Subject #11: Technology
Project #99: Internet Basx.
Discuss internet (back/forward button, toolbar, links, homepage, netiquetteplagiarism, etc.)
Higher-orderthinking skillsTechnology-specific:Subject Area/Learning-specificStandard:NETS-S
Grasp meaning, drawconclusionsInternet basics, criticalthinkingAnyreading, comprehension,critical thinking4.b, 5.b
Grade level: K-4Prior knowledge: noneTime required: 45 minutesSoftware required: InternetVocabulary: netiquette, internet, plagiarism, links, back arrow, address bar,address, problem solvers, favorites, bookmark,
Federal, state and local governmentshave spent millions of dollars toconnect students to the Internet. By2005, 94% of public schoolclassrooms had internetaccess. Hopes are high thatInternet use will change theprocess of education andenhance student learning.
The internet offers amultitude of freeware toenthuse students about a myriadof educational subjects. Thedays of purchasedsoftware on a budgetare gone. If youknow what todo.
Throughoutthis workbook,we’ve listed dozensof free websites oncommon academic subjects.In this lesson, we’ll talk aboutinternet basics: How to access thoseconfusing web addresses and links.
Start with the basics.Starfall.comis agood site for introducing the internetbecause it’s easy to maneuverthrough and quick to enterinto theaddressbar.Type it infor youngerstudents (mostkindergartners can’tread all of those letters anddots), but let first and secondgraders do it themselveseven if ittakes a while. They will learn fromthe mistakesno spaces in theaddress, a dot is a period, and so on.Have them save the site to ‘favorites’.Next time, they can open from thebookmark rather than typing (
Findthe gold star for ‘Starfall’
As they master these first steps, addthe back arrow, links, icon pictures.
When the website is interestingenough, students will challengethemselves to work through it.Remind them they’re explorerslikeChristopher Columbus or Star Trek