Monday, September 18, 2017

Middle School: Celebrate Your Freedom to Read

Love of Reading
Read for a variety of purposes and across content areas.

  • Evaluate grade appropriate quality literature and understand censorship

4th Grade Cyberbullying--what do you know?

4th Grade: Click here to share what you know!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

First, Second and Third Grade Technology

Primary Objectives:
  • Student learns proper posture for keyboarding.
  • Student learns to identify touch keys.
  • Student understands reach keys.
  • Student learns to type basic punctuation (without using the Shift key).
  • Student learns to type home row keys.
  • Student learns to type letters without looking at the keyboard.
Secondary Objectives:
  • Student learns and practices using technology for real-world application.

Fourth Grade Digital Citizenship/Cyberbullying Lesson

  • Student learns what cyber bullying is and becomes familiar with different forms it can take.
  • Student learns that a cyber bully is someone that repeatedly uses technology to hurt another person, individually or as part of a group.
  • Student learns that some ways that cyber bullies may hurt another person is by harassing them, impersonating them, intimidating them, isolating them, stalking, creating or helping to spread false rumors, extortion, name calling and flaming, tricking or terrorizing them.
  • Student learns that some types of technology that are used by cyber bullies are social networking sites, text messages, camera phones, instant messages, email, malicious Websites, chat rooms, blogs, and phones.
  • Student learns that cyber bullying is taken very seriously by law enforcement and schools.
  • Student learns what they should do to make it harder for someone to cyber bully them.
  • Student learns to create strong passwords with letters and numbers and change them often.
  • Student learns to only share passwords with a responsible adult.
  • Student learns to keep their page, personal information and blog private.
  • Student learns to block cyber bullies.
  • Student learns that treating others well online will make them less of a target for cyber bullies.
  • Student learns what they should and should not do when cyber bullied.
  • Student learns that they should tell their parent or guardian and their school that they are being cyber bullied.
  • Student learns that they must never reply to a cyber bully attack, replying could make the attacks much worse, could make it difficult to prove who started the attacks, and that cyber bullies feed off of the reactions of their victims.
  • Student learns that they should always save and print all evidence of being cyber bullied and print it, and never delete the evidence before saving it or printing it and showing it to an adult.
  • Student learns that if it an attack is posted in a comment they should print it, tell their parent or guardian, and flag it to make sure the site provider knows what the poster is doing.
  • Student learns to report imposter profiles to a social networking site or gaming site.
  • Student learns why it is important to act when they know someone else is being cyber bullied and what they have a responsibility to do.
  • Student learns to tell the school if they know of another student being cyber bullied.
  • Student learns to never participate in cyber bullying.
  • Student learns to tell friends to stop cyber bullying if safe to do so, if they don’t feel safe they should let an adult know, is better to do so privately instead of in front of a group.
  • Student learns ways to support targeted students, send private positive messages to befriend a student that is being targeted.
  • Student learns about the harmful effects that cyber bullying can cause.

Fifth Grade Digital Citizenship/Online Safety

Primary Objectives:
  • Students avoid posting material that might embarrass or harm themselves.
  • Students learn how to convey emotion respectfully online, and how to handle any offensive or insulting material they may receive.
  • Students learn that if someone writes them a message that makes them feel bad, they should show it to a teacher or parent before deleting it and not reply.
  • Students limit the personal information they share online.
  • Students recognize the need to be cautious in making new online connections.
  • Students understand that strong emotions can cause them to do or say things they may later regret, and that they should think twice before posting online.
  • Students use privacy settings on social networks to restrict who can communicate with them.
  • Students use techniques to make their passwords strong and they do not share them with anyone.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Vote YALSA Teen Top Ten

Make your voice heard!  Vote for your favorite book by October 14th.  Results announced the week of October 16th.
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