Ignition: Digital Wellness and Safety is a digital literacy curriculum designed to provide students with the information literacy skills they need to safely and confidently navigate the digital world.
These digital responsibility lessons encourage students to take practical steps to protect their own privacy and safety online, while also teaching them how to evaluate content for accuracy, perspective, and motive. Ignition helps students acknowledge the benefits of digital communities and resources while guiding them to successfully navigate potential pitfalls in their digital lives.
EVERFI Ignition Module Information
Connections and Community
Encourages students to learn how to be part of a positive online community and explore what it means to have a digital identity and how the permanence of online posts can impact them.
Safety and Privacy
Students learn how their online actions and decisions impact their digital footprint and how their footprint can have a long-term impact on their safety and privacy.
Screen Time vs. Offline Time
Students explore the potential consequences of spending too much time online while enabling them to create a more healthy balance between their on- and offline time.
Technology and Data
Students engage with strategies on how to protect their data online, including ways to keep their password safe and how to identify digital threats.
Rights and Literacy
Students explore how to be an active, responsible creator in an online world and learn about their personal digital rights and the responsibilities as a digital creator or co-creator.
Students learn how to confidently evaluate online content, analyzing it for accuracy and perspective while improving their digital research skills by recognizing how to differentiate good sources from inaccurate ones.
What are the big changes I can expect to see in the updated version of Ignition?
The refreshed version of Ignition includes six (6) lessons that focus on current challenges teens face in navigating their digital world. With a completely refreshed look and feel appealing to learners of all types, we’ll bring digital wellness to life through up-to-date content aligned to current trends in teen use. Key learning objectives include digital safety, privacy, technology, and digital rights, while the new course increases the depth of content teaching digital wellness, evaluating online content, and managing connections and digital communities.
I’m currently using the legacy version of Ignition and have written the lessons into my curriculum. What resources are there to help the transition go smoothly?
We understand the time and thoughtfulness educators have put into embedding Ignition into their curriculum. Given the wealth of content updates to our digital wellness lessons, we’re providing a crosswalk document that will help you map content in the legacy Ignition to the new update to ease your transition. In addition, we’ll have the full array of teacher resources including a curriculum guide, course outline, and refreshed lesson plans, available ahead of the course launch this summer.
How do I gain access to the new version of Ignition?
Access to the latest version of Ignition will be made available to all current users via their EVERFI dashboard this summer. If you are a new teacher to EVERFI, we encourage you to register at www.everfi.com/newteacher. As always, thanks to our wonderful sponsors, unlimited licenses for Ignition are provided to educators at no cost across our educator network.
Can I go back to the legacy version of Ignition?
While we think the updates to both the content and delivery in the updated course will appeal to most learners and educators, for the academic year 2019-2020, we will support both the legacy and refreshed versions of Ignition. We encourage all educators to use the curriculum crosswalk to guide your transition and, as always, your local Schools Implementation Manager is available to help plan and assist a successful transition.
TARGET AUDIENCE:Grades 6-9
SUGGESTED PLACEMENT:Technology, Digital Media, Research, Health, and Science
NO COST:Free for Teachers and Students
STANDARDS:ISTE Standards for Students established by the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE)
This Course Covers
- Connections and Community
- Safety and Privacy
- Screen Time vs. Offline Time
- Technology and Data
- Rights and Literacy
- Evaluating Content