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Digital Citizenship: Online Communities


This program is the first in a series but it can also stand alone.


This fun, interactive series explores digital citizenship with a crew of puppet friends. Learners in grades pre-K-4 will get loads of practical tips for digital citizenship as they guide their new puppet friends to solve real-world problems in technology. Developmentally appropriate activities prepare learners with future-ready skills. This unique online learning experience is based on the SEL zones of regulation model from Leah Kuypers, MA.Ed.


Lesson 2: Online Communities

Pre-K & Kindergarten: Online Neighborhoods

Grade 1: Friends & Online Neighborhoods

Grade 2: Being a Part of the Team Online

Grade 3: Friends, Family & Strangers: Different Online Communities

Grade 4: Part of an Online Community


Length: 1 class period (flexible)

Target Audience: grades pre-K-4


Up to 100 participants via Zoom Webinar or one full class via standard video conferencing call.


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Program Details

This program is taught by an experience online educator, accompanied by a few puppet friends. The participation flows naturally between educators and learners through active discussion.


  1. Meet and Greet
  2. Problem of the Day: inquiry & discovery of online communities
  3. Activity 1: appropriate participation in online communities
  4. Zones of Regulation
  5. Activity 2: online communities & feelings
  6. Solution of the Day: positive contributions to online communities


  1. List characteristics of a community.
  2. Compare & contrast online & offline communities.
  3. Determine placement of self in communities.
  4. Identify feelings related to online communities.