Lesson Plan

Creating a GAfE password - lesson 1

Students will learn about the importance of creating good passwords and not sharing them. They will also practice creating strong/secure passwords. This lesson will prepare students to create & manage their own GAfE account password.
Thea W.
Technology Teacher
Brooklyn Arbor Elementary
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Objectives

Students will be able to practice creating strong/secure passwords and explain why it is important to do so.

Subjects
Social Studies
Grades 3 - 5
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Connection/Link

Padlet
Free, Paid

Prerequisite skills: Students have used Padlet before and know how to use it.

Have lesson directions and link to Padlet posted on class/subject area Google site.

Post directions on how to use Padlet on the class Padlet you created as well as the following questions:

  1. What is a password and why do people use them?
  2. How does someone create a strong/secure password?
  3. Why is it important to have strong/secure passwords?
  4. Do you have any passwords? Do you think your passwords are strong/secure?

Have visual timer up on the Smart board or projected with projector so that students can see how much time they have to work.

Student Instructions

Students will go directly to the class/subject area Google site and answer the Padlet questions anonymously (so that teacher can share posts that contain misconceptions without embarrassing students).

2 Mini-lesson

Model/explain for students how to access video links on class/subject area Google site.

Model/think aloud for students:
Watch first half of UYN Password Rap video then think and share with one student something you noticed/learned.

Student Instructions

Students watch and listen.

They can record any questions/comments they have about the lesson on dry erase boards.

3 Guided Practice

Show the second half of the UYN Password rap video.

Teacher listens into discussion and provides feedback to students.

Pick on a few students to share what they discussed with their partner.

Student Instructions

Students will practice listening and extracting information about passwords from the video then turn and talk to a partner about it.

 

4 Independent Practice

Have all links necessary for lesson posted on the class/subject area Google site.

Create Digital Passord accounts for each student in your class and have their username and password printed and organized in a secure place in the room so that they can independently access them when they have finished watching and discussing the video.

If you have management software, like Remote Desktop, watch students screens as they work to make sure all students are engaged and on task. 

Circulate and provide help where necessary or have students come to you and help them by controlling their computer from the teacher computer using Remote Desktop (or similar) program/application.

Have visual timer up on the Smart board or projected with projector so that students can see how much time they have to work.

Student Instructions

Students will watch the "Secure Passwords" video on the Common Craft website, then turn and talk to a partner about it.

Students will log into their Digital Passport accounts and use the password creation activity on the Digital Passport site to practice making strong/secure passwords.

5 Share

Padlet
Free, Paid

Create and post an exit form Padlet for the class that students will use to post lessons learned about Passwords.

Link this Padlet to class/subject area Google site.

Pick students posts that illustrate different and accurate information from the videos and ask those students to share.

Have visual timer up on the Smart board or projected with projector so that students can see how much time they have to post their exit form.

Student Instructions

Students will each post a lesson they learned about creating secure/strong passwords.

Students chosen will share their posts to the whole class at the meeting area.