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ePassport secondary 'internet use'

Lesson 1 – How the internet works

Homework:

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand what the world wide web is.
  2. Use modelling to explain how the internet works.
  3. Understand that an IP address is like a postcode.

Starter:

To make notes about what the pupils already know about the internet, email, wiki's, cloud computing etc. Pupils should use a mind mapping tool (freemind). For further details and a link to download this free tool, please visit: Recommended software page. We will use this at the end of the unit to compare with what they have learnt later in this unit.

Task 1:

Show pupils the video World Wide Web in Plain English and then discuss how the internet works. Explain to pupils that an IP Address is like a (UK) postcode.

Task 2:

Play the how the internet works game. Each pupil (except two) is a node. One pupil holds the router and sends a message (sheet of A4 paper) requesting information. The message is passed the quickest way through the node pupils to the remaining pupil who is the server at the other end of the room. The pupil then passes the A4 paper and a book back to the pupil via the nodes. Repeat this game again but this time knock out some of the nodes (make pupils sit down) and then as the pupils pass the message and book knock out even more nodes… etc. this shows that the internet is a web of inter connecting nodes. Turn it into a game by playing against the clock.

Task 3:

Discuss how we connect to the network and show pupils the example router and cables.

Task 4:

Pupils to open and complete the worksheet called: World wide web.doc OR complete the random thoughts activity e.g. the world wide web is like... a gold fish bowl... because...?

Plenary:

Review learning and self assessment of the World wide web.doc worksheet.

Lesson 2 – Internet & Society

Homework:

Open and complete the worksheet Digital Communication and the Internet. OR for a less able group why not get them to design a poster in a word processor about emails, wikis and/or phising.

Learning objective:

  1. Understand the importance of finding valid information sources. 
  2. To understand and be able to recognise primary and secondary sources of information.
  3. To consider the advantages and disadvantages of the internet.

Starter:

Open and complete the ‘findingtextonwebpage.doc’ activity.

Task 1:

Open, complete and review the Primary and secondary sources.doc worksheet. 

Task 2:

Discuss what we mean by a bogus/valid web site.
Open and discuss would you trust it.ppt
Show pupils the tree Octopus and the Velcro Crop web sites.  

Task 3:

Open the web site evaluation worksheet.
Complete the evaluation grid for the three web sites.

Extension:

Open and complete the worksheet Digital Communication and the Internet.

Plenary:

Bingo: Pupils list as many advantages and disadvantages of the internet. The teacher calls out answers in a random order until a pupil has a full house.

Lesson 3 – Email & Wiki's effect on society

Homework:

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Learning objective:

  1. Understand how email works and how an email is like a postcard (no privacy).
  2. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of email and wiki's.
  3. Consider the effect of email/wiki's on society.

Starter:

Play the how email works game. Each pupil (except two) is a node. Teacher produces an A4 picture and proceeds to fold and cut the picture into equal sized pieces then placed into envelopes. Teacher explains that emails are split and sent in separate packets. Teacher gives all the packets to one pupil. Pupil is asked to send it to another pupil one packet at a time. The pupil then takes the pieces out of the envelope and puts the picture back together again. Repeat this game again but this time remove a packet mid-route and ask what the problem is and why. Complete the sending of the message and check the pupils predictions. Get pupils to realize that they would have to resend the message with all the packets. Give all packets (including the one removed) to the original pupil to recheck that the resend worked. Ask one of the pupils to packet sniff e.g. open and look at each piece as it passes by... how many pieces does it take to work out the picture?

Task1:

Show pupils the video How email works and then discuss how the email works.
Discuss the features of email as well as the advantages and disadvantages. Think about the effects on our society including Royal Mail. Also, cover Phising in plain english and discuss email safety.

Task 2:

Open and complete the worksheet called: Email Activity.doc

Task 3:

Show pupils the Wikis in plain English video. Discuss the advantages and disadvantage of this technology, if you have a very able group then it maybe worth w. Or if you want to concentrate on RRS feed then visit our RRS feeds explained page.

Plenary:

 What is the difference between email/wiki. Set a scenario that (silver surfers) Mr. and Mrs. Jones are on holiday in Austrailia. Which method of communcation should they choose e.g. post card, email, wiki.  Explain your answers.   

