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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: Internet safety, audience, bulletin, forum, network, online community, online safety, private site, public site, web design, web page, website


Objectives:

  • Students learn smart practices for using public online communication tools, such as blogs, forums, comments, and media sharing sites.
  • Students learn how to publish text and photos to public websites.
  • Students learn how to change the settings on social media and other collaborative applications to allow more than one user to add and edit content.
  • Students learn the ethical, cultural, and societal issues related to public online communication.
  • Student consider how the information they post or publish online can affect others.
  • Students understand the permanent nature of publishing information online.

Subjects:

Adjusts Accordingly / Identify

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

Advantages and Disadvantages of Technology Use 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology and Society > Advantages and Disadvantages of Technology Use 

Audience Definition 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Digital Communications > Audience Definition 

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

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

Digital Citizenship 

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Digital Citizenship 

Draw Conclusions

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

Identify Message

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

Listening / Pay Attention

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

Negative Impact 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Negative Impact 

Network Servers 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Networking > Network Servers 

Notes Messages Correspondence Invitation Email

Language Arts > Writing > Letters / Correspondence > Informal > Notes Messages Correspondence Invitation Email

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

Respond

Language Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Respond

Risks and Benefits of Use 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Mobile Applications > Risks and Benefits of Use 

Safety

Library Media > Information Technology > Internet > Safety

Safety 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Safety 

Security Options 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Security Options 

Security and Privacy 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Security and Privacy 

Sharing of Information 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Sharing of Information 

Social Influences, Impact and Issues 

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

Social Media

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Personal Use > Social Media

Social Networking 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Social Networking 

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

Web Programming 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Web Programming 
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  • Some student may be proficient at posting information online, but often students this age do not think about consequences of their posts. It may be worthwhile to focus on evaluating examples of posts and creating appropriate posts versus inappropriate posts as an additional exercise before or after this lesson.

  • Ask students to create a mock-post on a large piece of paper that is mostly text-based. Students will hang up their post-poster around the room. Have students then circulate around the room and comment on student posts. This will give them practice writing appropriate and relevant comments that will be seen and read by others. You can team students up depending on class size and time allowed.
S.1.c Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
S.2.a Students cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world.
S.2.b Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.
S.2.c Students demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.
S.2.d Students manage their personal data to maintain digital privacy and security and are aware of data-collection technology used to track their navigation online.
S.4.b Students select and use digital tools to plan and manage a design process that considers design constraints and calculated risks.
S.6.a Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
S.6.d Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.
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.
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)
ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2 Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.
ELA-Literacy.SL.7.2 Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study.
ELA-Literacy.W.6.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting.
ELA-Literacy.W.7.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources.
ELA-Literacy.W.8.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.