Grades 9-12 Lessons


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    Module 1
    STUDENT
    Lesson PlanPurpose
     
     Online Self-Image & Identity
    This lesson focuses on exploring key ideas related to how we represent ourselves online. Students explore different representations for school, social media and interacting with strangers, such as in Second Life. As a culminating activity students will visit, www.voki.com, where they will create an avatar for their school self, complete with a short bio and a speaking piece which uses a simile to express their digital self.
    • Students will be able to reflect on the similarities and differences in how people represent themselves online and offline.
    • Students will be able to understand that they might choose to show different parts of themselves online, depending on context and audience.
    • Students will be able to consider the risks and benefits of assuming different personas online, and think critically about what it means to be genuine in an online context.
    • Students will be able to create a representation of their digital selves using a simile and online character creator.
     
    My Online Code
    • Students will be aware of their own self and how they relate to their digital selves.
    • Students will express a simile in the production of an online representation of themselves.
     

    Digital Life 102


    • Students will be aware of their own self and how they relate to their digital selves.
    • Students will express a simile in the production of an online representation of themselves.


    Module 2
    STUDENT
    Lesson PlanPurpose

     Breaking Down Hate
    This lesson recognize hate speech and its impact on individuals, groups, and communities, both online and offline. Students analyze situations to determine if they constitute hate speech. As a culminating activity students will visit a meme generator where they will create a meme for their school focusing on delivering a strong textual and visual message on hate. A rubric will focus on design, imagery and persuasion.
    • Students will be able recognize hate speech and its impact on individuals, groups, and communities, both online and offline by surveying and analyzing class views.
    • Students will be able analyze situations to determine if they constitute hate speech through peer interactions.
    • Students will create a set of community guidelines for dealing with online and offline hate speech at school.
    • Students will be able to persuade others in the online community about combating hate speech by creating a meme.

    Feeling on Display

    • Students need to be aware of how to develop healthy relationships with their friends, school staff, peers and strangers online. 
    • The first lesson will focus on students reflecting on how “hate speech” and create a set of community guidelines for dealing with online and offline hate speech at school. Students will then create a meme within a PSA genre.



    Turn Down the Dial on Cyberbullying and Online Cruelty
    • Students need to be aware of how to develop healthy relationships with their friends, school staff, peers and strangers online. 
    • The first lesson will focus on students reflecting on how “hate speech” and create a set of community guidelines for dealing with online and offline hate speech at school. Students will then create a meme within a PSA genre.


    Module 3
    STUDENT
    Lesson PlanPurpose

     College Bound
    This lesson emphasises the utter importance of conscientious decision making regarding anything that is published or posted online. It also forces student to reflect on how their reputation is can be affected or influenced by what is posted about them online (especially when it comes to college acceptance, job applications, etc.). Product. Students will plan, write and storyboard a short comic book using BitStrips, http://bitstrips.com/create/comic/, illustrating the importance of consciencious decision making with regard to what they post online.
    • Students will learn that they have a public presence online called a digital footprint.
    • Students will recognize that any information they post online can help or hurt their image and future opportunities, including their chances for college admission or employment.
    • Students will consider how to present an authentic and positive image of themselves online.
    • Students will convey their understanding through the creation of a comic strip.

    Private Today, Public Tomorrow
    • Students will be made aware of the importance of publishing on the internet with a focus on their digital footprint.
    • Students will create and publish a comic/narrative highlighting the importance of their digital footprint.