Ignition – Digital Literacy and Responsibility™

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Course Overview

Course Description

Ignition – Digital Literacy & Responsibility™ combines the power of cutting-edge instructional design, rich media, and simulations to educate teens and empower them with the skill set to leverage technology safely and effectively. The four-hour curriculum is designed for students in grades 6th – 9th and informs students on both “nuts and bolts” of how technology works and an introduction to STEM careers, while also placing them in virtual environments to tackle issues including privacy, security, cyberbullying, digital relationships, and the viral nature of the web.

In addition to the modules, students will apply their learning through a virtual simulation. While working toward a goal of organizing a concert for their school, students must demonstrate their mastery of digital issues—creating a blog, managing a social networking site, and working to resolve cyberbullying situations.

Topics include:

  • Digital Footprint
  • Internet Safety
  • Cyberbullying
  • Conducting Online Research
  • Digital Time Management
  • STEM Careers
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Quick Facts

  • Target Audience:

    Grades 6-9

  • Suggested Placement:

    Technology, Digital Media, Research, Health, and Science

  • Time:

    3-4 Hours

  • Standards:

    ISTE Standards for Students established by the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE)

  • Information Sheet:

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