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Inspire the digital defenders and STEM innovators of the future TODAY! Engage your young problem solvers with hands-on investigations into the exciting world of Cybersecurity. These standards-aligned resources give you a step-by-step guide to helping students soar in cyber.

Digital Lesson Bundle

All Things Digital

Grades 5–9

Take students on an interactive journey through the evolution of technology with this series of hands-on resources. Students will learn how technology is developed, how far it’s come, and where it’s going, before embarking on a “rescue mission” that brings to life the purpose and role of Binary Code.

A PowerPoint presentation and companion Educator Guide provide all the tools you need to inspire students over three 45-minute sessions and beyond.

All Things Digital

Grades 5–9
Facilitate lessons on technological innovation in general and binary code in particular with this comprehensive resource, featuring handy educator prep, background info, lesson guides, and supplemental resources.
Educator Guide

Classroom Activities

These standards-aligned resources provide a step-by-step guide to sparking students’ interest in cyber.

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Cryptology

Grades 6–8
With more of our lives happening online, we need to devise smarter ways to keep important and sensitive data safe and secure. Discover how encryption and mathematical algorithms are used in cryptology to keep companies one step ahead of cybercrime.
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Fraud Detection

Grades 6–8
Analyzing malicious online activity requires the ability to see patterns. Learn how Fraud Detectives analyze data to identify anything that doesn’t “fit” the pattern, using equal parts algorithm and intuition!
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All Things Digital

Grades 6–8
Digital technology has become an essential part of everyday life, and digital innovation is the key to keeping our information safe online. Explore how “digital convergence” is transforming our lives with the ongoing transition from the physical to the digital.
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Big Data

Grades 6–8
Data is the modern “gold” of the digital frontier, which means that it must be carefully collected, organized, cleaned up, and analyzed. Show students how effective analysis of big data can help us not only explain the past, but also plan for the future.
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AI for Social Good

Grades 6–8
A.I. can process astronomical amounts of data in a millisecond! Empower students to use tech to make their world a better place, by understanding that data is a powerful tool to help us understand our toughest and most complex social problems more clearly.
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Vulnerability Analyst

Learn how cyberthreats can be analyzed and predicted to ensure that online businesses and their data are protected.

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Jazmin Torres
Vulnerability Analyst, Mastercard