LESSON PLANYour name: Caitlin Bergan Cooperating teacher-librarian: Kathy BennettDate: November 29-December 3 School & City: Lincoln Trail, MahometLesson Title: Internet Safety 1Grade level: 5th grade Length of lesson: 30 minPurpose: (“why” of the lesson; where and how does it fit in thecurriculum?)Introduction of internet safety topics.Learning Outcome(s): (what will students be able to do/know bythe end of the lesson?)Students will… • Be able to explain some actions that constitute safe internet useIllinois Learning Standard(s) Addressed:5.B.2a Determine the accuracy, currency and reliability of materials fromvarious sourcesStandards for 21st Century Learner Addressed:1.1.2 Use prior and background knowledge as context for new learning.1.3.5 Use information technology responsibly.2.1.3 Use strategies to draw conclusions from information and applyknowledge to curricular areas, real- world situations, and furtherinvestigations.2.3.1 Connect understanding to the real world.Materials:Needed by you: Needed by students:Clicker systemPowerPointInstructional procedures:Focusing event: (how will you get the students’ attention?) Internet safety quiz – 11 questions, using the Smart ResponseClickersInput from you: (what are you teaching & how are you deliveringthe content?)
From the quiz, what do you think we’re going to talk about?Why is it important? Even if you don’t use the internet much now,it will be extremely important for the rest of your life, andthings are going to change, but most of these issues are stillgoing to be the same. Discussion – How do you use the internet? Chats, boards,IM, email, games (what features are available in the games youplay?)? How can you keep yourself safe? Access – you need to protect your username and password –it is your responsibility – if you give your friend your accessinformation, you give them the ability to act as you - which couldbe really bad if they do things that might get you in trouble Privacy and personal info – When we say you shouldn’t giveout personal information, what does that mean? What counts aspersonal information? Name, address/location, access info. Whatabout “I play soccer, we’re the blue team, and we call ourselvesthe Mahomet Sharks” You don’t want to give people clues towhere you are when. What about this location question? People MAY still be ableto get a general location on you, even without you saying anything.You computer has an address, just like you have an address, andhow easy it is to find depends on the security your computer has,your internet provider has, whatever site or application you areusing. It’s easier to lie online compared to anywhere else. Peoplecan say anything, and because you can’t see or hear them, it’shard for you to make good judgments. You know better than tojust stand in the middle of downtown Champaign and tell everyoneyour name, address, phone number, but people do that on theinternet.
You need to make good decisions about what you use, whatyou say, who you talk to. You may not want to sign up to justanything online. How can you keep your computer safe?What is a computer virus? It’s a program that is made to ruinyour computer, make parts of it available to someone else, or toget information off your computer – all are dangerous things. They get on your computer by you downloading things – evenpictures – from the internet. Most likely in bigger files-like whatyou would get in emails or something you actively have to click on. Do not download something you don’t know – always ask yourparents if it is something that is okay to download. How many of you have your own email? Anyone share onewith a parent? To help with the virus protection, don’t open emailsfrom people or organizations you don’t know. Also – don’t give youremail out to organizations or websites you don’t know and trust –ask your parents. If you give your email out to lots of sites, theywill send back SPAM and it will be more tuned to you.Guided practice: (application of knowledge by students)There are a number of discussion questions embedded in lessonthat help kids make connections to their own lives.Closure (how will you end the lesson?)What are some quick tips to protect your computer?Be careful not to give out information about who you are andwhere you are or will be.Be careful about talking with people you don’t know.Be careful about what sites you are on and who you give youremail toBe careful about opening emails from people you don’t knowWhat’s next? (another related lesson, review, end of unit?)Next week, we’ll finish up with how we behave online