This #LessonHack resulted in a resilience-focused lesson plan designed to help educators teach about sexting. As educators, we frequently confront “sexting” with a policy of “no”, which is to say that we teach young people “to not do it”. This is an ideal, for we know well of the ills that come through the deeply […]
This #LessonHack resulted in a lesson plan designed to help educators teach about memes.
Here are five ‘teaching media making’ lesson structures designed to engage learners in exploring iterative design, designing their message for an audience, exploring the truth and truthiness of content, and engaging with new or unfamiliar ideas.
In 2014, activist(s) opposed to SOPA declared “Internet Freedom Day“, a day to celebrate the “…freedom of expression”. Their act of protest (against copyright) was to distribute video copies of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech; this video is owned and copyrighted by EMI [details here], and it is not of the public domain. […]
Friends, We are all minor participants in the story that, by now, perhaps you know: that the National Security Agency has been monitoring digital communications. We are participants because, for some of us, we are citizens of the United States and responsible to the country in the way that our government asks. We have a […]
Goal: To teach about the implications of using social sign-on with third-party websites. Context: Many websites provide users with the option to log in using Facebook or other social network profiles. The implications of using social network profiles to log in to third-party websites, however, have received scant discussion in curriculum and instruction. This lesson […]
Goal: To describe how computers use a protocol (a standard definition for communication) to talk with one another without losing parts of their conversation. Time: 45 minutes Context: TCP-IP is the communication protocol for the internet. It is the enabling structure for vast digital communications; among its many uses, it allows web pages to be remotely […]
“Attention: This article needs attention from an expert!” Yes, you’ve read that correctly and furthermore, I’m willing to admit that “the neutrality of this article is disputed”. Problematic and provocative, eh? These messages are actually Wikipedia templates used to tag non-authoritative, biased, poorly-cited or otherwise incomplete articles.
This lesson helps learners understand extends what learners might already know about the web to explore why web pages appear differently in different web browsers, on mobile devices, and so on. It is the second of two lessons in a unit exploring how content on the web is constructed, and about how it appears.