Behind the @
- Give students "How do you want to be remembered?" and give a few minutes to complete.
- Then give them access to the Social Media Self Inventory by Teaching Sam & Scout. (They will need to access a social media account)
- Once both are completed, ask them if who they want to be matched with what they are sharing on social media.
After we focus and discuss what their @ relects, we take the real world example of Justine Sacco. The clip showes both sides of Justine's @.
After watching the clip,
- discuss Justine's poor choice of words. How her words did not convey what she was hoping.
- discuss how comments by others destroyed her life. Even thought you do not know the person and it is just a @name does not mean that that is not in fact a real person effected by the tweets and comments of others.
Note: Due to time with studnets and some content in the clip, I set the video up by explaining who Justine is what she tweeted. Then I start it at 9:34.
3 Wrap up
Have students open whatever social media they use most and post something postive. This can be an original post, a comment, or share. After they post, have them show you.