Lesson Plan

Technology Usage Agreement Tweets

In this lesson, students will read and review the system Technology Usages Agreement. They will be able to summarize specific information from the Technology Usage Agreement .
Angela H.
Classroom teacher
Rocky Branch Elementary
Bogart, GA
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects Math, Science
Objectives

Students will be able to...

  • understand the purpose for the system Technology Usage Agreement
  • identify the main ideas of the Technology Usage Agreement
  • summarize the parts of the Technology Usage Agreement 
Subjects
English Language Arts
Grades 3 - 5
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1 Hook

Have students list all the different types of technology that is available at his/her school.  Explain that while using technology is exciting there are many pros and cons to using technology.  Have the students go to his/her device and open the T-chart. They will work with his/her elbow buddy to create a list of the pros and cons of using technology. Give them about 10 min to complete this activity. Then share them as a class. 

Explain to the students that while there are some cons...for using technology the pros are so much more beneficial.  But to keep everyone and our technology safe from the cons, the schools have created a Technology Usage Agreement! This agreement is for ALL students that use any type of  technology at school including when they bring their own devices.  When they have the privilege to use technology they must agree to the guidelines of the technology usage agreement. 

Student Instructions

Students will work with their elbow partner to decide the pros and cons of technology. They will record responses in the T-chart on the website provided.

2 Instruction

Activity: Reading

Give each student a copy of the system Technology Usage Agreement that was paraphrased for students in 3-5 grades. Tell students they will have 4 minutes to read the Technology Usage Agreement. During this time, the room will be silent. While reading, students will underline parts/words of the Technology Usage agreement that they do not understand or that they were surprised to learn. 

After 4 min, the teacher will allow 5 minutes for clarifying questions. This is when students will ask for clarification of words that they did not know or phrases that did not make sense. 

Student Instructions

Students will have 4 minutes to read the Technology Usage Agreement. During this time, the room will be silent. While reading, students will underline parts/words of the Technology Usage agreement that they do not understand or that they were surprised to learn. 

After 4 min, the students will ask clarifying questions. This is when students will ask for clarification of words that they did not know or phrases that did not make sense. 

3 Guided Practice

Give students the template for the ¨Twitter - What is the Technology Usage Agreement?" Explain that students must now use the pretend Twitter page to ¨tweet" what they felt they needed to inform other students about and make sure they understood.  Remind students that the tweets must be related to information read in the Technology Usage Agreement.  They will summarize three facts in 140 characters or less. Hashtags may also be included. 

Student Instructions

Students will use the  template for the ¨Twitter - What is the Technology Usage Agreement?" on their Google account. They will summarize three facts in 140 characters or less. Hashtags may also be included. 

4 Wrap up

Activity: Conversing

Have the students make two circles..on circle inside an outside circle. The students in the outside circle should face a student in the inside circle. Students will share one ¨tweet" with their circle partner.  Then the outside circle will move one person over and students will share a different ¨tweet" that he/she summarized with his/her new partner . Continue this for about 5 min. 

Remind students that using technology with his/her learning is a privilege.  Whenever they are using technology, they must follow the technology usage agreement guidelines. 

Student Instructions

Facing his/her partner for the opposite circle, students will share one ¨tweet" with their circle partner.  Then the outside circle will move one person over and students will share a different ¨tweet" that he/she summarized with his/her new partner. Students should share each time the outside circle moves.