Last week the 3rd-5th graders discussed what kind of information should be shared on the internet. We talked about their digital footprint and how important it is to their well-being. We watched the Phineas & Ferb public service announcement. I shared some personal stories of people who have suffered from making poor decisions regarding their use of the internet. Students then watched a video to help them understand the nine things that should go in their top secret folder. Using Moodle, students took a ten question true/false quiz. Most of the students did very well. The first class I had in the computer lab did not get to finish the quiz on Monday. The video was part of their Moodle lesson. Twenty-four computers trying to access the video at once seemed to stress our bandwidth somewhat. I got a little wiser with the next groups, and we watched the video together before going to computers to take the quiz.
This week we will continue to stress the importance of staying safe by following the guidelines concerning what to post online. I came across a great collection of Internet Safety Websites through the blog I follow called Blogging About the Web 2.0 Connected Classroom. They are arranged in a LiveBinder. You can click on the picture below to find the Online Safety LiveBinder. I am going to use the Garfield Internet Safety 2 and 3 with my Wii remote interactive board to review digit contact.