S.M.A.R.T. Fourth Grade:

Safety First:

Powerful Passwords (4-5)

How do you create a secure password? Students explore reasons why people use passwords and discover strategies for creating and maintaining strong, secure passwords.
Talking Safely Online (4-5)
What's the difference between Internet friends and real-life, face-to-face pals? Students learn that while they can develop friendships on the Internet, they should never reveal private information to a person they know only online. Download lesson plan and handout
This netsmart lesson has several "Wizzywig" activities that help explain internet safety

Privacy Playground
The First Adventures of the Three Cyber Pigs

My Creations or Credit Given:
BrainPOP: Plagiarism
Through BrainPOP, the students will be able to view the online video to learn what plagiarism is and more importantly, how to avoid it and cite your resources correctly. These resources can be accessed through our FHSD account through BrainPOP. BrainPOP Plagiarism

Whose Is It, Anyway?
How can you show respect for people's work? Students learn that although the Internet makes it very easy, presenting the work of others as one's own is called plagiarism. They also learn when it is okay to use the work of others.Download lesson plan and handout
Awareness of Accuracy:
BrainPOP: Identifying Reliable Online Sources for Research
Explore the online video filled with tips in order to determine is a source is reliable. BrainPOP Online Sources

Choosing a Search Site (4-5)

What features does a good search site have? Students record and compare the features of different search sites and learn to choose the best sites to suit their purposes. Download lesson plan and handout

Right Sites (4-5)

How can you decide which informational websites are right for you? Students explore the distinctions between the quality and appeal of children's informational websites. Download lesson plan and handout

Rating Sites (4-5)

What are the best websites for research? Students discuss criteria for rating informational websites, and then apply the criteria by examining and scoring an assigned site. Download lesson plan and handout

Advertising Detectives (4-5)

Can you find the advertising on a website? Students learn to recognize five different kinds of online ads on children's sites. They also learn how to distinguish advertising content from other content on a website. Download lesson plan and handout

Responsible Postings:
Digital Responsibility
Introductory video about the virtual world and what it means to be a digital citizen. Digital Life

Rings of Responsibility (4-5)

What is good digital citizenship? Students explore what it means to be responsible to and respectful of both their offline and online communities as a way of becoming good digital citizens. Download lesson plan and handout

Writing Good Emails (4-5)

How do you communicate effectively when you write email messages? Students think about the purpose and audience of their message as they learn how to communicate effectively by email. Download lesson plan and handout

Traceable Footprint:

Follow the Digital Trail

What information is appropriate in a digital footprint? Students learn that the information they put online leaves a digital footprint or “trail.” This trail can be big or small, helpful or hurtful, depending on how they manage it. Download lesson plan and handout

Thought Provoking Unit Wrap Up:
This is a great You-Tube video to review concepts presented throughout the unit. Be sure to note the credits given at the end of this video created by RozziBearHere.