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Internet Safety 101Internet Safety 101 8 th Grade Online Learning Course Keith Valley Middle School Horsham, PA http://hhmoodle.mciu.org
Internet Safety 101 is an online learning experience for all eighth grade students at Keith Valley.
The course is designed and delivered through the Learning Management System, MOODLE, through the collaboration of the Technology and Guidance departments.
Moodle is an open source, web-based program, which allows students to easily access assignments, retrieve documents, click on information links and post responses.
The course is introduced to the students in the fall through the Technology Education department. Students learn how to log into the online course and complete a digital use survey.
KV Survey Results 49% of students spend at least 2 hours per day on the computer 50% of students have a cell phone with Internet access 55% of students have a computer in their bedroom with Internet Access 73% of students have an information profile online
Areas of Study Digital Footprints Safe Surfing Cyber bullying Social Networking
Digital Footprints Students review the Internet survey results, analyze the data, and post comments through the course website.
Safe Surfing Students read an essay on Internet use and reflect on their how they can be responsible internet users.
Cyber Bullying Students review cyber bullying cases in the news and determine appropriate consequences.
Social Networking Students review information and post comments to the discussion forum about the pros and cons of social networking.
Students complete the four-module, online class independently during the first semester. All assignments are handed in through the online course.
Students receive a PASS/FAIL grade for completing the coursework. All modules must be completed to receive a passing grade.
iMentors are teacher volunteers who monitor student progress and are available to answer student questions and concerns.
Parents are introduced to the online course at the beginning of the school year and are encouraged to learn with their children.
As a culminating activity, eighth grade students participate in the Anti-Cyber Bullying Fair (ACBF). Students work in small groups to design activities, posters, skits, websites and presentations to share with sixth grade students.
For course information go to: http://www.hatboro-horsham.org/domain/481 To view the course go to: http://hhmoodle.mciu.org