"EDEL 522 Internet-based Lesson Plan"
EDEL 522 Internet-based Lesson Plan Standards: Reading Comprehension - 3.2 Generate alternative endings to plots and identify the reason or reasons for, and the impact of, the alternatives. Data Analysis - 1.4 Ask and answer simple questions related to data representations. NETS for Students - Students use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources. Objective: Students will explore and navigate through four different websites and evaluate these websites on predetermined criteria. Materials: Computers, Internet access, website http://www.yorkville.k12.il.us/webquests/webqwagner/webqswagner.html, “Teamwork” score sheet, “Teach Check” printout, and table. Grade: 2nd Time: 1 to 2 days Introduction: Read Nate the Great Talks Turkey as an aloud to the students. Discuss and ask questions as the story is read and after finishing the book. Ask students to come up with different endings than the one in the book and why they come up with that ending. Have students list all the qualities of a good detective and what role does a detective play. Explain to the students that they will be detectives themselves and participate in an Internet investigation. Their job is to access four different websites and look for information on the table that will be passed out in the computer lab. As a class, students will vote on their favorite website(s) and create a graph. Management: Paired up students. They will work in a team of two. Go through the procedures with students. Emphasize that they can only use the websites provided and nothing else. If the teacher sees anyone accessing a site that is not approved, that student(s) will lose their time on the computer and will work on a worksheet. Appoint students that are most familiar and knowledgeable with computers and the Internet as the “go to people” in addition to the teacher. Inform students that if there are any problems, they should raise their hands and wait for either the teacher or one of the “go to people” to come over. Body: After students are at the computers in the lab, pass out the table and “Teamwork” score sheet. Explain how to fill out those. Let students know they have 15 minutes to do this assignment. Have everyone log in and access the Internet. Write the address of the WebQuest on the board. Have student type in the address. Once done, students should stop and wait for instruction while teacher walk around making sure everyone is on the site. The next step is to go over the WebQuest. Explain the objective, the task, the resources, the process, and evaluation tools and process. Draw students’ attention to the “Teacher Check” sheet and let them know that’s how the teacher will evaluate their project. Ask if anyone has any questions. Let students start exploring! Walk around to assist any student who needs help, monitor, and manage the class as necessary. At around 10 minutes, remind students they only have 5 more minutes to finish up whatever they need to. Conclusion: At the end of the 15 minutes, stop all activities. Allow a couple of minutes for students to finish up filling out the table. Ask students to vote on their favorite website. Tally up the results and make a bar graph. Ask questions such as “What is the favorite website?” “What is the least favorite?” Have student fill out the “Teamwork” sheet and turn in everything. Ask students to write a few sentences about their experience with this assignment. What have they learned, what’s their favorite and least favorite thing(s) about this assignment, etc. Assessment: Students will be assessed throughout the lesson through informal observation and the rubric found on the WebQuest.