Digital Literacy by Grade

Grade 4 Digital Literacy Lesson Plans

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Personal Device Lessons

Grades 4-6

Grades 7-9

Grades 10-12

What is a Digital Footprint?

The following blog post and videos explain it quite nicely:

Cyberbullying – Pink Shirt Day

Pink Shirt Day – Here you can find some great resources to help us prevent CyberBullying and help students who are being bullied.

Password Reset Resources:

Here is a scripted PowerPoint lesson developed by Tonya, one of our great Teacher Librarians: Password.Powerup-Lesson

Click here or on the image below for instructions on how to change your password.


Click here or on the image below for instructions on how to change student passwords yourself.


Links to help you teach about strong Passwords:

Primary Grades:

While we are not recommending primary classes change their passwords, it is important for them to understand not the tell others what their password is.

Password Power- Up ​– You will need to log in to Common Sense to get this full lesson but it is worth it.​

Hector’s World​ – There are seven lessons here that are fully supported with lesson plans.​

Intermediate Grades:

Interland – Tower of Treasure – This arcade style game teaches students to create strong passwords.

Common Sense Digital Passport – Password protect – This program walks students through creating a strong password. Click Get Resources at the bottom of the screen to get lesson plans to go with it.

Secondary Grades:

NetsafeUtah Videos – Scroll down to find videos for older kids. Protect Your Personal Information teaches about passwords.

NetSmartz – The High School 9-12 PowerPoint presentation you can download here shares about using strong passwords and lots more safety stuff for being online.

Media Smarts  – Secure comics – Grades 9-12 – This is a lesson plan that walks you through studying online safety by reading a graphic novel.

Rethinking Digital Citizenship

In this short video, Richard Culatta, from ISTE, explains the different aspects of Digital LIteracy (Digital Citizenship and Online Safety) and  shares some wonderful stories about both. This is a good one for intermediate/senior classes to listen too and is especially good for teachers and parents.

Digital Citizenship Week –

Common Sense has put together a week of digital citizenship activities for Elementary Students , Middle school students and another for High School students.


Net Safe Utah – This is an amazing resource! Check under “Educators” for some ideas about safety and a great explanation for the dangers of different media.  The videos here are fabulous.


Kids –A good poster for Netiquette

Digital Citizenship: Using Technology Appropriately – This site explains the 9 Elements of Digital Citizenship

23 Great Lessons for Internet Safety – Lessons here for Grades K-12

NetSmartz Here are some directions to help you with your lessons on Cybersafety.  The rest of this site is also very useful.

 American Academy of Pediatrics: Media Plan – This website walks you through creating a media plan for your family. At the end you can print it out and sign it like a contract.

Raising Digitally Responsible Youth – A Parent’s Guide