Online Safety

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Type:Lesson

Estimated Time:12 minutes

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Available Languages: English, Spanish


Vocabulary: communication, domain name, electronic mail, email, email address, email message, email parts, interface, login, online safety, password, safety, username


Primary Objectives:

  • Student identifies the parts of an email address (username, @, domain name).
  • Student uses a username and password to login to an email program.
  • Student learns about an email program's interface.
  • Student identifies the parts of an email message form (to, from, subject, and body).
  • Student sends an email message.
  • Student learns to not open email messages from people they don’t know.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Student reads and comprehends written communication.
  • Student composes written communication.
  • Student recognizes how historical figures and ordinary people helped to shape the world.
  • Student recognizes historical names associated with aviation history, such as Amelia Earhart, the Wright brothers, and George Putnam.
  • Student uses technology as a tool to communicate and research ideas.
  • Student learns how to use technology to work collaboratively.
  • Student gathers information and communicates with others using technology.
  • Student uses a keyboard to input information.

Subjects:

Communication

Library Media > Information Technology > Technology Use In Society > Communication

Communication 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology Use In Society > Communication 

Desktop Symbols 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Desktop Symbols 

Email 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Email 

File Formats 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > File Formats 

Fonts / Graphics Symbols

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Personal Use > Fonts / Graphics Symbols

Instructions

Language Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Follow Directions > Instructions

Listening / Pay Attention

Language Arts > Communication > Media Literacy / Viewing > Comprehension > Listening / Pay Attention

Notes Messages Correspondence Invitation Email

Language Arts > Writing > Letters / Correspondence > Informal > Notes Messages Correspondence Invitation Email

Security Options 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Security Options 

Student Communication with Others 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Digital Communications > Student Communication with Others 

Vocabulary and Abbreviations 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Vocabulary and Abbreviations 

Websites / Blogs / Email / Internet

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Personal Use > Websites / Blogs / Email / Internet
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Teacher Notes:

  • This lesson demonstrates concepts related to sending and receiving email messages. If students want to send and receive real messages outside of the lesson interface, they will need to have email accounts.

  • You might want to point out that the .com portion of a domain name indicates that the domain is a commercial address. Nowadays, domain names have many different extensions, including .gov (governmental agencies), .org (nonprofit organizations), edu (educational institutions), mil (military), .biz (businesses), .net (networks), country codes, and so forth.

  • You might want to introduce Amelia Earhart as the first woman to fly across the Atlantic ocean on June 17, 1928. For this feat, she was a passenger. A few years later on May 20, 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.

Extension Ideas:

  • In this lesson, students learn the parts of an email address. To help them understand how email addresses work have each student make up a custom email address and write it on a piece of paper along with their own name. For the username, the student should think of a word that describes a personal characteristic that other students can easily associate with the person. Then, for the domain name, the student can make up a word or phrase that describes the location in the classroom where the student sits. After everyone makes up their email addresses, gather the email addresses, and place them in an envelope or container. Finally, choose an email address, write it on the board as if you're addressing a message (i.e. To: blueshirt@northwestcorner.com), and have the class identify who would receive the email message and where it would be sent in the room.

Standards:

S.2.b Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.
S.7.a Students use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning.
1B-NI-05 Discuss real-world cybersecurity problems and how personal information can be protected. (P3.1)
ELA-Literacy.SL.3.2 Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
ELA-Literacy.SL.4.2 Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
ELA-Literacy.SL.5.2 Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
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