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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Internet Safety

Internet Safety & Digital Footprint/Citizenship Resources

Beginning in 2015-2016, students in grades K-5 will receive comprehensive content on the proper use of technology including digital footprint and digital citizenship.  This is to supplement the information they have received in the classroom and in the Library in previous years.  At Jamestown Elementary School students will:
 
 Kindergarten
  • Learn how to properly handle and take care of electronic devices including desktop, laptops, and portable devices.  
First Grade
  • Review how to properly handle and take care of electronic devices including desktop, laptops, and portable devices. 
  • Learn correct volume control for devices
  • Learn how to shut down devices completely
Second Grade
  • Review how to properly handle and take care of electronic devices including desktop, laptops, and portable devices. 
  • Review how to shut down devices completely
  • Will understand the rights and responsibilities of their APS-issued devices.
Third Grade
  • Will understand the types of information they should and should not share on the Internet
  • Will learn about "digital footprints" and about leaving a digital trail
  • Will understand responsible use of devices {not changing settings on devices, using APS-issued devices for school-related work only, etc.} 
  • Will learn how to cite resources from the Internet using three pieces of information
  • Will learn terminology for "pausing" from their devices {fist bump, acute angle, hands on head, etc.}
  • Will understand the rights and responsibilities of their APS-issued devices.
  • Will understand that Jamestown databases and websites are "best bets" for research
  • Will know the difference between a search engine and a website
 
Fourth Grade
  • Will learn the difference between reliable and unreliable websites and online sources of information
  • Will develop strategies for balancing screen time with non-screen time
  • Will learn about copyright infringement and plagiarism, both intentional and unintentional 
  • Will learn how to cite resources from the Internet using five pieces of information
  • Will understand the rights and responsibilities of their APS-issued devices.
Fifth Grade 
  • Will take an anonymous social media survey to gauge their use and understanding of this medium and to prepare for lessons on digital citizenship {cyberbullying, digital footprint, etc.} 
  • Will understand the rights and responsibilities of their APS-issued Google Docs accounts.
  • Will understand the repercussions of posting information online about other people.
  • Will become informed about the legal age required for joining certain social media sites
Resources for Parents and Caregivers
 
 
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