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I don't know if anyone else here has already found this, so i thought I'd share just in case. I came across Digital Passport by Common Sense Media. It is an online curriculum that is free to schools where students (3-5) learn all about digital citizenship. I just finished signing all of my students up and plan to begin using it in the next couple weeks. It has all sorts of activities as well as games that students are able to use for free.
The link is : https://digitalpassport.org/educator-registration
Has anyone else already used this? If so, please let me know what you think of it.
I am using it this year in my 4th grade.... They love it and can't wait for each week...
DO you think it would be too hard for third grade? Or are you just saving it for them next year?
I think 3rd might get it...But I know some of my 4th graders aren't "getting" it...they just rush to get to the game...
That is why I use it in 4th..With my 5th graders I use Carnegie Cadet Academy...They LOVE that one...
I'd love to use Carnegie Cadets, but I can't seem to get it to work on our system. One time I was able to actually login from the installation on our server, but when I had 10 students trying to login at the same time (on different computers), all we kept getting was the message "cannot connect to server."
We have upgraded our internet connection, so I hope to use it next year successfully. I also have found another digital citizenship program which I plan to use. (ignition.everfi.net) I'm constantly on the lookout for fun and educational web based programs. Since I teach 1st - 8th, I'd like to find at least 6 different programs so that the students aren't repeating a program in two different grades.
I'm using this with my 5th and 6th graders. They seem to really enjoy it, although due to time constraints I split each lesson in half - do the intro/video the first week, and then the mission/wrap up the second week. The favorite lesson so far was Search Shark, and my personal favorite intro activity was the Erase It! (Privacy.) The game which frustrated me and some of my students was Privacy Jumper - although some of it may have had to do with our internet connection/computers age.
I am using it with 3rd-5th grade students. They love it!! I like how it gives me reports.
I love the lesson plans that go with each area. I also tell the students that they have to get a 70% or better to go on to the next lesson. I plan something fun for students who complete the lessons with a 70% or better and I noticed that the others are trying harder.
I'm using this with my 4th graders. I got an email about it from Common Sense. I can't really gauge it yet as we've only gotten 1 lesson done.