Digital Etiquette

Mind your manners! This isn’t just advice for bratty kids in the real world anymore, since online communication has completely changed the way we interact with one another! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby teach you about the do’s and don’t’s of digital etiquette, a.k.a. netiquette. Learn how the rules of conduct we follow in our everyday lives apply to many different types of digital communication, from emails to instant messages to social networking websites. Discover how the Internet poses unique challenges to etiquette, and see how practices like flaming and trolling can transform a friendly message board into a verbal battleground. How can you fight online rudeness and help bring courtesy and respect back to the web? Start by watching this movie!

Digital Citizenship 4-Month Unit

Developed by Certified BrainPOP Educator Kathleen Weil, this four-month long Digital Citizenship unit covers the following 8 BrainPOP topics (2 per month) from the Digital Citizenship collection: See more »

Digital Citizenship Lesson Plan: Creative Coding Project

In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-12, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about topics related to digital citizenship. Then they’ll show what they know about the topic by completing one of BrainPOP’s four Creative Coding projects: .Stop Motion Animation, Meme, Newscast, and Doodle Augmented Reality. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Make-a-Movie Lesson Plan: Digital Citizenship

This lesson plan features BrainPOP’s collection of Digital Citizenship resources, and is adaptable to all topics in the collection. In this lesson, students explore digital citizenship topics, then apply what they learn by creating a BrainPOP-style movie using the Make-a-Movie tool. Finally, students present their movies to their peers and follow up with a q & a. This strategy makes it possible for all students to learn about every topic within a digital citizenship theme--the one they present and the ones their peers are presenting to them.   This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Sharing Information Online Lesson Plan: The Share Jumper Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources (including a free online game) to practice identifying the when and hows about sharing information online. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Blogging Book Reviews Lesson Plan: Blog About Your Favorite Books

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the various types of blogs on the internet and learn how to post to a blog appropriately. Students will also demonstrate their understanding by blogging book reviews and commenting on two other book review blog posts written by their peers. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »
  • Lauren Johnson

    These are such great resources to go with the Digital Etiquette lesson. Information privacy and digital etiquette are an essential part of our students’ curriculum. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to share previous experiences with a partner. In the Jumper game, students can discuss and predict outcomes for both options explaining why or why they did not select a specific option. These scenarios are very similar to those our students experience on a daily basis which is why it is vital for our students to truly think about potential outcomes before they post. Blogs are a wonderful way to publish work and share ideas with others around the world. The “Categorize It” activity is a great way for students to work in pairs not only to discuss if something is appropriate online behavior, but more importantly, WHY it is or is not appropriate. The “Think About It” question at the bottom is a wonderful essential question when planning overall objectives for the lesson. When teenagers are learning to drive, they study and practice before both the teenager and the parent feels comfortable enough to let them drive on their own. We must also teach our students to study and practice digital etiquette on their own in order for students, parents, and teachers feel comfortable letting them navigate the online super highway.