When In Doubt, Talk It Out

When In Doubt, Talk It Out

Google came up with “The Code of Internet Awesome” which includes . . .

  • Share With Care
  • Don’t Fall For Fakes
  • Keep it Safe
  • It’s Cool to be Kind
  • When In Doubt, Talk It Out

 

Five Minutes of Dig Cit:

Last week you talked about “‘Don’t Fall for Fakes”, which means fake people.  This week is “When In Doubt, Talk it Out.”  Students have a tendency to hide when they think they think something “bad” has happened.  Talk to your students about (the list below is from the Code of Internet Awesome page.)

  • Be clear about family or classroom rules and expectations around technology, as well as consequences for inappropriate use.
  • Keep the dialogue going by checking in frequently and encouraging kids to ask questions.

Extend the conversation to other trusted adults like teachers, coaches, counselors, friends, and relatives.

Building Collaboration through the Marshmallow Challenge

Week 5 Marshmallows

https://www.tomwujec.com/design-projects/marshmallow-challenge/

The collaborative nature of PBL can be tricky for some students. You need to be able to work together to get the most out of a PBL, but what do you do if students need help learning to collaborate?

Design Challenges are a great way to have students work together. Tom Wujec put together resources for The Marshmallow Challenge.  

The task is simple: in eighteen minutes, teams must build the tallest free-standing structure out of 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of tape, one yard of string, and one marshmallow. The marshmallow needs to be on top.

The Video is an hour long, but I only want to watch 15 minutes in the middle. Is that Possible?

Want the students to watch a video from YouTube, but don’t want them to watch the ENTIRE video?  Google Apps in action has wonderful directions on how to embed a YouTube video in a presentation so it will start and stop with the parts you want to watch.

The student can click and play any part of the video they want, but by default it will show what you want. So, don’t use this trick to skip over something that is inappropriate, because the student can really watch whatever they want.  But, you can use this to help the student watch only the part you want them to watch.

http://googleappsaction.com/?p=484

It’s Cool to Be Kind

It's Cool To Be Kind

Google came up with “The Code of Internet Awesome” which includes . . .

  • Share With Care
  • Don’t Fall For Fakes
  • Keep it Safe
  • It’s Cool to be Kind
  • When In Doubt, Talk It Out

 

Five Minutes of Dig Cit:

Last week you talked to your students about the fake people on the internet. This week we are talking about how it is “Cool to be Kind.” How do you be kind to people in person? How do you be kind to people online?

Create a list with your students of how you can be kind to people online. But talk to them about how to balance that with “Share With Care.” Don’t share your personal information with people in an effort to be kind to them.

Portrait of a Graduate and Flipgrid

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http://catlintucker.com/2017/10/flipgrid-connect-with-classrooms/

The FCPS Portrait of a Graduate asks students to understand diverse perspectives. But, to understand diverse perspectives they need to see a perspective. Caitlin Tucker shares an amazing way she solved this problem.  She created a FlipGrid (a super easy way for students to share selfie-videos). And then she shared it with her twitter followers and asked fellow teachers to have their students comment on them.  By the end she had over 120 different responses from classrooms across the country.

Where do you start if you don’t have Caitlin’s 30,000 Twitter followers? What if you started with another classroom in the same school. Or another school in your pyramid. Or a local high school?