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Type:Lesson

Estimated Time:15 minutes

Grades:6-8

Score Type:Automatically Graded

Work completed by a student will be automatically graded and the grade will be sent to the Learning Management System (LMS) gradebook

Available Languages: English, Spanish


Vocabulary: access, collaborate, communicate, community site, ethical use of technology, evaluate, integrate, multimedia, online community, online safety, publish, share, speaking, writing


Primary Objectives:

  • Students learn smart practices for using shared online communication tools, such as document sharing, private forums, and other private online tools.
  • Students set up and utilize online shared communications resources, such as a shared folder, files, calendar and video meetings.
  • Students understand how to successfully share content and collaborate online with others.
  • Student consider how to protect their personal safety and privacy when using private and shared online communication tools.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Students use shared online communication tools for learning, creativity, and collaboration.
  • Students use shared online communication tools to solve problems and make informed decisions
  • Student understand the differences and similarities between public online communication and shared online communication.

Subjects:

Audience Definition 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Digital Communications > Audience Definition 

Chat / BLOGS / BBS 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Chat / BLOGS / BBS 

Communication to Others

Library Media > Information Technology > Student Use > Communication to Others

Communication to Others 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Communication to Others 

Create Communication Products 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Digital Communications > Create Communication Products 

Email 

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

File Management / Backup / Transfer 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > File Management / Backup / Transfer 

File Management/ Import and Export 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > File Management/ Import and Export 

How Where to Locate Information

Language Arts > Research > Search Strategies > How Where to Locate Information

Hyperlinks 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Hyperlinks 

On-line Etiquette 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > On-line Etiquette 

Online collaboration

Library Media > Information Technology > Internet > Online collaboration

Online collaboration 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Online collaboration 

Productivity Tools

Library Media > Information Technology > Software Applications > Productivity Tools

Productivity Tools 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Productivity Tools 

Scheduling and Calendars 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Scheduling and Calendars 

Scheduling and Project Tracking

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Project Management > Scheduling and Project Tracking

Security Options 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Security Options 

Student Collaboration

Library Media > Information Literacy > Student Use - Digital Media > Student Collaboration

Student Collaboration 

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Student Collaboration 

Student Communication with Others 

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

System Management: Application Types i.e. email,file sharing 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Networking > System Management: Application Types i.e. email,file sharing 

Videoconferencing 

Technology Education > Media Production > Multimedia / Video Production > Videoconferencing 

Web Programming 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Web Programming 
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  • Creating a shared document that you can use with this class and subsequent classes is an invaluable resource to help students practice the skills they learn in this lesson. You may consider a spreadsheet that offers a daily journal topic and a class calendar. You can ask a team of advanced students to set these tools up.

  • Ask students to create a spreadsheet - Google Sheets is an easy, free option - that asks a small number of survey questions. Students should enter each classmates' name in the first column, with survey questions in the top row. Students will share their spreadsheet with the rest of the class (you can always create a master account for the entire class, and each student can then access the account). Students will respond to the surveys and then the survey creators will present the information they gathered through their survey. You may choose to group students.
S.3.a Students plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.
S.6.a Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
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.
S.7.b Students use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.
S.7.c Students contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal.
2-IC-22 Collaborate with many contributors through strategies such as crowdsourcing or surveys when creating a computational artifact. (P2.4, P5.2)
2-NI-05 Explain how physical and digital security measures protect electronic information. (P7.2)
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