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Year 5 eSmart day



cyber[smart:]-Play the games and identify the issue in each game

(30 min)



Cybersmart Hero

watch the video & discuss:

Mid video:

* Why would Riba be wanting the others to make comments?
* Should the group be sharing passwords?
* What could happen when you share passwords?
* How could you be a Hero to Anna?

END VIDEO—Discussion break
* When Hero realised what Riba was doing what actions did she take?
* What could she have done?
* When does making funny comments about someone become bullying?
* What actions can a bystander do when they recognise that someone is being cyberbullied?
* What are the rules about cyberbullying?

Read the following scenarios to your students and ask them to stand at the sign which they
think describes the behaviour:

Bullying, cyberbullying, not bullying, or undecided.

discuss the steps in this infographic:


(45 min)

(period 2)

#GameOn tells four stories:

  1. Grace, Bianca and Claudia’s story
  2. Joel and Dean’s story
  3. Ryan’s story
  4. Ollie’s story.

What are the issues that each story concerns?

Watch each character interview before answering these questions in a group. Choose a different representative from your group each time to summarise your group’s thoughts.


#GameOn - Grace

Claudia: I only meant it as a joke. Bianca’s my friend. I didn’t know this was cyberbullying.

Claudia feels lucky that her friends have forgiven her for posting the photograph of Bianca on Grace’s page. She meant it to be a joke but Bianca and Grace did not find the post funny. The post hurt Bianca’s feelings. When Bianca knew that Claudia was responsible for the post she felt betrayed. Grace also got hurt. Bianca blamed Grace for something she didn’t do. Knowing that someone had used her password made Grace feel scared.

What is cyberbullying?

Why Claudia’s behaviour is considered cyberbullying?

Why does Claudia feel bad about her behaviour?

Did Grace do anything wrong?

What lessons have the friends learnt about sharing passwords?


#GameOn - Dean

Harry: He was totally obsessed with Star Warriors. It was like he cared more about that game than he did about his friends or anything.

Dean knows that he was spending too much time online playing Star Warriors. He admits that staying up late at night playing the game made him tired and grumpy. Now that Dean isn’t playing Star Warriors all the time, he is hanging out with his friends. Dean’s friend Harry is happy that he has gotten the old Dean back.

Why has Dean decided to change his online behaviour?

What does Harry mean when he says, ‘It’s like the old Dean’s back’?

What has Dean learnt about balancing his time online?



Ollie: I was just mucking around on my phone. I wasn’t doing anything you’re not supposed to do. Everyone takes selfies.

Ollie knows that he has to be more careful online. Posting selfies is risky, especially if you allow the public to view and share these images. Ollie has also decided not to chat to strangers. He has listened to Sarah’s cybersmart advice and made sensible decisions about his online behaviour.

Why has Ollie decided to change his online behaviour?

Does Sarah give her brother good advice?

What has Ollie learnt about being cybersmart?



Who Are You?

Do you think that you are like any of the characters in #GameOn? Check out the ‘meet the characters’ page if you need a refresher- write who you think you most resemble and why



Extension activity: What if …?

What if you could add a story to #GameOn? What would the story be about? What characters would appear in your story? What would be the message of your story?

Write a one-paragraph description of your story.


Draw a ten-panel comic that provides a summary of your story.



Period 3-5

Look at the list of issues we made yesterday about being “Cybersmart”

Which of these issues are important at lower levels of school?

We will be working with the yr 4s about the cybersafety issues. They will have watched & discussed this video.

You should come up with a range of questions for an interview- questions you can ask them and other questions they can ask you. We will make a film of these interviews for our blogs.

Consider your audience and the language and persuasive/informative techniques you will include.

Before you begin, present a one paragraph description of your presentation to Ant.


  • the age you are aiming at
  • the issue and why it is important to this age group
  • the questions-for you to ask them
  • the questions for them to ask you
  • the persuasive and informative techniques and formats you expect to include.




Let’s begin with a survey-your answers will be completely anonymous, but your nickname should be your name the internet

Digital Licence Quiz

As we do this quiz, your job in pairs is to identify the issue that each question is asking about. Make a list. We will refer to this list later.


Taking care of each other online

For the next 2 activities, please get into groups of pairs- a year 5 with a year 6.

