6th X Block

Digital Citizenship Lesson


This year during X Block we will be creating lots of content that we will share with the world through our school blog, Instagram and Facebook accounts, Flip Grid and other digital tools. To do this, we must have a strong understanding of what it means to be a productive citizen of the digital world. You have background knowledge on this topic from previous classes. Over the next few classes, you will hear the opinions of educators from all over the country (and even one from Australia!) to broaden your understanding to answer the following:

Question 1: What does it mean to be a productive digital citizen?

Question 2: What are the rules we should create for our X Block group to be positive citizens in the digital world?

Final Product: Each student will create a Flip Grid response (online video) to answer the above two questions. Your response will be up to two minutes. Be sure to answer both questions. Our videos will be used to teach other students what it means to be a productive digital citizen so be sure that your speech is performance ready for a taping .

  1. View Flip Grid videos from educators around the country. You may want to take notes as you watch for your final product. These educators answered the question: This year a group of 6th graders will be learning about digital citizenship through a variety of different mediums. If you were the teacher of this class, what would be your priorities/goals? Click here to access the videos. You will then click on the Digital Citizenship: Adult View box in the middle.
  2. View Flip Grid videos from RLS 6th graders from last year. Click here to access the videos. You will then click on the Digital Citizenship: Kid View 17-18.
  3. Read the Top 10 Things to Think About Before You Post poster (click here)
  4. Watch video from Common Sense Media (click here)
  5. Write a speech (no longer that two minutes) that will become your Flip Grid response to the two questions above. If you have time practice saying it so you are ready to make your video in our next class. We can’t film today because you need to get your permission slip signed first so be sure to do that before next week’s class!

Homework: Please have your parents print out and sign this permission slip. This will allow you to do your video in our next class and to participate in a Mystery Skype in a future class. Once everyone finishes this online training, we will then be able to start your social media intern training in the coming weeks!


June 4, 2018

Click here for a link to the script for our summer reading project.

May 29, 2018

Mystery Skype Resources

Mystery Skype homepage

Learn more about Mystery Skype from this class

Here’s another class’ ideas and ways to get connected with other classes

Mystery Skype Maps

Hemisphere and Continent Map

Continent Map with Countries

United States Regions Map

Physical Features of the United States Map

Map of Massachusetts cities and roads

Mystery Skype Goals




State (if United States)

County or region (if United States)

City or town