Thursday, February 28, 2008

CyberSafety Resource Spotlight - Be CyberSmart


CyberSmart.org is not a new resource and is listed on the Teacher Resources page of the BPS cybersafety website. However, it seems that the creators of the site keep improving on the already very useful resources and lesson plans that they provide free of charge to teachers. The site offers a comprehensive curriculum that incorporates 21st century learning skills for students grades K-8. Recently, the site has added videos and was featured as an A+ reviewed site with Education World. The editors at Education World noted that the CyberSmart lessons are aligned with ISTE’s National Education Technology Standards. Each lesson is grouped by grade level and topic. Lessons, worksheets and posters are available to be printed out as well as internet safety tips that can be sent home.
The videos can be used as discussion starters with both students and parents. I have embedded one of the videos below that could be used to start a discussion with parents on ways we can keep our students safe online.

1 comment:

Mala Bawer, Ex Director said...

I'm excited to report we've just updated our free CyberSmart Student Curriculum again and this time with a complete cyberbullying package!
Plus we've updated our safety lessons to reflect current research and included the (optional) use of 2.0 web tools.

Plus -our free CyberSmart Educator Toolbar - offers you 24/7 access to resources carefully selected for educators.