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Naming in a Digital World: Creating a Safe Persona on the Internet

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Naming in a Digital World: Creating a Safe Persona on the Internet

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Traci Gardner

Traci Gardner

Blacksburg, Virginia

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Venn Diagram

This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Profile Publisher

Students use the Profile Publisher to draft online social networking profiles, yearbook profiles, and newspaper or magazine profiles for themselves, other real or fictional characters.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  May 19

Malcolm X was born in Nebraska in 1925.

Students write about the origin of their name and explore the names that Malcolm X used during this life.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  September 29

Scotland Yard was established this day in 1829.

Students explore the resources on the Scotland Yard website and compare the advice given to London's citizens to the advice available from the local police department.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 6

Two famous Smiths share this birthday.

Students research Captain John Smith and Jedediah Smith, and compare them. Students then investigate the meaning of their last name.

 

Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 1

The prototype for the World Wide Web was created in 1990.

Students look at pictures from the past using the WayBack Machine and brainstorm a few websites to explore to think about how they have changed over the years.

 

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STRATEGY GUIDES

Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Online Safety

This Strategy Guide describes the strategies involved in ensuring that students understand how to be safe when they participate in online discussion and join social networks.

 

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ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS

Grades   9 – 12  |  Activity & Project

Creating a Safe Online Profile

After exploring online names, teens choose a screen name or e-mail address for themselves and decide what is a safe online profile.

 

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