Lesson 4: Searching the internet

Homework:

Use the Internet to create 5 quiz questions on a topic of your choice for your tutor group team quiz (Year 7 SEAL activity). Word process the questions and the web address where the answers can be found. Remember to record the answers as well.

Learning objectives:

  1. To find information for a particular purpose, explaining why you have chosen it.
  2. To develop more advanced search skills using ‘Boolean connectors’ (AND / OR / NOT)
  3. Use some advanced search techniques.

Starter:

Open worksheet Scavenger Hunt.doc and get the pupils to search the internet for the answers (again the clock).
Peer assessment on the answers. Show Web Searching Strategies in Plain English and discuss what techniques they have scene and which they use.

Task 1:

Open Boolean searches.ppt and explain how it works.
Use the example of search criteria shown in the presentation and get pupils to pupils test the diagram.

Task 2:

Demonstrate to pupils the advanced search option covering keywords, phases, languages and domains.
Pupils to open and complete the Advanced search.doc

Task 3:

Pupils to open and complete the differences between search engines.doc
Teacher leads discussion about the difference between the search engines i.e. search engines look for information in a different way. Different search engines give different results.

Extension:

Pupils to investigate other functions available for finding information using a search engine e.g. Google. Pupils could consider the ‘timeline’ function. When pupils complete the task you could review their investigation work by watching Google Search Options video.

Plenary:

Review learning on Boolean searches. Pupils open and complete Plenary-Google Game.doc.

Lesson 5: Would you trust it?

Homework:

Open and complete the worksheet called name your source.doc ready for next lesson as you will need to begin building your geography presentation.

Learning objective:

  1. Identify the difference between fact and opinion.
  2. Understand how URL’s are constructed.
  3. Identify likely bias and reliability.

Starter:

Create a presentation on general knowledge or your cross curricular links. Into this presentation put five facts and five opinions (One fact or opinion on each slide). Get pupils to hold up personal whiteboards showing their answer. Conclude by discussing what makes something a fact or an opinion.

Task 1:

Open and discuss the presentation called urls.ppt
Ask pupils to name other domain and country types they have seen before.
Pupils open and complete (fill in the gaps using the word bank) urls worksheet.doc.
Review the answers as peer assessment.

Task 2:

Pupils open the presentation DomainNameGame.ppt and play individually. Game designed to recap knowledge from previous lesson. Peer assessment of the answers – where there is disagreement discuss as a class.  

Task 3:

Discuss what is meant by the words ‘reliability’ and ‘bias’.
Pupils to open and complete the worksheet Whats the evidence.doc

Extension:

Pupils are to screen shot and paste into a word processed document one of the websites in task 2.
Pupils are to then annotate the website for reliability by using text boxes and arrows (don’t forget the URL)

Plenary:

Pupils open and complete (fill in the gaps using the word bank) plenary mix and match.doc.
If you get time, review the answers as peer assessment.
 

 

Lesson 6:  Is that really your work?

Homework:

To complete the presentation and print it. Pupils should print the presentation with each slide of A4 displaying 2 slides.

Learning objectives:.  

  1. To understand the importance of naming a source of information and when it was accessed.

Starter:

Open and discuss Have I got news for you.ppt. Focus on the word ‘audience’.... Presentation contains links to an adult and childrens news website. Ask pupils to explain how they knew who each website was aimed at. Encourage them to estimate the age ranges for each website.

Task 1:

Discuss the importance of naming your source with the date and time of access when doing research for your school work. Discuss the problems if you didn’t... refer to the number of planets i.e. six months ago Pluto was downgraded to a exoplanet!
Show pupils the example ppt containing example presentation work.

Task 2:

Open the Assessment instructions.doc for instructions and as a checklist for pupils.
Using the answers (‘Advanced search.doc’ from lesson 5 HW and ‘Name your source.doc’ from lesson 6) , sources and date & times of the information researched on climate change, the pupils are to create a presentation with 4 slides plus 1 cover slide.
 
Pupils need to present the information effectively for the audience e.g. 3 bullet points with the source and date noted, not too many pictures, and good colour scheme. Refer to the helpsheet on what makes a good presentation.

Plenary:

Update the mind map started at the beginning of this unit on using the internet to show what they have learnt. Pupils should use a different colour to clearly show what they have learnt. (Pupils should not use the research mind maps to help them as you want to see what they can remember).

 

 
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