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DIGITAL ON-RAMPS CURRICULUM FOR 4TH & 5TH GRADES

Give a hoot for our new curriculum for 4th and 5th graders just beginning to take flight online!

"Digital On-Ramps" is packed with hands-on, standards-aligned lessons (:45-:50 min.) that focus on the essential social-emotional skills students need most when they use connected devices. Like our popular middle school curriculum, these lessons are completely turnkey and easy to teach. But don't just take our word for it, try two lessons today by simply filling out the form below.

READ: Are Tweens Too Young for Digital Literacy?

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Digital On-Ramps is packed with engaging lessons that hone the social-emotional skills 4th and 5th graders need to use technology safely and wisely. Like our popular middle school digital literacy curriculum—Cyber Civics—these in-classroom lessons are fun and easy to teach. This research-based program meets national educational standards (CASEL Social-Emotional Competencies, ISTE Tech Standards, and Common Core ELA Standards) as it prepares students for the challenges of online life.

 

Designed by teachers for teachers

You'll get entertaining videos featuring our intrepid owl mascot who is just learning to use the Internet too! Whether you show these videos in the classroom or not, you can use our lesson plans to deliver these lessons in the classroom (or at home!). Each includes an engaging hands-on activity plus student activity worksheets. Lessons sometimes include homework.

Digital Literacy + SEL go hand-in-hand

In a meta-analysis of 213 school-based SEL (Social Emotional Learning) programs, participants demonstrated significantly improved social and emotional skills, attitudes, and behavior, as well as an 11-percentile-point gain in academic performance. The social-emotional competencies—Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision-Making—are in high demand online too! These are the skills students desperately need in order to avoid the pitfalls of online life and to know how to engage, safely and wisely, with the flood of information (and people!) they will encounter online. 

Schools can subscribe to Digital On-Ramps for $499 ($199 annual renewal).

If you are an existing Cyber Civics subscriber, a district, small school, or homeschool please contact us directly for your special pricing).

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subscriber-only  CURRICULUM 

UNIT 1:

USING VALUES TO GUIDE YOU

  • What Is a Value?

  • What Are Your Values?

  • Values Can Guide You Online

  • The Value of Kindness

  • Showing Kindness Online

  • The Value of Self-Discipline

  • Practicing Self-Discipline Online

  • The Value of Tact

  • Showing Tact Online

  • The Value of Mindfulness

  • Practicing Mindfulness Online

  • The Value of Responsibility

  • Showing Responsibility Online

  • The Value of Cooperation

  • Learning to Cooperate Online

UNIT 2:

GETTING READY TO TAKE FLIGHT

  • A Short History of the Internet

  • How the Internet Works

  • What Does It Mean to “Be Online”?

  • Let’s Get Ready To Search

  • Going Through Your Search Results

  • Taking Care of Your Devices

  • Finding Just the Right Balance

UNIT 3: ARE YOU REALLY READY?

  • Having an Online Presence

  • Think Before You Post

  • Asking For & Getting Consent

  • Communicating Online

  • Managing Your Emotions

  • Managing Your Emotions Online

  • Is It True? Or Not

  • Understanding Another's Perspective

  • Keeping Sate While Browsing

  • Keeping Sate From Scams

  • Keeping Sate From Strangers

  • Opening Your First Account

  • A Word About Passwords

  • Are You Really Ready?

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