Students will become digital citizens, according to the ISTE standard, by developing and teaching each other the best practices for behaving in the digital world.
Students will produce a product that will teach others about positive digital etiquette that will demonstrate their understanding of digital citizenship.
This lesson will be conducted over a period of six weeks during a 20-minute library instructional time. This schedule allows for rumination time, and hopefully will provide opportunities for classroom collaboration.
Week 1: What is etiquette?
- Discuss the term etiquette. Show the Emily Post Etiquette Poster.
- Show the archival video: Why are manners important? Archival video
- Divide class into 6 groups. Each group will be given a different social setting, listed below, and will brainstorm, what are the etiquette rules for that situation.
- Meeting new people/entertaining
- Dinner / mealtime
- Everyday manners
- Sporting events
- In public
- Groups share what they think are common etiquette rules. Discuss why we think those rules were created.
Week 2: What ought to be the digital etiquette rules?
- Review what we thought were the etiquette rules that we follow in our day-to-day world.
- Show the poster, Digital Etiquette Poster, which asks students to describe etiquette in the digital world.
- Have students brainstorm the different categories, guiding them to have these categories represented among others:
- Using mobile devices
- Sharing online
- Commenting, posting
- School online
- Digital identity
- Giving credit
- Divide students into six groups, and using poster paper, have them brainstorm different rules under these categories. Students rotate around to each category.
- Share as a class.
Week 3: How should the digital etiquette be taught?
- Review the different digital etiquette rules that we came up with the week before.
- How do we learn manners/behaviors? Give examples, such as Digital Etiquette Example Infographic, Digital Etiquette Sample Powtoon, Digital Etiquette Sample Video, Digital Etiquette Sample Podcast
- Using google forms, ask students to choose a rule that they would like to teach, and the method (poster, video, podcast, etc.) that they would like to use to teach that.
Weeks 4-6+: We teach it.
- Students will be divided into groups, based on the google form they filled out the previous week. They will fill out a Planning Document, and begin work.
- During these three weeks, they will work on their projects. If additional time is needed, it will be provided.
- The last week, we will share. The goal will also be to share with additional grades.
Students will work in mixed-ability groups so as to provide opportunities for scaffolding.
Digital Etiquette Sample Podcast