKWhatcommunitiesareyoupartofinyourschool,neighborhood,orcity?(DefinetheKeyVocabulary wordC*==2'&0$.) Sampleresponses: !" Afterschoolclub !" Sportsteam !" Placeofworship !" Thisclass ASKWhatqualitiesmakethesegroupscommunities? Sampleresponses: !" Manypeopletakepartinthisgroup !" Weallhavethesamegoals !" Weareallsupposedtofollowthesamerulest

Teach 1: Learn About Citizenship


INTRODUCEstudentstoSpiderMansmotto:Withgreatpowercomesgreatresponsibility.(Optional:Show studentsthefollowinglinktoSpiderManandhismotto:www.marvel.com/universe/SpiderMan) TEACHstudentstheKeyVocabularyword;,)-*')&.&/&0$.TellstudentsthatSpiderMansmottowillalsobe thefocusofthislesson. INTRODUCEtheKeyVocabularywordC&0&B,'.Encouragestudentstothinkaboutthekindsofrightsand responsibilitiesthatcomewithbeingamemberorcitizenofthecommunitiestheybelongto.Thenaskstudents toreflectontherightsandresponsibilitiesthatcomewithbeingacitizenofourcountry. ASKWhatrightsdoyouhaveasacitizenoftheUnitedStates? Sampleresponses: !" Voting !" Beingelectedtooffice !" Freedomofspeechandotherconstitutionalrights !" HavingaU.S.passport DISCUSSsomeoftheresponsibilitiesofpeopleseekingtobecomeU.S.citizens:Theymustshowloyaltytothe UnitedStatestheymustbeabletospeak,read,andunderstandbasicEnglishandtheymustshowknowledgeof theU.S.governmentandConstitution,amongotherthings. EXPLAINthatonecanbeacitizenofallkindsofcommunities,notjustournation.

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ASKWhatdoyouthinkitmeanstobeagoodcitizenormemberofanyofthefollowingcommunities? !" School(gotoclass,turninmyhomework,listenwhenmyteacherandclassmatestalk,followmy schoolsrules) !" City(dontlitter,treatotherpeoplewithrespect,volunteertohelpothersinthecommunity) !" Nation(vote,paytaxes,treatotherswithrespectregardlessoftheirbackground)

Teach 2: Introduce the Rings of Responsibility


EXPLAINthatthereareofficialresponsibilitiesthatcomewithbeingaU.S.citizen,butthattherearealso unofficial,butstillimportant,responsibilitiesinlife.Tellstudentsthatyouaregoingtoexploresomeofthe everydayresponsibilitiestheyhavetothemselves,theirfriendsandfamily,andtothelargercommunity. RE-CREATEalargeversionoftheRingsofResponsibilitygraphic(below)ontheboard.Explainthateach ringrepresentsadifferentpersonorgrouptowhichtheyhaveresponsibilities.Introducetherings: !" SELF:Thecenterringhastodowithresponsibilitiesstudentshavetothemselves,suchaskeeping themselvessafeandhealthy,andprotectingtheirreputations. !" FRIENDS AND FAMILY:Themiddleringstandsforresponsibilitiesstudentshavetotheirfriendsand family,suchashelpingwithchores,attendingtheirperformances,orjustlisteningtothemwhen theyarehavingproblems. !" COMMUNITY:Theouterringstandsforresponsibilitiestothecommunity,fromfollowingrulesat schooltopickingupgarbageintheneighborhood.

community friends and family

self

HAVEstudentssitinthreecircles,sidebyside,eachrepresentingoneoftheRingsofResponsibility. EXPLAINthattwostudentsintheSelfringshouldstandupinthecenterofthatcircleandansweraquestion. ASKWhatresponsibilitiesdoyouhavetoyourself?(IeathealthyfoodIdomyhomework.)Thenaskother studentsintheclassfortheiranswers.

