Understanding reliability

WALT: understand what reliability is

This lesson aimed to teach students about reliability and why it is important to know if a website is reliable. This information will help students to choose reliable sites when creating their own scavenger hunts.

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Lesson reflection:

Overall I felt this lesson went well. This was a topic that students did not know much about. Using a video was a great way for students to learn about a new topic. There was a lot of information in the video, so we needed to play it twice. Next time it would be better if I stopped the video at shorter intervals, and allowed the students to share their ideas after watching the short clip. I find that using apps like Padlet increases students level of participation and engagement. They are more likely to share their ideas on Padlet, and then explain their choices, compared to the traditional Think-Pair-Share model.

WALT and SC: most students were able to understand why a website needs to be reliable.

Collaboration: during this lesson, one of my students was a little off as they were tired. As a result, they did not collaborate as much. The group is continuing to learn how to listen to each other, take turns speaking and to share their ideas with confidence.

Cybersmart: Smart Searching and Reliability

Extra footage

The Search Off

Here we recapped what smart searching. This was the first part of the lesson and it's purpose was to hook the students in and see if they are using smart searching skills. Students were challenged to find the answers as quickly as possible.

Learner generated content

Chelsea Donaldson


Glen Innes School

Auckland, New Zealand


Manaiakalani Research

Manaiakalani Education Trust

PO Box 18 061, Glen Innes

Auckland, New Zealand