July 15, 2014
Digital citizenship has a central place in teaching curricula.It is through educating kids on the appropriate ways to use, navigate, interact,create and share web content that they develop the skills necessary for thriving in a knowledge economy. I have already share here a wide variety of resources on this topic but today I want to draw your attention to these excellent resources from Google.
These are 10 interactive lessons designed by the folks in Google to help students learn more about different themes related to the general topic of digital citizenship. And while all these lessons revolve around YouTube, most of the principles they include could also be projected on any other digital platform.
THINK before you by ToGa Wanderings, on Flickr
1- What Makes YouTube Unique
What Makes YouTube Unique - basic facts and figures (40 minutes) - Teacher’s Guide, Slides
Lesson objective: Understand the environment and scale of YouTube
2- Detecting Lies
3- Safety Mode
Safety Mode - (5 minutes) - Teacher’s Guide, Slides
Lesson objective : Become familiar with what safety mode is, why you should use it and how to enable it for you and your family.
4- Online Reputation and Cyberbullying
Policy - The Community Guidelines (30 minutes) - Teacher’s Guide, Slides
6- Reporting content - Flagging
Reporting content - Flagging (20 minutes) - Teacher’s Guide, Slides
Lesson objective: Understand the flagging process, when to flag content on YouTube and how YouTube enforces policy.
Privacy part 2 - (50 minutes) - Teacher’s Guide, Slides
Copyright - (40 mins) - Teacher’s Guide, Slides
Additional resources/Appendix including parent resources - Teacher’s Guide, Slides
You can download the full Teacher’s Guide here.