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Digital Civility with Roblox

Digital Civility with Roblox

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Teach your students digital civility while building their skills in computer science and design thinking. Throughout this course, students will learn how to stay safe online and create positive relationships. As they do so, they’ll use Roblox Studio to design an obstacle course, getting a sampling of professional fields like 3D modeling, animation and coding. While iterating on their designs, they’ll focus on their collaborative communication skills, providing peer feedback feedback and reflecting on their design process.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes
  • Participate online in a way that fosters positive relationships and builds community.
  • Practice design thinking by planning, designing, and playtesting a game.
  • Create scripts for gameplay elements using coding concepts like if/then statements and variables.
ISTE Standards
  • Empowered Learner 1d
  • Digital Citizen 2b, 2d
  • Innovative Designer 4a, 4c
  • Creative Communicator 6b, 6c

Prerequisites

  • N/A

Sessions

Each lesson is designed for 45 - 60 minute classroom sessions.

Session Description
Intro to Roblox Start by learning digital safety tips while being online. Then, create an obstacle course using Roblox Studio, the software used to make all Roblox games.
Being a Digital Citizen Learn how to positively contribute to online communities and confront cyberbullying. Then, work on the obstacle course and get feedback from peers.
Lights and Polish Implement feedback from peers and then take time to improve projects with special effects.
Coding Fundamentals Explore coding concepts like if/then statements. Using Lua, the programming language in Roblox, students will add traps into their game for a new challenge.
Animating Characters Further personalize the game by posing a 3D figure into a unique walk animation, whether it's "swimming" through the air or hopping.
Finishing Projects and Share Catch up on previous lessons and finish the game. Reflect on learning about digital citizenship and safety through the week in a wrap up.

Final Project Example

Example Obstacle Course

While learning about digital citizenship and safety, students will create an obstacle course. Play it or open it up in Roblox Studio.

Sample Educational Game

Digital Safety Scavenger Hunt

During the course, students will play this educational game designed to teach practical tips on digital safety, applicable to Roblox and other online siutations.

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