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Type:Lesson

Estimated Time:15 minutes

Score Type:Auto Score

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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 

Information Technology > Internet > Addressing Systems / IP Protocol 

Addressing Systems 

Information Technology > Networking > Addressing Systems 

Chat / BLOGS / BBS 

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

Evaluation for Specific Use 

Information Technology > Internet > Evaluation for Specific Use 

General Skills

Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Research Skills > General Skills

General Skills

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

Hardware Identification 

Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Hardware Identification 

Internet

Digital Literacy > Reference and Research > Reference Tools > Internet

Internet

Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Reference Tools > Internet

Listening / Pay Attention

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

Reference and Research 

Digital Literacy > Reference and Research 

Research Proper / Acceptable Use of 

Information Technology > Internet > Research Proper / Acceptable Use of 

Search Strategies 

Digital Literacy > Reference and Research > Search Strategies 

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

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

TCP/IP Protocol 

Information Technology > Internet > TCP/IP Protocol 

Vocabulary Development

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

Vocabulary and Abbreviations 

Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Vocabulary and Abbreviations 

Web Page Navigation / Use of Browser 

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

Web Searches 

Information Technology > Internet > Web Searches 
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Teacher Notes:

  • 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.

Extension Ideas:

  • 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.

Standards:

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.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.
1A-CS-02 Use appropriate terminology in identifying and describing the function of common physical components of computing systems (hardware). (P7.2)
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.
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