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 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 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 deliveringthe content?)Saying something on the internet is like standing in front of yourwhole grade in the cafeteria with a microphone – the Internet isa public place and even if you only send something to one person,it is easy for that person to copy it and send it to someone else
without you knowing. It’s like telling a secret – except someonecan use your exact words and show them to someone else. Andremember last week we talked about IP address and how even ifthe message is anonymous, it is still possible to trace to thecomputer and user that sent it.You have the chance to double check what you are saying beforeyou hit “send” or “post.” Take out anything that could bethreatening, anything that can be used against you, or could easilybe taken the wrong way. Remember, there’s no clues as to thetone of your voice or the expression on your face when you haveit written down. Once you have sent something, there is no wayto take it back, just like speaking, except everything is saved andaccessible somewhere.Because there are so few clues, there are some conventions tointernet communication. One is that ALL CAPS is consideredshouting and it is really rude.Make sure your font is easy to read – if you use color, make sureit is readable on the background that it is going to be against.Because it is already hard to understand tone, you want to makesure that you use your best writing so people understand whatyou mean, especially in a forum or a general chat where lots ofpeople are talking together. If there are any international peopleon the chat, they could be using English as a second language, andmisspellings, shortenings, or lazy grammar usage can reallyconfuse them.Punctuation is always important! Even if you decide not to usecapital letters at the start of sentences and such, usepunctuation to show where one thought ends and another begins.
Guided practice: (application of knowledge by students)Go over quiz questions as we go along to help prompt kids to theright 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 thefuture? Basic thoughts – make good choices about what you sayand where you are on the internet, so that you can protectyourself, protect your computer, and behave in a way that willearn 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