So, after many countless hours, I *think* I have completed one-third of my project! I’m excited about the resource I’ve created to help teach some digital citizenship pieces to our grade 6-9 students following the continuum. The problem is, I’m always questioning if it’s enough or if it’s right- or ‘good’ enough.
The really cool part, is that I’ve already started using it with one of our grade 7/8 classrooms! We’ve gotten through some of the Respect module, and the students really seemed to enjoy the different resources that were used! I really appreciated seeing some of the ‘aha’ reactions of the students during the lesson.
Additionally, based on the formative assessment I incorporated with a Kahoot, it seems like the kids ‘got it’ and were engaging with the materials and discussions. (We will find out for sure this week, when we give them a creative commons search and find lesson to see if they remember how to find and cite images appropriately!)
This however, brings up an additional time for questioning my final project. I have set up my wiki to reflect a presentation that ‘flows’ but can easily be stopped and picked up at any point (at least for me!) I have these little activities for students to do to demonstrate their learning and understanding – but those things aren’t ‘included’ in the presentation module. I think I haven’t included them as I don’t know of an app or software that would be appropriate to use for the lessons.
How do I make my site user friendly and interactive – but the have the ability to refresh and reset it for the next group of people to use it?
I’m also finding now that I am working ‘backwards’ in the age group category, I’m having more trouble ‘breaking it down’. The respect module answers different questions for the different age levels. For instance, in the grade 6-9 module, they are supposed to understand that their actions can make them an upstander instead of a bystander when it comes to cyber-bullying. The grade 3-5 module wants them to understand that sometimes when people are online they can be bullies, and that there are things they can do to ‘deal’ with cyber-bullying. I’m left wondering how different that is from being an ‘upstander’ and aside from listing contact information for different people and agencies they can contact – how do I engage them appropriately with this information?