Welcome To Teach Time

by Jill ~ May 2nd, 2009

Welcome to Teach Time! It’s time to teach and this is where I go to find what I need. This site is starting out as a place for me to park links to websites that I want to use with my students in the computer lab but will soon launch into a great resource for teachers. So keep an eye out for lesson plans, activity, web resources, a teacher supply store and more!

This page has just been launched – more to come – soon…

Internet Safety for Children

by Jill ~ May 2nd, 2009

The Internet can be a wonderful and very useful educational tool for students of all ages. Unfortunately, it can also be a place where they can get into trouble unintentionally. As students learn how to “surf the web” and use the Internet to help them find information they need and even to play games that strengthen skills they learn in school, children must also become aware of the dangers of the Internet and how to surf safely. Here are some fun and educational websites that can help students as young as kindergarten age learn how to be safe on the Internet.

K2WebOutlaws

ikeepsafe.org

KidsComJr.

NetSmartzKids

Internet Safety Lesson Plan

by Jill ~ May 2nd, 2009

Internet Safety Lesson Plan for Kindergarten

Subject/Unit: Technology

Topic: Internet Safety Duration: 45 minutes

Arizona Academic Standards:

STANDARD 2: Social, Ethical and Human Issues

Students understand the social, ethical and human issues related to using technology in their daily lives and demonstrate responsible use of technology systems, information and software.

2T-R1. Work cooperatively and collaboratively when using technology in the classroom

See: Arts {Theatre} (1AT-R5)

PO 1. Demonstrate respect for other students while using technology (e.g., take turns, share resources)

PO 2. Demonstrate appropriate behavior (e.g., use only your documents and folders)

National Education Technology Standards:

5.a. Students advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.

Objective:

Students will understand the importance of using the Internet safely by navigating given sites to read about and play games about the dangers of telling too much information, meeting an Internet friend in person, avoiding people who say bad things, and avoiding people who send inappropriate pictures.

Materials:

Webville Outlaw Posters from

Information on Webville Outlaws

Computers in Computer Lab

Teacher’s laptop connected to a projector

Projection Screen

Web Resources:

http://www.teachtime.com/internet-safety-for-children/ (my TeachTime Internet Safety links page)

http://ncmec.vo.llnwd.net/o15/downloads/print/k2weboutlaws1.pdf (Outlaw Posters)

http://eclipse.pagecounty.k12.va.us/netsafety/PDFs/what2watchout4.pdf (Outlaw Information)

http://ikeepsafe.org/iksc_kids/ (Faux Paw’s Adventures in the Internet online book)

http://www.kidscomjr.com/games/safety/safety.html (KidsComJr. Internet Safety Quiz Game)

http://www.netsmartzkids.org/indexFL.htm (NetSmartzKids Outlaw Webville Game)

Motivation/Warm Up:

Multiple copies of the Webville Outlaw posters will be taped up all around the room, for the kids to see as they enter the computer lab and take their seats. There will be so many posters up that kids will surely ask about characters on them. Tell the students that they are all Outlaws! An outlaw is a criminal or person who has done something very bad! Add that you need their help finding the Outlaws so you can tell the police to their location.

Side Notes/Safety Measures:

  • Students will be sharing computers so I will put a stronger student with a weaker one.
  • I no longer have a paraprofessional (teacher’s aid) so I will have a parent help me assist the students that need help throughout the lesson.
  • Before students enter the computer lab I will have already gained password access to the computers and opened the Internet to TeachTime.com’s Internet Safety Page on every computer. As a safety measure I will park all websites that I use for lessons on my TeachTime website under the Time for School category. If I have all of the computers open to that page when the students enter the computer lab it will be the easiest for me to be sure the students are not going anywhere they should not be going. It will also the best way for me to have 5 year olds get to the websites that I need them to open because most of my students would not be able to type in the URLs themselves. It will prevent them from accidentally ending up somewhere that they shouldn’t
  • The school’s Internet filter will filter anything inappropriate if students do wander off of the specified sites.
  • As we go through the lesson, my computer will be on the same pages as the students and my screen will be projected onto the big screen so the students can follow my guidance of navigating the sites.

