Sharing Information Online Lesson Plan: The Share Jumper Game
Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources (including a free online game) to practice identifying the when and hows about sharing information online.
Lesson Plan Common Core State Standards Alignments
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.
Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.
- Use online game play and class discussions to identify information that is safe and unsafe to share online.
- Reflect (both verbally and in writing) on the consequences of sharing inappropriate information on the internet.
- Use multi-media and digital tools to convey what they have learned about sharing information safely.
- Computers with internet access for BrainPOP
- Class set of the Graphic Organizer
- Project the Share Jumper game for students to see. Play the short introductory video in which a girl tells about a time when she wrote something inappropriate online.
- Have students write or talk with a partner about a time they shared something online and regretted it. Have student volunteers share their experiences. Were they able to delete what they had written? Was it really gone? What were the consequences of sharing something that should not have been put online?
- Tell students they will have the opportunity to play a game that allows them to practice identifying information that is safe and unsafe to share online. Switch back to the tab or window with the Share Jumper game and read the game instructions together, and then click "Next". Read and answer the first few questions together to reinforce what students have learned so far and continue the class discussion.
- Provide 10-15 minutes for students to explore the game with a partner. Encourage students to talk about their decisions.
- After game play, ask students to share examples that they disagreed with their partner on whether it was safe to share. Refer students back to what they learned in the movie as needed, and use the Language FYI and/or the Q&A as additional resources. Guide students to understand that deciding what to share online is not always a clear cut situation, and when they are unsure, it's better to err on the side of caution.
- Assess student learning using the Information Privacy Quiz. You can also have students share what they learned by creating a blog post, video, online slideshow, or other presentation. Talk with students about effective and appropriate ways to share their creations on the internet via social media. This can be a great opportunity to talk about writing appropriate comments online and building positive social connections on the internet.
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