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21st Century 4th grade Learners

The 8 Must-Have Skills for the 21st Century Students

Inspiring Digital Leaders During Personal Learning Device (PLD) Rollout

Our 3rd-5th graders all have their own personal learning device assigned to them at the beginning of the year.  This device gets checked out to them just like a textbook and remains with them throughout the school year.  Students also take this device home.  Currently, our 3rd graders each receive an ASUS netbook and our…

Whose Is It, Anyway? (3-5) | Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media.

The Key to Keywords (3-5) | Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media.

Talking Safely Online (3-5) | Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media.

Stay on the Path Lesson One: Searching for Treasure

In this lesson students learn how to create well-defined search strings and to use tools and techniques such as bookmarking, browser filters and search engine preferences to avoid unwanted material.

Stay on the Path Lesson Two: All That Glitters is Not Gold

In this lesson students learn how to authenticate online information by comparing “facts” from the website www.allaboutexplorers.com with more authoritative sources.

Stay on the Path Lesson Three: Treasure Maps

This four-lesson unit on search skills and critical thinking teaches students how to target and specify their online searches to avoid unwanted results, how to judge whether a link, search result or website is legitimate or phony, and how to find legitimate sources online for media works such as music, videos and movies. In this lesson, students apply what they have learned in the first two lessons to find and verify information online.

Stay on the Path Lesson Four: Scavenger Hunt

In this lesson, students apply their searching and critical thinking skills to learn how to find legitimate online sources for downloading and streaming movies, music and videos.

Behaving Ethically Online: Ethics and Empathy

In this lesson, students are introduced to the idea that “hot” emotional states such as anger or excitement can make it harder for them to control how they act. They also discuss the concept of empathy and look at the ways in which digital communication can make it harder to feel empathy for other people. Students then read scenarios that portray two sides of an online conflict and consider how to resolve them, using their discussion to build a list of tools for emotional management and conflict resolution online. Finally, students create a media product that explains and reminds them of one of those tools.

What's Cyberbullying? (3-5) | Common Sense Media

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A.      “Stranger Danger”

FREE - Internet Safety Lesson Plans for schools and organizations promoting Internet Safety for Grades 3 - 12 with outlines, activities, discussion topics and quizzes.

Understanding the Internet Lesson 1: Using the Internet

Level: Grades 4 to 6 About the Author: This lesson was written for MediaSmarts by Ethan Anderson Duration: 1-2 hours

Understanding the Internet Lesson 2: Pathways and Addresses

In this lesson, students will gain a greater understanding of how messages are sent and received over the Internet. They will analyze three videos to identify key information and vocabulary that will help them to continue constructing their Online Dictionaries from Lesson 1.

Understanding the Internet Lesson 3: Build Understanding

In this lesson students will identify and classify their own interactions with the Internet and will engage in a collaborative critical thinking activity that will have them examine the Internet from a variety of perspectives.

Understanding the Internet Lesson 4: Communication and Social Media

In this lesson, students will compare and contrast a variety of online social networking platforms and build an understanding of how they work to share messages. They will reflect on basic online rules and explore concepts of safety and privacy when accessing and sharing information online.

Rings of Responsibility (3-5) | Common Sense Media

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Super Digital Citizen (3-5) | Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media.

Kids' Money For Teachers 4th Grade

These statements provide guidance at three points in consumer development � the 4th, 8th and 12th grades. They are intended for:

After a general introduction to entrepreneurship and business plans in the first lesson of this series, learners attempt to determine what personal factors to consider in deciding if the time is right to become an entrepreneur. Learners write a resume, a statement of net worth, and life plans.

BizWorld.org - Teaching Entrepreneurship for Kids!

Visit Us Here: http://www.bizworld.org BizWorld.org empowers elementary and middle school children across the cultural and economic spectrum with hands-on, p...

Money Lesson Plans

Fun and creative ways for your students to learn more about currency.

�That�s my position and I�m sticking to it!� After reading about the Korean War, students will take a position in response to an open-ended question, support their position, and evaluate that support.

8 Strategies to Motivate Kids to Love Problem Solving

Students often fear math, especially problem solving, and feeling intimidated by math keeps them from being able to relax and apply their knowledge to the task at hand. The resulting brain freeze serves to reinforce the idea that mathematics is scary and difficult. Standards keep getting tougher each year, and students are expected to become even more proficient at solving complex problems. Fortunately, there are many tools and strategies you can use to show your kids that math isn't all that scary after all.

Scaffolds for Critical Thinking

Lesson to help 4th graders delve into critical thinking. From building an environment for curiosity to aligning the lesson to the Common Core, this video will help you develop lessons to scaffold critical thinking for your students.