Activity Procedures:

  1. Meet the Outlaws!
    1. Have the students click on K2WebOutlaws and scroll down to Potty Mouth Pete.

i. Read aloud the information about Potty Mouth Pete from the page printer from http://eclipse.pagecounty.k12.va.us/netsafety/PDFs/what2watchout4.pdf.

ii. Have students discuss what Potty Mouth Pete does wrong and what they should do if they ever meet Potty mouth Pete.

1. Possible discussion questions:

Who is Potty Mouth Pete?

What does he do that’s bad?

What should you do if you ever meet Potty Mouth pete on the Internet?

iii. Repeat for the other three outlaws: Wanta-Know Wally, Look-At-Dis Louie, Meet-Me Mack.

  1. Faux Paw’s Adventures in the Internet Story
    1. Guide students in clicking on the back arrow to get back to TeachTime.com’s Internet Safety Page. Have students click on iKeepSafe.org and click on the “Read Book” circle. Show students where Faux Paw’s Adventures in the Internet book is and where to find the “Read Adventures” link to click on.
    2. Students will go through the story on their own by clicking on the yellow arrows until the reach the end of the story. Teacher will go around monitoring students’ progress and providing help when necessary. Also, interact with the students and ask them questions as they go through the story.
    3. Students discuss the story and what Faux Paw did that we should never do on the internet?

Possible discussion questions:

i. Who did Faux Paw meet in the Ball of Yarn Chat Room? (Happy Fluffy Kitty Face.)

ii. What did Faux Paw do that you should never do when you meet someone on the Internet? (Tell someone on the Internet where she lives, meet someone from the Internet in person.)

iii. Who did Happy Fluffy Kittyface really turn out to be? (A big mean dog tried to eat her.)

  1. Internet Safety Quiz Game
    1. Guide students in closing the story window and using the back arrow to get back to TeachTime.com’s Internet Safety Page. Have students click on KidsComJr.
    2. Have the students scroll down as you read each important Internet Safety facts to them.
    3. Show students how to play the game. Go over the first two questions as examples to show students how to select their answers and then let the student finish the quiz game on their own.
    4. Finish going over the last eight questions of the quiz game on the teacher’s computer as a whole class so the kids can tell the teacher what the answers they chose and the teacher can assess the student’s knowledge at this point.
  2. Lock up the Outlaws!
    1. Guide students in closing the story window and using the back arrow to get back to TeachTime.com’s Internet Safety Page. Have students click on NetSmartzKids.
    2. Show the students how to select Webville RoundUp, a game where they can actually pick up the Outlaws to lock them up. Show the student how to play, then let them go at it for a few minutes of free fun time! Make sure the students know not to leave the page without your permission.

Wrap Up:

  1. Students’ ticket to lining up will be to answer a question about what we should and should not do when using the Internet. If they get the question correct, they can line up. If they do not answer correctly, the teacher will explain the answer and the student will be asked again after the rest of the students are in line. (This will allow the teacher to assess the students’ gain of knowledge as well as allow time for the teacher to close the Internet on all of the computers and make sure they are again password protected.)
  2. As the students line up they will each be allowed to tear an Outlaw poster down from the wall and put it in the trash can to help get rid of/lock up the bad guys.

Assessment:

  1. Teacher Observation
    1. Teacher will make note of how well students are navigating the Internet using the TeachTime website.
    2. Teacher will monitor and make note of student participation and discussion.
  2. Student’s answers in the Internet Safety quiz game from step 3 of the lesson.
  3. Students’ answers to “ticket to lining up” questions.

Instructional Accommodations/Modifications:

  1. I have no aide this year so a parent volunteer will be in the lab to assist me with helping the students that need assistance.
  2. Any students with an IEP (special ed. goals and services) will sit at the front center of the room near the teacher’s computer and the projection screen. They will also be paired with one of the strongest students in the class.
  3. Students with vision problems will sit at the front center of the room.
  4. Students with speech accommodations will be given extra response time when verbally answering a question.

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by Jill ~ April 30th, 2009

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Kindergarten Certificates

by Jill ~ April 30th, 2009

It’s that time year again. June is just about here and we’re all thinking about packing up our classrooms and kicking our heels up on vacation this summer. But wait! First we have to dismiss our students. You can do it the right way with these kindergarten completion certificates and kindergarten diplomas. Choose from these brightly colored and creative kindergarten certificates to send your shining stars on to first grade.