Part of Lesson Plan: General Computer Safety Lesson
Activity Overview / Details
Using the topics on the board, each group will create a poster on one of the safety topics. Give the groups time to discuss which topic they would like and each person in the group should pick something specific that they want to put on the poster and to present to the class. For example, one group may pick Food and Drinks in the lab and students in the group could do things like one shows soda spilling in the keyboard, another showing food stuck on the monitor screen and another could show trash all over the computer lab with mice running around the floor. Remind students of the design ideas you are looking for, clear message, good colors, images that match the topic.
Have poster making supplies ready, paper, markers, colored pencils, crayons, glue, scissors. If you have a color printer available, then decide ahead of time if they can use images from the internet. If they can use the internet, I limit how many graphics they can print and how much time they can spend on the internet looking for graphics. (or, have just one person from each group that can go online, otherwise, the whole group may spend the entire time fooling around online and not really working) I have also done this lesson with students who have already taken previous computer classes, and I have let them create the poster entirely on the computer using whatever software they are comfortable with. The only problem with that is making sure all are participating, if you have them do a physcial poster, they can all work on it at the same time.