Teacher-Facing Resources

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:

Adjusts Accordingly / Identify

Language Arts > Communication > Speaking Strategies / Presentations > Audience > Adjusts Accordingly / Identify

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 

Digital Citizenship 

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Digital Citizenship 

Draw Conclusions

Language Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Interpret / Infer > Draw Conclusions

File Management/ Import and Export 

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

Hyperlinks 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Hyperlinks 

Identify Message

Language Arts > Communication > Media Literacy / Viewing > Main Idea > Identify Message

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 

Personal Safety / Use / Online

Science > History / Technology / Social Perspectives > Computer Science > Personal Safety / Use / Online

Positive / Negative Impact

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology Use In Society > Products in Daily Life > Positive / Negative Impact

Privacy 

Technology Education > Media and Culture > Law and Legal Issues > Privacy 

Productivity Tools

Library Media > Information Technology > Software Applications > Productivity Tools

Productivity Tools 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Productivity Tools 

Respond

Language Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Respond

Responsible Use

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Digital Citizenship > Responsible Use

Security Options 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Security Options 

Social Influences, Impact and Issues 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology and Society > Social Influences, Impact and Issues 

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 

Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 

Use Technology when Writing

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Writing > Use Technology when Writing

Videoconferencing 

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

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