Well, my major project is finally underway! After spending all last week searching for resources about teaching digital citizenship, I finally feel ready to start developing my curriculum-based resource for the elementary level (Grades 3-5). The primary resources I intend to use in order to develop my project are: Ribble’s Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship, Saskatchewan’s Digital Citizenship Policy Planning Guide, Saskatchewan’s Digital Citizenship Continuum from Kindergarten to Grade 12, Common Sense Education website, and a variety of social media sources (Facebook, Snapchat, YouTube, etc…).
As stated in my introductory post, I intend to fashion my curriculum-based resource in the form of a unit plan. This unit will consist of 9 lessons plans. Specifically, 1 lesson plan for each of Ribble’s Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship. The contents of my unit plan will include lesson plans with detailed teaching instructions, activities, assessments, and a variety of resources to support each lesson. Once I narrowed down the structure of my project, next thing on my mind was organization. I thought to myself; Where would I store and organize all of my work?? So, I decided to use a digital platform called Google classroom as a space to store all of the content for my project. Creating a Google classroom was relatively easy for me as I’ve used it in the past with other online courses with Alec. I enjoy working with Google classroom as it is user-friendly and all of my Google documents automatically saves to my Google drive. Basically, everything I need is conveniently stored in one place. Need I say more?
Although the majority of my work will be stored in my Google classroom, I will continue to blog about the developmental process of my major project. So far, I have created a new class in my Google account and labeled it “Major Project for EC&I 832”. I have also created a topic within my Google classroom called “Resources to support Digital Citizenship”. Here, I have attached several resources that may be used while teaching about digital citizenship, such as the Saskatchewan’s Digital Citizenship Policy Planning Guide, Saskatchewan’s Digital Citizenship Continuum, and a variety of informational posters. Within the next week or so, I will attach my first detailed lesson plan.
As soon as my Google Classroom has more content uploaded to it, I will be ready to share the class code you will need in order to join my Google classroom and see the development of my major project for this course. I know I may have technically doubled the work load for myself by decided to use a digital platform. However, I just could not justify posting all of the contents of my major project on my blog while also blogging about it! No one would want to read my posts as they’d be crazy long! Hopefully I made the right choice and my plans for my major project work out! Wish me luck!
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