LESSON PLANYour name: Caitlin Bergan Cooperating teacher-librarian: Kathy BennettDate: December 6-10 School & City: Lincoln Trail, MahometLesson Title: Internet Safety 2Grade level: 5th grade Length of lesson: 30 minPurpose: (“why” of the lesson; where and how does it fit in the curriculum?)Introduction of internet safety topics.Learning Outcome(s): (what will students be able to do/know by the end of thelesson?)Students will… • Be able to explain some actions that constitute safe internet use • Be able to explain what constitutes good behavior on the internetIllinois Learning Standard(s) Addressed:Standards for 21st Century Learner Addressed:Materials:Needed by you: Needed by students:Clicker systemPowerPointInstructional procedures:Focusing event: (how will you get the students’ attention?) What were we talking about last week?How to protect yourselfHow to protect your computerNow we’ll talk about good behavior onlineInput from you: (what are you teaching & how are you delivering the content?)Saying something on the internet is like standing in front of your whole grade inthe cafeteria with a microphone – the Internet is a public place and even if youonly send something to one person, it is easy for that person to copy it and sendit to someone else without you knowing. It’s like telling a secret – exceptsomeone can use your exact words and show them to someone else. Andremember last week we talked about IP address and how even if the message isanonymous, it is still possible to trace to the computer and user that sent it.You have the chance to double check what you are saying before you hit “send”or “post.” Take out anything that could be threatening, anything that can beused against you, or could easily be taken the wrong way. Remember, there’s noclues as to the tone of your voice or the expression on your face when you haveit written down. Once you have sent something, there is no way to take it back,just like speaking, except everything is saved and accessible somewhere.
Because there are so few clues, there are some conventions to internetcommunication. One is that ALL CAPS is considered shouting and it is reallyrude.Make sure your font is easy to read – if you use color, make sure it is readableon the background that it is going to be against.Because it is already hard to understand tone, you want to make sure that youuse your best writing so people understand what you mean, especially in a forumor a general chat where lots of people are talking together. If there are anyinternational people on the chat, they could be using English as a secondlanguage, and misspellings, shortenings, or lazy grammar usage can reallyconfuse them.Punctuation is always important! Even if you decide not to use capital letters atthe start of sentences and such, use punctuation to show where one thoughtends and another begins.Guided practice: (application of knowledge by students)Go over quiz questions as we go along to help prompt kids to the right answerRetake quiz at the end of the class for a final assessment.Closure (how will you end the lesson?)Why is this important? How can you use this to help you in the future? Basicthoughts – make good choices about what you say and where you are on theinternet, so that you can protect yourself, protect your computer, and behave in away that will earn other people’s respect.What’s next? (another related lesson, review, end of unit?)Next week, we’ll finish up with how we behave online