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Type:Lesson

Estimated Time:8 minutes

Grades:3-5

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: communication, delete, email, email address, email message, forward, inbox, interface, junk mail, online safety, reply, reply all


Primary Objectives:

  • Student uses an email inbox (opens and reads messages).
  • Student replies to an email message.
  • Student forwards an email message.
  • Student responds to multiple recipients simultaneously.
  • Student deletes junk mail and old messages.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Student reads, comprehends, and responds to 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, George Putnam, and President Herbert Hoover.
  • Student recognizes the presidency and the U.S. congress as important components of the U.S. government.
  • 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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  • 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.

  • When students address a message form to multiple recipients in this lesson, the email addresses are separated by a comma. In Outlook, you can also separate email addresses with a semicolon.

  • You might want to remind students that they type the at symbol (@) by holding Shift and pressing the 2 key.

  • 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.

  • Flying cockroaches are mentioned in this lesson because they lived 350 million years ago and are thought to be the first flying animal by scientists.

  • This lesson discusses deleting spam and messages from unfamiliar senders. You might also want to describe an email attachment and then emphasize that students should never open an attachment unless they are positive that they know who sent it and they are expecting to receive the attachment. Most computer viruses spread through email attachments.

  • Students can simulate the act of replying, forwarding, and deleting messages by modeling the process using sheets of paper. First, have each student draw a square on a piece of paper to represent the body of an email message form. Next, instruct students to write a short question or draw a simple picture in the body box. Students can then "send" the message to another person in the class by giving them their piece of paper. After a student receives an "email message," the student can add a small amount of information in the body box. They can then send their "reply" by giving the paper back to the person who originally sent it. Next, students can forward their message that contains the reply to another person in the class. Finally, have the class delete all the messages by putting them in the classroom's trash can.
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