Unit 1. Your Virtual WorldRevision Date: Jun 30, 2015 (Version 1.2)
Computing greatly affects the everyday lives of today's teens, but many of them are not consciously aware of these influences. In this lesson, students investigate the impact of the Internet on their lives.
Using a presentation about modern computers as an example, the teacher models the process of asking questions, organizing ideas, doing research, and giving a presentation. Students will then work in assigned groups to create presentations on the Internet and its Impact using online collaboration tools.
Students will experience some of the many collaborative tools available online.
Students should understand more about what the Internet is, what a computer is, and how the Internet affects our daily lives.
Students should develop an improved understanding of the power of the Internet as a positive agent of change.
Students should be able to use collaborative online tools to work in groups and use good research skills to deliver a worthwhile presentation.
Student computer usage for this lesson is: required
Instruct students to think about the following questions and journal about their thoughts. Afterwards, have them pair up and share their answers with each other. (See slide 2 of the presentation in the lesson folder: "Unit 1 lesson 2 LIGHT".)
(Use the Unit 1 Lesson 2 LIGHT presentation for this activity.)
(See Research and Collaboration Assessment Rubric.)
Assign students to investigate and use online collaboration tools to:
(See the self and group assessments and "Pecha Kucha Student Handout" in the lesson folder.)
Teachers are encouraged to have students present single slides and give each other feedback before continuing to do the research for the complete presentations.
Students create a presentation while working in groups and using online collaboration tools. A rubric will be used to assess the student group presentations along with self-reflections.