Success in a digital world requires more than the ability to turn on a computer or use a smart phone. It requires digital citizenship, information fluency and other important 21st century skills. This curriculum is designed to inspire students to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world.
~ Learning.com & CommonSense.org ~ 
  • Going Places Safely
  • Searching Things Online
  • Keep It To Yourself
Parents/Community: See kid-friendly resources below in the elementary section

  • Going Places Online
  • Private & Personal Information
  • The Power of Words
  • Strong Passwords
  • What’s Cyberbullying?
  • Talking Safely Online

Kid Friendly Search Engines - Free and geared for elementary students
Internet Public Library  - after 20 years this site is closed to updates and online chat but all of the resources are still online
KidzSearch - powered by Google
Kid's Search - Ad free zone
KidsClick - hosted by the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University

Kid Friendly Websites
ABCmouse - excellent resourse; NOT a free site
Animal Planet -  immerses viewers in the full range of life in the animal kingdom with rich, deep content via multimedia
Brain POP Jr. - subscription required; excellent
Brain POP - subscription required; excellent
Cartoon Critters - Cartoon Critters offers over 1600 coloring page categories, online coloring, online games, mazes, Learn to draw lessons.
Cool Math - Math lessons and fun games for kindergarten to sixth grade, plus quizzes, brain teasers and more
Disney Junior - Play the newest games, activities, and videos from your favorite shows at Disney Junior!
Fun Brain - online educational games for kids of all ages
Funology - the science of having fun -- is the premiere online destination for kids
IXL - excellent site; NOT a free site
LEGO Game Builder - a division of Cartoon Network
Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Met has so much to offer kids and their families. Have fun together in the Museum and online!
NASA Kids Club - a place to play games and learn about NASA!
National Geographic KIDS - Play games, watch videos, learn about animals, and places, and get fun facts
Nick Jr.Play fun online learning games from your child's favorite Nick Jr 
PBS Kids - Educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts and other PBS KIDS shows!
Seussville - Official site of Dr. Seuss and the Cat in the Hat featuring games, printable activities, the complete illustrated character guide
Science BOB - Find easy science experiments, watch experiment videos, and get Science Fair ideas

Students:  Go to Kahoot!
Middle Level Search Engines
FactMonsteran almanac, dictionary, thesaurus and encyclopedia all in one
Google Scholar - provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature
Safe Searchfront page as links to student friendly sites
Kids.govgreat search for the more visual learner
Kids Click useful search engine for educational use
Wolfram Alphaone of the more powerful engines; capable of calculating things that would take a hundred or more websites; offer ideas on how to search
  • Online Safety
  • Digital Media in Our Lives
  • Private & Personal Information
  • Searching Online
  • Scams & Schemes
  • Cyberbullying
  • A Creator’s Rights

TeachersClassroom Worksheet Gr6


Students:  Go to Kahoot!
  • Digital Life 102
  • Digital Footprint
  • Consequences of Oversharing
  • Copyrights and Wrongs
  • Online Cruelty/Cyberbullying
  • Respecting Other People’s Creative Work
  • Internet Privacy
  • Collecting Your Data Online
  • College Bound
  • Private Today, Public Tomorrow
  • Posting Photos Online
  • Overexposed:  Sexting & Relationships
  • Digital-Photo Manipulation