The Internet offers an avenue for data to be distributed infinitely. Part of being digital literate is to be able to navigate the World Wide Web but at the same time be able to protect one’s private data. Over the last sessions in Digital Literacy class, students learned about the concept of anonymity online, and the discreet strategies that websites use to invade people’s privacy when they go online. Check the infographics below students created to raise awareness about this.
This first quarter in Gr. 7 has been all about protecting creative works. We started off with reviewing their responsibilities as creators and users of creative works. The lesson emphasized that students, without them being aware of it, use copyrighted works in their everyday lives. They may have been plagiarizing or doing acts of piracy, but were not aware that they have been disrespecting the rights of the creators. Whether for leisure or educational purposes, students are now more conscious of what is right and wrong in using creative works.
To reinforce the lesson, case studies were given to students to analyze, and re-create the stories in a more responsible manner.
A reflection was required of the class to wrap up the lesson. Check students’ reflection on this page http://kidblog.org/cismdigital7