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EXPLAINthattwostudentsintheFriendsandFamilyringshouldstandupinthecenterofthatcircleand answeraquestion. ASKWhatresponsibilitiesdoyouhavetoyourfriendsandfamily?(Iwatchtheirbasketballgamesbecause theylikethesupportIhelpmymomanddadwithchoresandtakingcareofmylittlesister.)Thenaskother studentsintheclassfortheiranswers. EXPLAINthattwostudentsintheCommunityringshouldstandupinthecenterofthatcircleandanswer aquestion. ASKWhatresponsibilitiesdoyouhavetoyourcommunity?(Afterschoolclub:participateinactivities,listento othersSportsteam:cooperate,gettopracticeandgamesontime,improvemyskills.)Thenaskotherstudentsin theclassfortheiranswers.

Teach 3: Identify Online Responsibilities


HAVEstudentsremainseatedintheircircles. INTRODUCEtheKeyVocabularyterm3&(&05/"C&0&B,'. DISCUSSthat,asdigitalcitizens,studentsalsohaveresponsibilitiestothemselves,theirfriendsandfamily, andtheircommunityintheonlineworld. EXPLAINthattwomorestudentsintheSelfringshouldstandupinthecenterofthatcircleandansweraquestion. ASKWhatresponsibilitiesdoyouhavetoyourselfwhenyoureonline?(First,providekidsacoupleofexamples fromthefollowingsampleresponses,andthenaskotherstudentsinclassfortheiranswers.) !" Protectmypassword !" Dontgiveoutprivateinformation,whichincludesfullnames,telephonenumbers,addresses,andimages !" DontgoplacesIknowmyparentsdontwantmetogo !" CommunicateonlywithpeopleIknowoffline(intherealworld) !" ThinkcarefullyaboutwhatIreadontheInternet,andquestionifitisfromareliablesource EXPLAINthattwomorestudentsintheFriendsandFamilyringshouldstandupinthecenterofthatcircle andansweraquestion. ASKWhatresponsibilitiesdoyouhavetoyourfriendsandfamilyonline?(Encouragestudentsfirstby providingacoupleofexamplesfromthefollowingsampleresponses,andthenaskotherstudentsinclassfor theiranswers.) !" Beagoodfriendandfamilymemberonline !" Dontgiveoutothersprivateinformation,whichincludesfullnames,telephonenumbers,addresses, andimages !" Donttagtheminphotosorvideoswithoutpermission !" Dontforwardorcopyandpasteprivateinformationormessagessomeonesendsyouwithoutpermission EXPLAINthattwomorestudentsintheCommunityringshouldstandupinthecenterofthatcircleand answeraquestion.
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LESSON PLAN

ASKWhatresponsibilitiesdoyouhavetoyourcommunityonline?(Encouragestudentsfirstbyproviding acoupleofexamplesfromthefollowingsampleresponses,andthenaskthemforanswers.) !" BerespectfulinhowItalktoandworkwithothersonline !" Neverparticipateinonlinebullying !" Useonlineinformationtohelpmeansweranyquestions !" NevercopyandpasteinformationandthensayIwroteit

Teach 4: What Does Good Citizenship Look Like?


DIRECTstudentstogobacktotheirdesks.Havestudentsworkinpairs. DISTRIBUTEthe#$"%&'()"*+"%,)-*')&.&/&0$"1023,'0"45'3*20toeachstudent. REMINDstudents(referringtothediagramyoudrewontheboard)thattherearethreeringstheyshouldfeel responsibletoinboththerealworldandtheonlineworld:self,friendsandfamily,andcommunity.Encourage studentstothinkabouttheirresponsibilitytofollowrulesandbegoodcitizens.Also,encouragethemtothink aboutthekindsofcommunitiesandworldtheywouldliketocreate. READ ALOUDtheinstructionsonthe%&'()"*+"%,)-*')&.&/&0$"1023,'0"45'3*20.Writeoneofthe answersfromthehandoutontheboard(e.g.,protectpasswords)anddrawaline(s)showinghowyouwould connectthistooneormoreoftheRingsofResponsibility.Havestudentpairscompletethestudenthandout. Onthehandout,studentsmaydrawlinesfromthedifferentpointstooneormorecircles.Havestudentsshare theiranswers.

