EverFi’s Ignition Program

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The goal is that by Friday, you will have completed Modules 1-3 of the Ignition program. For each module, you will answer a series of pre-assessment questions at the beginning of each module, followed by 10 summative multiple choice post-assessment questions at the end  of  each module. Your scores on the assessments are counted toward their certification.

 

Module 1: Choosing a Computer

− Overview:

o This module provides an overview of computer hardware and software in the context of making informed decisions when choosing a computer.

− Learning Objectives:

o Identify and prioritize different software and hardware features (e.g. hard drive size, internet capabilities, desktop vs. laptop vs. tablet, etc.) based on specific purchase needs

o Understand the advantages and disadvantages of key technology concepts such as open source software and cloud computing

− Performance Based Activities and Assessments:

o Make informed computer and software purchasing decisions based on the needs of different scenarios.

 

Module 2: Wireless Communication:

− Overview:

o This module includes a discussion of the mechanics and services of wireless communication and strategies for using mobile devices safely and responsibly.

− Learning Objectives:

o Identify smart phone features, applications and capabilities.

o Discuss how cell phones transmit messages and the underlying causes of coverage issues and service interruptions.

o Recognize the dangers and consequences of using phones while driving.

o Recognize the dangers and negative consequences of sending sexually explicit messages to others.

− Performance-Based Activities and Assessments:

o Select the right cell phone and phone plan based on the needs of different scenarios.

o Role-play the most effective approach when faced with a friend who is texting while driving.

 

Module 3: The Viral World

− Overview:

o This module discusses the various methods of digital communication and best practices for using these methods in safe and responsible ways.

− Learning Objectives:

o Understand the damaging effects of computer viruses and how to protect one’s computer from them.

o Recognize the dangers and consequences of not protecting one’s identity online; recall tips and strategies for preventing identity theft.

o Recognize the dangers and consequences of sharing too much personal information on social networks; understand how to set up a secure online profile, including customizing privacy settings and creating strong passwords.

o Develop awareness of digital addiction and identify signs and consequences of overusing technology.

− Performance-Based Activities and Assessments:

  • o Practice creating a secure profile and password.
  • o Name ways to keep one’s technology use in check.

 

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