Grade 5 Health and Career Education Learning Outcome: Safety and Injury Prevention
C7 – describe safety guidelines to protect themselves and others from abuse and exploitation (e.g., knowing their right not to be abused, being assertive, avoiding potentially unsafe situations, practicing safe Internet use, recognizing tricks and lures used by predators)
Use a Flip camera, a video camera, a digital camera, or a mobile phone to video small groups of students acting out how to be safe online. Try these topics or generate your own:
Never hide Internet usage from your parents. Always let them know when your online
Your learners may choose a topic and research, in depth, based on the information you’ve share with them or from information they have found independently. They form a small group of three or four and complete the following tasks:
Sketch out a storyboard of the Internet/Online safety skit
Create a script of dialogue for the skit
Collect any props needed for the skit and practice until comfortable
Note: This is a cross-curricular activity and can be used for oral language practice as well as a writing exercise.
My Diigo links on Internet/Online Safety
Once your videos are complete your learners can use JayCut to upload and edit them. JayCut is a free online video editing tool. There is no longer a need to download expensive video editing software. You can use JayCut from any computer with an Internet connection and the basic package is free.
When the videos have been edited by your learners they may be showcased at assemblies or shown to learners in younger grades and used as a teaching tool. Older grades tend to put more effort into their work when the audience is larger and they know it’s being used for a higher purpose.
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E-ngage Live caught my eye with its slogan, “Bringing the community into the classroom…” It has always been important for me to connect my learner’s with their community at every opportunity. It is the community, after all, who will employing them later in life. Over the years I’m found that my learner’s become complacent or isolated in school and on occasion have difficulty seeing the bigger picture. Inviting community members into schools helps combat this.
E-ngage Live provides a secure environment for students of all ages to practice strategies that they will need in the community. What sets it apart from other educational platforms is it’s ability to connect small groups of students to highly skilled professional community members and subject-area specialists across the globe.
It is hoped that by participating in an event, learner’s make sense of the community they live in and the problems they face on a daily basis. It is marketed as cross-curricular giving education relevance and authenticity.
In the past E-ngage Live has facilitated student collaboration on a variety of topics including, citizenship, Internet safety, and road safety. In the future, events are planned to cover topics such as, bullying, drug and alcohol issues, and environmental issues.
It was relatively easy to sign up for an account and now I’m patiently waiting to hear back. I’ll be sure to let you know how things go.