ICT – Grade 09 – Lesson 06

Competency 6 : Appreciates the Internet for information gathering and communication

Competency Level 6.1: Identifies the Internet as a pool of collection of shareable information resources

Time : 03 periods

Learning Outcome:

Defines the Internet

Accesses the Internet

Obtains information through educational web sites

Contents:

Introduction to the Internet

Accessing educational websites to practice browsing

Concepts and terms to be highlighted:

Definition of the Internet

Components that are used to access the Internet

Usage of the Internet

Educational web sites

Guidance for lesson Plan:

Define the Internet

Discuss with the students the Components and software that are used to access the Internet

Discuss the Usage of the Internet

Discuss the available educational websites in Sri Lanka

Guidance for assessment and evaluation:

Identify the components and software that are used to access the Internet

Identify the usage of the Internet

Access the Internet

Find out information by using educational web sites

Quality inputs:

Internet facility, Computer , Software

Competency 6 : Appreciates the Internet for information gathering and communication

Competency Level 6.2: Uses search engines to obtain information

Time : 05 periods

Learning Outcome:

Lists different search engines

Obtains information using search engines

Contents:

Introduction to search engines

Information searching on a specific topic using search engines

Concepts and terms to be highlighted:

Introduction to search engines

Different search engines

Use of search engines

Guidance for lesson Plan:

Define the search engines

Discuss with the students the available search engines

Discuss the use of search engines

Search for information using search engines

Guidance for assessment and evaluation:

List down different search engines

Compare the features of the different search engines

Find out the most suitable search engine

Find out information by using search engines

Quality inputs:

Internet facility, Computer , Software

Competency 6 : Appreciates the Internet for information gathering and communication

Competency Level 6.3: Uses computers and data safely and securely

Time : 01 period

Learning Outcome:

Follows safety and security procedures

Realizes the importance of guidance of trusted mentors

Contents:

Application of access control mechanism (Username, Passwords, etc.)

Concepts and terms to be highlighted:

Importance of following safety and security procedures

Available access control mechanism (Username, Passwords, etc.)

Data stored on a computer can be made secure from viewing/accessing by unauthorized users

Importance of the guidance of trusted mentors

Guidance for lesson Plan:

Discuss the first step in safe computing which begins with username and password

Discuss the importance of creating different accounts (administrator, user, guest)

Discuss with students the importance of understanding the harmful effects of computer viruses and the importance of using antivirus software

Discuss the importance of taking backups regularly, use file level security, password protected documents

Discuss the importance of the guidance of trusted mentors when accessing the internet

Guidance for assessment and evaluation:

List down three things the user can do to protect computer data.

Find out available access control mechanisms

Write down the importance of the guidance of trusted mentors when accessing the internet

Quality inputs:

Internet facility, Computer , Software

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