Cybersafety Webquest


||= Introduction ||= Task ||= Process ||= Resources ||= Evaluation ||= Conclusion||


Introduction:

You're about to embark on a project like you've (probably) never done before. We're going to get you online and you're going to share what you've learned and your opinions. But before we get you online, we all need to learn a few basic things first. After all, before you get a driver's license you need to learn how and then take a road test!
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Task:

Imagine the principal decided to refuse all use of the computers in school? What would that mean to you? You couldn’t check your e-mail, look up an Encyclopedia article, or play (educational!) games during your lunch break. You couldn’t see what books are owned in the library! Of course, that would limit your ability to type up your assignments or print them out when your printer at home jams, runs out of ink, or some other technological catastrophe. All because some students were dangerously using the Web. Since our principal is very reasonable, she has agreed that if everyone learns and puts into practice Cybersafety, she would consider reinstituting the use of computers in our school.

Your task is to educate your classmates on one of the following topics by creating a PowerPoint or Video presentation.

Each student in the group is required to do an equal part of the group. Print out this role sheet and submit it to your teacher by the date she gives you.

Each student is also required to do an equal amount of research. Your teacher will collect note-cards
from each student to see what research they contributed to the group.


You can use any form of note taking that you are comfortable with. You do not have to use this particular format, as long as you remember to include the source of your material and notes in your own words.


Group #1

Intellectual Property

Group #2

Cybersafety: Keeping safe online

Group #3

Netiquette

Group#4

Cyber bullies

Group#5

Cyber Security

Group#6

Responsible Social Networking



Note: Many of these topics overlap slightly.

Your assignment, if you choose to accept it, (and of course if you don’t, you’ll be missing a vital part of your grade), is to delve into your topic and present it to the class. You will present the information orally, and have either a PowerPoint presentation that the rest of the class can follow along. Each topic should include new vocabulary and answer the focusing questions on your topic’s page.

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Process

Each group should identify the role the members will have in this assignment. Fill out the role sheet and hand it in to your teacher. This will help keep everyone honest and on task. Some different roles your group members might assume: researcher, writer, designer, presenter, etc. Make sure to divide the work fairly and equitably.

Delve into the resources page, there are articles, videos, and websites and answer the questions that have been asked in each of your individual.

Create a PowerPoint for the class.
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Resources

Tutorials on creating brochures and PPT presentations
How to create a Presentation Using PowerPoint 2003
http://office.microsoft.com/training/training.aspx?AssetID=RC011298761033



General Websites on Cybersafety:

Kids & Tweens Cybersafety:
http://www.cisco.com/web/strategy/docs/education/Kids_and_tweens_Cybersafety.pdf

CyberTree House
http://www.cybertreehouse.com/

Safe Teens
http://www.safeteens.com/teen-safety-on-info-highway/

CyberSmart Curriculum
http://cybersmartcurriculum.org/

Netsmartz
http://www.netsmartz.org/resources/reallife.htm


Stay Safe Online
http://www.staysafeonline.org/content/home-users

Isafe
http://isafe.org/

Cyber Savvy
http://cyberbully.org/professionals/documents/cst68.pdf
  • You will need the database passwords for the articles with an asterisk next to it.

Group #1

Intellectual Property

Group #2

Cybersafety: Keeping safe from online predators

Group #3

Netiquette

Group#4

Cyber bullies

Group#5

Cyber Security

Group #6

Responsible Social Networking
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Evaluation



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Conclusion

When the project is complete and all the groups have presented, you will be required to fill out a reflection sheet.

Congratulations.... All your hard work has paid off. We have the go ahead to restore computer use in our schools!

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