How I Use It
Digital Compass is a free app available on web browsers or as a downloadable app (iPad, Android phone, Android tablet, chromebook). This App is an excellent eye-opener for teenagers about online behavior and tackles various topics (academic honesty/plagiarism, cyber-bullying, privacy, relationships, self-image etc). Students can work in small groups, alone or together as a class to look at the various scenarii offered by the game. They choose an avatar and take decisions.
This is an interactive way of learning which encourages students to explore various paths, understand the impacts of their decisions and learn more about digital citizenship. I appreciated the fact that students are not judged to take "wrong" decisions, they are encouraged to make mistakes and learn from them. This is a great tool for students to take ownership of their learning, debate on various pathways and feedback to the group and teacher about their learning.