As we work through the unit, it asks you to download and fill in sheets. Work with your partner to answer the questions and fill in the sheets.

After each unit, find another pair and compare the answers you got.



If you could give one sentence of advice that sums up each of these units what would it be?



If you were to create a poster about one of the issues from our list made from the Digital Licence Quiz, which would it be? Why would you choose this issue?

Why would you choose this issue?

What would the audience be for this poster?

What details and key words would you want to include?

If you have time, begin a design for this poster


ICT in 5/6


In 5/6 we make use of technology to enhance our learning, to connect with the world as global citizens, and to prepare ourselves for the ways we will learn and communicate in high school and as adults.


It is important that we are  in touch with the latest changes in technology, keeping aware of both the wonderful opportunities it offers as well as the dangers and problems that may be encountered in the cyber world.


Session 1&2- Resources:

To start off our year we have allocated today to set up expectations and resources we will access this year.


The most versatile internet browser for our current internet use is Google Chrome. It allows for a range of extensions that enhance our learning.

Please ensure that you have downloaded Chrome to your computer.

Click on this link-You may need assistance from a teacher.

Once you have Chrome, the following links will take you to the site that will install theses extensions:

ExtensionThis will allow you to get the definition of any word on a website with a click

 This will read aloud any text on a website

Alternate text to speech extension

This will allow you to save a bunch of tabs you have opened

This will take you directly to the government’s eSafety page where you can access resources and help around eSafety and report cyber bullying

This will allow you to highlight text to help you with notetaking- you can then save your highlighted page to come back to later


Now , go to the weblinks page on this blog, open up a page or two about history, and have a go with the dictionary, highlighter, session manager and Speakit extensions.


Also you should make use of bookmarking. Please bookmark the following sites:

  • your personal school blog
  • your class blog
  • your email hosting site
  • HOTMaths
  • BTN
  • 100 Word Challenge
  • Our school website-
  • and main-logo important site for assistance in cybersafety and cyberbullying  (better than the eSafety site)

A maths resource I am hoping to use this year--Please download- you will need to input your email address.

User Agreement- This needs to be signed by all students each year- lets have a look at what we are signing:

ICT User Agreement



Session 3&4-Cybersafety:

In what ways does our User Agreement  relate to Cybersafety?


Cyber safety Quiz:

How does this compare to the posters we made last year?

Cybersmart challenge

Here are two fun and interactive learning modules on cybersafety. If you don’t get to do this in class, you may want to do it with your parents:




Scenarios for discussion: What can you do?

  1. You are sent a message which has been forwarded by someone else. It has embarrassing comments/image about someone you know.
  2. A game online will only let you play it if you give your name, address, date of birth, etc.
  3. An online community asks you to sign up and allow the space to “Connect you to all your friends” It wants your email address and password to do this. It needs access to your address book.
  4. In an online space/chat someone suggests you all exclude /block a classmate.
  5. Your friend took a video of you and your friends ‘mucking around’ and posted it on a video hosting service like YouTube.
  6. Your friend has an online profile published (not set to private). You can see their personal details and photos. Other people you know are in the photos.
  7. A friend tells you about a great site where there is ‘free’ music or a game to download.
  8. You found the car picture you were searching for, but it includes a naked woman!
  9. Someone keeps messaging nasty and upsetting comments about you and your friends on your mobile phone.
  10. A person you met online asks you to give them your full name, phone number and suggests you meet. Is it different if they have been your “friend” for a long time?



This survey is about the different ways you use technology, such as computers, mobile phones and games consoles. The survey is anonymous so please answer thoughtfully and honestly.

The survey has been adapted from the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s Cybersmart Student Technology Audit.

Homework-get parents to complete their survey!


Session 5-OneNote, blogs and phones:

OneNote is software installed on your computer as part of the Microsoft Suite of  software. It is a tool to help you organise notes.

Let’s make some folders.

In our “Study Habits’/ “Thinking skills” folder I’d like us to create a PMI table to help us think about the different perspectives of what it’s like to “grow up”

Using blogs:

  • categories
  • comments
  • Homework & Audacity files
  • Change over teacher subscriptions

EDUSUITE- what comes with our computer?- lets discuss & explore

Downloading your own programs???

Forms and documents

Lastly…..What about our MOBILE PHONES?

November 2017
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