Sunday, October 2, 2016
Discovering What Our Digital Tattoo Is
In my semester long Digital Citizenship course, we start off by analyzing our presence online. This is an overview of our Digital Tattoo unit:
To begin this unit, I have the students start their blog off with what they think they will find when I have them Google every username and email they have used online as well as searching Google Images to see how they are portrayed online. This is then followed by 35 minutes of gasping and laughing as they discover what is out there and what others have been putting online while tagging them. They then have to finish that same blogpost with what they found and their thoughts on it. You can read some of their blogs here:
Casey, Kiara, Mackenzie. Ethan
Next we had the opportunity to have a webinar with @HSSocialMedia and Coach Bouffard
Digital Tattoo . They were so helpful in pointing out how students who receive scholarships or are athletes are held to a higher standard. They also provided us with some ways that social media can serve as a conduit for positive interactions: Link
After hearing all of this information, the students had to create a way to pay forward their learning. They could choose from this list of platforms but if they had another one they wanted to use, they could add it to the list and dive into it. They had to come up with a dynamic way to share 12 pieces of information they learned that they thought others should know and would be interested in learning. See some examples here:
Stephanie, Alicia, Sarina, Theresa
The students in class then evaluated their peers based on some of the criteria that is also on the rubric. You'll notice the last question on the peer evaluation is what percentage of peers must determine that you are an expert to receive your Techspert badge. As you can see, the class voted that you must have at least a 90% peer approval rating to receive the badge. The goal is to make experts out of each member of the class so they can help each other throughout the semester and then transfer those skills (both with the platforms and teaching others to use digital platforms) to other classes and experiences in life.
We then reflected on the process by answering these questions:
1. I learned...
2. Next time I do a project I'll...
3. I think I did a great job...
4. An area of improvement could be that next time..
Here is an example of a student's reflection
1. I learned that I would enjoy using piktochart in the future
2. Next time I do a project I'll make a Powtoon
3. I think I did a great job on making it eye catching
4. An area of improvement could be that next time I use more of my creative abilities in sharing information
I would love your thoughts and feedback on this project because we are better together!