This week you will either attend the webinar on Tuesday, September 30, at 10:00 AM Eastern or listen to

the recording (link will be shared after the recorded session. You will also view videos and read articles
related to Digital Citizenship. These resources should provide you with a deep understanding of Digital
Citizenship and its implementation in the classroom. The foundation of this topic is extremely important
for you to think about over the remainder of this course.
Digital Citizenship is a critical 21st century skill for educators and students in both formal and informal
settings. This should be addressed at all grade levels and across all content areas.
Post a lesson that you have developed, in this discussion topic,. This lesson must include an aspect of
effective, integrated Digital Citizenship.
Include the following:




Grade level (s)
Content Area (s)
Lesson Plan objectives
Digital Citizenship Element (s) being integrated into Lesson Plan
Assessment of how you will determine students' application of Digital Citizenship Element(s)

Grade Level – 5TH
Content Area – Physical Education – Tumbling/Gymnastics
Lesson Plan Objectives – Students will use balance, strength, and teamwork to complete group tumbling
challenges.
2.A.B – Students will explain and demonstrate static and dynamic balance in various movement patterns.
1.A.1 – Demonstrate and apply fundamental movement skills in an authentic situation
Digital Citizenship Element being integrated into Lesson Plan – safety and security
Assessment of how you will determine students’ application of Digital Citizenship elements – Students will
turn-and-talk about digital security. They will fill out an exit ticket with their group about why it
would/would not be a good idea to share the class pictures on their social media sites.
This lesson is at the end of my gymnastics/tumbling unit. For a number of lessons like this one, students
work in groups to complete “challenges” that are posted on the walls of the room. These challenges are
group balances and require cooperation, balance, strength, as well as planning. They need a spotter for
all activities and once they complete a challenge, myself and the other P.E. teacher come to their group
and count to three to make sure they are holding the balance. We will also take pictures for use on
school bulletin boards and for the end of the year 5 th grade promotion ceremony. Students always ask if
they can have the pictures or bring in their own cameras/phones, as many of them want to share the
pictures on Instagram or Facebook. I do not let them take the pictures because some students do not
want their photos shared, and I do not want to open a window for any potential problems that may arise
from the situation.
At the end of the class, I’d like to ask the students why they think I do not let them take their own pictures
and the problems that can arise if they post them online. I want to see if they understand the safety
concerns that I have if they post the pictures of other students without their permission, as well as posting
the location of the school. I am hopeful that they will understand the dangers associated with posting
other students’ pictures, along with their location and during the daytime. This can be open to
cyberbullying, along with safety concerns of school attacks or personal attacks. Understanding their own
safety and security, especially with social media, is a very important part of digital citizenship.