Curriculum Resources in iSchool: Internet Safety-Elementary
- This iSchool course contains iSafe videos and webcasts, as well as other video and interactive content from various websites. Coordinators must preview all material to determine if it's appropriate for their students. The best way to utilize the course is to have it cloned to allow for customization. As time goes on, lesson plans and other helpful materials will be added.
- Contact the district coordinator, Paula Setser-Kissick, for the Enrollment Key.
Since there isn't unlimited time to teach Internet Safety, it's important to cover the information with students in a way that's meaningful as well as efficent. The district has created a curriculum that rotates focus topics by grade level -- while still covering all topics required -- and strives to touch on different aspects of Internet Safety. Schools are not required to follow the curriculum.
NEW for 2013-14--FCPS Internet Safety: Recommended Curriculum by Grade
Resources From Coordinators
Take a look at some of the resources shared by FCPS coordinators.
From Barb Carter, of Arlington, and Kim Blankenship, of Wellington:
- Both of these coordinators have used the library card catalog, Destiny Quest, to create a social networking site for their students -- all within the safe confines of a district resource. Ask your librarian to work with you on setting this up and teaching students how to use it responsibly. It's a great way to give kids hands-on experience with social networking.
From Kay Syder of Garden Springs:
- CyberSense and Nonsense -- check out this site with quizzes and games on Internet Safety. Targets grades 4-6.
- Internet Safety Videos -- a grouping of Internet Safety videos on a Teacher website. You might find new videos that you've never run across.
- Montgomery County Public Schools (VA) -- much of this information comes from websites with which you might already be familiar. What's different is that it's already organized into upper elementary, which might be a time saver for you, especially if you're a new coordinator. Some of the videos will not work if they are directly linked to that district's server.
- MySpace Mockup Page -- from Kim Kommando, use this fake site to show kids how they can accidentally share too much information.
- Power to Learn--interactive case studies for kids and teens on online safety issues.
About this page
- Author: Paula Setser-Kissick
- Updated: Tuesday, August 06, 2013