Petaluma City Schools

Lesson Plan

Title Online Privacy/Password Security
Author and School Nathan Libcap / Casa Grande High School
Grade Level/Subject High School
Lesson Overview Students will learn the basics of good Online Privacy
habits.
Content Objectives:
(Standards)
N/A
Common Core
Standard:
http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc

Speaking and Listening 9-12
5. Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical,
audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to
enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence
and to add interest.

Language Objectives:
● the language functions related
to the topic of the lesson (e.g.,
justify, hypothesize)
● vocabulary essential to a
student being able to fully
participate in the lesson (e.g.,
axis, locate, graph)
● language learning strategies to
aid in comprehension (e.g,
questioning, making
predictions).
*Mnemonic device
*LEET - “1337”
*Acronym

Essential Question(s): Why are secure passwords important?
What are characteristics of secure passwords?
English Language Learner Strategies :
SIOP Adapted
Preparation
__ Adaptation of Content
__ Links to Background
_x_ Links to past learning
__ Learning strategies
incorporated
Scaffolding
_x_ Modeling
__ Guided practice
_x_ Independent practice
__ Comprehensible Input
Grouping Options
__ Whole class
__ Small groups
Partners
x Individual
Integration of Process
_x_ Reading
__ Writing
__ Speaking
_x_ Listening
Application
_x_Hands--on
_x_ Meaningful
_x_Linked to Objectives
_x_Promotes engagement
Assessment
_x_ Individual
__ Group
__ Written
__ Oral


Procedures

Include an Into, Through, Beyond, and
Assessments of Objectives


INTRO:
When students are sitting at their computers -
have them go to:
https://howsecureismypassword.net/
* Explain that this site will not record their
password, but will give them an idea of how
strong their password is.


















Include meaningful activities that
integrate lesson concepts

1. INTRO
Discussion prompts to students:
How many passwords do you have?
How many forget a password on a weekly
basis?
How many write down or otherwise have
passwords stored somewhere other than
their head?
Why have secure passwords?

Watch video (younger students):
www.ikeepsafe.org/youtube

Pass out/Display Comic (older):
http://xkcd.com/936/

Prompt Students:
Go to:
https://howsecureismypassword.net/
Discuss: How many passwords would take
a day, a week, a year, longest amount of
time?

2. LESSON:
1) Discuss w/ class the “Do” and “Don’ts)
of passwords (worksheet or hand raising
for lower grades)

WORKSHEET: Perfect password Q& A

2)



l33t is a language from the online
gaming community that replaces
letters with numbers or symbols:

basic l33t is just replacing vowels with
numbers:
● A = 4
● E = 3
● I = 1
● O = 0
However l33t is a very flexible 'language'
and you can go from this very basic l33t,
to ultra 1337 by being creative; a few
examples:
● O = ()
● U = |_|
● T = 7
● D = |)
● W = \/\/
● S = $
There is no agreed-upon way to write l33t,
so it's up to you whether or not to go with
light l33t, medium 1337, hard |_337 or even
ultra |_33¯|¯. In this entry, 'l33t' is used
except when referring to medium, hard or
ultra '1337'.


3) Introduce anagram passwords:

“Think of a phrase you can remember,
and use one symbol or letter for each
word:
EX: My favorite movie is Jaws
The password could be: M5rtM0={z}”

EX: I love to watch movies on weekends =
1L2wm0w3


4) Discuss password storage/
remembering - put them in your phone or
a book at home.

5) Prompt students to go to:
http://strongpasswordgenerator.com/

“The only truly secure password is a
random password”

6) DON’T CLICK THE BOX! -
Display District Google Sign-in page.
Show students the “Remember Me”
check box. Explain to students why they
should UNCHECK this box:
“Staying logged in opens your accounts
up to giving other people access”.

7) The following information can be
shared with high school students:
Google 2 Step Authentication

3. ASSESSMENT:
a)Prompt students to think up a password.
Then go to
http://www.passwordmeter.com/
to test their new password.
- Students must score a 75% or higher to
receive a passing grade.

b) Prompt students to log out of District
Gmail (or whatever program was being
used for password lesson plan) and start
another activity. Fifteen minutes later (or
any arbitrary amount of time appropriate
for student audience) instruct students to
log back into program using newly
created password. Student who do so
successfully pass, those who don’t for this
lesson.

Modifications

Adaptations of content
For lower grades:
Print out or display on overhead discussion questions for “Do’s and
Don’ts)
Resources/
Materials
Needed
Computers for students.
-Worksheet if using
Supplementary
Materials
Worksheet: for lower grades