The seventh grade learners have been busy learning about "Online Privacy". It is important for learners to understand what information is safe to share online and what is not. This is one of the greatest challenges of the digital age. This unit helped students know how and why they need to make careful choices about preserving their online privacy. Students learned how to read and understand privacy policies and then they created their own policies for an app that they created! Check out the examples below.
Eighth Grade learners have been busy creating! They finished up the "Seeing Stereotypes" unit where they learned how to recognize and understand the role media plays in creating and perpetuating stereotypes. Students observed how popular media represents men and women and how this impacts how we view ourselves and each other. To show their understanding they filmed commercials that sold a paper towel to a targeted audience, hence emphasizing the stereotypes. Check out the link below for some amazing commercials created by our students!
Both self-paced and teacher-led classrooms worked on evaluating online websites for reliability. They quickly learned that not everything online is accurate. They became a C.R.A.P. detector to evaluate online information. What is a C.R.A.P detector? It is a person who looks for a website's currency, reliability, author, and purpose.
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In both the self-paced and teacher-led classrooms, students have been learning about online safety and security. The Internet has extended our communication range and has made it possible to talk to nearly anyone across the globe. In this unit, students learned skills to help keep them safe while communicating online. Check out a few discussion board posts below.
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