Grade Level: First Grade

In this lesson plan, first graders use BrainPOP Jr. resources to learn about digital etiquette. They discover how to communicate and act respectfully online. Then they apply their understanding by making a poster about digital etiquette.

Students will:

  1. Build background: Watch the BrainPOP Jr. Digital Etiquette movie.
  2. Think and Do: Make a digital etiquette poster .
  3. Complete an Assessment: Take the Digital Etiquette EASY Quiz to show what they learned.


  • Internet access for BrainPOP Jr.
  • Printout of Activity
  • Printout of Easy Quiz (offline option)


*If using this lesson for distance learning, setup for video conferencing, such as Zoom, Google Meet, etc. Create and send an invitation with a link.

Lesson Procedure:

  1. Tap students’ prior knowledge. Have them describe rules they follow when online. Ask: Why is it important to think carefully about what you share online before you do it?
  2. Watch the BrainPOP Jr. movie Digital Etiquette. Click the pause button each time a question appears in Annie’s Notebook and answer it. Then play to see how Annie answers it. 

    TIP: the pause button turns red to remind you to pause.  

    Offline Option: Print out the transcript and Annie’s Notebook for a grown-up to read aloud at home. Suggest that the child play Moby and “Beep” in response to Annie.
  3. Instruct students to open their Activity assignment. Or, if you are not using the Assignment Builder, show how to open the Activity.  Hover over the prompt to hear it read aloud: Make a poster that reminds yourself of digital etiquette!
  4. Have students open their Quiz assignment. Or, if you are not using the Assignment Builder, show how to open the Easy Quiz.  
  5. To hear the questions and answer read aloud, show students how to hover over the words. If you assigned the quiz, you will see students’ results in your Dashboard. If not assigned, remind students to click the Submit to Teacher button.

    Offline Option: Print out the Easy Quiz for students by clicking the print icon.  Read aloud each question and answer options, repeating as needed.