AASL Best Websites & Apps: Be Internet Awesome!

Each week the Teaching and Learning Committee plans to highlight one app or website from either the 2018 AASL Best Apps for Teaching and Learning or the 2018 AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning. Share with any stakeholders who may benefit! 

This week, as we begin the year and start making choices for teaching digital citizenship lessons, I selected Google's Be Internet Awesome!

Be Internet Awesome offers elementary school students a path to digital citizenship and a way to become smart and safe users of the Internet. They will enjoy participating in the game Interland, and traversing Reality River, Mindful Mountain, Tower of Treasure, and Kind Kingdom to learn the fundamentals of online ethical use and safety. Additional resources for parents and educators are included. Grades 2-5.

Personal Comments:  This site offers an engaging and easy to navigate world, with lessons that are age appropriate and connected. The Interland is a visually appealing way to practice and discuss online safety, secure content, cyber-bullying, and mindful behavior. No account is needed to start and users can return repeatedly. Problem solving games help keep students motivated, and the mini lessons are presented to inform rather than scare. Explore, and Be Awesome!

Submitted by: Dustin Brackbill
PSLA Teaching & Learning Committee
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Mrs. Jane Farrell - Monday, September 17, 2018

I presented a poster on this at the conference in May. I love this program, and so did my students. Google gives you everything! The curriculum is all prepared, and easy to follow. I used Nearpod presentations to keep the kids engaged. After the completion of each lesson we played the game in Interland. The games are well done. I had students take screenshots of their scores, and upload them to Google Classroom for assessment. At the end all of my students received a certificate of completion from Google. I used this with 5th & 6th grade.

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