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Teacher-Facing Resources

Type:Lesson

Estimated Time:15 minutes

Grades:2-4

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: Internet, URL, Uniform Resource Locator, World Wide Web, address bar, bookmark, display window, domain name, hardware, hostname, path, protocol, server, software, web address, web browser, web page, website


Primary Objectives:

  • Student learns the components of a URL and understands their meanings.
  • Student learns to add and use bookmarks for web pages.
  • Student learns to enter a URL to navigate to a web page.
  • Student learns to use a browser to find and view information online.
  • Student learns to use the back and forward buttons to navigate through web pages.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Student learns to use the Internet more effectively for research.
  • Student gains a better understanding of the technical aspects of how the World Wide Web is organized.

Subjects:

Addressing Systems / IP Protocol 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Addressing Systems / IP Protocol 

Data Collection for Decision Making 

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Data Collection for Decision Making 

Distance Learning 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Distance Learning 

General Skills

Library Media > Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Search Strategies > General Skills

Internet

Library Media > Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Reference Tools > Internet

Internet

Science > Concepts and Processes > Tools / Instruments > Software Tools > Internet

Internet

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Reference and Research > Reference Tools > Internet

Listening / Pay Attention

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

Online collaboration 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Online collaboration 

Probes / Probeware

Science > Concepts and Processes > Tools / Instruments > Probes / Probeware

Search Strategies 

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Reference and Research > Search Strategies 

Sharing of Information 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Sharing of Information 

Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 

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

Vocabulary Development

Language Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Vocabulary Development

Vocabulary and Abbreviations 

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

Web Page Navigation / Use of Browser 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Web Page Navigation / Use of Browser 

Web Searches 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Web Searches 
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  • This lesson teaches student about the more technical aspects of how web browsers work, including the relevant terminology and definitions. Most students know the basics of web browsers but may not understand the structure of web addresses or URLs. As an introduction for more experienced students, you may choose to poll them before this lesson to see how many definitions they already know as it relates to a web address and its structure.

  • This would be a good time to have students practice writing full web addresses in browsers. Many students will be accustomed to clicking on the first link they see after a keyword search, so it is important for students to be able to read web addresses to help determine the nature of the links they see in searches. Student can work individually or in teams to create posters or other media-based project that instructs others in reading a website address, focusing on the structure of the URL.
S.1.d Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.
S.2.c Students demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.
S.3.a Students plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.
S.3.c Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.
S.5.b Students collect data or identify relevant data sets, use digital tools to analyze them, and represent data in various ways to facilitate problem-solving and decision-making.
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.
1A-CS-01 Select and operate appropriate software to perform a variety of tasks, and recognize that users have different needs and preferences for the technology they use. (P1.1)
1A-DA-06 Collect and present the same data in various visual formats. (P7.1, P4.4)
1B-DA-06 Organize and present collected data visually to highlight relationships and support a claim. (P7.1)
1B-DA-07 Use data to highlight or propose cause-and-effect relationships, predict outcomes, or communicate an idea. (P7.1)
ELA-Literacy.L.2.6 Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe (e.g., When other kids are happy that makes me happy).
ELA-Literacy.L.3.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships (e.g., After dinner that night we went looking for them).
ELA-Literacy.L.4.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal precise actions, emotions, or states of being (e.g., quizzed, whined, stammered) and that are basic to a particular topic (e.g., wildlife, conservation, and endangered when discussing animal preservation).
ELA-Literacy.SL.2.2 Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
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.