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Name: Adrienne Court

Date: 7-16-2011

Grade Level: 7-8 (Virtual Classroom)

Title: Private vs. Personal Information

Curriculum area: Web Design and Internet Safety


  • At the end of the lesson students will be able to demonstrate their Creativity and Innovation by creating an original website, as a means of personal expression.
  • At the end of the lesson students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of digital citizenship by creating an original website that protects their private information.
  • At the end of the lesson students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of computer terms by creating a glog defining the following:
    • Social Networking
    • Cookies
    • Electronic Mail
    • Spam
    • Phishing
    • Viruses
    • Identity Theft


This lesson will introduce students to the importance of the different types of information that is shared on the web. After a teacher led discussion the students will have an opportunity to further research how information is obtained. Students will create a glog defining various computer terms relating to the collection of information on the web and will also create an introductory website for virtual classroom that demonstrates their understanding of what is safe to share on the web.

Tool or technology:

All Students:
Google Presentation
Bag the Web
Avatar Creator
Copyright free image sites

Assist with reading:
Mac Text to speech
Wiki: Simple Text


1. Teacher Led Google Presentation (Presentation will require much classroom discussion throughout)

2. Student Vocab Research

3. Student Vocab Glog.

Bag of sites to assist students:

Bag of copyright friendly photos:

4. Student will create their introductory Dreamweaver Site. Instead of Personal pictures students will use of the following avatar sites:

5. Students upload Dreamweaver site to Wikispaces

6. Students partner up in groups of three to evaluate each others websites and make recommendations for improvement

7. Students are given opportunity to make changes

8. Students fill out self evaluation
9. Students submit evaluation and edited site to be graded.




1. Students will be assigned two other students websites to evaluate. Students will be asked to comment on each website and must discuss the following two elements:
  • Are all items on the website personal? If yes please explain the importance of providing personal, not private information. If no, please explain what falls into the private category and why.
  • What is another example of personal information that you would recommend they put on their site?
2. Once students have received two evaluations, they are to modify their websites based on the recommendations of their evaluators. 3. Once they have done this, they will fill out a self assessment and submit the website to the teacher for grading.


Provide links to additional information or resources needed to complete this lesson.



Teacher Notes: In order for this lesson to be successful it is important to demo glogster and review rubrics with the students. Make sure students are aware of what they will be graded on. Students will need to take a screen shot of their dreamweaver site to upload to the wiki.

Peer Review

Designers:use this guide below to make sure your lesson has all the necessary pieces.
Reviewers: Please sign your name next to comments and suggestions.

We will be reviewing each activities created by other class members and providing positive feedback in order to create the best digital activities possible. Please expect feedback and suggestions, then plan to modify.

1. Stages of Technology Adoption

In what stage of technology adoption is this activity? Give evidence to support your answer.

If this lesson is at the Adaptation Level or below, what suggestions can you give to help it move to a higher level?

2. Universal Design for Learningudl.jpg

Is this activity designed to meet the needs of all learners?
  • Yes, the activity is designed to meet the needs of all learners by giving multiple resources and options to use. The lesson was also modified before the students are expected to work. ~Elyse

What modifications have been made to help all students succeed?
  • Students are able to choose which resources/websites to go to, however, some are more easy or difficult than others (i.e. the avatar websites) ~Elyse
  • Also, students are given a set of resources to use instead of having to go search for website on their own. ~Elyse

Provide examples of how universal design is included in this activity.

Are there multiple ways for students to learn and express what they learned?

3.Digital Tools to Facilitate Instructioncooltools_logo.JPG

Are the digital tools user-friendly and appropriate for students of this age?
  • Google Presentation, very nice way to guide the learning.
  • Website, appropriate way for students to apply the learning within the structure of your tech classroom.
  • Glog, good choice, but it is difficult to read on my small computer. White text would be better if it was turned to a dark color. I think it probably shows up well on a large screen PC or a Mac, but have to make it viewable on smaller screens.-Susan

Are the tools seamlessly integrated so they support student learning?
  • Yes, very nice seemless integration.
  • I created a tutorial for using Wikipedia simple english which you can link. Susan

Do the tools support UDL?
  • Plenty of variety and multiple modes here, see not below about wikipedia definitions. A Glog is perfect and your presentation is a good way to kickoff the lesson.- Susan

Can you suggest additional tools that might improve this lesson?
  • Bag the Web to define vocabulary: Nice way to organize information but in this section the content is all from wikipedia and it is all text. Perhaps it can be combined with examples/illustrations to meet UDL guidelines. WordStash would work well. I will play with this tool to provide you with an example of how to incorporate the wikipedia definitions into this tool to include more than text so it is not extra work for you. Adrienne, you have done so much work on this project! :-D -Susan

4.NETS and the 4C's4cs.JPG

How are the 4 C's included in this lesson?
  • The 4C's are included because the students are able to use their creativity on how they want to make their glog using various resources and pictures. Collaboration and communication are used because students group up to peer review each student's work. ~Elyse

NETS have been identified by the designer of the lesson. Please take a look and then make suggestions for possibly including more or less. Take another look.