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20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web

Example Web Site and/or Technical Equipment Required

Website: http://www.20thingsilearned.com/en-US/home

Website Example: http://www.20thingsilearned.com/en-US/what-is-the-internet/1

Tech Product Equipment

computer, Internet, projector, whiteboard or screen

Activity Description

This is an online book (61 pages) about various aspects of browsers, the Internet, cloud computing, cookies, privacy, security, malware, and phishing. The reading level is about 6th grade. It can be covered in small chunks (20) and integrated into your everyday skills competencies.

Preparation

This is an excellent resource for an elective class about computers. It can also be used to get students to understand the computer vocabulary used today. Read the online book before using it with your students.

  1. Make sure that the site is not blocked at your school and that the book can be viewed in your classroom.
  2. Decide if you want to use the whole book or only certain pages.
  3. Review each topic in the book and make a list of vocabulary words students will need to know.

How-To

  1. Have students read the selected topic.
  2. Explain or demonstrate when possible, each of the terms used. For instance, what is a browser, plug-ins, cookies, malware, phishing, cloud, etc.
  3. Have students discuss the topic and the importance to their daily lives.
  4. Ask students to demonstrate or explain with their own words the meaning of the terms learned.

Teacher Tips

Present one or two topics a week throughout the semester to give students the needed background on browsers and the Web.

Documents

Select subjects and subcategories

Electives

  • Intro to Computers
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.