Friday, November 2, 2018

Digital Literacy

All classes have been focusing on Digital Literacy. We discuss internet safety and practice following rules for use of the internet.
TK and Kindergarten: Exploring on websites to learn new things. We spent time looking at the San Diego Zoo Kids website. We are discovering that going on a website is like a field trip. There are fun things to learn, but just like real field trips we have to be safe.
First Grade: What makes a website good for us? First graders are learning how to discover what makes a website perfect for them. What to watch out for and what to avoid. 
Second Grade: Texting etiquette. Second graders are learning to take care in what they write in notes to friends or relatives. We have to watch out for feelings and show we care about the way we write.
Third Grade: Cyberbullying. What is cyberbullying and how can we stop it? What to do if it happens to us.
Fourth Grade: The Power of Words: Words can hurt. We need to be careful about what we say on the internet. Fourth graders also learn what to do if bullying happens to them.
Fifth Grade: Digital Community. We are a digital community. As such we learn to follow norms so that the community functions well. This is an overview of all the rules we have learned about digital literacy and internet safety in all years.

Some great links to digital literacy websites: