Students finish working on a two-day project exploring a dilemma at the intersection of the Internet and society.
Students will be able to:
- Identify how an internet dilemma has the potential to benefit and harm different stakeholders
- Identify the ways the technical structure and design of the Internet contributes to a social dilemma
In this project, students explore a relevant Internet dilemma: Net Neutrality, Internet Censorship, or the Digital Divide. Students apply their knowledge of how the Internet works to address the core question related to their chosen dilemma. These project lessons address the "so what" question - why is it important to learn about how the Internet works?
- Yesterday you began researching for your Internet Dilemma Policy One Pager. Today you will write the One Pager and then share what you've learned.
Teaching Tip: The warm-up is short today. Continue on to the activity as soon as possible to give students the maximum amount of time to complete their one-pagers.
Policy One Pager
Do This: Students complete each section of the Internet Dilemma Policy One Pager found in Internet Dilemmas - Project Guide
- Nice work! We are going to take the rest of class to share out what we've learned about these Digital Dilemmas. I'd like to ask for a couple of volunteers for each Dilemma to quickly share what they've learned about their topic and their recommendations.
Teaching Tip: Keep an eye on the time for the share out. Students only have a minute or two to share their thoughts. The most important thing is that each dilemma should get equal coverage.
- These dilemmas are tough - that's what makes a good dilemma. But hopefully you can now understand why it is so important to understand how the Internet works. You are now prepared to thoughtfully engage in these types of conversations that you may hear politicians talking about or read about in the news.
Submit: Students turn in the Project Guide for assessment.
- CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards (2017): 3A-IC-24, 3A-IC-28, 3A-IC-30, 3B-IC-26, 3B-IC-28
- CSP2021: IOC-1.C.1, IOC-1.C.2, IOC-1.C.3, IOC-1.C.4, IOC-1.C.5, IOC-1.F.10