APS Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Discovery Elementary: K-5

Kindergarten: Going Places Safely Online

APS Central Question: How do I go places safely on the computer?

APS Enduring Understanding: There are a lot of exciting things to do online, but it is important to follow certain rules to remain safe.

Learning Objectives: I will be able to:

Grade 1: Staying Safe Online

APS Central Question: How do you stay safe when you visit websites?

APS Enduring Understanding: It is important to stay safe online by choosing websites that are good for you to visit and avoiding sites that are not appropriate.

Learning Objectives: I will be able to:

Grade 2-Module 1: Keep it Private

APS Central Question: What kinds of information should I keep to myself when I use the Internet?

APS Enduring Understanding: Certain kinds of information is private and should not be shared online.

Learning Objectives: I will be able to:

Grade 2-Module 2: Follow the Digital Trail

APS Central Question: What is a digital footprint?

APS Enduring Understanding: Information put online leaves a digital footprint or trail. The digital trail can be big or small, depending on how it is managed.

Learning Objectives: I will be able to:

Grade 2-Optional Lesson: Computer Trouble

APS Central Question: How can we balance time spent on the internet with other activities?

APS Enduring Understanding: The internet can be used in many fun and creative ways, but it is important to have balance in life.

Learning Objectives: I will be able to:

Grade 3-Module 1: Keep It Private/CyberPigs

APS Central Question: What are marketing messages online and what can you do about them?

APS Enduring Understanding: It is important to protect personal information online to avoid marketing efforts and to surf the Internet safely.

Learning Objectives:

I will be able to:

Grade 3-Module 2: What’s Cyberbullying

APS Central Question: What is cyberbullying and how do you deal with it?

APS Enduring Understanding: Bullying can happen in person or online, but both kinds of bullying are hurtful.

Learning Objectives: I will be able to:

Grade 3-Optional Lesson: Francine’s Pilfered Paper

APS Central Question: What is plagiarism and how can it be avoided?

APS Enduring Understanding: When doing research, one must not copy another person's work, but summarize the information and give credit to the source.

APS Learning Objectives: I will be able to:

Grade 4-Module 1: The Keys to Keywords

APS Central Question: Which keywords will give you the best search results?

APS Enduring Understanding: Certain search strategies will increase the accuracy of keyword searches.

Learning Objectives: I will be able to:

Grade 4-Module 2: How to Cite a Site

APS Central Question: How do I cite different types of online sources?

APS Enduring Understanding: It is important to cite sources when doing research to give proper credit to the author.

Learning Objectives:I will be able to:

Grade 4-Optional Lesson: Faux Paw Goes to the Games-Balanceing Screen Time with Real Life

APS Central Question: How does spending too much time online affect achieving your goals?

APS Enduring Understanding: Time spent online should be balanced with other activities, such as exercise, reading, spending time with friends and family, and playing outside.

Learning Objectives: I will be able to:

Grade 4-Optional Lesson: Gekko Goof Website Evaluation

APS Central Question: Can you really trust everything you read online?

APS Enduring Understanding: Not everything you see online is true.  It is important to evaluate websites before you use the information for homework or research.

Learning Objectives: I will be able to:

Grade 5-Module 1: Rings of Responsibility

APS Central Question: What kinds of responsibilities does a good digital citizen have?

APS Enduring Understanding: Information put online leaves a digital footprint or trail. The digital trail can be big or small, depending on how it is managed.

Learning Objectives: I will be able to:

Grade 5-Module 2: Super Digital Citizen

APS Central Question: What does it mean to be a good digital citizen?

APS Enduring Understanding: To be a good digital citizen, one must be responsible & respectful in online and offline communities and learn to solve digital dilemmas in a responsible way.

APS Learning Objectives: I will be able to:

Grade 5-Optional Lesson: Whose Is It, Anyway?

APS Central Question: How can you show respect for other people’s work?

APS Enduring Understanding: Giving credit is a sign of respect for people’s work.

Learning Objectives: I will be able to:

Grade 5-Optional Lesson: Website Evaluation

APS Central Question: How do you evaluate the validity of information on a website?

APS Enduring Understanding: Not all information on websites can be trusted. There is a set of criteria that can be used to evaluate the validity of digital information.

APS Learning Objectives: I will be able to: