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Cyber-Pigs: Privacy Protection

Illinois State Board Of Education Learning Standards:

Advanced Organizer:

    1. Form a group of three earthlings and chose a name for your group.
    2. Go to The First Adventure Of The Three Cyber Pigs
    3. Play it once through with your group just for fun.
    4. Open and Print the Graphic Organizer.
    5. Play the adventure again, this time look for what Mo, Lil, and Les did wrong and record it under their name.
    6. On the second part of the organizer right what they could have done to not make their mistake.
    7. Now, as a group chose to create either a privacy skit, pr ivacy tips poster, Be Safe Online board game, or a safety online newsletter.

Topic To Modify:

The part of this web quest that I would modify is the instructions. In the beginning of the web quest they explain that the task will be to create a poster, skit, board game etc. promoting safety on the web and using what they learn. But the instructions never reach this point. They are also confusing in the sense that they jump around students are asked to play an online game and then to create a name for their team, play the game again, and to look for certain things.

For a student with learning disabilities if they do not read all of the instructions this web quest could take an extremely long amount of time. I have adapted the instruction to be more concise and clear. I have also removed a few instructions that had simply no point to the rest of the quest. (See Above). Not only would I make the instructions more concise but the rest of the web quest as well. For a student with learning disabilities I could see it being very confusing in the way that it is organized and written. Lastly, I would encourage my students to use the play button to hear the instructions read to them as they follow along.

Graphic Organizer:

Partial Outline Q & A

  1. What was wrong with the site virtualPigsty?
  2. Do you identify your real name when you play online?
  3. Do you play on site like virtualpigsty?
  4. What are some of your favorite websites?
  5. Are they anything like virtualpigsty?

Websites List:
Media Awareness Network: This website is when the game is located as well as information about web safety.
The Second Adventure Of Cyber Pigs: This is the second adventure of the cyber pigs and touches on more interenet safety issues.

Get Your Web License: This is a website to learn about internet safety and to receive a "web" license.

Vocabulary List:
Instant Message: a means or system for transmitting electronic messages instantly
Contest: A competition, especially one in which entrants perform separately and are rated by judges (kexternal image obreve.gifnexternal image prime.giftexternal image ebreve.gifstexternal image lprime.gif)

Survey: A gathering of a sample of data or opinions considered to be representative of a whole.

Junkmail: third-class mail (as advertising circulars)

Spam: unsolicited usually commercial e-mail sent to a large number of addresses

Privacy: The quality or condition of being secluded from the presence or view of others.

References List:

"Media Awareness Network." Media Awareness. 2 Dec. 2008. <http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/index.cfm>.

"The First Adventure of the Three CyberPigs." Media Awareness. 2008. 2 Dec. 2008. <http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/games/privac>.

Merriam Webster. 2 Dec. 2008. <http://www.merriam-webster.com/>.

Yahoo dictionary!. 2 Dec. 2008. <http://kids.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/english>.