Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Digital Footprints

Snow on the ground? Perfect illustration for teaching digital footprints. Common Sense Media has a fun, first grade, offline lesson that introduces the right kind of information to share online.

Students enjoyed pretending to be detectives, walking around the room collecting clues. Some struggled at first because the good example gave few clues. But contrasted with the bad example, it became clear who had the smaller digital footprint.

I appreciate that the message does not try to scare kids into avoiding the Internet. Instead, they are directed to think about the impact the information might have.