Rescue Union School District

Digital Literacy

Digital Literacy Curriculum is designed to ensure that our students are following safe online practices. Twice a year schools will organize an assembly or class presentations followed by a discussion or writing assignment regarding appropriate online behavior. Site Leadership will determine the appropriate content and process to best serve the needs of the school site.

Assemblies and classroom presentations educate students to avoid dangerous and inappropriate behavior and to make smart decisions while becoming a digital citizen with a focus on the following topics:

  1. Recognizing and reporting inappropriate online behavior
  2. Cyber Bullying
  3. Social Networks
  4. Understanding copyright laws

Teachers will use selected videos and lesson plans in an assembly or class discussion to initiate an age appropriate conversation on the above topics with their students in order to build their understanding on the dangers of the internet. Additionally, teachers should revisit the discussion with follow up questions and/or online resources to continue the conversation with their class after the assembly or classroom discussion.

Digital Citizenship Lesson Library:

Click on the appropriate grade level below for assemblies or classroom presentations addressing the four topics listed above.

Videos that Appear to be Blocked

  • Most videos will require the teacher to override the filter.
  • If the video doesn't appear, open a new tab in your browser, go to www.youtube.com and override the filter. 
  • Then refresh your screen or try the link again.

Citation

Some lessons utilize lessons from: PVUSD Net Safety Plan Resources Page. (n.d.). PVUSD.NET: PVUSD Net Safety Plan Resource page. Retrieved July 25, 2014, from www.pvusd.net/netsafetyplan

Used with permission.