Grade 7

Big, Big Data

How do companies collect and use data about you?
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This lesson meets standards for Common Core ELA, CASEL, AASL and ISTE.

Every time we go online, we're giving away information about ourselves. But just how much data are companies collecting from us? Hint: It's probably a lot more than we realize. Show your students these three tips on how to limit the data that companies collect.

Students will be able to:
  • Explain why information about them and their behaviors is valuable to companies.
  • Analyze how certain types of data are used by companies.
  • Learn three strategies to limit individual data collection by companies.

Lesson Snapshot

  Estimated time: 45 mins.
Warm Up:
People Products
10 mins.
Create:
ThreadMeister
25 mins.
Wrap Up:
Setting a Limit
10 mins.

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Student Handout: ThreadMeister Student Version
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