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: 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.

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