Quick Tip: I Took a Photo of my Friend…. Now What?

Consider sharing/projecting this image with your classes as part of a Digital Citizenship discussion-


Integrate: Teaching Students to Spot “Fake News”

Here’s a great way to help students learn about “fake news” on the internet and cross checking facts.  Check it out~

First, go to https://www.allaboutexplorers.com/webquest/teacher/ for the teacher instructions and lesson plan.  It was developed by the Centennial School District to teach Internet literacy skills to 5th grade students (although 4th grade and middle school students would find it helpful too!).  Students are asked to research explorers as they prepare to give a recommendation for a new state holiday.  It’s designed to be a long project, but it could definitely be adapted for a shorter project or even a one-period lesson.  Students are asked to find information on this site (which looks so “real”!) and then compare it to other (reliable) provided sites.

Students will start at the homepage:  www.allaboutexplorers.com

Parent Resource: Step-by-Step Tips to Set Up Your Child’s iPhone

Learn how to set a passcode, block apps, share media, and more with this new article by Christine Elgersma at Common Sense Media.  Read the full article here and consider sharing these tips with your classroom parents.