Teach 5: Create a Save the Day! Comic


REMINDstudentsofSpiderMansmotto:Withgreatpowercomesgreatresponsibility. DISTRIBUTEthe156,"07,"85$9"1023,'0"45'3*20toeachstudent. READ ALOUDtheinstructionsonthe156,"07,"85$9"1023,'0"45'3*20.Thenhavestudentsdrawacartoon stripshowingadigitalsuperherooftheircreation(e.g.,DynamicDigitalDave)whohaswitnessedanactof poordigitalcitizenship,andthenhelpsresolveit.Ifstudentsneedideas,offerthemthefollowingscenarios: 1.someonespreadsrumorsaboutsomebodyelseonline 2.someonecheatsonanassignmentforschoolbycopyinginformationfromawebsiteandsayingtheywroteit 3.someoneusessomeoneelsespasswordtopretendtobethatpersononline 4.someonesaysmeanthingsonline 5.someoneforwardsamessagecontainingprivateinformationtosomeoneelse (Mediacreationoption:HavestudentscreatetheircomicusingthefreeonlinecomicmakertoolMakeBeliefs Comixatwww.makebeliefscomix.com/Comix.Studentswillhavetochooseoneoftheprovidedcharacters tobetheirsuperhero.Studentscanalsofindacellphoneandcameraunderobjectstoincludeintheircomic. Whenstudentsarefinished,theycanprintouttheircomicstrips,oremailthemtoyouandtotheirparent.)

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LESSON PLAN

HANGstudentscomicsonthewallandhaveagallerywalk,encouragingstudentstointroducetheirdigital superheroandexplainhowthatsuperheroresolvedthedigitaldilemma.

Wrap Up and Assess


Youcanusethesequestionstoassessyourstudentsunderstandingofthelessonobjectives. ASKWhatdoesitmeantobeagoodcitizenintheofflineworld? ASKWhatdoesitmeantobeagooddigitalcitizen? REVIEWwithstudentsthattheyareresponsiblefortheirownbehavior,whetheritisintheofflineworldorin thedigital(online)world.Encouragethemtotreatotherswithrespectonlineandofflinebecauseitiscrucial tobeinggoodmembersofthecommunityandgooddigitalcitizens. CONCLUDEbyremindingstudentsofSpiderMansmotto,Withgreatpowercomesgreatresponsibility. RemindstudentsthattheInternetisapowerfultoolthatallowsthemtoconnectwithothersandtobe citizensofanonlinecommunity.Stressthatstudentsareresponsiblefortheirownbehaviorandhowitaffects themselves,familyandfriends,andthelargercommunity.

Alignment with Standards National Educational Technology Standards for Students 2007
(Source:InternationalSocietyforTechnologyinEducation,2007) DE"A;,50&6&0$"5'3"F''*650&*' a.applyexistingknowledgetogeneratenewideas,products,orprocesses b.createoriginalworksasameansofpersonalorgroupexpression GE"A*==2'&C50&*'"5'3"A*//5.*;50&*' c.communicateinformationandideaseffectivelytomultipleaudiencesusingavarietyofmediaandformats HE"8&(&05/"A&0&B,')7&a.advocateandpracticesafe,legal,andresponsibleuseofinformationandtechnology b.exhibitapositiveattitudetowardsusingtechnologythatsupportscollaboration,learning,andproductivity c.demonstratepersonalresponsibilityforlifelonglearning d.exhibitleadershipfordigitalcitizenship

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My Rings of Responsibility
Name Directions Class

STUDENT HANDOUT

Date

DrawalineconnectingeachonlineresponsibilitytooneormoreRingsofResponsibility.

Dont share personal information

Protect passwords

community friends and family

Dont forward or copy and paste other peoples private messages without permission

self

Be respectful in how I talk online

Never copy and paste information and then say I wrote it

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Save the Day!


Name Directions Class

STUDENT HANDOUT

Date

Createadigitalsuperhero,andthendrawacomicstripshowingyoursuperherofixingan actofpoordigitalcitizenship.

Step 1: Draw your digital superhero and give him or her a name. My digital superhero is named:

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Save the Day!

STUDENT HANDOUT

Step 2: Create a comic strip in which your superhero sees an act of poor digital citizenship. Then have your superhero fix the problemand save the day! Comic title:

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