Essential Question: How do I go places safely on the computer?
Learning Objectives: * Students will define what the internet is and what it means to go online. * Students will discover that the internet can be used to visit far-away places and learn new things by taking a "virtual field trip." * Students will compare how staying safe while on the internet is similar to staying safe in the real world. * Students will explain rules for traveling safely on the internet. * Students will navigate in virtual environments.
Key Vocabulary needed for this lesson: Internet: an electronic system that connects billions of people using computers, phones, and/or other devices, and allows them to communicate with one another online: connected to the Internet website: a place you can visit on the Internet
Access Prior Knowledge / Partner Pair and Share:
Have you ever visited an aquarium, a museum, or a zoo? Have you gone to view a live show, seen a professional sporting event, or taken a trip to a big city or a farm? Did you travel to see a historical building, park, or national landmark? One of my most favorite trips to make each fall is to an apple orchard. My family and I like to visit different orchards each autumn to pick apples and pumpkins, to take hay rides, and to look at the beautiful colors of leaves on the trees. Now think about some of the places you have visited on a field trip with your school, family, or friends. Try to remember what you saw while you were there. Turn to your partner and share your experience. Tell what you saw, how you prepared to take the trip, and what safety precautions you took. Then let your partner tell you about his or her field trip.
What do you need to do to be safe when you visit places in the real world?
- Always go places with an adult. - Don't wander off on your own. - Talk only with people you know.
Video: "My Online Neighborhood"
Video Response/Discussion Questions: What did Jeremiah like about the Internet? What kinds of things can he do on the Internet? What three rules does Jeremiah follow when he goes places online?
Lesson Check Point:
Did you notice that the three rules that Jeremiah had to follow while visiting a place online were the same as the rules that we follow when going places safely in the real world?
Internet Safety Rules:
1. Always ask your parent (or teacher) before you navigate to a website. 2. Stick to places that are just right for you. Don't click off the website. 3. Only talk to people online that you know.
Virtual Field Trip:
Sometimes the places we would like to visit in person are just too far away. The internet makes it possible for us to visit places without leaving home. All you need to do is know or search for the website address of a place you'd like to visit after you have gotten help from a trusted adult.
Notice that you are able to view distant places without ever leaving your home or the classroom by taking a virtual field trip using the internet.
Were you able to use all of your senses to interact with the people, animals, or things while you were on your virtual field trip? Could you smell anything? Could you touch anything?
Describe what the main differences are between taking a real world field trip and a virtual field trip. Tell how the two types of field trips are similar.
There are many places that you can visit by taking a virtual field trip to the locations' website using the internet. Think about the three rules you need to follow in order to travel safely online. Let's role play a few times with a partner. One person is to pretend to be the parent or adult. The other student is to be the child. Example: Sample Student, "Mrs. Spalt, I would like to visit the penguins at Seaworld. Would you please help me find a website?" Mrs. Spalt, "Sure, Sample Student. Open your web browser, type in <Penguins + Seaworld>, and let me help you select an appropriate website."
- The internet can be used to visit far-away places and to learn new things. - When visiting a new place in real life, - we need to go places with an adult, - stay with our trusted adult, - and talk only with people we know and trust. - When visiting places online, we need to remember to - ask a trusted adult first, - stick to websites that are just right for us, - and talk only to people we know and trust.
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