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Communicating online - Lesson 2

Context of Lesson

Second lesson in online communication/e-safety/social networking with KS2


Topic of Lesson



Learning Objectives



Examine the way students have communicated online, language used and perceptions of the users



Internet resources:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hzgzim5m7oU – Power of Words


BrainPOP – Digital Etiquette (log in and search for netiquette)


Send the image to students in advance (http://www.icons-land.com/images/products/VistaEmoticonsPreview.jpg ) -Emoticons


Send edmodo polls out to students in advance asking their thoughts on edmodo, thoughts on communicating online etc. (Good for convincing your management and staff of its use)


Stages of Lesson

(including homework, if timetabled)






Show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hzgzim5m7oU – Power of Words

Students log on to edmodo while video playing then come to front


5 mins


Put the word etiquette on the whiteboard and ask who knows what it means. Tease out meaning and examples (good example is use of knife and fork). Finish off by saying that online this is known as netiquette



5 mins

Activity 1:

Show BrainPOP to show how relevant netiquette is and what it involves

Activity 2:

Show students key pieces from their communication on edmodo and how these could be interpreted as issues with netiquette


10 mins

Activity 3:

Students return to computers and edmodo to answer polls and then discuss meanings of emoticons. There will probably be some different asnwers and discussion from this



15 mins


Quiz on BrainPOP – Digital Etiquette (if time remaining)

5 mins