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MYP Subject Group              Technology                                 Subject       Information                           Grade                  9


Unit Title                     Digital Citizenship                                                                            Unit duration          30 hours


Guiding Questions / Main Aims
How can I become a responsible citizen when using technology? How can I make others in my community aware of the importance of being a
conscientious digital citizen and behaving appropriately when using technology and online resources?

   Core Areas of Interaction                                                                Learning Objectives
ATL (skills developed)                 The students will work in pairs to create a lesson based on one of the nine elements of digital citizenship:
Ability to communicate experiences     Investigate
Organization                           - Research one of the nine elements for digital citizenship and provide a definition as well as background material
Presentation                           - Find a group in the community, such as another class, a group of parents or teachers, who would benefit from learning
Evaluation                             about this topic and explore methods for ‘teaching’ this group
Other AoI(s) addressed                 - Discuss any existing cross-curricular links to support your particular topic
Community and Service                  Design
    Preparing lessons and delivering - Design a lesson and series of activities based on a real audience that will raise awareness of the topic
      content to community groups      - Design how these artefacts can be collected onto a wiki page(s)
                                       Plan
    Raising awareness via
                                       - Establish a timeline in order to plan to complete all work
      advertising and publication of
                                       - Establish a date for when you will be delivering your lesson to your audience(s) and plan towards it
      the need for responsible digital
                                       Create
      citizenship when using
                                       - Using a wiki interface and multimedia tools create a set of artefacts and an approach to delivering this ‘lesson’
      technology and online resources
                                       - Deliver the lesson to the Technology class and the chosen group
                                       Evaluate
                                       - Peer evaluation during formative stage and self evaluation at summative including reflection material
                                       Attitudes to Technology
                                       - All process work will be recorded in the online journal/blog

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                                  Assessment Tasks                           →         → →                               MYP Assessment Criteria
Students will be assessed on their ability to work with software tools to research, design, plan, and      Criterion A, B, C, D, E, F from the MYP Technology Guide
document the project as well as produce artefacts to support the lesson delivery.
They will prepare a selection from the following artefacts:                                                The students will be assessed according to the task-specific
A handout, a short video/multimedia production, a group activity (game), short documentary                 rubrics (see separate document) for Investigate, Design, Plan,
slideshow based on an interview of an expert on your topic, others as appropriate to the lesson            Create, Evaluate and Attitudes to Technology
design
Online resources:
http://delicious.com (social bookmarking)
http://wikispaces.com (course delivery, individual web publication and team interaction)
http://eduspaces.net (community and individual blogging/process journaling)
http://youtube.com (uploading and sharing videos)
Application resources:
MS Word, MS Publisher (desktop publication)
Windows Movie Maker (video production)
Adobe PhotoShop (digital imaging)
                                                                                  Suggested
                Recommended Resources                                       interdisciplinary links
                                                                                                                                      Comments
Mike Ribble and Gerald Bailey, ‘Digital Citizenship’, Published by ISTE,   Students can work with their    This unit is a curricular project for all students to gain 10
2007                                                                       chosen age group to learn       C&S hours. See the MYP CS Programme Handbook 0708 for
Supporting websites:                                                       more about how their topic      more details.
    http://coe.k-state.edu/digitalcitizenship/index.htm                   links in with current           Nine elements have been identified that together make up digital
                                                                           curriculum objectives and       citizenship. These are:
    http://qataracademy-it.wikispaces.com/Grade+9                                                         - Digital Access: full electronic participation in society
    http://123digitalcitizenship.wikispaces.com/                          design their lesson delivery    - Digital Commerce: the buying ans selling of goods online
                                                                           accordingly.                    - Digital Communication: the electronic exchange of information
                                                                           This topic has the breadth to   - Digital Literacy: the capability to use digital technology and knowing
                                                                           link with many subjects and     when and how to use it
                                                                                                           - Digital Etiquette: the standards of conduct expected by other digital
                                                                           units throughout the school.    technology users
                                                                                                           - Digital Law: the legal rights and restrictions governing technology use
                                                                                                           - Digital Rights and Responsibilities: the privileges and freedoms
                                                                                                           extended to all digital technology users, and the behavioural expectations
                                                                                                           that come with them
                                                                                                           - Digital Health and Wellness: the elements of physical and
                                                                                                           psychological well-being related to digital technology use
                                                                                                           - Digital Security: the precautions that all technology users must take to
                                                                                                           guarantee their personal safety and the security of their network


                                              JUL | 8ca502fa-36a6-4478-8e51-5e9e993c6acd.doc | Last updated October 18, 2007