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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: URL, World Wide Web, author credibility, citation, copyright, credibility, fair use, information accuracy, information validity, intellectual property, research, search engine, top level domain, validity, web browser, website


Primary Objectives:

  • Student learns to respect intellectual property of others by citing information found online.
  • Student learns various methods for evaluating the validity of information on the World Wide Web.
  • Student learns about copyrights and fair use laws.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Student develops knowledge of search strategies for finding information online.
  • Student evaluates the validity of information and the credibility of a website's author.
  • Student learns how to create reference citations for Web sites.

Subjects:

Accuracy of Information 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology and Society > Accuracy of Information 

Addressing Systems / IP Protocol 

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

Authoritativeness

Library Media > Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Source Evaluation > Authoritativeness

Authoritativeness

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Reference and Research > Source Evaluation > Authoritativeness

Citations

Library Media > Information Literacy > Student Use - Digital Media > Research > Citations

Citations

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Research > Citations

Copyright

Library Media > Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Intellectual Property > Copyright

Copyright

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Reference and Research > Intellectual Property > Copyright

Copyright Infringement and Plagiarism (Technology Specific)

Library Media > Information Technology > Technology and Society > Copyright Infringement and Plagiarism (Technology Specific)

Copyright Infringement and Plagiarism (Technology Specific) 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology and Society > Copyright Infringement and Plagiarism (Technology Specific) 

Copyright/Plagiarism

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Digital Citizenship > Copyright/Plagiarism

Copyright/Plagiarism

Library Media > Information Literacy > ALA Social Responsibility > Copyright/Plagiarism

Currency/timeliness (includes locating copyright date)

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Reference and Research > Source Evaluation > Currency/timeliness (includes locating copyright date)

Currency/timeliness (includes locating copyright date)

Library Media > Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Source Evaluation > Currency/timeliness (includes locating copyright date)

Data Collection for Decision Making 

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

Electronic and/or websites

Library Media > Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Source Citations > Electronic and/or websites

Electronic and/or websites

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Reference and Research > Source Citations > Electronic and/or websites

Ethical Usage

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Personal Use > Ethical Usage

Evaluation for Specific Use 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Evaluation for Specific Use 

Fair Use Guidelines for Multimedia and Digital Content

Library Media > Media Literacy > Fair Use Guidelines for Multimedia and Digital Content

Fair Use Guidelines for Multimedia and Digital Content 

Technology Education > Media Literacy > Fair Use Guidelines for Multimedia and Digital Content 

General (includes making a bibliography)

Library Media > Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Source Citations > General (includes making a bibliography)

General (includes making a bibliography)

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Reference and Research > Source Citations > General (includes making a bibliography)

General Skills

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

General Skills

Language Arts > Research > General Skills

Inaccurate Information

Library Media > Information Literacy > ALA Information Literacy > Inaccurate Information

Information Accuracy

Library Media > Information Literacy > ALA Information Literacy > Information Accuracy

Information Accuracy 

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Information Accuracy 

Instructions

Language Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Follow Directions > Instructions

Intellectual Property

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Digital Citizenship > Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

Library Media > Information Literacy > ALA Social Responsibility > Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Rights (specific to technology)

Library Media > Information Technology > Technology and Society > Intellectual Property Rights (specific to technology)

Intellectual Property Rights (specific to technology) 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology and Society > Intellectual Property Rights (specific to technology) 

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

Internet Search Engines

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Research > Internet Search Engines

Laws / Ethics / Ownership / Influences

Language Arts > Communication > Media Literacy / Viewing > Credibility of Media Sources > Laws / Ethics / Ownership / Influences

Listening / Pay Attention

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

Online Citations

Language Arts > Research > Copyright > Online Citations

Plagiarism

Language Arts > Research > Plagiarism

Plagiarism

Library Media > Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Intellectual Property > Plagiarism

Plagiarism

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Reference and Research > Intellectual Property > Plagiarism

Probes / Probeware

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

Research

Library Media > Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Research

Research Proper / Acceptable Use of 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Research Proper / Acceptable Use of 

Responsible Use

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

Responsible Use

Library Media > Information Literacy > ALA Social Responsibility > Responsible Use

Search Engines 

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

Search Strategies 

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

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 Design 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Web Page Design 

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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  • Being able to evaluate the validity of information on the Web is important, as many students will choose the first link listed in a search engine. In addition to learning how to read URLs for the source of the information, today's students must be able to determine if a website's information is accurate and timely.

  • You may choose to give students additional practice for evaluating websites. Have students find examples of websites that are valid and relevant to a topic and those that are not. Students can share their examples with a partner or a small group, explaining their reasoning behind their determination of that website's validity.
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.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.
1A-AP-13 Give attribution when using the ideas and creations of others while developing programs. (P7.3)
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-AP-14 Observe intellectual property rights and give appropriate attribution when creating or remixing programs. (P7.3)
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.RI.2.5 Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
ELA-Literacy.RI.3.5 Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
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.
ELA-Literacy.W.2.8 Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
ELA-Literacy.W.3.7 Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.
ELA-Literacy.W.3.8 Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.
ELA-Literacy.W.4.7 Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
ELA-Literacy.W.4.8 Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.