Analyzing interactions and making inferences
Students will look at several third-party social media interactions (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc) as a class. In groups, students will write down their impressions of the individuals involved and the characterization of the interactions. After, students will share their impressions with the rest of the class, see if there is any disagreement, and discuss which interactions affect people consistently and which are more open to interpretation. They will conclude by speculating on what these online interactions might be able to tell us about the real world authors, and what we may be unable to know.
Student work will be done through Google Docs and monitored by teachers with Hapara Teachers’ Dashboard
Citizenship vs Digital citizenship infographic
Students will use a narrative entry point to check for understanding about citizenship, what it means to be a digital citizen and how that has changed due to technology in recent years. After the initial discussion, students will share their understandings about the dynamic role of citizenship. Students will use a logical entry point to discuss ethics and ethical behavior. After completion, students will combine their prior understandings about citizenship with their understanding about ethics to form a visual. These will be shared out to get a group understanding of citizenship and ethics.
Students will showcase their work either in the classroom or on the LMS. Teachers will give feedback continuously during process.
Defining your footprint
Students will establish a goal for a digital footprint (optionally a false identity) The students may have a wide range of responses such as: creative goals, academic goals, social goals, career goals etc. Students will select two platforms from which to build their (or an imaginary digital footprint). Students are to produce an action plan for how they will create their own or an imaginary character’s digital footprint.
Students will design and use a digital footprint planner to record their goals
Students will look at a variety of published research on social media. Depending on student age and ability this may include news articles, published journals etc. Students will select one of personal interest for investigation. Students will be asked to describe the methodology used by the study, identify and explain what strengths were evident in the research and possible flaws. Students will suggest an alternate approach to investigate the same concept/ research question. Which is a more effective approach? What makes you say that?
Students will document their social media research using Google Docs so their progress can be monitored