The Power of Words

The Power of Words is the last lesson in the Digital Citizenship unit from Common Sense Media for third graders.  This lesson focuses on what I call digital conduct.  Students understand that words matter.  After watching the video below, students discuss how words can hurt.  I tell students this can be a hard lesson to talk about, because the subject of cyberbullying and its effects have to be addressed.  Students have to understand that using the internet to bully someone is now considered a criminal offense and can result in students being confined to a juvenile detention facility.

Fourth graders finished their digital citizenship review by completing Commons Sense Media’s Digital Passport module called Search Shark.  In this module, students learned how to receive more productive search results by using specific words or phrases.

The fifth graders continued working through the first 126 lessons in Typing Club.

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