May 21st-22nd

posted May 21, 2019, 5:32 AM by Mike Costello   [ updated May 22, 2019, 1:50 PM by Mike Costello ]
New Blog Post - Going Phishing

1. What is Phishing? 3-5 Sent
2. What are 3 targets of Phishing (What are the creators looking to get?)

3. What are two ways to avoid phishing scams

4. What are homograph attacks? 3-5 Sent



Step 1 (15 mins):  "Website Evaluation True or False Quiz."  Take the quiz on their own and then “correct” your own quiz, as we discuss the answers as a whole class.

INSERT A TABLE 3 cells wide X 12 cells tall

 Statement     True/False? Explanation


But let me ask you something. Do you guys hear any rumors going around school? Do you believe them all? How do you know whether to believe something that somebody tells you? [Possible answers: hear it from multiple trustworthy friends, see it first-hand, get evidence that it’s true, etc.]You have to approach the information you find on the Internet the same way that you should treat rumors in real life: don’t believe everything you read or hear.



Step 2 (10 mins): Review with students the guidelines outlined for detecting lies online. Hopefully, they will have gathered all of the following tips:


·         Copy & paste the following 6 items into your SHMOOP Doc


  1. Be a skeptic.
  2. Don’t be fooled by cool or professional websites. 
  3. Ask yourself what’s the point of view of the site. What are they trying to get me to believe? What opinions or ideas are missing? 
  4. Investigate the source. Find out who published the information. 
  5. Follow the "Rule of 3": compare three sources of information. 
  6. Be careful about using facts that you find without checking them out first.



Step 4 (20 mins): Give students the "Shady or Legit? Web Evaluation Form" handout and ask them to evaluate whether the listed websites seem to deserve an L (for legit) or S (for shady).


Now that we know a little bit about what to look for, let’s use this worksheet to evaluate whether some websites are valid and true or probably not.

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Answer the questions with more than a yes/no

 Website  Shady or Legit?Can you tell who wrote the site?
Are they a legit source of information?
Can info be found on other sites?
Does it answer all your questions?
Professional looking?
Formate raise concerns?
URL seem safe?
Biased? Do you see anything that makes you think the site isn't totally objective?
Does the website have an "agenda"?     


Step 5 (15 mins): As a class, discuss the websites and how the students determined whether they were shady or legitimate.

Which sites deserve the following awards:

  1. Sketchiest (Worst)
  2. Most Legit (Best)
  3. Sassiest (Bold)
  4. Pics Had It Goin’ On (Best Looking)
  5. Smells Fishy (Need to research more)

Turn in Shmoop Day 5 Here

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-More-> "Anyone at David Douglas can view"