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Using Avatars to Teach Internet Safety -- Susan Oxnevad

  • Curriculum area: Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship

Overview:

Students will distinguish between personal vs. private information, then create avatars and pen names for participating in online projects.

Objective:

Students will
  • distinguish between personal vs. private information.
  • create avatars and pen names to protect their identities when publishing and collaborating online.
  • agree to follow publishing safety rules and web etiquette.
  • practice applying Internet safety and web etiquette while contributing content to online platforms.

Tool or technology:

  • An Internet-connected computer
  • Avatar Adventures Learning Platform

NETS-S: National Education Technology Standards for Students

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