Answer key: The Dangers of School Websites

Lesson Plan:  The  Hidden Dangers On School Websites

II. While Reading Activities

Word Inference

  1. tracker |ˈtrakər| noun-1 a person who tracks someone or something by following their trail. • a device that follows and records the movements of someone or something: electronic trackers are now showing ornithologists where the birds go.
  2. embedded |emˈbedədnəs, imˈbedədnəs| (also imbeddedness) noun the quality of being firmly and deeply ingrained or fixed in place: the cultural embeddedness of economic and political practices.
  3. detected verb [with object] discover or identify the presence or existence of: cancer may soon be detected in its earliest stages.
  4. cookies  noun (plural cookies)   Computing a packet of data sent by an Internet server to a browser, which is returned by the browser each time it subsequently accesses the same server, used to identify the user or track their access to the server.
  5. continuum  |kənˈtinyo͞oəm| noun (plural continua |-yo͞oə| ) [usually in singular] a continuous sequence in which adjacent elements are not perceptibly different from each other, although the extremes are quite distinct: at the fast end of the fast-slow continuum.
  6. accessible |əkˈsesəb(ə)l| adjective 1 (of a place) able to be reached or entered: the town is accessible by bus | this room is not accessible to elderly people.
  7. incentive |inˈsen(t)iv| noun -a thing that motivates or encourages one to do something: there is no incentive for customers to conserve water.
  8. intrude  |inˈtro͞od| verb-1 [no object] put oneself deliberately into a place or situation where one is unwelcome or uninvited: he had no right to intrude into their lives | she felt awkward at intruding on private grief.
  9. Integration |ˌin(t)əˈɡrāSH(ə)n| noun- 1 the action or process of integrating: economic and political integration | integration of individual countries into trading blocs.
  10. harvest  |ˈhärvəst| verb [with object]collect or obtain (a resource) for future use: the research teams are leading the way in identifying new ways of harvesting the sun’s energy.

Source: New Oxford American Dictionary

Reading Comprehension

Fill-ins

Student lists are now available for purchase on the basis of ethnicity, affluence, religion, lifestyle, awkwardness and even a predicted need for family planning services, according to a study released in June by Fordham University’s Center on Law and Information Policy. Where that information was drawn from is mostly undisclosed, the study found.

 Grammar Focus: Structure and Usage

I-3-are

Google’s DoubleClick ad trackers, for instance, are commonly found on school pages.

II-2-are

Some trackers are also designed to recognize visitors.

III-2-their

Schools shouldn’t be selling and marketing their kids’ data.