This anticipatory set demonstrates my knowledge of the
subject on internet cookies. I have various strategies as to how this unit
could be taught with various options for assignments based on learning
styles. This hook and hold strategy worked so well to motivate my
students and had me searching for similar ideas to implement in the other
subjects I teach. This strategy falls under the NBPTS core two;
accomplished teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those
NT = Intuitive Thinking ST = Sensory
NF = Intuitive Feeling SF =
Unit on Internet Cookies
Hook and Hold Strategies
In the anticipatory set I will pass out fortune
cookies. They will be asked to examine these cookies and I will ask
them what they can tell me about them. I hope someone will say It
holds something or a message. Then we will get into the definition
of an Internet Cookie -
Lou Montulli, who wrote the specification says that "cookie" is
a well known term to those in computer science and is used to
describe a piece of data held by an intermediary, so it was the
obvious choice when naming the new technology. It has also been
said that it was named after "Magic Cookie" which was used in the
UNIX operating system in the '70s, and also that its name is taken
from the fortune cookie because it's a little package with
Fortune cookies will have the four questions
inside them along with facts about internet cookies.
ST What is a cookie?
NT - Why do we use internet Cookies?
SF How many sites have you allowed a cookie
to be put on you PC?
NF Should web sites be allowed to use
ST Write a detailed paragraph on how cookies
NT - list the pros and cons of internet
SF In groups of four, discuss the pros and
cons of internet cookies and make a group decision on whether to use
them or not.
NF Create an internet cookie.
ST Good are there any other ways you can
think of where Internet cookies are used?
SF I can see how much thought you have put
into this assignment, keep up the good work.
NT I like the way you approached this problem
because it shows the common uses for internet cookies.
NF I like the way you have designed your
page, not only did you meet all of the requirements, you have added
your own creative touch.
ST Take a look at your home computers cookie
directory and write down all the sites you or you family
have visited. Can you tell what all the
NT Do some research on the internet finding
facts about Internet Cookies. Find out if they are bad or good.
SF Find an internet users group talking about
cookies. What are your findings? Are cookies good or bad?
NF Create a web page that will create a
ST True or false quiz on facts about cookies.
NT Small research paper on the facts about
SF Find out how many sites
NF Use at least one internet cookie in your
This lesson was very exciting to teach. Not only
is the subject so fascinating but it is something the students were
hooked into wanting to know how to create a cookie. The only thing that
I might do differently is have the students do one of the assignments
before I teach the lesson. It would be interesting to see how many
different facts about internet cookie they come up with. Internet
cookies are a hot topic and it was easy to come up with this
anticipatory set. This lesson has really made me look at other lessons
in all my subjects to see what I can do to make them as exciting as the
internet cookie lesson.
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