This article really struck me. Paula Ford, a Kindergarten teacher in California, did a PBL on kindness with her class. KINDERGARTEN. She has had a launch event. A Driving Question. I’m just blown away. The teacher is also on twitter if you want to follow her.
Along with “Interland.” (which I hope you shared with your students!!) Google has a lot of wonderful resources for Digital Citizenship called “Be Internet Awesome.” Google came up with “The Code of Internet Awesome” which includes . . .
- Share With Care
- Don’t Fall For Fakes
- Keep it Safe
- It’s Cool to be Kind
Five Minutes of Dig Cit: Talk to your students about “Share With Care.” and what students should “Keep personal details about family and friends private. Generate a list and keep it up in your classroom for the week.
Want your students to be able to have the computer read the screen aloud? Natural Reader (which is already installed on Fairfax County student computers) is the way to go. Students Open Natural Reader, click the “Floating Bar” button and minimize it. After that any text they can select they can copy.
https://hyperdocs.co/ is the homepage for the authors who invented the term Hyperdocs. There are plenty of resources and places to check out. If you are interested in learning about Hyperdocs, start here first (or read their wonderful book!).
You know how when you first share your new Google Classroom code with the rest of the students, that it is always super tiny. Google has a great way to show it full screen. The wonderful Alice Keeler has instructions.
Looking for something for the students to do during indoor recess? Google has a host of Digital Citizenship Resources at https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/resources including a game called “Interland.” Interland is . . .
an adventure-packed online game that makes learning about digital safety and citizenship interactive and fun—just like the Internet itself. Here, kids will help their fellow Internauts combat badly behaved hackers, phishers, oversharers, and bullies by practicing the skills they need to be good digital citizens.