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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 devices, cloud, cloud computing, collaborate, collaboration, communication, data storage, digital environment, hardware, network, networking, photo sharing, server, shared documents, software, synchronize


Primary Objectives:

  • Students learn that the cloud shares the fast processing power of networked computers.
  • Students learn to access software programs through the cloud.
  • Students recognize the advantages of storing photos and other important data on the cloud.
  • Students understand that the cloud provides synchronized data storage for multiple tasks and devices.
  • Students use the cloud to collaborate and edit one project at the same time.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Students correctly use digital environments to communicate and work collaboratively.
  • Students demonstrate sound reasoning as they organize, store, and share their data.
  • Students recognize the importance of secure data storage.
  • Students understand the responsibilities of using a digital environment.

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 

Cloud Computing 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Networking > Cloud Computing 

Create Presentations 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Digital Communications > Create Presentations 

Discuss and Know Trends and Future of Technology 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Discuss and Know Trends and Future of Technology 

Hardware

Science > History / Technology / Social Perspectives > Computer Science > Hardware

Interactive Use 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Interactive Use 

Listening / Pay Attention

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

Meaning Definition Analysis

Language Arts > Vocabulary > Grammar / Language Structure > Meaning Definition Analysis

Network Routers and Other Network Hardware 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Network Routers and Other Network Hardware 

Operating Systems 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Operating Systems 

Positive / Negative Impact

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology Use In Society > Products in Daily Life > Positive / Negative Impact

Programming

Science > History / Technology / Social Perspectives > Computer Science > Programming

Respond

Language Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Respond

Sharing of Information 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Sharing of Information 

Storage Devices (use and/or identification of ) 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Storage Devices (use and/or identification of ) 

Student Collaboration

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

Student Collaboration 

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Student Collaboration 

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 

Technology in Daily Life 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology and Society > Technology in Daily Life 
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  • Discuss the school’s Acceptable Use Policy with students and how it models the responsible use of technology. Online resources can enhance your knowledge of cloud computing and support student learning. Search for information at this website: T.H.E Journal: Technological Horizons in Education.

  • Students can use a cloud music app to share their playlists or build a playlist together. Have students draw diagrams of how data is sent to and stored in the cloud and what happens when the data is accessed.
S.2.c Students demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.
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.
S.7.c Students contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal.
2-CS-02 Design projects that combine hardware and software components to collect and exchange data. (P5.1)
2-IC-20 Compare tradeoffs associated with computing technologies that affect people's everyday activities and career options. (P7.2)
2-IC-22 Collaborate with many contributors through strategies such as crowdsourcing or surveys when creating a computational artifact. (P2.4, P5.2)
ELA-Literacy.L.6.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
ELA-Literacy.L.7.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
ELA-Literacy.L.8.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas clearly and efficiently.