The Good and Bad of Using Different Online Personas

Grades 6-8 / Online Security
CCSS: ELA.SL.7.1d ELA.SL.7.4

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

SL

Speaking and Listening Standards 6-€“12

7

7th Grade

1d

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacherled) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

a. Come to discussions prepared, having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

b. Follow rules for collegial discussions, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.

c. Pose questions that elicit elaboration and respond to others'€™ questions and comments with relevant observations and ideas that bring the discussion back on topic as needed.

d. Acknowledge new information expressed by others and, when warranted, modify their own views.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

SL

Speaking and Listening Standards 6-€“12

7

7th Grade

4

Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

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Length

6 minutes

Lesson Objective

Consider evidence and multiple perspectives to assess online behavior

Questions to Consider

  • How does the use of post-it notes and a scale (of harmless to harmful) help Mr. Van Dyck quickly assess different opinions?
  • What strategies does Mr. Van Dyck use to encourage appropriate debate?
  • In what ways do you see students reconsider or re-evaluate their opinions?

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Lesson Idea (Common Core) The Good and Bad of Using Different Online Personas

Grades 6-8 / Online Security

The Good and Bad of Using Different Online Personas