Today I hosted two workshops, one with grade 3 and one with grade 4. Our topic was a biggie… RESPONSIBILITY. More specifically, it is about how we can become responsible digital citizens.
We watched a video of a stone being dropped into still water. Through this we learned that each action and word has a ripple effect that extends from SELF to COMMUNITY to WORLD.
The class broke into three groups, self, community and world and discussed what each of those kind of responsibilities looked like.
We then played a game where I read out statements such as “I only use Apps and Websites that are ok for people my age” and students had to decide which ring to physically stand in.
After that we got more practice by using a handout which asked more questions of a similar nature.
This lesson was created by the brilliant educators at common sense education. They are leaders in the field of digital citizenship education. I highly encourage teachers to take advantage of the amazing resources available on that site.