So I thought I would share the lesson I taught to my year 7 classes last week. It was tweaked during the week and in the last lessons I didn’t even use Quikpad (mainly because it didn’t work). I didn’t have time to cover the section on having “real friends” as our lesson go for about 40mins. Hit the read more to read more
- Students get laptops and login
- Explain that lesson is on using Social Media properly and why it is important.
- We will be covering topics that we believe is very important and in no way are we promoting the use of Social Media.
- Take a poll on students that use Social Media like Facebook, twitter, instagram, tumblr
- Talk to students about the age restriction of most Social Media websites
- Poll student’s on what involvement their parents play in them using Social Media:
- Poll students on Peer pressure to have Social Media
- Show http://youtu.be/-e98hxHZiTg
- Discuss with students that putting images on the Internet is one part of their “Digital Reputation”
- Your digital reputation is defined by your behaviours in the online environment and by the content that you post about yourself and others.
- Tagged photos, blog posts and social networking interactions will all shape how you are perceived by others online and offline, now and in the future.
- A poor digital reputation can affect your friendships, relationships and even your job prospects – so protect your digital reputation.
- Ask students to open a word document
- ask them to write down 2 ideas for ways to ensure a good “Digital Reputation”
- Best answers:
- How do I protect my digital reputation?
- Think before you post, send or blog!
- Treat others as you would like to be treated.
- Set your profile to private—and check every now and then to make sure the settings haven’t changed.
- Keep an eye on photos tagged by your friends and remove ones that are offensive.
- Remember, online information could be there forever. Your personal information may end up being seen by people you don’t know, including potential employers.
- Now students need collect their answers as a group
- Move into groups of 4-5
- each group will be given a piece of paper with a shared notepad URL from Qikpad
- students go to webpage
- as groups the students copy and paste their ideas to the shared notepad
- as a group the students then remove repeated items
Having real friends
- Statistics have shown that 1/4 of friends that 12-15 year olds have on Facebook, they have never met
- Ask students to work in their groups to come up with a list of reasons why it is important to only be friends on Social Networks with real friends
- Use the same qikpad for quick collation of the information