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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/home

More Ways

Computer(s), Internet access, projector

Activity Description

Use this online book (36 pages) to teach your intermediate-high and advanced students about various aspects of browsers, the Internet, cloud computing, cookies, privacy, security, malware, and phishing. It can be covered in small chunks (20) and integrated into your everyday skills competencies.

Preparation

  1. Make sure that the site is not blocked at your school before using it with students.
  2. Review the Table of Things (aka Table of Contents) to identify the topic(s) you would like to address in your class. You will find it at the top of the page.
  3. Review the topic to identify vocabulary to pre-teach.

How-To

  1. Introduce the topic and have students discuss what they already know about the topic in small groups.
  2. Lead a whole-class discussion having each group share what it knows about the topic. Write this information on the board.
  3. Pre-teach selected vocabulary.
  4. Direct students to the Web site and specific topic (thing).
  5. Have students read silently, taking notes on the key points.
  6. Have them share and discuss their notes in small groups.
  7. Lead a whole-class discussion about the reading.

Teacher Tips

  • The Credits indicate the site was built using HTML5, so you should not have problems playing it across all platforms.

Levels

  • Intermediate High
  • Advanced

Standards

Basic Communication

  • (4.5) Effectively use common workplace tools and technology
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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.