Thursday, October 10, 2019

Middle School Book Fair


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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Digital Citizenship Week Elementary Classes


SECOND GRADE:
Online Safety: Cyberbullying
In this engaging and interactive digital lesson, the learners receive direct instruction and practice in preventing, stopping, and not participating in cyberbullying. They will understand what cyberbullying is, types of technology used for cyberbullying, and how to reach out to an adult for help.
Pause & Think Online Video
THIRD GRADE:
Online Safety & Digital Citizenship: Skills Check - Level 3 
Online Safety & Digital Citizenship Skills Check - Level 3 (Post) evaluates 3rd grade concepts for safe, ethical online practices, proper online behavior, dealing with and preventing cyberbullying, and demonstrating strategies for safe and open communication.

FOURTH GRADE: 
Online Safety & Digital Citizenship: Skills Check - Level 4
Online Safety & Digital Citizenship Skills Check - Level 4 (Pre) evaluates 4th grade concepts for safe, ethical online practices, knowledge and skills about proper online behavior, dealing with and preventing cyberbullying, and demonstrating strategies for safe and open communication.
Online Safety: Communicating Online and Cyberbullying
The learners receive direct instruction and practice in preventing, stopping, and not participating in cyberbullying. They will understand what cyberbullying is, its effects, types of technology used by cyberbullies, ways to stay safe online, and what to do about cyberbullying in this engaging and interactive digital lesson.

FIFTH GRADE: 
Online Safety: Digital Citizenship
The learners receive direct instruction and practice in digital citizenship and responsible use of technology. They learn about digital footprints, the importance of privacy settings and creating a strong password and how to avoid websites that ask for personal information in this engaging and interactive digital lesson.
Online Safety: Dealing with Cyberbullying
The learners receive direct instruction and practice dealing with cyberbullying as they understand how to treat everyone with respect, avoid gossip, and the effects of cyberbullying. Learners are introduced to privacy settings and blocking messages as a way to respond to cyberbullies, and who to reach out to for help in this engaging and interactive digital lesson.
Digital Citizenship Quiz
This quiz challenges students to demonstrate their understanding of digital citizenship and the ethical and legal issues related to working and communicating online. Students will evaluate and choose actions that can help protect their personal safety online and offline. Students will be asked to decide on how to conduct themselves online, while respecting themselves and others. Finally, students will demonstrate their understanding of cyberbullying and what they can do to protect themselves and advocate for others.

Friday, October 4, 2019

7th and 8th Grade Digital Citizenship Lesson and Resources

Digital Citizenship
Understand the legal and ethical issues of technology as related to individuals, cultures, and societies.
  • Understand and practice the basics of safe use of the Internet
  • Practice safe handling of personal information online
  • Practice ethical behavior in online interactions including an understanding of how online communication can contribute to miscommunication and potential cyberbullying
  • Use etiquette considering the global audience when communicating digitally
  • Identify what constitutes an "uncomfortable" interaction online and how to handle it effectively

Open this blog post for resources.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Elementary/High School Library Classes & The Bulldog Family Read Aloud

We are thankful for K-12 classes, students and teachers!  Students and staff checked out over 51,000 books during the 2018-2019 school year. We teach more than 30 classes each week!

     We are excited about the Bulldog Family Read Aloud for 2019!  

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

September 27--Kickoff & Chapter 1

Sept 30-Oct 4--Chapters 2-6
Oct 7-11--Chapters 7-12
Oct 14-18--Chapters 13-17
Oct 21-25--Chapters 18-22
October 25--Harvest Festival 4-6 p.m.

6th Grade: How to use your High Plains Library Card

Love of Reading

Read for a variety of purposes and across content areas.
  • Understand how to access a variety of formats including digital, print, and audio resources
High Plains Library District offers
  • programs (see their event calendar)
  • audiobooks (highly recommend Hoopla and Overdrive)
  • ebooks (highly recommend Hoopla and Overdrive)
  • interlibrary loan
  • web access to your account so you can put books on hold and renew books



Wednesday, September 25, 2019

6th Grade Digital Citizenship: Cyberbullying Crossing the Line

Digital Citizenship
Understand the legal and ethical issues of technology as related to individuals, cultures, and societies.
  • Practice ethical behavior in online interactions including an understanding of how online communication can contribute to miscommunication and potential cyberbullying
Our lesson today is on