Define the term, "Password," and describe a password's purpose
Understand why a strong password is important.
Practice creating a memorable and strong password
Standards: This lesson meets standards for Common Core ELA, NJ Student Learning Standards in ELA, Technology & 21st Century Life & Careers, CASEL, AASL and ISTE.
Watch the following four videos from Youtube:
What did each of the videos above have in common?
Required Answer: Safe, Secure, & Strong Passwords
*How can a strong password help protect your privacy? *When and Where does a strong password help protect your privacy? *How do I create a strong, safe, and secure password?
What is a combination lock?
Do you know how a combination lock works?
Do you know why someone would use a combination lock?
Why would you use a combination lock?
EXPLAIN: Combination locks are locks that require a special combination of numbers to be turned in a specific order on a dial to be opened. The combinations are meant to be secret and hard to guess. Combination locks are used to keep physical property safe in a locker or cabinet.
Password- A secret string of letters, symbols, and numbers that you can use to restrict who can access something digital
Passwords are a lot like combination locks because passwords are are secret combinations of letters, numbers, and symbols that only you know. Passwords keep other people from seeing your private information on the Internet. For example, passwords allow gamers to save their points after playing an online game. When students are older, they will use passwords to do many things, such as keep track of their money or shop online.
Protect- to keep safe
Secure- safe and protected
Stronger, more secure online passwords are a good idea for everyone. So how can we create better passwords and actually remember them? Use the tips in this lesson to help make passwords that are both secure and memorable!
Phrase- A group of words that go together and are easy to remember
Symbol- a character other than a number or letter, such as #, !, or @.
Tips To Create a Strong, Safe, & Secure Password:
username- a name you create to sign into a website, app, or game
How do you create a safe username?
Is having a safe username important too?
Check for Understanding:
We are going to use an online, interactive program, called Kahoot, to play a game. Your teacher will display a website URL and a special code so that you can access the game. Kahoot will display questions / scenarios on the Promethean Board and you will need to select which section of the Ring of Responsibility the scenario applies to. Good luck and have fun!
The assessment for this lesson will be posted within Google Classroom as a Google Form.
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